Mar 1, 2015

Branching Out...

We had some tree work
 done...
 
the big Thundercloud Plums
needed tidying up...
 
the tree trimmers came
just as the blooms were starting to pop...
 
a pink storm...
 
 
so you know what they say
 
If life gives you Lemons
make Lemonade...

 
I gathered up bundles
and filled my big
French Bucket up...
 
and
enjoyed the show...
 


 
they just cheer up
my Winter weary heart...
 

 
I hope your week is off to
 a cheery start too...
 
Thanks for stopping by...

Feb 27, 2015

Into the Garden Some Rain Must Fall...

We enjoyed so many
beautiful sunny days...
 
 
But,  then some rain must fall...
 
the garden likes it
and so do I...
 
cozy days to relax...
 



 
moderation,
would be nice...
 
too much rain
and the blooms topple over...
 




quiet time on the bench
between downpours...
 


 
the rain keeps the heavenly scent
of the Winter Daphne
strong,  heady and close to the ground...
 
intoxicating...
 

 
"A life is like a garden.
Perfect moments can be had,
but not preserved,
except in memory"
 
wise word from Leonard Nimoy's final Tweet
Rest In Peace
 
 
Happy Weekend to You...

Feb 20, 2015

A Case of the Giggles...

Ralph Waldo Emerson's quote
"The Earth Laughs In Flowers"
speaks to my heart...
 
 
in the early Spring
I feel like the earth has
a Case of the Giggles...
 

 
bursts of joy
popping out everywhere...
 


 

 





 
as the
New Dawn Viburnum fades...
 

so do the tiny blooms
of the Sweet Box...
 
 
as the big Spring clean up begins...
 
much of the garden
appears colorless
and looks more like a snapshot of Fall...
 
 
a closer look
shows the real story...
 
the small new beginnings...


 
new flowers
are beginning to pop too..
 
like this Winter Daphne...
you can smell it's sweet scent wafting all around the garden...
 
 
the first cheery Camellia blooms...
 
 
in the kitchen garden...
 
Strawberry leaves unfurl
and my mind wanders to thoughts
of Summer Days and Pie!
 

the Garlic are up
like soldiers all in a row...
 



 
I smile my way through the
garden chores...
 
raking,
sweeping,
mulching,
weeding...
 
because it is my joy...
 

 
Even Mr. Rabbit
has a shy case of the giggles...
 
Happy Friday!
Sending a Giggle Your Way....