Monday, June 6, 2011

Illusions


Though most of my gardening is devoted to growing organic fruits, vegetables and herbs the small plots of soil set aside for flowers seems somehow a reflection of my favourite colours...


Early June finds a passion for pinks and mauves from the azalea to clematis.


Even the first bloom of the David Austen old rose hidden well beneath the foliage seeking shelter from the hot afternoon sun is the palest of pink...

A soft new Japanese Noro King yarn is on the needles too...


gentle earth tones with a touch of delicate pink, it is the beginnings of an early Autumn cowl for a friend's upcoming birthday...

Have a great week.

12 comments:

Larkrise garden girl said...

I loved your clematis!!!! I felt soothed just looking at your photo's

snoopydog said...

Beautiful flowers! I love the pretty yarn you are using for the cowl. Look forward to seeing it finished. Ros

Pondside said...

My favorite summer colours too!
I think the cowl will be wonderful. I have some lovely yarn that is somewhat similar - now you have me thinking about possibilities!

Catherine said...

So many pretty colors here today with the flowers and the yarn. Very peaceful I think!
xo Catherine

Theresa said...

Beautiful pics, but I do love Miss Maddie in those toadstools. That colorway in Noro is one of my favorites, so nice the way the changes flow.

The Victorian Parlor said...

Oh my goodness the flowers are beautiful!!!

Blessings,

Kim

Zuzu said...

Beautiful flowers - I love those colors as well, Susan!
And such a wonderful gift for your friend - gorgeous!!! She will definitely have a very Happy Birthday! :)
Hugs,
Zuzu

Half-heard in the Stillness said...

Wow! lovely birthday present knitting and wonderful, wonderful flowers.

Penelope's Beehive said...

Oh, I do enjoy the pinks and lilac colours of early summer. Your garden blooms are ever so lovely.

And your choice of yarn colour is perfect...a wee bit of an early garden arriving 'round about the chill of Autumn. A handmade lovely from a friend...such a precious gift.

Ever warmly,
Judy ox

Pinkie Denise said...

So pretty, have missed you! Pinkie

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Susan...those flowers are just perfect, and they make me think of Spring which isn't too far away...Love clematis, one of my favourites and looking forward to our one flowering this year...The knitting is gorgeous and perfect for Autumn time for your friend...Have a great week...Dzintra

Pomona said...

The flowers are beautiful - especially the clematis. I love your knitting, too.

Pomona x