Friday 22 March 2013

Blooming Marvellous!

Hello lovelies! How are you all doing? 
I'm very well, thanks for asking :-) 
I'm feeling rather sparky this morning. I'm enjoying the fact that the snow has melted from the windows and the sun is blaring into the apartment. 
It looks as if I'm not the only one that is enjoying spot of sun. A few of my floral friends have popped by to say 'hello'.

The Narcissus bulbs that have been sat on my shelf were longing for a little light. 
They seem to have had a sudden growth spurt over the past few days. This morning they finally opened to bathe in the sunshine! 
It may sound a little silly but I was extremely excited to see the appearance of these little yellow flowers. They were just sat on my kitchen shelf acting as if they had been there all along.

Nothing nicer than having little splashes of colour about the home. 
The newely flowered Narcissus complimented the tulips and roses that were already spread around the apartment. 
Now I know you've seen countless photos of flowers, but I couldnt resist taking some pictures. It's also nice to have a little project of focussing on a specific topic (in this case, my flowers) and play around with all of the features on my camera. 

I do love taking photographs! I guess without realising it, photography has turned into a little hobby of mine. I suppose it comes hand in hand with the blogging, but the photography and sharing of the things I see around me is definitely the favourite part of my blog.

OOOOH isn't that a pretty colour!


Flowers are beautiful in shape and structure, but its the colours that get me! 
If you're ever stuck on a crafty project and are not sure which colours to use, what goes with what? Have a little search on the web for different flowers. 

Take a look at all of the amazing colour combinations and transpose those colours to your project! It's a sure way of successful colour sequenceing. 
As they say.....Nature makes no mistakes! :-) 

OOOOH LOOK!!! My Orchid also has some little buds! I was positive that I'd killed it! 

You're surely going to be seeing some more snaps of this little orchid once it flowers :-)

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  1. Thanks for bringing a little springiness into my home......I really want the snow to go now! Have a lovely weekend! :) x

  2. You've certainly captured spring with these lovely floral shots. Thanks for sharing.

  3. How wonderfully cheerful puts a smile on your face.

  4. Matt, I've always thought you were a professional photographer your pics are always so good! Thanks for bringing beauty and colour to my eyes xx

  5. Lovely! Your photographs are always marvellous!

  6. Que fotos mas bonitas y las flores son preciosas, te felicito y te doy las gracias por compartir con todos nosotros tus cosas
    feliz fin de semana

  7. Great photos Matt, thanks for sharing. Xx

  8. Love all your flower photos.. I'm going to do some this afternoon after I return home from a doctors appt. But now you've gone and done it.. I want an orchid right now! LOL! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  9. Hola Matt!! maravillosas flores, estupendas fotos
    que bien que ya la primavera está cerca, el frio
    por fin se va! Aleluya! dias de salir al campo a disfrutar
    de la naturaleza, recibe un caluroso saludo desde
    Chihuahua Mexico

  10. What wonderful photos! Spring is here!!! I have 5 cats and we have been enjoying leaving the back door open and the cats have been scampering in and out. My peach tree in the back yard is blossoming and the birds are singing so sweetly. Matt you are an inspiration!
    Leah L

  11. Hola! Unas bellísimas fotos, las flores son un gran regalo de la naturaleza yo tambien disfruto mucho cuidandolas y mirandolas... Feliz primavera, que la disfrutes cada día!

  12. Beautiful flowers and lovely pictures.Happy weekend!

  13. I have never gotten my orchids to re-bloom, congrats!!!

  14. Hi There, you're so right about the photography and blogging!!! I appreciated a good photo before I started blogging, but now it means a lot more!! I really enjoy taking my little camera with me everywhere I go and taking photo's of everything I see!!!!

  15. Good work bringing your Orchid back, mine started to get a bud too but I think my partner overwatered it and it's not doing so well now :o

  16. Ohh that yellow and red tulip is so stunning! Pretty photos and I agree with your natures pallet colour inspiration thoughts too.

  17. Beautiful photos!!!! Especially the yellow and red tulip! Thanks for sharing.

  18. Hi Matt:)I have been away for a while and am now back and catching up on all my favorite blog posts, and I just want to tell you how much I LOVE your blog. It is so chatty and fun and inspirational, it's like sitting down with a best friend and, over a cup of coffee (mint tea?!), nattering about all our favorite things!! Thanks so much xxx

  19. Admiring your blog for a while now, added to my blog's link list and wrote a short intro for my friends @ Craft out of Grey

  20. Love the photos, very professional! Now I'm probably about to sound like some rambling knitwit buuuut I was talking to my mum on Facebook and she was telling me of my sister in laws brother who has just got a job in Tarzan in Hamburg! Small world, his name is Peter Cork. :D

    1. It really is a small world! I've been rehearsing with Peter all week, teaching him the flights in the show. Really lovely guy! That's so funny I'll tell him when I'm at work tomorrow :-)

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  22. Gorgeous Matt. The sunny flowers make me so happy :)
    What camera have you been using? Have you taken these in the macro mode option. I am just getting used to camera terms and for now have a point and shoot.... but hope to progress to something more elaborate in some time.

    Wish you the best,