Apr 22, 2012

It's Earth Day...

Happy Earth Day!

It is a BEAUTIFUL DAY here,
I hope the sun is shining softly on you too...

I spent this morning planting the new roses...

then decided to bask in the day...


I set up the wicker sofa
under the Cherry tree...


right next to the fragrant Viburnum...



look BLUE SKIES!

the sun really does shine in Seattle,
sometimes...


an old china tea cup,
wisps of flowers...




the Rhubarb is ready
and last night I made
the first pie...


took the time to talk to friends
I haven't seen in a while...

(the Victorian Garden Catalog)

I brought along this old garden book
for planning inspiration...


why don't they make wire baskets
 this amazing anymore?


the pie
and the dappled sunlight
make me LAZY...


good thing I brought my pillow :-)

today I am joining...
and

Hug a tree for Earth Day :-)
(go on no one is looking )

25 comments:

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Oh what a beautiful spot you have dressed up. Just like a Victorian Lady! I'm so glad you have some gorgeous blue sky. SO long in coming! I love all your darling details. Tiny blooms here and there and bits of lovely china. And of course that sweet wicker settee. Picture perfect!

chateau chic said...

What a lovely post! I especially like your wicker settee and how you have it staged. Just beautiful.
Mary Alice

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You have a beautiful garden, Bella! That pie looks delicious!

GardenGirl said...

What a beautiful day to plant your roses! All so pretty and inspired.

Thank you! Love it all <3

Nann from At Nann's Table said...

Oh can I come over to your house and sit on that beautiful settee and enjoy those gorgeous flowers with you. I am literally carried away with your beautiful photos. Its ethereal. I don't want to leave but stay and stay. And your rhubarb pie is my husbands absolute favorite and yours looks so delicious. Oh what a memorable day!

Nann

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Bella: Oh, what a marvelous place to sit and read. Your violets around the rabbit have such long stems. Simply beautiful..Happy Monday..Judy

Karen said...

What a beautiful post about your beautiful day! I do wish they made those amazing wire baskets, still! Your lovely wicker settee looks so romantic. And my mouth is watering for that pie! I hope you get your roses planted! xx

pastmastery said...

Ah but they DO make wirework like those in your book Bella.
At least they do here in the U.K.

http://www.raymentwire.co.uk/containers/hangBask/No87AbbeyHanging.php

You will not be disappointed!
Suex

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Such a pretty post--I would want to lay down and forget planting the roses! We had a beautiful day in Portland today too. Did you get your roses planted? That would be a lot of digging for 12 roses!

Rowan said...

What a lovely way to spend Earth Day - that rhubarb pie looks so good too.

Kom Achterom said...

ooh nice! love the pie hmmmm!!!!
happy week
Yolanda

Landbohaven said...

Jeg kom tilfældigt forbi din blog.
Gode billeder.
Tak for kigget.
Ha´ en god dag.

Cathy and Steve said...

Bella, what an amazing spot for a cup of tea and an afternoon sojourn. The only other thing I would bring with me to this little spot of heaven is one of Georgette Heyer's regencies LOL. So lovely, thanks for sharing!

Renee said...

What a beautiful spot. I love it. The wire baskets in the book are so pretty.

Haworth said...

Well that just sounds (and looks!) like the perfect way to spend Earth Day, Bella.. enjoying all that's beautiful in your garden. I hope you had a lovely day.

Violets Are Blue said...

How beautifully bucolic! It certainly was a beautiful day on Vancouver Island as well. Wishing you a lovely week.

stefanie said...

oh!!!! soooooo beautiful!

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

What a perfect place to eat pie, read a magazine, doze off...... beautiful!

~Shanon

Gayle said...

I'm smiling at your post Bella, I was adoring and swooning over the blue skies and my post is very similar to yours in many ways! I adore the garden as always.
Spring happiness and hugs,
Gayle

Shabby soul said...

Adorable romantic piece of heaven, that corner! I would like to be right there now. Here is still cold and rainy...
Have a nice day
Silvia

Madelief said...

Such beautiful photo's from your garden Bella. How much it has grown! You have so many flowers in bloom already. Your wicker sofa is simply beautiful and I wish I could taste your rhubarb pie!

Happy day,

Madelief x

Cindy said...

Ohhh my goodness, that just looks heavenly... I want to curl up in a comfy wicker chair under the flowers, just like you...

Cindy

Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish said...

Looks like a perfect setting. I'd love to have a book like your Victorian garden one. How interesting! The pie looks, and sounds, yummy!

Nancy

Carolyn said...

Hi Bella,
You have created the perfect romantic haven for a lovely sunny day retreat!
Your garden is so much future along then mine.

Enjoy your weekend,

Carolyn

Angela said...

I love your blog. Your ideas are marvelous and the pictures are spectacular. Thanks for sharing!