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Saturday, 18 April 2015

A little bit of happiness on a Saturday

Its a beautiful April spring day here .  The sun was out and I decided to cut some roses for the cottage and take a few photos,
I feel myself very blessed to be living here , in these beautiful open fields.   I felt even more blessed when I took these photos of our little Venus.  She is growing so well, and has brought us joy.
When i call her name, her ears prick up and she looks straight at me.  

Peepo... can you see me.. Ilike hiding behind my mummy.
Ahhh.. I just felt like a lie down in the daisies.

I know.. I am a little greedy .. poor mummy.. but she has lots of milk for me.  See how tall I have grown in a week.
 With the early morning dew and some rain and then sun.. my rose bushes and plants have  thrived. Each day, I find more buds on the bushes.  They are looking so healthy.
Wishing all my dear blogging friends a wonderful weekend.



  1. What a lovely foal Venus is Val and how special it will be to watch her grow up into another of your elegant horses.

    1. Thank you Rosemary,
      She is so sweet and will be tall.

  2. Venus is getting so big and she's tall! What a sweet picture of her just lying in the daisies. Oh Val, I can see why you love these open fields. It would be my husband's dream to live in a place like this. It's just so beautiful. Your roses are coming along nicely. My red and pink ones are slow growing, but the yellow and white ones are blossoming every day. Your flower beds are so kept up, and everything is green. Spring has arrived there, Val!

    love, ~Sheri

    1. Hi Sheri,
      Yes, I think Venus will be tall. She is so sweet.
      You will have to come and visit.
      my roses are blooming slowly..but steadily.
      thank you for passing by.. x

  3. Dear Val, This is such a happy post! Those are wonderful images of Venus and it so good to see your roses blooming once more. We have had such wonderful warm days here, my new garden is looking so dry. It made me think of you wishing for the rain! Sarah x

    1. Thank you Sarah, an encouraging post.
      Here its getting drier.. we do need rain, but alas..its sunny and warm

  4. Dear Val
    You look as though you are having beautiful spring weather - your roses bloom much earlier than ours - how lovely you are able to pick some for the house already. I love to see foals with their gangly legs - she is growing fast but both she and her mum seem to be contented. Have a lovely week.

    1. We are having lovely weather here elaine.. still not totally warm, but in the sun it is .
      I have picked the roses twice now. They have so many buds.
      Venus is so cute..indeed her legs are so gangly.
      Thank you for your comment.. nice to see you

  5. Hello Val,
    You have roses already. How beautiful. I must wait for a while longer to get some blooms. Venus is all legs and I am sure she amuses you daily.
    Wishing you a great week
    Helen xx

    1. Hello Helen,
      Yes, my roses are blossoming and I have cut some for the cottage.
      Venus is so so sweet. They grow quickly..
      Thank you for coming to visit.. x

  6. Lovely spring scenes at your place, Val.. the roses are looking beautiful, and the little trough of petunias is so pretty. But little Venus in the daisies, definitely the Star of the Show! Isn't she growing tall already! xx

  7. Hello dear Val!!
    The place that you live is really beautiful!!
    How lucky you are!!Little Venus looks so cute!
    I love horses and they are so preety critters and smart,too!
    Thank you for sharing those gorgeous images!
    Have a happy week!Hugs!

  8. What a beauty Venus is--it must be such fun to watch her grow! Your flowers are lovely. Happy spring!


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