Cabbage flowers

Wow, this has been the longest I’ve been away from the blog for some time now. Thanks for all your sweet messages and well wishes. Rick is doing really well, and all three boys seem to have bounced back to their usual selves. Unfortunately, it’s been a slower recovery than I anticipated for myself. It’s made me realise how important my health is, and how I seriously need to start taking better care of myself. No more slacking off with exercise. No more late nights. No more excuses.

I bought these beautiful flowers over the weekend in an attempt to bring back a bit of colour into my life. Angus and Pete were with me when I chose them, and they both took turns carrying them for me afterwards as we walked to the car. It was so sweet. They’re called cabbage flowers, and I reckon they’re the most gorgeous flowers I’ve seen in a while. You can surely expect to see a bit more of them around here this week.

I hope you are all well and staying away from the flu! Looking forward to posting regularly again and catching up on all your wonderful blogs.

More flora here.

(Linking up with Jess.)

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rooth July 24, 2012 at 12:52 am

Glad to see that you’re back and the family is well. Ronnie you do need to take good care of yourself. It’s tough balancing everything but health is pretty darn important. :)

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Pink Ronnie July 26, 2012 at 10:25 pm

I know, I need to keep telling myself that…
Ronnie xo

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katherine July 24, 2012 at 4:41 am

omg Ronnie this are beautiful photos.i’m glad that the boys/hubby are doing good and hope that you get well soon is nice to heard from you just take your time and get tons of relaxation.

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Charlotte July 24, 2012 at 6:48 am

Wow, they are gorgeous! Like nothing I’ve seen before. Are they native to Australia, or…?

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Pink Ronnie July 25, 2012 at 8:17 pm

I honestly have no idea Charlotte – but if I had to guess, I don’t think they are…
Ronnie xo

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lamina @ do a bit July 24, 2012 at 7:49 am

They are really gorgeous and such beautiful colours! Love the photos especially the first one!

I really need to get back into doing exercise too but it’s so hard to find the motivation when it’s so chilly…alI I want to do is sit on the couch, under a blanket and drink lots of warm tea!

So glad you guys are feeling better… we have managed to stay away from the flu -knock on wood! :)

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Pink Ronnie July 25, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Sitting on the couch is definitely my specialty…. :)
Ronnie xo

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Laura Gofton July 24, 2012 at 8:35 am

Glad to hear you are all on the mend. And yes, you definitely need to take care of yourself. I think as mothers we tend to put everyone elses needs before our own. But it is important to remember that unless we look after ourselves then we can’t possibly look after those we love.

Beautiful flowers. I had always wondered what they were called. x

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Lyndall July 24, 2012 at 9:16 am

Those flowers are lovely!

Ugh, the flu can be horrible! I remember the last time I had it, it hung around for weeks! Even after I felt better I still had a disgusting sounding cough. Hope you’re all getting lots of rest and are on the way to a full recovery!

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Pink Ronnie July 25, 2012 at 8:19 pm

I know, that mucus is just terrible. I’ll be glad when I’m rid of it!
Ronnie xo

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Penny July 24, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Flowers always bring a little more light in your life don’t they. These are gorgeous and the way you have taken photos of them have brought out their beauty even more!

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Sandra (Simply Peachy) July 24, 2012 at 12:25 pm

OMG the cabbage flowers are stunning! So beautiful!
Hope you’re feeling better now dear! Rest up and get 100% better soon! xx

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Yvette @ DTlilsquirts July 24, 2012 at 1:24 pm

we had the flu a bout 2 months go – man it hit hard.. took 3 weeks to recover..

get lots of rest, chicken soup and don’t worry about us we’ll still be here :)

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Pink Ronnie July 25, 2012 at 8:20 pm

Thanks Yvette, that’s so sweet.
Ronnie xo

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Ai Sakura July 24, 2012 at 3:28 pm

get well soon!! I’ve seen those around a lot but I’m always wondering… can we eat them?? are they like the usual cabbage? ;p

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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Galit July 24, 2012 at 3:53 pm

We joined your flu club this weekend… :) But luckily is was a mild one and we’re almost as good now.
Those flowers are magnificent! Don’t think I ever saw cabbage flowers!
Hope you have some sun at your end and that you all are healthy and happy! xx

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Corrabelle July 24, 2012 at 5:16 pm

Wow, those flowers are stunning! I’m glad that you guys are finding your groove again. It takes a while, doesn’t it? Welcome back:)

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Janet July 24, 2012 at 6:46 pm

I saw some at Bunnings on the weekend – they were selling them as decorative pot plants. Who would have thought boring old cabbage could be so pretty??!

