.......and it comes from South Africa, didn`t know oranges were that good this time of year. :)
lørdag 29. januar 2011
Leaving school and starting your studies away from home is one of the most exciting things to do in life. This is what I have to think about every time my baby leaves back to SA to carry on with her Bachelor of Fine Art. Firstly she is privileged to be so talented and we even more privileged to have her. After lazing in my couch for almost 2 months now. I know she is all loaded up to have the time of her life!
LOVE YOU KAJA!
Posted by Synøve at 02:52
torsdag 27. januar 2011
Such a brilliant little flower which has almost orchid status for me. Just before Christmas we had freezing temperatures in Oslo. One of my favorite shops www.mestergronn.no had this flower but I did not buy it in fear of it not surviving the trip home (-22 degree C that day) It has also the most amazing foliage which makes packing in really tricky! Hope they manage to get this gem of a plant in again. This picture borrowed from http://www.gesneriads.ca/strep271.htm
On a little hiking trip in a beautiful place called Nature`s Valley in the Eastern Cape I found this little gem growing on hard stoney ground right next to our path. It is just as exciting seeing it in it real habitat! I love the Eastern cape for exactly that reason!
Posted by Synøve at 08:13
tirsdag 25. januar 2011
This picture is taken in daylight and shows a truer colour than the rest. ie the purple is slightly bluer.
When I started crafting black boards was one of the funnest things I made.
I haven`t quite gotten over them yet :) These are new boards which are for sale on my site http://epla.no/shop/solbakken/
Posted by Synøve at 07:18
My first little wait for spring flowers to flower is the Muscari, love this plant. Hope I can get the bulbs to survive until the frost is gone so I can plant them in my garden in spring time. Since we dug up all round our house I don`t have much hope of seeing many bulbs popping up then. So I have to brace myself to see the spring flowers until spring 2012. Which makes me think of the garden I just left in the Eastern Cape of SA, where despite awful drought my aloe lit up my garden in the middle of winter.
...the bird I then watched from my balcony was sunbirds, they just love this flower!
Posted by Synøve at 05:07
mandag 24. januar 2011
søndag 23. januar 2011
It really has been very cold for birds, it is amazing they manage this weather. Here is one of my regular guest, he can eat one of these balls of seeds in a day! Hungry maybe?
This tree is probably why he the woodpecker likes to be in my garden. And one of the reasons I bought this house with my family. I love old trees, this one is at least 15m high maybe even close on 20m.
Posted by Synøve at 14:36
søndag 16. januar 2011
Have to take a moment and brag about the fantastic cooks in this house!
This Eiffel tower was 1,2 m high.
In the new year the gingerbread "house" gets smashed and eaten.
Well I regret demolishing it, it was so brilliant
The little dude is a character to a cartoon my kids watch Phineas and Ferb.
Again surprisingly well done :) Uma.
Posted by Synøve at 14:21
lørdag 15. januar 2011
fredag 14. januar 2011
http://epla.no/shops/solbakken/ So hopefully this is going to be a productive year :)
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