Friday, April 15, 2011

Boring The Pants Off You

Morning's cuppa and bum on a comfy sofa time....I am in "bore the pants off you" mode.  Do you remember the song "Forty Shades of Green" by the Alexander Bros...probably NOT unless you are an old wrinkly like me and NO..I don't have it in my record collection nor am I here to tell you that the colour green is going to be the next big trend in cardmaking or if it heard it here first.   Have I finally lost the plot....are they waiting to cart me off in a straitjacket....NO...I am just in philosphical mood because it's a bit of a celebratory morning.....I've just had my first morning outdoor cuppa of the year ...the best time of the day when most folks are still asleep...the birds are dashing hither and thither in their daily search for food....oh yes us humans have it dead easy...a quick trip to Tesco and we're my first job of the day is to top up the bird feeders.   Some folks say that we shouldn't feed the birds in the Spring and Summer months but they need all the help they can get when they are nesting and rearing young and up to now I haven't heard any complaints from my lot....check out this little cutie waiting for the breakfast gong....oops that trellis looks like it could be doing with a bit of a spruce up.....another job added to the never ending list of things to do....
 and the feeding frenzy begins....
But where does the green come into the scheme of things I hear you know me...not a come to the point girl when I can waffle on about this that and the other. I am always amazed at the kaleidoscope of colours that Nature has in her palette and even before the flowers start to bloom.....there is green everywhere in every imaginable shade...I love this time of year when everything is bursting into life.....the daffs are beginning to look a bit past their best and soon will be all shrivelled up and brown but something else is guaranteed to pop up and colour our world....

Do I really have time to sit and ponder the wonders of Nature.....probably not but this is my favourite time of the day.....just ME...the Furry Boy and my feathered friends enjoying the silly o'clock peace and quiet before the cubbyhole beckons and if I can sneak in another cuppa.....well that's my idea of heaven.
But back to the crafty stuff....another card from that gorgeous Tres Chic Project Kit from Craftwork Cards....
Craftwork Cards would love to see what you make with their fabulous get those crafty fingers working...e-mail your creations to and Sue and Julie will showcase your creations on the Craftwork Cards Blog....and finally before you all nod off....a little sneaky peek....
Now that I am sufficiently topped up with's time to take our morning stroll.....another of my favourites planning the day ahead and the Furry Boy.....well he's happy just sniffing and rooting around in the woods.   Catch up with you all tomorrow over at Penny Black Saturday for another fab challenge and a yummy Penny Black prize.
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Morning Both.I must be an old wrinkly Kath i remember the song even went to see the Alexander Brothers once upon a time.I can't sit out with the birds cos it is blinkin raining.
    Have a good day see you tomorrow.
    Kathleen x

  2. Morning Kath & Buddy, love the pic of the bird sitting on your trellis, eyeing up the nut feeder, no sitting out this morning for me either, dull and dreary here. Enjoy the rest of your day.
    Irene x

  3. I remember my dad with the record Kath, I'm definitely not old!! Totally agree on the birdies, they need there extra energy to bring up their broods and 6am was my favourite time before anyone else was up. Bliss before the stampede started! Have a lovely day Carolxx

  4. Morning Kath and Buddy. Your definately up with the birds this morning. Looks lovely , I love seeing all the lovely little birds. I only have a back yard and only get big starlings. Have a great day Hugs x ChrisB

  5. Thanks for starting my day with a smile hun and for sharing the pics of your lovely garden. I confess that I could sit and watch the birds on a feeder for hours. Hope you have a super day hun. Sxx

  6. Lovely photos and never heard of that song, sorry. Hope you and Buddy have a wonderful walk and a fab day. Hugs Anesha

  7. Morning Kath . . . hope you and Buddy had a nice stroll in the lush green countryside!

    I also love quiet mornings in the garden with my 2 chickens running around making happy little "bok bok" noises.

    The blackbirds, dunnocks & doves form an orderly queue along my fence for the sultanas first thing! I feed 'em all year round and didn't realise some people say you shouldn't.

    Hugs, Sandra

  8. Lol. I remember the song fine. With you on the favourite time of year. Just love watching the landscape changing from winter dull to spring flourish of colour. Have lovely day.

  9. Lovely pictures of your garden hun :) xxx

  10. LOVE seeing these pictures, Kath, please do it more often!

  11. What a lovely post Kath and not boring at all. Love your card!

    Love Lynda xxx

  12. Hi kath
    fabulous piccies, the early morn is my fav time of day, so peaceful. gorgeous card, have lovely weekend,sue,x

  13. great photos Kath, isn't God marvellous providing all these beautiful plants just so we have something nice to smell and gorgeous look at! We've got a family of bluetits in a tiny bird house hanging from our cherry tree in the back garden - I'm sure they must be seasick 'cos the wind blows it backwards and forwards! I tried to leave a comment very early this morning but Blogger wasn't having it - thought I was trying to 'edit' so closed down and left the internet. Have a lovely weekend, Mary G x

  14. I do love green - love the look of the little snapshot with the green & yellow. The birds are busy - a huge crow was busy tugging huge clumps of our lawn out & gathering as much as he could in his beak before flying off - I've never seen the like!
    Paula (PEP)

  15. Love your garden photos and your card and sneak peek Kath. I remember that song too! One of the Alexander Brothers, think it was Tom the one with the accordian, used to live near my eldest brother. Jim always talked about "Hooch" as he tended to say that now and again during the songs lol!

    Kat xx

  16. You never bore the pants off me.

    But isn't it funny (a rabbits a bunny, go on finish it off)

    A challenge a few weeks ago was use green and the song 40 shades of green came into my head and I couldn't remember who sung it and while I sang it at the time, I now can't remember the words. Age eh!
    God help us!

    Kath x

  17. Hi Kath.I ALWAYS feed the birds all year round too.The birds get fed even before Ronni the mog lol.I love to sit with a cuppa also,and watch them.Hugs xx