Home flowers sunshine days


The weather has been wonderful over the past few days, just the way I like it, hot, sunny and no rain. It’s great being outside for most of the time and wonderful that its light until almost 11 o’clock in the evenings. If I could freeze time it’s at this point of the year I would do it!

This past weekend we paid a visit to Sir Thomas & Lady Dixon Park, the last time we visited I blogged about it here, that was during Rose Week, it is a bit early for some of the roses yet with many still to bloom but there were plenty of other pretties around especially in the walled garden.









Today has been another beautiful day and I have spent quite a bit of time in the garden, among………………


the cornflowers……….


and poppies……….


and roses!


Not so much gardening today though, I’ve been bunny making in the sunshine.

These are the latest two ‘June Girls’…….Lola and Edith!


I’ve also been joined in the garden by a little sprite. I was lucky enough to win this little cutie in a giveaway over at Simone’s lovely blog. Thanks Simone!

So I believe we are to get more sunshine tomorrow, I’ll certainly not be complaining if we do!

Have a great week! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Helenjean June 16, 2014 - 10:28 pm

A great place to visit , lady Dixon park . Rose week is always great, though I seem to make it the following week

ali June 16, 2014 - 10:39 pm

the weather has been unbelievable ……ive been sewing in the garden too!

Gill June 16, 2014 - 10:44 pm

I do believe you’re getting the best of the sunshine in Ireland! Lovely flower photos both in your garden and in Park you visited.
The new bunnies are lovely!
Gill xx

Bobby Bunny & Friends June 16, 2014 - 11:10 pm

I am glad to hear that the weather is being kind to you at the moment Vivienne, we have been having done lovely warm days too! However not do much today, its been dry but quite chilly! I love all of your flower pics and the colours of your new girls! Your garden makes a lovely backdrop for them! X

Bobby Bunny & Friends June 16, 2014 - 11:29 pm

Sorry about the typos! I have finally just come into the world of the smart phone and am still getting used to texting on it! X

Simone June 16, 2014 - 11:25 pm

Lovely sunny photos Vivienne. The poppy is especially stunning! The bunnies look at home in the garden in their floral attire! Thank you for giving my blog a mention. I am glad that the summer sprite brought the sunshine with her to Ireland! x

soleillucie June 17, 2014 - 1:10 am

Elles sont magnifiques !!! Les photos, les plantes. Tout! merci de partager ce qu’il y a de beau dans votre vie. x

Jane's Journal June 17, 2014 - 7:29 am

Good morning dear Vivienne, you really are getting the best of the sunshine…I’m so delighted for you, I know how much you adore this time of year. Bunny making in the garden sounds the perfect combination. Your new girlies are delightful. Enjoy the sunshine today, it’s due to break through here again later xx

knitbakecultivate June 17, 2014 - 12:20 pm

Lovely photos, those blooms are amazing. The June rabbits are gorgeous, and their cute names! Love them.

Chrissie Crafts June 17, 2014 - 3:48 pm

Beautiful photos! And the two lovely bunnies look right at home amongst the flowers…Chrissie x

Stephanie June 17, 2014 - 4:40 pm

Hello lovely Vivienne! This flowery, sunny, bunny-filled post has given me a brief respite from my day (you know about that from facebook). What a joy it is to see those foxgloves. They always make me think of Little Grey Rabbit stories. So charming. But not as charming as your adorable bunnies;

Patty June 18, 2014 - 8:30 am

Hi V, it’s just a lovely time of year isn’t it and I see from the weather forecasts you are having a super display of sun whereas it’s cloudy over here in the east ๐Ÿ™ please send some this way ๐Ÿ™‚ Gorgeous new bunnies x

helen philipps June 18, 2014 - 10:36 am

Gorgeous flowers, I love those foxgloves with the blue sky behind them especially! Such a beautiful place to visit, especially on a lovely sunny day. Your two new bunnies are so adorable…..love the names Lola and Edith too ๐Ÿ™‚
Wishing you a happy sunny week.
Helen xox

Anne D.T. June 18, 2014 - 10:57 am

Hello Vivienne, So many beautiful flowers, I can’t pick just one favorite!! Glad you could have a day out to see this garden again. We have had sun and rain in equal parts. Here’s to many more sunny days!!
Thinking of you,
Anne xxx

Anne D.T. June 18, 2014 - 10:58 am

AND beautiful bunnies and sprite, too. Anne D.T.

knitsofacto June 19, 2014 - 9:44 am

Ooh! I do love a walled garden, there’s just something about those warm brick walls. Hope the sun’s still shining on you x

thelinencat & rockcottageyear June 19, 2014 - 5:39 pm

Glad you’re enjoying the sunshine V ๐Ÿ™‚ As you know, I struggle a bit with it, we had school sports day and after a hot and sunny morning, thankfully it clouded over a bit, otherwise it’s like some form of torture for kids and parents so spent that long out on the field in full heat. I think I need to relax more, and make the most of our short summer, clearly that’s my problem, I should be sitting outside with a cool drink and a good book, not trying to work ๐Ÿ˜‰ Lovely bunnies! Bethx

Elizabeth June 21, 2014 - 5:41 am

I am looking at the beautiful photos again and again,thank you Vivienne. Love the bunnies with the gorgeous colours.Lola and Edith names I like very much Sun light to 11pm dark at 5 pm here. Enjoy your lovely Summer Vivienne. Elizabeth x x

alisonb2 June 21, 2014 - 1:36 pm

Hello Vivienne, yes beautiful here too. Loving all the flowers and your little ladies. Thank you also for the link to the Linden Grove. I will certainly go back there for a browse. Take care. ๐Ÿ™‚

leon10 June 22, 2014 - 2:36 pm

lovely blooming flowers and pretty new bunnys here in holland its very chilly and cold but dry no sun for a couple of days that are nice thing you won

Heather L. June 23, 2014 - 8:45 pm

Your garden is just lovely!!! I found two tiny foxgloves blooming in mine — hope that maybe in years to come they will be regular sized. ๐Ÿ™‚ Your June bunnies are just adorable!!!

Karen June 24, 2014 - 8:22 am

Hi Vivienne, Lola and Edith are so sweet! Ahh…..your bunnies are the best! And the flowers in your garden and in the Park are just stunning. I have been admiring the foxglove in our forest. So many this year! We even had one pop up in our yard which made me quite pleased. Happy Summer to you! xo Karen

Jill June 24, 2014 - 5:06 pm

I love walled gardens, I always think of The Secret Garden :0)
I must try and get a yellow rose and one of those pretty white irises for my own garden – so pretty.
A big hello to Lola & Edith. You’ve chosen lovely names for your June girls :0)
Hope you’re still enjoying all this wonderful sunshine – the garden is the perfect place to enjoy it.

Mia June 29, 2014 - 7:41 am

Beautiful flowers, Vivienne,

I am a big fan of roses, and peonies are on my wish-list for the future, but those cornflowers are simply fantastic too! Your garden looks stunning – and the new bunny-gals are so sweet too. Happy sun-crocheting!


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