Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Pitter, Patter Rain Drops!

Ooh are you fed up with all this rain? I know I am and I know the Little Sweetpeas certainly are! Everything is soggy and covered in droplets of water.

Teeny, tiny Rhubarb

Red Dogwood

Pinks about to open

Dianthus - 'Sooty'

Yellow Dianthus

White Dianthus

Even the snails have had enough!
I don't find this sort of weather very inspiring either, would rather just snuggle up on the sofa and watch films that actually 'do' anything.  So not much crafting has taken place, just a few things for my handmade heart swap, but I can't show you those just yet :)

I am also taking on Kate's challenge of using a little notebook to record our 'reasons to be cheerful'.

I only bought a plain little notebook, as I didn't have one at home, and I prettified it just a little with some gold and pink decopatch papers.

Looks much better now :)

Other big news is my passionflower has bloomed - oh my word - it is so so pretty.

It amazes me when I look at the photos how wonderful nature is! This single bloom has sooooooo much detail crammed into it's little petals, it's astonishing! And the colour too!

I hope you've had some respite from the rain, until next time lovelies



  1. What a lovely passion flower, haven't seen one before :) Not raining here, but very gloomy, watching Harry Potter with a poorly girl on the sofa x

  2. We just have to remember the garden needs the rain ... unless it is a complete deluge and ruins everything! Hope it turns out fine for you, Claire xxx

  3. Poor snail, looks a little damp :( Love your flower pics tho!

    P.S Thank you for the tip on how to make sugar starch - I will be giving that one a go :) xx

  4. We had a lovely sunny morning today, but in afternoon has arrived a terrible storm with ice drops. I and my husband were staing at our balcony to keeping our outside plants covered :o) Hope the sun will shines for you and us very soon

  5. We have been lucky as it hasn't rained here today, but it has still been very dull and cloudy. Just the sort of weather to make me want to curl up with a good book and some chocolate. Flaming June indeed!
    Best wishes

  6. Yes, yes, well and truly fed up with this crappity crap weather,, its like you say, everything is constantly dripping wet.....poor old mother natures animals and flowers don't know whether they are coming or going, i haven't seen a bumble bee in ages.
    Lets pray it stops soon.
    Pixie xx

  7. It has been very hot and even way too dry for me here in Louisiana!! It rain alot last night and this morning so I can't complain! Love your red dogwood I have one also!!!

  8. its rained two days solid but now its dry! wooohoooo! My plants are waterlogged! Love the notebook revamp!

  9. Hello sweet Victoria, Oh, the rain can be so dreary sweetie! Your flowers look beautiful just the same and the passionflower is gorgeous! God's creation is amazing! I love how you covered the notebook and that you are writing your reason's to be cheerful! That is a very good idea that I will take up myself! Thank you for sharing and for visiting me and for your very sweet comment! I am glad to hear the sun is shining! Love, Paula xo

  10. Oh, I am so sick of this rain, it's been at it for days here! My kitties have had enough too, every time it thunders they run to hide under the bed. And I'm right there with you on the lack of productivity in this weather... all I want to do is curl up and watch movies and snuggle with the cats!

    Here's hoping for some sunshine soon!
    xo Julie
    ♥Julie Rose Sews♥

  11. Hi Victoria,

    You have such a sweet garden. Fingers crossed the plants will benefit from all these weather changes! I'm getting fed of this weather too, it's so depressing but today seems brighter. Lets just hope we get some sunshine this weekend.

    Let me know how you get on with the Lemon cake!

    Gemma xXx

  12. I know what you mean, I am pretty fed up with all the rain as well (fingers crossed the sun will make an appearance soon!)
    The passion fruit flower is really pretty..it's very exotic looking :)
    ohh to answer your question on my blog post, those are slippers that I bought (they are actually a cheap and cheerful pair from asda, as I didn't want to spend to much on a pair for the hospital..but I thought they were quite cute).
    Have a good day today..
    Magie x

  13. Hello! Giving you another reason to be cheerful: I'm passing the Versatile Blogger Award your way, and it'll be live on my blog tomorrow, if you choose to accept.
    Have a great day!
    Anna. x

  14. Ooh how exciting! I would love to accept! Thank you Anna!
    Victoria xx