Friday, 12 June 2015

Five on Friday

 I' m back for Amy's Five on Friday link up party and bid you most welcome !  Thank you for all your comments on the rainbow and fence post yesterday! Hubby was chuffed to be a part of it!

This has been a lovely summer like week for which we are truly thankful after so many cold blustery weeks.
Firstly, I have almost finished a lovely summer cross stitch pattern by the Primitive Hare.  I love the bee in the pattern!

Tying in very nicely is this picture I was so pleased to capture of a busy bee on my chives plant.  It was lovely to sit in the sun and listening to the bees buzzing in the garden! Ahhh summer!!




Thirdly I have been making the most of the good weather and heading out in to the surrounding countryside on my bicycle.  Great exercise and fun - apart from the dreaded hills and we have lots of them in every direction!

 Fourthly, some of the beautiful countryside basking in the sun




And fifthly, all week I have been enjoying this bouquet of lilies I was given. they are opening and the scent is very heady!  But they were a nice surprise!


Thank you so much for joining me and hope to hear from you.

Don't forget to click on the link below and join Amy and others!



Have a great weekend!

21 comments:

  1. What gorgeous lilies and what a lovely present!!! I love your bee cross stitch as well, it is gorgeous isn't it!!!! Thank you so much for joining in. I hope that you have a great weekend. xx

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  2. pretty flowers. Good for you getting out there on your bike. I haven't been on mine in years. When I did ride it though I hated riding anywhere with hills.

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  3. I love that bee in your cross-stitch pattern! Would love to see the rest of the canvas when it's finished! :D Bike riding sounds delicious but our bike has not been out for a ride for a couple of years now. Hmmm, perhaps I will take her in for a tune-up and bath and then who knows! :D Thanks for the idea! I do love to see bees on flowers, I have a couple of photos of my own of bees captured stuffing their little sacs full of pollen! I'm actually looking for a beekeeper that would be interested in putting a couple of hives out in my meadow. I always thought I would raise bees myself but these days the energy just isn't there. Oh well. Anyway, your post has really put a smile on my face and I needed that...thank you!
    Hugs for now,
    Beth P
    #23 Five on Friday

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  4. I loved your flower photos but I so admire your needlework skills. It's beautiful what you have created. My best to you :)

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  5. I can't remember the last time I rode a bike, it was definitely some years rather than months ago. The cross stitch bee was stunning. What a lovely gift such beautiful flowers. Have a great weekend.

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  6. Beautiful embroidered bee! And lovely photos! The lilies are gorgeous! Great Five for Fri post.

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  7. I love Lillies, their scent is heavenly, great photos and stitching. love cycling, you get to see and smell nature.

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  8. Lovely bees and pictures !!!
    Have a great weekend too !
    Anna

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  9. I just love your post...thank you for the smiles. Blessings

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  10. I have been into bees too. I just can't seem to get enough of them. I really like that shot of the bee in the flowers. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  11. Bees, the true essence of summer! I can't wait for my lavender to bloom and then sit amongst them once again. Beautiful post xxxx

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  12. Beautiful cross stitch; I have a friend who has lots of bees in her décor! So glad you are enjoying summer. It's been a long time since I've ridden a bike. You are an inspiration. Thx for sharing the gorgeous views from around your world. Enjoy the weekend.

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  13. have you read the Secret Life of Bees?
    I love your bee

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  14. Wonderful 5 - The bee is so neat on your chive plant. I loved that pretty country scene. Your lilies were gorgeous. I love them but they make me sneeze so I leave mine outside to enjoy in the garden.

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  15. that stitched bee looks great, I am a little nervous about the real thing since I have been bitten a few times but I think they were by wasps. Such beautiful countryside to be able to ride through, I am hoping this week I will feel up to walking again, I have taken a whole week off, I am going to be out of shape.

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  16. Lovely post Christine, thanks for sharing your wonderful pictures!

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  17. I really enjoyed your five, sweet friend. The bee looks so pretty nestled in the purple flower and my, what a lovely countryside.

    Have a blessed Sunday! Hugs!

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  18. Such a bee-utiful post and photos Christine!! The bee and countryside photos just sing of summer - love it!

    Those lilies are gorgeous! Happy Sunday blessings to you. xoxo

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  19. Loved your post!
    Loved the bee!!!!!!!!!
    Loved the photos!

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  20. Looks like you've been having a lovely time! Beautiful project and lovely photos!

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  21. The countryside is indeed very cheerful and beautiful! Nice shot! Biking on country roads is a lot of fun! My family and I try to do it around our place a few times every year. Good work on your cross-stitch project! I started one very small cross-stitch project when I was 5 or 6. Ten years later I actually got around to finishing it...and I haven't done another one since, but I keep that as proof that I actually can (sort-of) cross stitch and finish a project. I admire those with the patience and talent to cross stitch regularly. :)

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