Friday, September 10, 2010

Lily of the Valley

I must admit this is one flower that makes me homesick for England, we used to have a wild patch in the garden of the last house I lived in.  It is notoriously hard to grow, but again will grow in the hedgerows and woodlands as a weed.  I was lucky and it got established in a small corner of the garden under a tree, and used to come up each year, it was always something I looked forward to. It is something I can't say I have seen here in Australia, perhaps my friends will be able to tell me on Monday.  Today is my Fathers birthday, he is 85yrs young and has spent the day making our Xmas puddings!! he baked the Xmas cake yesterday.......I hope he has another 10yrs with us, as it is one job I don't want to take over!!
Love Jenni

7 comments:

Katiejane said...

Oh Jenni, what a clever Father you have! I adore that photo, how cute? Lilly of the Valley was my Nans favourite flower so it brought lots of memories flooding back THANK YOU xx

Katina said...

Oh Jenni, this photo brought tears to my eyes - so lovely xx Your Lily of the Valley is absolutely beautiful.

Carol Southern said...

Beautiful card Jenni. The lighter green background really makes your flowers pop.
Happy birthday to your Dad, I do know how wonderful it is spending time with your parents.

Mrs.B said...

Hi Jenni, Love the flowers, they look real. I have it growing in the garden, love the smell!
Avril B.

Cassandra said...

What a beautiful photo, if your father is making Christmas puddings now, I can only imagine how wonderful they will be on Christmas day (even though it will be boiling hot).

stephanne said...

Awwww, what lovely flowers, I hate feeling homesick, on the other hand, what it is to have good memories, eh? And a touching glimpse into your family, what darlings!!

Katina said...

Hi Jenni, hope you're okay. I'm confused because the link to your blog on my sidebar keeps telling me you've updated but when I look you haven't. Don't know what's happening. xx