Friday, 11 October 2013

Friday Smile - The Witches, The Black Cat and Pansies!

Morning Everyone

My Friday Smile on a Friday ... I must be doing something right :) Annie is hosting Week 39 of her Friday Smile blog feature - a brilliant idea that encourages me, for one, take stock and count my blessings at least once a week, and in a busy life that's something I frequently struggle to find the time to do. Don't we all?

Last week it was my lovely grandson and great grandchildren, thanks Annie for featuring the fun snap of Rhian cuddling up to her Uncle Alun ...
... this week it's pansies. I know, from the sublime to the ridiculous but this really did make me chuckle. Some witty gardener had the foresight to sew black and orange pansies together in time for them to be in bloom for Halloween! And here they are on display at Gardenwise garden centre at Dumfries, complete with three witches and their broomsticks, cauldron and, of course ...
... the obligatory black cat. How brilliant and fun is that :))

Incidentally, and I wish this was smelly-vision, the perfume from the huge display of pansies and violas was absolutely delicious.

Now, it's your turn. What made you smile this week? Whatever it was, do share it with us - just pop over to Annie's and add your link :)

Oh, and as the weekend starts here, I wish you all an enjoyable weekend.


  1. Oh Elizabeth thats really brilliant. I need some winter pansies for the planters on the front of our house and now I'm sorely tempted to plant them up orange and black lol.
    Annie x

  2. I love Pansies, one of my favourite flowers.

    Many blessings to you

  3. I don't do halloween but even I can't not smile at the black and orange pansies together. I do so love the dark flowers :)

  4. i just adore those black pansies, what a great show they make

    Gill x

  5. That is truly brilliant. Thanks for the smiles. Caro x (#9)

  6. Goodness. That is some incredible person who came up with that combination. And the display is to die for, too. Yes, it really made me smile, and Bleubeard was glad to see a frightfully adorable black cat, too.

  7. OMG Elizabeth l have to agree with all of the above .....totally brilliant and a fabulous array of Pansies l can imagine the beautiful smell from them simply gorgeous xx

  8. Such a gorgeous display and what a great idea by the grower. I really am smiling all the way from Germany!
    Jo x

  9. Now that's just brilliant! Some people are just so clever :-)
    Hugs, LLJ xxx

  10. Hi Elizabeth-Gorgeous display of Halloween pansies-what fun!
    We should all take the time to stop and smile for a while in our busy lives.
    Lovely post,have a great weekend,Hugs,Nessa xx

  11. I can see just why Annie featured your Smiles post this week. Great photos of the pansy ensemble.


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