Jan 12, 2015

A Swell Day...

After a week of heavy fog,
the sun popped out this morning...
 

we popped outside too,
eager to soak up a few rays...
 
dry out a bit...
 



while the garden is pretty much
a lot of brown...
 



 
But,
there are
some swell things happening...
 

 
the Magnolia's furry catkins...


 
the blooms of my
 New dawn Viburnum...
 
are still sweet,
but some have yellowed around the edges...
 



in my short
stroll around the garden...
 
the Crocus went from the tight buds in the first shot,
to these bright spots,
in a sea of brown...
 

 
 Hope for an early Spring?
 
maybe,
but, Winter has yet to stop by for a visit...


 
for now I will enjoy my little taste of Spring
and I hope you have too...
 
Thanks for joining me on this Swell Day....

Jan 5, 2015

New Beginnings...


The New Year
has begun...
 
I am a little slow
at getting started,
I was lucky to have my Mr.  home
 for a long holiday vacation...
 

 
I was gifted this gorgeous calendar,
from a very special blogging friend....

 
the pages are fabulously,
decadently
glittered...

 
Thank You Jacqueline!
for beginning each of my days
 with sparkle...
 
your friendship
means the world to me!

 
another beginning
arrived the day after Christmas...
 
when my Husband presented me
 with this little bloom...
 
 a little garden bloom in Winter,
decadent...

 
I planted this little New Dawn Viburnum
last Spring,
knowing it would be an early bloomer,
but, in December...
just WOW!
 
as if
 Winter blooms
are not enough treasure,
the smell,
Ahhhhh...

after that discovery,
I looked around the garden a little harder...


pushing aside
the blanket of Fall leaves...


tiny treasures...

we haven't ever had snow yet!

 
I hope your year has begun
with good friends,
glitter
and small treasures too....
 
Happy New Beginnings to you my friends... 
 


Dec 18, 2014

A Christmassy Welcome...

Welcome to my Christmas Foyer....
 
 
my little foyer
was one of the first reasons
 I fell in love with my house...
 
the Victorians
loved their formal spaces,
 
they may not be the most user friendly spaces...
but,
I could hardly wait for my first Christmas here
to drape the stair rails in garland...
 
a settee and a tiny table nestle tightly
beneath the stairs...



to the right of the settee,
this hall tree...
 
a peek into my parlor
on the right
and
 to the left out of view
another door leads to the dining room...
 
 
my hall tree tabletop set in a Wintery scene...
 
you know
 I am Dreaming of a White Christmas...
 




a little table top tree...
 



with a birdie theme...
 


 
following tradition,
 a nest in your tree for good luck
in the New Year...
 




 


 
Iris,
my curious little mouse,
has been wondering what I am doing down here....
 

 
and lights out...
 
 
Merry Wishes to You...