Home flowers 2015


Happy new year everyone and welcome to pre-spring!!!

Now for anyone not yet familiar with the Green Rabbit Calendar, please let me explain……

January & February ~ Pre-Spring
March, April & May ~ Spring
June, July, August & September ~ Summer
October & November ~ Autumn
December ~ Winter

Much better than the conventional one, don’t you think!

While out and about in my garden this week I found many signs of spring and my goodness we’ve had some lovely blue skies and quite an obvious lengthening of the day which is of course all music to my ears.







So another year has passed and generally speaking 2014 was quite a quiet year and that’s exactly how I like a year to be.

There were some sad times when we lost two of our little animals friends, the tragic loss of little Jessie cat and then her old dad Rocky a couple of weeks later, we will never forget either of them.

As far as my blog was concerned though, 2014 was mostly a year of bunnies and flowers.

2014 flowers Collage

This collage proves that there was something in bloom in my garden during every month of 2014.

2014 bunnies Collage

And then there were the bunnies, all 81 of them, now living all over the world, I have enjoyed making them throughout the year and I’ve already started on the 2015 bunnies!!

Just before we get this year going I would like to thank the lovely Geraldine of Wool and Cats who presented me with ‘The Peace and Harmony Award’ at the end of 2014, not a title that I’m convinced I’m worthy off but I do appreciate her kindness. Geraldine is more than deserving of it though with her work with animal shelters and her love of nature, please give her blog a visit to see her wonderful photos of the beautiful area of France where she lives. As with all awards I’m supposed to pass it on to seven others but I’m not very good at that so I’m going to pass it on to all of you, I’m sure we all try to do our best for this world we live in.

So here we are at the beginning of a bright new shiny year and I love that!

I would like to wish you all a very happy, healthy and peaceful new year and to quote C.S.Lewis “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”

Happy 2015! 🙂

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Simone January 1, 2015 - 12:45 am

Happy New Year Vivienne and a very happy Pre-Spring!!! x

Helenjean January 1, 2015 - 12:48 am

Happy pre spring and new year to you to Vivienne . And love the CS Lewis quote !

Elizabeth January 1, 2015 - 7:21 am

VIvienne you do deserve the award your blog has been a blessing to me. May 2015 be your best year yet, good health, joy and prosperity. Bunnies I see every day and enjoy. The photos of nature are beautiful. Looking forward to this year. Love & Blessings. Elizabeth x

Mia January 1, 2015 - 9:21 am

Hello dear Vivienne,

Happy New Year! What a bunny-filled year 2014 was – and here’s to 2015 – may it be even happier, brighter, SUNNIER, bunnier (!) and all the way better! Thank you for all the happy posts, messages, mail and just being lovely, lovely you in 2014, dear Vivienne, and I just must say I cannot think anyone who would deserve that award more, congrats, dear friend!

Sunny Pre-Spring!


ali January 1, 2015 - 9:39 am

Best wishes for the New Year. Yeah pre spring!

alisonb2 January 1, 2015 - 9:54 am

Happy New year Vivienne. Am liking the pre-spring months! We’ve been cloaked in snow for a week but it has all gone over night, so pre-spring here we come! Take care. Alison.x

Helen Philipps January 1, 2015 - 10:14 am

Such lovely blue skies, pretty flowers and adorable bunnies who just get cuter! Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year…..and happy pre-spring too, dear Vivienne!
Helen xox

Gill January 1, 2015 - 12:03 pm

What an uplifting post with all the blue skies Vivienne, and a good start to the New Year. I’m so glad its Pre-Spring now and we can enjoy the longer lighter days and signs of new growth in our gardens.
Wishing you a very Happy 2015 full of flowers and bunnies!
Gill xx

ginaferrari January 1, 2015 - 12:07 pm

Wishing you a very happy and productive pre- spring Vivienne. What a lot of bunnies!

Jane's Journal January 1, 2015 - 12:04 pm

Happy New Year dear Vivienne and how wonderful to see pre Spring here. Your garden had such beautiful colour and oh my those bunnies, all 81 of them, are just fabulous. Wishing you the best of everything for 2015 my dear friend xx

Anne D. Toprak January 1, 2015 - 2:36 pm

Happy New Year, Vivienne. Looking forward to more bunnies and flowers. Here’s to another year filled with creative days and friendship.
hugs, Anne D.T. xx

Stephanie January 1, 2015 - 9:20 pm

Dearest Vivienne,

You should turn those bunnies into a poster! I’m sure as can be it would be a huge success!

Happy, peaceful and sunny New Year to you, dear friend. May your garden be full of flowers.

B. Géraldine January 2, 2015 - 8:50 am

Dear Vivienne ! As I said it to you before, of course you deserve this award !! Well I’m impressed by your work in 2014 !!! so many bunnies !!! and your pics … wonderful !!!!!! Thanks for your words about me and my blog …… you’re so sweet !!! well I wish you now all the best for 2015 … many bunnies …. happiness and a perfect health ! Hugs !

Debbie Seton January 2, 2015 - 10:30 am

Happy New Year Viv! 🙂 Isn’t it amazing to see all your pretty bunnies together in that collage?!

Thank you for the lovely blue skies <3 xxx

Sharon January 3, 2015 - 5:22 pm

Happy New Year to you too Vivienne, and you most certainly do deserve the award, your wonderful blog has been such a ray of sunshine for me, I have welcomed the colours of your garden and the wonderful timely gift of my Bunny, Verdie, in your giveaway at a time most needed.
Thank you

Marja January 4, 2015 - 10:37 am

What a lot of sweet, beautiful rabbits you have made.
Wishing you all the best for 2015.

Antoinette van Zelst January 4, 2015 - 3:07 pm

Happy New Year 😀

Patty January 5, 2015 - 7:37 pm

Happy New Year Vivienne, I’m sure it will be a good one this year for one and all 🙂 Your Green Rabbit calendar does make me smile x

Susana January 7, 2015 - 9:25 am

Hola y feliz año nuevo. Me gusta mucho tu resumen de todos los conejos encantadores que haces y de tu jardín lleno de flores.

Jill January 7, 2015 - 10:40 am

That’s it, I have decided winter doesn’t even exist, I am going straight from autumn to pre-spring 🙂 Amazing number of bunnies!

Julie January 8, 2015 - 8:59 am

Belated happy new year Vivienne, I hope it’s again full of bunnies and flowers for you – such a nice thought! I do like your alternative calendar, I read the other day that Jan 19th in the northern hemisphere is on average the coldest day of the year so I’m hoping once that’s out if the way we will be properly on our way to spring sunshine – it’s pouring here at the moment and so dark, doesn’t feel like daytime at all!

Love the picture of your 81 bunnies – such a nice thought that they are all spreading some sunshine in their new homes x

Annie January 14, 2015 - 7:14 pm

A belated Happy New Year from me too Vivienne. I do hope 2015 is good to you x

thelinencat & rockcottageyear January 20, 2015 - 6:55 pm

I do love your view of the chillier seasons, it always makes me laugh!! How nice to see all your wonderful bunnies together, amazing that you have made 81. Sad about the cats though, we miss Smelly (who died last Easter, don’t think I mentioned it in blogword as it was all a bit traumatic, she was 16 so I guess she had a lovely long life but the end wasn’t as I’d hoped for her). We went to look at cats at the local RSPCA this week, so I’m hoping in 2015 we can have some new furry little critters about the place.

Happy pre-spring V!


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