Home flowers Still Summer

Yes I’m still clinging on to summer by my finger nails! I don’t want to let it go! Mind you it was still summer here today. We had a beautiful, sunny, warm day and the above photo was taken in my garden this afternoon. The butterflies were queueing up for the buddleia.

The tortoiseshells are very good at posing for the camera, there were some cabbage whites as well but they would not stay still long enough to get a photo. Such beautiful creatures and a very summery image I think. See it’s still here!!

The garden is still producing some good pickings as well and we are still happily enjoying our homegrown produce.

There are still lots of flowers blooming in the garden as well and things are still looking, dare I say summery!!

Now I do know it’s not going to last forever but having a beautiful day like the one we had here today makes you realise that it’s not autumn yet. We are still in August which is a summer month so lets not be too hasty in welcoming the autumn time just yet!

I have been given a blog award by the lovely Melanie from Cosy Living blog.
The rules of the award are as follows:-

Thank the person who gave you the award.

Tell 7 things about yourself.

Award 15 other bloggers that you enjoy reading.

Well firstly, thank you very much Melanie for giving me the award, it was very kind of you! πŸ™‚

Now 7 things about myself :-

1. I despise cruelty in any shape or form to animals and also the people who carry it out.
2. I’m left-handed (a sign of intelligence, or so I’m told) !!!
3. I absolutely love toffee apples.
4. I adore rabbits.
5. I don’t drive, never learnt, have no desire to.
6. Coronation Street is my favourite TV programme.
7. I love Italian food.

Now the final bit of the blog award is where I’m going to fail I’m afraid as I couldn’t possibly pick just 15 blogs that I enjoy. There are way more than that on my blog roll and I enjoy all of them. So if you’re on my blog roll this award is for you! I hope Melanie doesn’t mind that I have broken the rules!!

And finally, I’m going on a bit of a jolly. My husband and I fly to London on Sunday for a mini break, we’ll be back middle of next week.
I’m looking forward to visiting Buckingham Palace and the V & A Museum also a little bit of shopping in Liberty and Anthropologie to name just a few things! Hopefully the sun will shine on us, I’m sure it will, it is still summer after all!! πŸ˜‰

Enjoy your bank holiday weekend, whatever you get up to! πŸ™‚

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marigold jam August 26, 2010 - 7:00 am

Lucky you to have had such a lovely day yesterday – we had rain, rain and more rain here! Those photos are lovely and I agree – don’t let’s welcome autumn just yet. This time of year when one knows it won’t last much longer makes every summery day even more precious doesn’t it? Have a great time in London and we look forward to hearing about your trip when you get back.


greenrabbitdesigns August 26, 2010 - 9:34 am

Thanks Jane! πŸ™‚
For once we seem to be in the right part of the UK for weather!! It’s an absolutely gorgeous morning here again.
I’m really looking forward to London, hopefully I’ll bring the good weather with me!
Enjoy your weekend.
Vivienne x

Pearlin J August 26, 2010 - 9:00 am

Recently came across your blog , its very inspiring.

greenrabbitdesigns August 26, 2010 - 9:40 am

Thank you Pearlin and thanks for ‘visiting’! πŸ™‚
Vivienne x

Mia August 26, 2010 - 10:18 am

Hi Viv,

You definitely have summer yet (and please do not even ask how we’re doing here, it’s rain rain rain) and it all looks wonderful at your garden! I know how you “dread” autumn so it’s great that you still have sunshine! And hopefully it shines through your London trip too.

I might grab the versatile blogger-thing, at least answer the questions in my blog. You really deserve the award, dear!

Happy trip to London!


greenrabbitdesigns August 26, 2010 - 10:41 am

Thanks Mia!
Sun is still shining here this morning! πŸ™‚
Please, please do take the blogger award you definitely deserve it and I would love you to have it. I just hated the thought of having to single out only 15 bloggers, I want everyone to have it!!
Vivienne x

Dani August 26, 2010 - 4:12 pm

Hoping summer last a bit longer too! Although feeling the fall creeping amongst us. Ohhhhh, those butterflies are just glorious as are your photographs.

greenrabbitdesigns August 26, 2010 - 5:47 pm

Thanks Dani! πŸ™‚
Butterflies are so beautiful, I love them!
Vivienne x

Dani August 26, 2010 - 4:14 pm

Must I not forget to wish you a safe and wonderful journey to London.

greenrabbitdesigns August 26, 2010 - 5:48 pm

Thanks looking forward to it. πŸ™‚
Vivienne x

Jane August 27, 2010 - 6:52 pm

Lovely sunny photos Vivienne. We have had a deluge of much needed rain this week but the forecast is for a sunny bank hol weekend-Yay!
My husband works in central London and I was brought up in South East London so it has a fond place in my heart. So much to do-enjoy!
Congrats on the award, well deserved.
Love Jane x

greenrabbitdesigns August 27, 2010 - 10:19 pm

Thanks Jane!
So glad the forecast is good, I’m really looking forward to London!
Have a lovely bank holiday weekend yourself. πŸ™‚
Vivienne x

Tina August 28, 2010 - 8:42 am

Ooo, such wonderful photos – and I LOVE butterflies! πŸ™‚

greenrabbitdesigns August 28, 2010 - 10:21 am

Me too Tina! πŸ™‚
Have a great weekend!
Vivienne x

melanie August 29, 2010 - 12:23 pm

I too hate cruelty to animals, that is my red button, I just can not stand it!

greenrabbitdesigns September 2, 2010 - 10:00 pm

It really is despictable to treat any animal badly!
Vivienne x

nina - tabiboo September 1, 2010 - 8:18 pm

Have a wonderful break – it’s been lovely in the UK this week so hopefully your fingernails are safe.

Love the butterfly pictures – so magnificent and amazing.

take care,

Nina xxx

greenrabbitdesigns September 2, 2010 - 10:01 pm

Thanks Nina!! πŸ™‚
Vivienne x

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