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Monday, 5 December 2011

December summer colour

December is here and the start of summer. My garden is looking lovely - we have just started watering again, so it might be the extra nutrients coming from the bore water. Today I share with you an update from around my garden.

A few tomatoes are starting to ripen, the grapes are starting to plump up - not ready till January/February, the apricots are green - a few more weeks yet, and lemons - well, I still have lemons hanging on the tree from winter - a sort of living larder.

A few lovely white flowers -


And colour - makes a lovely splash at Christmas - the one on the lower RHS is Coral Bush - it is an Australian native.


I love this time of year when the stone fruit start coming in - how about some fresh peaches and nectarines for the table. No sadly these are not from my garden. The small green plate china serving plate has recently come from my mother-in-law's china cabinet.




 I can make the fruit look like they have come fresh picked from my garden.


I have not done a lot of work with textures - but I had a play around with this image - and added a couple of Textures from Kim at Kim's Cafe - you can go to her link here - kimklassencafe.  Kim has tutorials and a free texture download every week.  The original is on the left and with texture added on the right.
 As I say.....I haven't done a lot with textures as you can probably see here!



 The Ponsettia comes to our Garden Nursery's this time of year in time for Christmas. It is a native of southern Mexico. They make a lovely splash of summer colour to decorate the inside of your house. You can plant it in your garden after it has finished flowering, and it will flower again in winter, or so they say, but sadly I have never had one survive.



I hope you all have a lovely week. I look forward to hearing from you.

I am linking up with Mary and the other wonderful contributors to Mosaic Monday at Little Red House. Click on the link to view their posts Mosaic Monday. Many are from the northern hemisphere, so if you are sweltering in summer heat, then the snow pictures will be a cooling relief.

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12 comments:

  1. How lovely to see someone's garden all abloom! Lovely colors, beautiful tomatoes, the fruit is terrific, even if it isn't from your garden. Enjoy it all!

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  2. All those flowers and fruit are so lovely to see this time of year here in Western Canada. I have had my Poinsettia for 7 years now and it is doing well.

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  3. What a wonderful mosaic and great colours!
    Have a nice week,
    Markus

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  4. Hello Jill, your garden must look beautiful. I love the whites and the colorful flowers. And wow the fruit look delicious. I would love to have a grape vine. Wonderful photos and mosaics, I hope you have a great week!

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  5. Jill thank you very much for all the colour from the a garden. It is winter here and not colour except brown and grey. Hope you have a wonderful week:)

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  6. Florals, flowers and fruits, all make me happy, very nicely done~

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  7. Gorgeous mosaics of beautiful colour. The fruits looks so yummy. I am glad to see you are trying out the textures. Doing great. V

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  8. Wow your photos are awesome and I missed all of these flowers and fruits!

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  9. Your signs of summer are beautiful and especially welcome to me as the winter starts here.

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  10. Jill your photos are a sheer delight. You capture each one and the light so well. Looks like those photography classes are bearing much fruit.

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  11. The fruit photos are gorgeous. I love the thought of your summer in our winter - you with fresh fruit and us with the apples stored from September and the fruit put up in jars. Blogging certainly makes the world small.

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  12. Lovely! Everything is brown or gone in my garden.

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