Saturday, 26 April 2014

This Week's Smiles ...

... just a day late :)

This post was meant to happen yesterday but time just ran away with me and here I am, like the cow's tail, still trying to catch up. And I've had such a lot to smile about this week that it's hard to know where to begin. Okay, here goes ...
Regular readers of this blog will have seen the card I made for my daughter, Juli, and son-in-law, Graeme, to celebrate their silver wedding anniversary. Well, here is a lovely photo of the two of them and don't they look happy together? They were the last couple to be married in the chapel at the Mission for the Deaf in Kilmarnock. It was a service like no other I've been too,  it was conducted in sign language - even the hymns were signed - very special!
Many of you will know that I have been impatiently eagerly waiting for the cherry trees that form an arch over our front gate to come into blossom. That's the EM posing for me beneath them.
Now, finally, they are smothered in white blossom - especially gorgeous against that blue, blue sky!
This little green beech made me smile this week because I thought it had died. We discovered it during our Highland holiday last year at a nursery on the shores of Loch Ness. We were unable to plant it out immediately and what with one thing and another, like a house move, it stayed in it's pot for well over a year. We finally planted it out in early spring, in what will eventually be the woodland area of the garden but I have to admit I had little hope of it having survived. And here it is, tiny but perfect ... those leaves are so soft to touch and I just love that fresh shade of green :)

We have so many bluebells in bloom now that I was able to pick a lovely big bunch for indoors. The EM planted  tulips in October last year, before we even moved in so I picked one for the bud vase - I think they are the variety called Purple Prince, though it isn't looking very purple in that photo.
And someone else likes being among the garden flowers too! 
And finally, just had to show you this photo of my great-granddaughter, Rhian, making what the family refers to as her 'fish lips'! I don't know who taught her to do this but she's good at it and it certainly makes me smile :)

If you want to join in with something that makes you smile on a Friday, or just see what's making other folk smile each week, just click on the Share A Smile icon at the top of this post to take you to Annie's blog. It's good to smile :)


Lunch Lady Jan said...

What a lovely, happy post...made me smile :-)
Hugs, LLJ xxxx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I also smiled, and could not believe your daughter is celebrating her silver anniversary. She and her hubby don't look old enough. And their wedding must have truly been magical.

Loved the green of that beech. Speaking of green, Bleubeard is green with envy that Bonnie gets to sleep outside in the flowers.

Loved the fish face photo of Rhian, That will put a smile on ANYONE's face, whether it's Friday or not!

Bobbie Lynn said...

Hello Elizabeth,
From the photos I can see why you are smiling. Thank you for sharing them with us. Happy Anniversary to your Daughter and Son-in-law and your grand-dauther is adorable, love the photo of her. Made me smile : )

Happy Spring and enjoy your family (including Ms. Bonnie) and garden.
Bobbie Lynn

Annie said...

I'm smiling now thanks Elizabeth. Your flowers/plants are lovely....esp the little beech tree :-) I have to admit though that the photo of Rhian really made me's a face I pull and our littlies all try to copy....many a chuckle has been enjoyed making fishy faces :-) thanks for sharing.
Annie x

Twiglet said...

A fab post with so much to smile about - I love that little fish face! x Jo

vic said...

Lovely post and lovely photos too! Your daughter and son in law look very happy it's lovely and what a cute grandchild you have, love the "fish lips" ha ha!

Have a great wknd

Vic x

Jackie said...

Wonderful photographs Elizabeth, with lots to make anyone smile :o)
Jackie xx

Sandra H said...

So nice Elizabeth that your sharing your lovely photos with us bloggers and how nice to see the trees in full bloom l now have trees in my gardens and they are of the same nice to think Spring is really here and we have a good sunny day here too! take care x

Rita said...

Hello Dear Elizabeth. Sorry I've not been around very much. Still struggling with life in general, but hey ho life goes on. Your new garden looks stunning and Julies picture looks wonderful. We are happy when our children are happy. Hope your feeling a little better too. Hugs Rita xxxxx

crafty cat corner said...

The little beech tree is beautiful, the leaves are just soooo green.
Love all the photos, thanks.

Carole Pollard said...

You have really made me smile the stories are so lovely and your garden amazing. what a great party trick as well from you great granddaughter she is so sweet. Finally congratulations to you daughter and son in law on their Silver Wedding Keep smiling love and happy Crafting Hugs Carole x

Hettie said...

Aw Elizabeth. A very happy post today. Firstly your daughter and I must have got married in the same year - 89? It is my 25th later this year - oh and Mr Hettie's of course!!
Those flowers look gorgeous but that birch looks super. Our cherry blossoms are out right now too
Those fish lips are fabby.

Bonnie said...

Thanks for the smiles!