Total Pageviews

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Sunday Snaps!

Happy Sunday to all my little bloggy friends!

I am delighted to say that we are now getting the second flush of roses in the garden, which is bringing a welcome touch of colour.  I took a couple of photos earlier in the week to share with you.




I have been making fresh tomato sauce like nobody's business over the past couple of weeks, and have plenty in the freezer to have in the Autumn/Winter, but, as you can see, there are still plenty of tomatoes left, so I think I will be freezing a lot more before they come to an end!


I came across these photos the other day.  Gosh, look at my huge specs, but I hasten to add that they were very fashionable at the time!!  I think I would have been about 44 and hubby 47, which would make the girls 20 and 13.  How time flies!  




I went on holiday with the two girls once, to Crete (loved it!) and the local people just would not believe that they were both my daughters.  They kept saying that one was so fair, and the other so dark!!  But I assure you that they are both very much mine, and I love them dearly.

Here is a photo of the two sisters which was taken during that holiday in Crete.



I hope you all have a good week ahead.  See you again soon!

20 comments:

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

What lovely photos from 'back in the day' Diane! Gotta love those specs!

I'd love to explore your garden for an afternoon, it is lovely.

Claudia Moser said...

As said so many times before you have a lovely family! You are one happy woman Diane!
As for your garden, it looks like a little piece of heaven on earth. And yummy tomatoes ...

Linda O'Connell said...

Oh how I wish I could travel the world. I dreamed last night that I was on a cruise ship...the wrong one, headed for Canada instead of Mexico. Your daughters are lovely.

EM Illustrator said...

Hi Diane!

Beautiful pictures from your garden, the roses are absolutely gorgeous! And so much tomatoes - lovely! Lovely photos of your family - the years pass quick I so much agree with that. Enjoy your Sunday !

Hugs x

Jennifer Hoppins said...

I love the retro pictures of you and your beautiful family. What a dream to travel to Crete! I would love to visit it. Did you explore the Minoan ruins? I once studied the paintings for a class and wished I could see the island and the murals.

Your roses and tomatoes are spectacular!

Shady Del Knight said...

Hallo, dear Thisisme! You continue to amaze me with frequent changes to your header collage. This new one is my favorite thus far. It looks like everything's coming up roses in your garden and your new greenhouse will surely be put to the test during the upcoming autumn and winter seasons. We're still hitting 90F or higher in my corner of the world. I am so happy to see these pictures of you and the girls taken at an earlier stage of life. I love each and every member of your family. Please have a wonderful Sunday, dear Thisisme, and a splendid week ahead. Cheers!

Shelly said...

Lovely, lovely pics! Your roses are exquisite, as is the rest of your garden. Loved the walk down memory lane~ always fun to revisit and savor the past~

Darlene said...

One word sums it up: beautiful! Beautiful family and beautiful garden! You do indeed have lots more tomatoes coming on! But you will certainly enjoy all fruits of your labor this winter! My tomatoes are finally nearly done. Love your back in the day photos.

Odie Langley said...

OMG Sweet Thang, this is an award winning post if there ever has been one. I carry on at times about your abilities for blog beauty and this post proves what I have been saying. You are an artist and your posts are as one expressions says it "eye candy
". I loved all the pictures and envy you having all that beauty around your place to see daily. Hope your week coming up is a great one.
Hugs,
Odie

Olive Cooper said...

Hi Diane, your roses are beautiful. I have a crush on those tomatoes my friend. Your girls are lovely. I had enormous glasses too. hugs, olive

Chatty Crone said...

The beautiful pink rose on the top popped out at me - it is exquisite - but the last photo of your two girls - more the exquisite!

Retired English Teacher said...

You garden is looking so lovely, and those tomatoes are something to brag about! You will have lots of great tomato sauce all winter.

I love seeing all the old photos of you and your beautiful daughters. You look right in style for the times. I recently ran across a photo of my cousin and me. We both have on those big glasses too. LOL We got quite a kick out of seeing it.

Empty Nester said...

Your roses are gorgeous! My grandmother would have loved them! She had a lovely yard filled with flowers when she was still with us. I remember my mother and grandmother having those big specs back in the day too. And they were, indeed, quite in fashion! :)

Susan said...

My goodness! Those are the most beautiful tomatoes Thisisme! We just can't seem to grow them like that here...they look so delicious. And, your roses are superb. I love the garden view with the fir trees in the background. Such a gorgeous sight! I know it keeps you busy...hope you can harvest all of your tomatoes, while you stop to smell the roses! See you soon, my friend!♥

Susan said...

Oh, I forgot to tell you, I FINALLY grabbed your blog button! I have tried a couple of times, but not in a while. You know how you get better as time goes on? LOL! Well, I was able to grab it today. I would like to have a blog button. I made my own last year, but don't like it. Will have to try again! Hugs!

KC said...

Dearest Diane, What a lovely pop of colour in your garden. I bet those roses spell delightful. You also have a wonderful harvest of tomatoes. I can appreciate the time and dedication that goes into keeping such a garden. A job well done my friend! Seeing your family photos leave me feeling warm and fuzzy inside. Love to you. Wishing you a splendid week ahead. Blessings, Kerrie

KC said...

Oh! That was meant to say, I bet those roses smell delightful. Sorry about that.

Well, I suppose they could cast a spell of delightfulness on one.

Whatda ya reckon? Hehee.

Sending smiles your way :) Hugs and love! Bye for now xoxo Love, Kerrie

orchid said...

Dearest Diane,
What a beautiful and magnificent pictures of roses♡♡♡ You have such a gorgeous garden and I wish to have the share of your tomatos, haha.
And I truly amazed with you and your family's photos, my friend! We have no such thing happens with color of the hair(^^;) Thank you very much for sharing these♬♬♬
Lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Denise said...

I love your garden and all the family photos were a treat for Me.Such a good looking family :)

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

it is the middle of the week and I am only now getting around to seeing your Sunday snaps........have to ask how do you make homemade tomato sauce
Love the photos of the pretty flowers but then I do like pretty flowers.......lol Oh and you have pretty girls too...........lol