Thursday, 2 January 2014

Floral Friday, a new bloom


Thank you to Trishie from Under Lock and Key for asking me to contribute to her new blog series, Floral Friday. The theme this month is "a new bloom". Here's my contribution. It's a photo of a strawberry plant in my garden with a pretty light pink flower and a new one about to bloom. In the upper left corner there's a stalk which has a developing strawberry inside. You can see the developing strawberry in my second photo, below.

While on the theme of new beginnings, as we say goodbye to 2013, and enter into a fresh new year, I'd just like to take a moment to say a huge THANK YOU, from the bottom of my heart to all of my blog readers. In March 2013 I started my blog as a way of giving back, after having learnt so much from others on the internet, about many topics, but in particular, beauty and baking. What I didn't know at the time was that the most fulfilling and exciting part of blogging would be the connections I'd make with my readers and fellow bloggers online, and "in real life". Thank you to everyone who has read my blog, and an extra special thank you to those who have taken the time to comment. You've made the many hours spent each week on the blog rewarding, and truly worthwhile. Thank you and have a happy, and fulfilling 2014!

Click on the blog hop pics below to see the other Floral Friday posts, they're definitely worth a look!
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  1. What a pretty, pretty flower and from a plant that produces fruit - perfect!! x

  2. rowena from rolala blogs is participating in this project as well. i just visited her blog. beautiful shots Susannah. have fun with it and enjoy. wishing you an awesome weekend. ((hug))

  3. What a beautiful post, Susannah, and gorgeous pics. Love that you picked a strawberry flower - something that bears fruit. Wishing you the most wonderful and fruitful year ahead.

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  4. Lovely post! Hope you have a happy 2014! I had lots of fun reading this blog in 2013, you've certainly taught me a lot! :)

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  5. This is beautiful doll. I really miss the flowers just now...I can't wait for spring to come back to us here. This is really wonderful. I hope you have a gorgeous weekend doll *hugs* Xxx

  6. beautiful bloom. coming here by way of the blog hop! i just got into baking and am still very horrible at it but i'm looking forward to tackling more recipes this year! happy 2014 to you!

  7. Ahh pretty and delicious, I really need to go and buy myself a strawberry plant!

  8. Great choice of new bloom. I'd forgotten that strawberry plants have such a pretty flower. Lovely to find your blog through Floral Fridays!

  9. Oh this is just the most perfect bloom!!! To have strawberries growing right now would be a dream! We have very cold temperatures here and your photo just looks so warm and cheery! SO glad to have found you through the hop! Look forward to following along!! Nicole

  10. Gorgeous strawberry flower and photos! Strawberry flowers are so adorable. Found your blog via the blog hop!

  11. Lovely to discover your blog - how pretty the strawberry flower is and hope you have lots of sweet fruit to enjoy.
    Best wishes for 2014

  12. What a sweet bloom and I love seeing that little strawberry developing as well. Happy New Year Susannah!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  13. I can't wait for 2014! It's already been an exciting year!

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