My week got off to not so nice a start with another nasty virus and 2 days in bed...we are pretty fed up of being sick and really would like spring to arrive very soon! So to encourage it along and to celebrate the sun coming out...today some colour...

joining in with callys gorgeous blue week

a visit to the nursery to get some new herbs for our balcony...
which is where is spotted these little pretties...

and this beautiful almond tree...


and some little tiles i was playing around with (lisa, the green/blue one for you to see :))


one of our neighbours has a tree and for some reason he has hung lots of yellow labels from its branches...i like this and wonder what is on the labels...

edit: thanks to Uschi, i now know that those yellow labels are sticky labels for little creatures who like to nibble at the fruit...still like the image of labels hanging from a tree!

17 Comments:

  1. simple me said...
    Oh! I'm glad you are a bit better and able to post. Sorry for all the sickness but spring is here...soon...very soon...:)
    Love the blue glass ball and all the flowers. Your tiles look very pretty and spring like...are you looking after the bubbles properly? :)
    A speedy recovery.
    xxx
    kelly said...
    springtime is on it's way...love the colour encouragement : )

    herbs are so theraputic. i just love rubbing my hands through ours in the garden.

    that almond tree is so pretty...bits of blossom appearing here too now!

    and finally more sublime tiles...they look so great grouped together.

    hope you're feeling much better. xxx
    amisha said...
    ick, more sickness... glad it's close to passing and spring is *almost* here! i love the garden planning and beautiful color. i so much want to plant my herbs now but i'm still a bit skittish of the weather... i tend to get very excited in february and have all my basil freeze in march! such beautiful new tiles, and the photos... wonderful. hugs, amisha
    cruststation said...
    Oh dear, keep warm Julie. Looking forward to Springtime soon, love the beautiful colours in the post, I already feel like the season's turned. Love your blue photo and the almond tree-wow, does it smell gorgeous too? Beautiful wall jewellery, I see you already amost sold out :)
    cally said...
    Thanks for joining in my blue week, that's a brilliant shot, so summery!

    Sending you best wishes for some springtime and hope you're kickin' the ass of that virus (I swear by raw garlic and echinacea capsules).

    And remember, if ever you are back over here come and visit Edinburgh and we can eat cake and look at ceramics.
    bugheart said...
    me too!
    bring on
    spring!!!
    {hope you feel
    all better
    soon}...
    stephanie s said...
    the glass ball against the sky is so wonderful. get well, ok?
    Vanessa said...
    I love where gardens and nurserys take me.... They make me yearn for the smell of water and dry earth mixed together....and moist soil on my hands....You must steal one of those tags and scan it for us.. oh pleasse!! You can always put it back?
    AnastasiaC said...
    hope the sick bug leaves real soon!!! lovely spring images! have a great day Julie!
    Uschi said...
    no no it's no good idea to lend the yellow label: normally its sticky and a trap for bugs that try to eat your plant.....
    I wish you a great healthy colourful day!
    Uschi said...
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    Uschi said...
    hu, sorry, the correct word is not "to lend" but "to borrow".
    :)))
    maditi said...
    thank you for the uplifting colour therapy - can´t wait for spring :)
    lisa s said...
    oh! the cacti

    and OH! the little mini wall jewel - oh oh oh !! :)
    xo
    gracia said...
    How tempting it all looks, wandering around the nursery. Here's to feeling better soon... take care, g xo
    Marieke said...
    Stupid viruses. Here too... Beautiful blue picture x
    TheWhiteSeal said...
    I just found your blog, it was a great read! On the subject of sticky labels a while back i found a british labels company who printed me some sticky labels for a really low price. If interested then it may be worth taking a look at their website as they did many types of label printing.

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