Saturday 28 August 2010


Carmi's Photographic Challenge this week is Flowers. I am very pleased about that, as I was struggling to find some new photos for a blog!

Both were taken in my garden, the white Shasta Daisies have finished now, but I took the Love-in-a-mist this morning, after a rain shower. Lucky I did, as the shower came back and turned into a downpour!

I haven't had a lot of time for blogging this week, though I've been reading all yours! We are going on holiday a week today - a cruise around the British Isles, so its been a question of "What are we going to wear?" and "What is the weather going to be like?", and more importantly, "What are we supposed to wear on formal nights on the cruise???"

Neither Mr. G nor me are great ones for formal "do's" but I have a pair of trusty black trousers in a sort of vaguely slinky material, that hang well, and I've got a variety of tops that I can float around in. Its Mr.G that is causing a problem as he just doesn't possess a suit (told you we were casual, did I?). But my sister, who is a great "Cruiser" says so long as he looks respectable and wears a tie, all will be well.

Well, we can only hope so!

I'm really looking forward to this cruise, and have bored my family rigid by talking about it for the past 6 months! But it is our Golden Wedding Anniversary in November, so this is our celebration!

I'll bring back lots of photos!


CorvusCorax12 said...

they are both gorgeous but i definitely love the Love-in-a-mist...what a beautiful color and flower and i like anything with water drops:)
Enjoy your cruise !!

Diane said...

Hi Gilly - thats one of the reasons I think we will never do a cruise!! I used to love dressing up before I met my hubby - who has always been a bit of a slob, and its rubbed off on me I think!!! Where are you going to visit on your cruise? Are you doing the Channel Islands etc? I presume that you are calling in at Honfleur on the cruise then. I hope you get to do St Malo too - totally wonderful places. I love the "love in a mist". Ive sown lots of seeds over the years, but never managed to get any to grow. I 'll try it again next year. xxxxx

kenju said...

Well, first let me say congratulations on reaching that anniversary! I hope you will have a great time on the cruise.

The photos are excellent, Gilly, just beautiful!!

janie said...

wow that love-in-a-mist is scrumptious t'would nearly make me give thanks for the rain!
Congratulations on your anniversary and hope you have a ball(informally) on your cruise.

Glennis said...

Great photo - love that nigella photo! The chrysanthemum makes me want to pat it.

Have a wonderful time on the cruise, and I'm looking forward to seeing your photos and reading about your adventures. I've never been on a cruise before - I'd love to go on an Alaskan one someday.

Hollace said...

Your flower pictures are wonderful. I can just feel the morning mist on the aptly named 'Love-in-a-Mist'.It feels so fresh I can touch it! Someday you will have to post a picture of it upright so I can see its face =)

You can talk to us everyday about the preparations for the cruise. It's fascinating. I have never done one before and probably won't have the opportunity. But I love to hear about the charms of it.
You should read "Our hearts were young and gay" by Cornelia Otis Skinner. There is a hilarious cruise scene.

You should write a blog or several about marriage. Fifty years is a lot of experience! I would love to hear what you have to say on the subject. Congratulations on your Golden Achievement!

theMuddledMarketPlace said...

love in a mist are do you stop yours being slugsupper tho?

cruising.......that sounds just the thing :)

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

Gorgeous flower pictures! Your cruise sounds so exciting. I hope you have a wonderful time and we'll be waiting for your pictures.

KathyA said...

What a milestone, Gilly! Happy Anniversary!!!
We're not formal people either and although 'clean up nicely' avoid formal affairs like the plague.
Have a wonderful cruise and take lots of photos!

Marja said...

Lovely photo's he one with the waterdrops is very special. I love it's name as well.
Oh I hope you have such a great time on the cruise. My husband only has one suit he one he married in. Don't know if he stil fits in there though.
What an achievement 50 years congrats
in advance

Diane said...

Hi Gilly
There is a lovely shop in Honfleur that sells gift packs of the tinned fish - and they are really lovely, but it is a lot cheaper to buy them in a supermarket. There is a smallish (but perfectley formed ) supermarket on a street that leads from the harbout (almost central) - not too far for a stroll. Can I come with you? I wish I was back there. xxx

carmilevy said...

I can't wait to see the pics you bring back from your water-borne adventure. They'll doubtless be incredible.

These flowers could literally jump through my screen. You've captured their texture so perfectly!

Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country said...

Golden wedding anniversary! Congratulations!

We always have a problem with that too. Mostly the suit, or lack of, for hubby. Living on a farm and going nowhere except horse shows and the occasional movie, we don't own any fancy clothes and who wants to buy a suit to wear one time?

Beautiful flowers.

kenju said...

I miss you, Gilly!!