Apr 30, 2012

Happy May Day!


I have always loved
May Day...


as girls,
my girlfriends and I loved to sneak around the neighborhood
early in the morning,
dangling baskets
from the doorknobs of our favorite neighbors...


the baskets those days
were made from plastic strawberry baskets
with ribbons woven through the slits...

now it's fun to make something
more eleborate...


something,
 I made to hang
on YOUR virtual doorknob...

my dear sweet blogging neighbors...

to wish each of you a
Happy May Day...


Today I am joining...
and
Happy May Day...

Apr 29, 2012

April Showers on Flowers...

I ALMOST made it all the way through April
without photos of wet flowers..

we have been having a really nice spring,
so today when it rained I knew
 I better take
some pics while I could...

cause they are so pretty wet...

come on,
we'll go see...

no umbrella necessary...


the blue bells,
of the Woody Hyacinth


the very first of the Lilacs...
Mmmmm


and the first Jacob's Ladder,
this warm  dry drier spring
is putting the garden on fast forward...


rain droplets all lined up...


scattered...


impossibly puddling...


big juicy blooms
on the Tree Peony...

she is three this year
and this looks like it will be her first good show...


tiny buds on Roses...
EXCITEMENT!


a fading Tulip,
filled with water....

a bath for the fairies..


the Bridal Spirea came and went so fast...


drinking in the beauty...

Today I am joining...

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 )

Apr 21, 2012

Fields of Daffodils...

Last year
I shared some pictures
of the local Daffodil Farms
gathering the crops...


this year
we had a big surprise..

after only a couple weeks of harvesting
the tight buds...
they let the fields bloom...


so last week
 I grabbed a few pics to share..


rows of sunshine...


Sunshine on a cloudy day...

now Motown is playing in my head...
I got sunshine
On a cloudy day
when it's cold outside
i got the month of May
i guess you say
what can make me feel this way
my girl
my girl
my girl
talkin about my girl
:-)

Today I am joining...

Soak in the sun...

Apr 20, 2012

forget-me-not...


forget-me-nots...

the simple flower,
with the MOST ENDEARING name...


several visitors to my garden
have been surprised,
that I allow forget-me-nots to grow...

aren't they a WEED?


yes they are prolific,
untamed,
  hard to control...


but a garden is from the heart...


when I see forget-me-nots..

I see meadows,
lazy days,
filtered sunshine,
picnics,
ROMANCE...


nosegays to be gathered...


and given to a lover...

the message is simple
heart in hand...

FORGET-ME-NOT?


pressed gently,


Treasured...

Today I am joining...
and

Take time to smell the flowers...

Apr 19, 2012

Special Delivery....

My Valentines Day present from my sweetie
arrived today...


it's a little late
you say?


well,
I like jewelry,  but don't wear it...
like chocolate, but don't need it...

But I LOVE ROSES,
so he suggested we ordered a bunch of roses...
(pitter patter)

on Valentines Day
we tattered the pages of the David Austin catalog
picking favorites..

we had so much fun,
this is going to be a
new tradition...


my big box arrived today...

they are mailed at the appropriate time
for your climate...

but I do admit,
I got anxious
and called to check on them a couple weeks ago...


yep,
a dozen rose
BUSHES!


I am eager to meet Mortimer,


 James...
and ten of their closest friends...

I have a busy weekend ahead...
planting...

planting is my thing,
I LOVE to plant!


it is raining cats and dogs today...
but here is a quick peek at my Eden Rose...

she is looking  good,
no buds yet...


on a post about roses,
there should be roses!

so I dug around my pics...
to share these...



Take the Time to Smell the Roses :-)

Today I am joining...
and

Wishing you a Sweet Day:-)