Well, it's Melbourne Cup Day here in Australia and the beginning of Spring Carnival festivities.
We're enjoying a quiet day at home but there appears to be a little spring carnival action of its own happening right here in the garden.
It is looking so pretty at the moment.
The sea of pinks, yellows, blues and whites provides the perfect burst of colour to distract the eye from the weeds that are just as prolific but thankfully not as colourful.
The Jasmine was also in full bloom the other day....
but then only above knee height....
and then the lambs learnt some tricksy high-jump manoeuvres and got themselves onto the balcony.
I thought it was cute that they were 'appreciating' the Jasmine too. I kept shooing them off but following a quick trip to the supermarket, I returned to find the Jasmine pruned to an inch of its life...
Happy Lamb, Sad Jasmine in the background.
and a very contented lamb with a belly so full of Jasmine he couldn't stand up. It was almost enough to make a grown woman cry. Who knew lambs were addicted to flowers? So last night a temporary fence was installed just in front of the house to keep Rocco and Lulu away from the flowers but close by while they are still on their milk feeds. In a few weeks they can go into their proper paddock down the hill.
Speaking of florals, it has been a while since I posted my op shop finds but for some strange reason they all feature flowers on them so I thought it appropriate to post here.
Sweet wooden Kokeshi Doll - 99 cents to go with Eleanor's Kokeshi and Babushka collection.
White floral jug - $1.99.
A couple of Vintage floral tablecloths - $1 each.
Retro Jelly Moulds - 50 cents, OK not floral but florally spring colours all the same.
Vintage sewing basket - $10, my favourite, in perfect condition with a tray inside and lined with red satin.
Vintage floral frock (below) - $10. I have been feeling rather large and frumpy and obviously cannot wear this dress in my current 'delicate' condition but it was so pretty I thought I'd snap it up for next Spring, or even for the end of this Summer. Ha ha, a girl can dream can't she?
Finally, a very Happy Melbourne Cup Day to all the Aussies who are celebrating today!!! Best of luck on the horses!