Feb 17, 2017

In My Garden Today....

We had a Beautiful Day Today...
 
 
a day that had a hint of Spring in it...
 
the early Crocus
are a sight for sore eyes each year...
 

the first day
I have gotten outside to start the Spring Clean up...
 




 And Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth’s dark breast
rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.

 ~Percy Bysshe Shelley, "The Sensitive Plant"


 
 
big clumps of hyacinth
pushing upward...
 

 
 
Sweet Box
plain and nondescript...
 
smells amazing,
smells like Spring....
 
the scent fills the garden...
 

 
 
the Winter Daphne
almost open...
 
its another early bloomer
with amazing scent...
 

 
 
Snowdrops...
 


dazzling in the sun...
 
 
what a delight
to spend the afternoon,
in the garden
with dirty hands!
 
I am linking up to....
 
thanks for joining me...
Happy Weekend!

Feb 16, 2017

Garden Throwback - Roses...

Well it is
Throwback Thursday....
 
and here on this seriously gloomy ansd wet
Seattle, Day...
 
I cant imagine a better Throwback than Summer Roses...
 
Come stroll with me
through Summer Past...
 

 
this Rose is Sweetness,
perfectly named...
 



Roses back dropped with whimsical Foxgloves...
 
and in the far back
the arbor covered in Eden... 
I wish I had a close up of that!


 
pretty in pink...
 

 
 
I believe these are Fairy Roses...
 


 
a close up of Eden!
 
they make my heart swoon...
 


 
Nancy Reagan Rose,
lazily drooped on the picket fence...
 


 
I really wish my whole garden looked like this,
perfect cottage style!
 
although the rose is far too burgundy for my taste
I don't know how it snuck in...
 



lovely James Galway,
those ruffled petals thrill me endlessly...
 


one of my must have Roses,
Gertrude Jekyll...
 
 
breathtaking
Wedgewood Rose...
 
when the weather dries out a bit
it will be time to prune the roses...
 
I have over a hundred bushes now,
a big job...
 
but a job full of hope,
full of promise...
 
a good time to daydream of Summer Days...
 
***
I am joining...



 
 Wishing you a Day filled of Rosy Daydreams....

Feb 14, 2017

Happy Valentines Day!! & A Winner!

 
 Happy Valentines Day
 my lovely friends!!
 
 
 
I hope your day is filled
with sweetness...
with love...
and with joy...
 
and never forget to give these things to yourself,
because you are beautiful
and deserve it!
 
 
the WINNER
of the David Austin
Lady of Shalott Rose is.....
  
Dezzie!
Congratulations!
 
 
Big Valentine Hugs!