Sunday, September 1, 2013

~ snippets as we say goodbye to winter ~

1.  It's magnolia time.  This makes me very happy - not only are they insanely pretty but it means that warmer weather is definitely on the way.  I am completely guilty of slamming on the brakes and leaping out of the car when I spy a truly beautiful tree

2.  The slowest ever quilt in (still unfinished) history took another step forward this week when I sat down and tacked some more hexies.

3.  Beautiful stitched snail mail - with pressed flowers - such a lovely surprise to come home to.

4.  A new camera bag (an Audrey Lu from 3 Annies - highly recommended - gorgeous colours, soft leather and perfect padding for a DSLR and ipad and wallet) and my red shoes as I packed for a mini break over the weekend.

5.  Lily took her chance to walk alone, be alone, enjoy the sunshine as we walked along Redbill beach at Bicheno.  I think she would like more silence in her life.

6.  We had to eat the strawberries quickly so he had something to put all the shells in...always collecting

7.  The view from our room on the most stunning end of winter day

8.  How pretty is that background??

9.  Cutest father's day card - complete with checked shirt, work pants and spiky hair!

The warm sun shone on us this weekend - when we had almost forgotten what it felt like - like new seedlings we unfurled our bodies and strained to the sunlight ... it felt good.  

We walked on the beach, collected shells, played soccer, celebrated the achievements of the new GP fellows and caught up with old friends.  We gave the Doc hand made cards, sticky kisses and beautiful canvasses (thanks Em!) of some of my photos of our children.  We've said our goodbyes to winter and are ready for spring and new adventures. 

I'm linking up with Em at the Beetleshack to share snippets of the week.



  1. Lots of deliciousness here Ally - those shoes and camera bag look too good to be true.

  2. I love this time of year too, warmth in the air & beautiful magnolias. Love that your daughter is seeking silence. I need to do that too sometimes.

  3. It's beautiful here in Victoria too...yay for Spring!

  4. A beautiful tribute to farewell winter and welcome spring xx

  5. What a gorgeous bag! I'm starting a Piggy Bank collection to treat myself :) Thanks for the link Ally. Enjoy the beautiful Spring days.

    Sophie xo

    P.S. I also have a hexi quilt that has been in the works for about a year and a half now... I feel your pain!

  6. gorgeous photos! love the 3 Annies bag - I have one on my wish list for my birthday!

    Visiting via Ems!

  7. there is such a lovely quality to your stills. those magnolia are just beautiful x

  8. Love the colours of those hexies, gorgeous photo of them. And how cute is that checked shirt!

  9. I love that you can see the change in season in your stills! What lovely light! x

  10. Beautiful photos, and welcome spring! x

  11. the magnolia are gorgeous! loving the spring sunshine :)

  12. Gorgeous snippets from your week Ally and as always, beautifully captured. Mel x.

  13. Serious shoe and camera bag envy! What a lovely week you have captured :-)

  14. Beautiful beautiful snippets as always Ally. Aren't magnolias stunning? I'm trying to figure out where I can possibly put one around here, I love them so. And that Father's Day card - super super cute! x


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