just an old-fashioned girl

Hello and welcome. I'm glad you dropped by. If you´re looking for something a little nostalgic of bygone eras with a timeless elegance and a little modern twist – in other words, something slightly “retro” – then you should feel right at home here in my shabby chic room. Month by month, there will always be something new to see so I hope you´ll enjoy your stay and come back again soon.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Perfect Match

I was taking some photos of the new lilies we planted in the spring, which had just started to bloom, when this little hover fly landed on one and I couldn´t help noticing how well he matched the stamens on the flower.

The moment I viewed this photo I was irresistibly reminded of one of Jean´s recent pages which I´d admired that very morning. Thanks for the inspiration, Jean!


  1. Thank you for the compliment! This is beautiful. The composition and color of the photo are wonderful, but over all is the wonderful sense of illumination like being in a special world.

  2. Great photo Helen! I agree with Jean and Diane! Great colors and composition! I love the addition of your bee-line element! Wonderful page!