Friday, 9 September 2016

Friday Smiles - Week 186

Hello Everyone,

It's quite a while since I joined in with Annie's Friday Smile meme. I've been enjoying a bit of a break but I'm back and I have a few little things that make me smile to share.

First, there is this beautiful honeysuckle. It's blooming at a time when most of the summer flowers has gone over.

And then there's this. It's an Echinacea called 'Tomato Soup' - my favourite childhood comfort food - blooming in front of the purple loosestrife called 'Robin' - the nation's favourite bird. Plants that have this sort of special association makes gardening even more of a pleasure. Isn't that colour combination stunning and purely accidental too :)

Finally, I've given my blog a makeover and I like it. I created the banner on Serif Craft Artist 2 and went for a clean and simple design. What do you think?

Want to see more reasons to smile? Why not pop over to A Stitch In Time where you can find more links to Friday Smiles.

Have a wonderful weekend.

8 comments:

Annie said...

Hi Ellie. It's good to see you joining in this week. Love the new blog look and always love sharing your garden flowers so thanks for linking. Hugs,
Annie x

Angela Radford said...

Hi Ellie, I think sometimes it's good to get away from the computer. Your blog looks great and so do the flowers. Happy weekend, Angela x

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Elizabeth and happy Friday.... the first thing I noticed was you new blog look - a lovely soft blue and I really like it. And of course you would win me over anytime and you got a huge smile by sharing your lovely flowers - beautiful. Enjoy your weekend, great to see you back Robyn

mamapez5 said...

I like your new look blog. It is clean and simple and doesn't detract from the lovely photos. I have always liked honeysuckle. I tried to grow some up the railings on our windows but it was very straggly and didn't flower. I guess it is a bit too hot. And I love all the daisy-type of flowers, though I am not familiar with that colour. Isn't it amazing how all the colours in nature blend together so well. Thanks for sharing. Kate xx

Marie-Louise said...

Hi Elizabeth lovely to see you blogging again. Great new look on your blog. I do so love honeysuckle - such a wonderful fragrance. Hope you all are well. M.L.

Neet said...

Thanks for your WOYWW visit first of all but following your name I came across your Smile and really enjoyed your plants and the knowledge you have of them.
I am envious of your skill in making your own banner and think it looks very nice - it is what I would call CAS, clean and simple. I hope that does not offend you but there is a blog for CAS and i always look at it and admire the cards because they are clean and crisp with all that white space.
Hugs Neet xx

Sandra H said...

Nice to have some time out but it's always nice to see you back your flowers are gorgeous x

Godelieve said...

Lovely flowers! I can almost smell the honeysuckle :) I really like the new blog banner.