Saturday, February 5, 2011

Pretty Pastels

Hello everyone,
       It is a beautiful sunny winter's day here today and I plan to get out and enjoy it but before I do I want to share some pastel beauty with you. I was playing with my pictures in Picasa last night and I made these pastel matted pictures that I wanted to share with you.











 I want to thank  Becky at One Shabby Old House for featuring our garden on her blog yesterday. I was very touched by all her kind words and I am happy to have made so many new friends through blogging.Thank you so much Becky! I am sure many of you know Becky and her husband are fixing up a beautiful gingerbread trimmed Victorian cottage in Alabama to run as a romantic B and B and I love everything they have done to it! I hope you have a minute to go and check it out.They are working on the gardens next and I look forward to seeing what they do- wish I was there to dig in the dirt too!
Once again I am joining in for Show off Saturday at http://maleviksrosentradgard.blogspot.com/-there is lots of beauty there and a great place to find lovely new blogs.
Well, I am off for a long walk in the sunshine now so I will see you later.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend,

Carolyn

40 comments:

Denise@alloverroses said...

Carolyn these are absolutely incredible! A beautiful way to start my day! Thanks!
Denise

La Table De Nana said...

Like a PHOTO BOOK..Just lovely on a cold winter's day..You really put your heart and soul into your blog~ Bravo.

Sylvia said...

These pictures are gorgeous !
Enjoy your weekend,
Sylvia

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Your pictures are so pretty I can see why it is so fun to make them even prettier to look at it!

Rita M said...

These pictures are absolutely beautiful Carolyn.
And the flowers, lovely!
Have a nice day,
Rita

Kim said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for sharing.

Kim
Letters from the Shore

Victorian1885 said...

Thank you Carolyn for the beautiful images of Spring! Have a wonderful day!

Wanda

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

Your pastels look beautiful! I wish you a happy weekend! Hopefully we can do some work in our garden. Temperatures are mild here. We only need some sunlight and then it's perfect!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Oh Carolyn that those are just gorgeous. They look like little pictures just ready to frame and put on the wall. Really really pretty.

Maleviks Rosenträdgård said...

Hi Carolyn.....
WONDERFUL photos......
Me Like :)
I hope you have a Nice day and that life is good to you :)
Håkan ( The Roseman)

Pat said...

Amazingly gorgeous post, Carolyn!

Susis gelbes Haus said...

Ohhhhhhhhh Carolyn..
only wonderful.. I love flowers..;O))
In bavaria is the sun coming ;O))
Spring is welcome..
Kisses Susi

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Wonderful results with Picasa! I want to really invest some time there myself. I'm doing some catching up and enjoyed viewing your creamy roses and green toile room too. Have a great weekend!

Cindy said...

It is always a treat visiting you... your pictures are just lovely!

Susan said...

Thank you for all the incredible harbingers of spring today, Carolyn. So refreshing to see each one of those precious jewels. Susan

Sheila said...

Just beautiful , love all the photos , enjoy this sunny winters day .

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Beautiful photos - thanks for sharing them.

Vlaďka said...

Hello Carolin,
I baked you ,,heart cookies ´´ yesterday. They are absolutely perfect and taste delicious ! Thank ´s the receipe. If you want look at my heart photos.
Bye Vlaďka

Bella said...

Hi Carolyn,
Your post was a beautiful way to start my day!! Love the color match framing... very striking!
Enjoy your sunny day:-)
Bella

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Just beautiful!!

Warmly,
Debbie

Joyful said...

So beautiful. It is lovely to look on such beauty. It is a rest for my soul. Have fun on your walk.

Hélène Glehen said...

Dear Carolyn,

Thank you very much for this wonderful travel among your flowers. That gives us energy and inspires our soul.
Your photos are more and more beautiful.
I wish you a very pleasant week end

~CC Catherine said...

Dear Carolyn, I "ALWAYS" enjoy dropping by your blog, and your photos never leave me disappointed. Today's are spectacular and I love the matting, you've inspired me to go out to Picasa. :) I'm sure all these lovely flowers have come from your gardens over the years. You are blessed my friend! May your weekend give you the sunshine & rest you are longing for. ~Ciao - ~CC

Pamela said...

Carolyn these photos are frame worthy!! Stunning to say the least!!
I love your pink depression glass. I have one bowl that is green glass.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Stay warm!
Pamela :)

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Those pastel matted prints are lovely!!! You picked just the right borders to accent the colors in the photos themselves :) :) Have a lovely weekend. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Raffaella said...

How beautiful are your pastels...

Shabby soul said...

So stunning images! Pastels colors are my fave, of course...
Darling Carolyn, could you please tell me the name of the first (second pic) and second rose (third pic). I'd like so much to plant them in my garden...
Thank you a lot!
Have a nice day
Silvia

Shabby soul said...

So stunning images! Pastels colors are my fave, of course...
Darling Carolyn, could you please tell me the name of the first (second pic) and second rose (third pic). I'd like so much to plant them in my garden...
Thank you a lot!
Have a nice day
Silvia

Ingela - Mosters Trädgård said...

Hello Carolyn,
I´m so happy that you wrote a comment on my blog because that made me find your wonderful blog!
You seem to have a beautiful home and I love all your photos.
The ones with pastel makes me really happy, we need colour this time of year!
Take care.
Ingela

Rug Cottage and Iowa Barntiques Antique Mall said...

Hi Carolyn,

What an uplifting treat to see your photos! The pastel backgrounds add to the beauty of the already fabulously gorgeous photos you take! You inspire so much beauty! Thanks for sharing

Blessings,
Nancy

Sherry said...

Your pictures are just beautiful. What a great album to look at on a gray,dark,damp day we are experiencing here in the Northwest.
I always enjoy reading your beautiful blog. I will take a minute to visit your friend in Alabama.

Suanna said...

The pictures are great. The one with the purple phlox really caught my attention.

Cobalt Violet said...

the pink rose with the pale green tipped petals ... so soft and incredibly beautiful. I LOVE you gorgeous banner, by the way!

Custom Comforts said...

So pretty. There aren't words to describe the loveliness in your photos and the joy they give. All I can say is thank you.
Cindy

Pétales de fées said...

Toutes ces photos sont vraiment ravissantes, la composition en bleu ... magnifique et tout le reste aussi ! Kiss

Shabby soul said...

Darling Carolyn, thank you a lot! You're so lovely to answer so quickly and so kindly to me.
May be (I cross my fingers...) soon I'll have finally to create my little garden: your will be a dreamy inspitarion!
Have a nice day
Silvia

Lynn said...

Carolyn, Truly amazing that your photos could be even more beautiful but the matted look is really stunning.

Red Heads said...

Carolyn, Without a doubt your blog is the most beautiful one I have ever seen.I think that you have soo much talent to put together all your treasures. It is most comforting to me to see these. Some of the china pieces I have & it strikes a beat within heart. Thankyou fellow Maritimer for your awsome blog. Blessings.Dianne.

Beverly said...

Carolyn, each and every photo is gorgeous. I wouldn't be able to choose a favorite.♥

One Shabby Old House said...

I really was my pleasure Carolyn, If you lived closer to me believe me I would bring all of my friends to see your amazing home and garden. Beauty is to be shared and I can only thank you over and over for all that you have shared with us. I certainly wish that you could come dig in the dirt with me too!
So where do you go when you want garden inspiration? Hugs
Becky