Carnations in the Sun

I got these lovely carnations for my birthday. 
They were sitting on my kitchen windowsill in the sun and I felt the need to take some pictures. 

I was also given some beautiful lilies which I will be pointing my camera at too. :)) 
Do you think the message may have got out that I love flowers?!!

Did you spot my deliberate error on my last post, cough cough. 
The first picture I put up had already posted before. I'm not sure how I did that, I think  I was going to put a different one up but for the life of me I can't remember which one it was.  
So I apologise for that!!!

I also wanted to say thanks to everyone for the lovely birthday wishes you sent my way - I really appreciate every one of them.  
You are a lovely lot :)))

I also found this quote which made me stop and think.

Don't Just Count Your Years
Make Your Years Count 
(Ernest Meyer)

Now I'm not sure who Mr Meyer is/was but he was surely a very wise man!!!

I think I have wittered on enough for today so, I am

Sharing today with 


Sandra said…
Lovely frilly carnation with the sun shining through!
We are melting in the heat here - I do hope it will cool down again soon!
It sounds as though the weather was marvellous for your holiday period.
This is a lovely carnation. It is always nice to get flowers. Sounds like you had a lovely birthday!
Dianna said…
Very pretty shot of that carnation!
Have a great rest-of-your-weekend!
Jill said…
Love your carnation...the lighting is so cool!
Debbie said…
gorgeous ellie!! witter away, i personally love it!!
TexWisGirl said…
little carnations always make me think of my mother. she grew the red ones in her garden plots. :)
Leovi said…
Wonderful backlight, beautiful photo. I love that flower.
CameraCruise said…
Beautiful carnation and beautiful photo, I also love the quote.
How strange we both posted a carnation and it looks like at the same time.
Happy Birthday, Ellie.
Pat said…
Beautiful backlighting!
Nancy Claeys said…
My father's favorite flower, only in red. Love the lighting behind it. :)
Happy Birthday ~ love the light coming through the carnation ~ awesome photography ~ (A Creative Harbor)
Rohrerbot said…
It's amazing what flowers will do:) They brighten up my day as well. Every single time:) Happy belated birthday:)
Roan said…
This is my favorite flower, only I always choose pink. Love the backlighting. Playing catch up reading your blog. I've taken notes on the strawberry jam. Looks wonderful!
Lasse said…
Beautiful Ellie !
orchid said…
Dearest Ellie,
Oh,marvelously beautiful carnations for your birthday♡♡♡
Thanks for the quote; yes, with my age this one sure is worth deliberation, haha.
Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*
Fiona said…
Lovely photo of a beautiful carnation Ellie.

They are such pretty flowers.

Glad that you had such a lovely birthday

Hope you have a great week x

ps thanks for linking up with Green Day this week.

Beautiful carnation!
Enjoy your Sunday! :)
I love frilly white flowers of any kind. So pretty!
ZielonaMila said…
Beautiful carnation and beautiful photo! I am greeting
Cheryl said…
Just found your lovely blog, belated happy birthday wishes. x
You know, Ellie, your pictures of flowers are SO LIFE LIKE, that it is almost as good as getting flowers delivered to my door. :)

Have a great day!
SizzleandZoom said…
You live in Scotland (I love Scotland) and I'm memerized by your beautiful blog.
Lovely light in this carnation composition.
Anonymous said…
Your carnation is lovely. Does it smell as heavenly as it looks?
geetlee said…
so so pretty

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