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Pink Ronnie July 25, 2012 at 8:21 pm

Thanks for the heads up – I didn’t realise Bunnings sold them potted. :)
Thanks for stopping by too.
Ronnie xo

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Twitchy July 24, 2012 at 9:50 pm

Hi Ronnie, first time here so I don’t know what’s been happening but glad to hear things are on the improve. Those flowers and your photos are beautiful :)

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Pink Ronnie July 25, 2012 at 8:21 pm

Welcome Twitchy, lovely to have you here. Thanks for your sweet message.
Ronnie xo

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Diane July 24, 2012 at 11:57 pm

so glad you and the family are getting back to your health….so tough when it’s everyone, especially mom! love the “feel” of these photos….they feel light and airy!

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swanski July 25, 2012 at 2:09 am

Ick! I hate the flu and so far we have evaded it for a couple of years. I think it helps that the children are adults now :) Love the flower and the photo-so dreamy!!

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Cory July 25, 2012 at 2:21 am

what a gorgeous photo, as usual my dear!
I’m glad you are feeling better. The flu SUCKS and it’s terrible to have the whole family sick!
XO

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qin July 25, 2012 at 4:50 am

nice <3

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Katherine Ross July 25, 2012 at 5:26 am

I’ve never heard of such flowers… they’re so full and beautiful! I hope they’ve lifted your spirits a bit, glad to hear your feeling better!

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Rachel from Redcliffe Style July 25, 2012 at 6:07 am

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous photos. They make me feel peaceful. Rachel x

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Pink Ronnie July 25, 2012 at 8:22 pm

Wow, thanks Rachel!
Ronnie xo

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Catherine July 25, 2012 at 7:41 am

Gorgeous images!

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trishie July 25, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Glad to hear the boys are better and hope you’ll soon be 100% soon. Cabbage flowers are so gorgeous, i’ve been eyeing them at the florist

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Niru July 25, 2012 at 5:59 pm

Ronnie, these are such exotic looking flowers and you’ve captured their beauty gorgeously. I won’t mind at all seeing more of these beauties here on your blog :)

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Grace July 25, 2012 at 7:01 pm

Oh, Ronnie! Those flowers are breathtaking! But what you’ve done with them in the photos is even more remarkable!
Hope you’re feeling better. Take care of you x

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Pink Ronnie July 25, 2012 at 8:23 pm

Thanks Grace! I wrote my second Snap Me Happy post the other day and was thinking of you. :)
Ronnie xo

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Jess@diaryofasahm July 25, 2012 at 9:14 pm

Those flowers are incredibly beautiful; I’ve never seen anything like them!

Glad you’re on the mend. Xx

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shinelittlelight July 25, 2012 at 10:28 pm

oh my what pictures! Feel so lucky to have stayed healthy this winter! Must be this country air! *s*

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Pink Ronnie July 26, 2012 at 10:25 pm

Gosh Sophie, that is awesome. Keep up the good work!
Ronnie xo

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jennifer young July 26, 2012 at 6:46 am

hope you are feeling better, ronnie! those cabbage flowers are the sweetest thing ever!

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Pink Ronnie July 26, 2012 at 10:26 pm

Thanks Jen!
Ronnie xo

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Debie Grace July 27, 2012 at 9:44 am

This is the first time I saw that kind of flower and it is pretty unique! :) Wishing you good health and fast recovery, Ronnie! :)

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Donna July 28, 2012 at 2:27 pm

beautiful flowers. hope you’re feeling better now!

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eskimo*rose July 31, 2012 at 10:26 am

lovely lovely, beautiful beautiful, gorgeous gorgeous photos … LOVE your style sweet Ronnie xx

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Pink Ronnie August 6, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Thank you Emma, you are so kind.
Ronnie xo

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