Apr 9, 2013

When Skies are Grey...

 Are you ready for a little garden stroll?

 
Iris wants to be your tour guide today...
 
 
 
the Mount Fuji Cherry is in prime form,
I only wish we had some blue skies
to show it off...
 

 Pretty in Pink...
 

 

Tulips all in a row... 
 

Windflowers...
 
these are popping up everywhere in the garden these days
thanks to the birds and squirrels...
 
I think that is the joy of a cottage garden,
it has a mind of it's own...
 

 
 
 
sweet and delicate
Bridal Wreath Spirea...


a quiet place to sit...
 




 be still
My Bleeding Heart...

 
Daisy thanks you for stopping by today,
and sends sweet slobbery kisses :-) 
 
Today I am joining...
 
Thanks for joining me in the garden today....

43 comments:

Susan said...

Hello Bella...That was a lovely stroll.Thanks for taking us along. Sooooo many pretty images. Susan

Gayle said...

Your garden is simply beautiful Bella! I'm with you, longing for blue skies and warmer weather.
Blessings,
Gayle

Nell at njschout said...

Absolutely lovely photos of a beautiful garden! : )

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Oh Bella,your garden and babies are a delight. xx

Blondie's Journal said...

Your flowers are doing wonderful in spite of the gray days! And your dogs are just beautiful! :)

XO,
Jane

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

The girls are looking very elegant in the garden. Your shots are all so beautiful. Most of your blooms seem exotic to me. Well, we have tulips here. Loved the stroll!

Merlesworld said...

You have a very pretty garden lots of lovely flowers our gardens are a bit bare now as we are well into Autumn and the guide was a handsome fellow.
Merle........

NanaDiana said...

Bella- I had forgotten how very beautiful your gardens are in the Spring. Just gorgeous, Bella...and your "girls" are so sweet, too- xo Diana

Karen Frost said...

An enchanting stroll through your beautiful gardens, Bella! How sweet of Iris to lead the tour with her dainty feet. So very lovely! xoxo

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Such lovely photos! Those pink tulips are so pretty--I have all different colors--that the previous owners planted. If I would have planted them they would be all pink and white. Bella is beautiful too :)

Sodo Stilius said...

Very nice foto and your dogs too :)

Gilda,

Janneke said...

Iris thank you for guiding us around in your sweet paradise and Daisy many sweet kisses in return, you two are a gorgeous couple of dogs. Your garden pictures are really lovely Bella, the hare in the violets, the primulas and spirea they all look so lovely fresh, yes, despite the grey weather your garden is full of spring.

pluimie said...

Thank you Daisy and Iris for the beautiful walk down your enchanting garden...
hugs

caroline

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Bella
A nice stroll through your garden with the girls. I love the pink tulips, such a delicate hue, and a sweet bunny poking his head out of a mass of blooms.
Judith

A Garden of Threads said...

Wow, your garden looks gorgeous Bella. The tour guide is so cute. Have a lovely day.

Pamela Gordon said...

Thank you for the lovely tour Daisy. You are a very sweet pup. Tell your human, Bella, that her garden looks wonderful and is so pretty. Hugs, Pamela

Sandy said...

I'm so in love with Tulips and
your pink ones really made me
smile..
Happy Spring
Sandy

Beth said...

Your garden and your babies look lovely, Bella! I adore the tulips and the windflowers. The patch of violets look pretty too! Enjoy your beautiful spring garden! I did.

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Bella, I always know visiting your beautiful blog will cheer me up! Your garden is so gorgeous! It still feels like winter here in Michigan, I am looking so forward to some color and flowers. Iris and Daisy are so cute, thanks for sharing them with us. Have a wonderful week. Hugs, Terri

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Thank you for this lovely tour to start the day...everything looks spectacular. Aren't gardens just the most wonderful endevor and cottage gardens are my favorite style.

Marikki said...

Beautiful blog!

Many greetings from Finland:)

Ps. "see you" again...

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Many thanks for a lovely stroll through your garden. Please give Iris a thank you hug for me. She was a very good tour guide.
Your cottage garden is stunning.
Happy Spring.
Mary

Jesh St Germain said...

Your name says it all - you love beauty! Your capture of the bleeding heart is my favorite:)

Haworth said...

Your garden is so beautiful, Bella! And how wonderful that it has so much lovely color, and so many pretty flowers, so early in the season. Many thanks to Iris and Daisy for the stroll. And wishing you (and them) a lovely week.

Cindy said...

Your garden is incredible. I look forward to seeing it every year... and Iris was the perfect hostess to lead the garden tour!

Cindy

Olga said...

Hi Bella, beautiful garden photos. I love your tulips; they are so delicate and looks like you have quite a lot of them.
We already have hot days here in CA, and my roses are beginning to bloom.

Hugs,
Olga

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Bella, your garden is lovely! I love this time of year, when it is still cool, but the flowers are all in bloom!

Debbie

iris said...

hello
quel plaisir de parcourir votre
jardin
toute ces fleurs restent un peu tardifs pour nous en Normandie
et le beau chien qui porte le
même prénom que moi
tendresse
Iris France

GinaBVictorian said...

Oh Bella, what a sweet post! Your dogs are just precious and your flowers and statuary are all so beautiful! Gorgeous photos as always! Gina

Kathleen said...

Hello from Outdoor Wednesday, your cottage garden is perfect. Lovely photos too. Also Iris and Dasy are gorgeous!

Kathleen.

June said...

Everything in your garden is so lovely Bella. I think I want to move now :)
Everything here is barely coming up and the trees are in tight buds. SO it will be awhile yet.
Iris and Daisy look like they love being out among the flowers too.

Rosemary and Thyme said...

What a gorgeous garden. So many beautiful colors and soft tones. It was a very lovely tour with Iris. She is precious.

Princesa Nadie said...

Dear Bella
Visiting your garden has been a pleasure
Love

Once We Were Faeries ~Judy said...

Thank you for sharing your gorgeous garden Bella. Mine is suffering from neglect this year, so visiting yours is inspiring me to try a little harder.
Judy

Jill said...

Hi Bella,

NanaDiana (:-) sent me over to your blog after I mentioned that my dream is to restore an old Victorian house. I am so glad she did as I already love what I am seeing and will spend some time here catching up on older posts. Your garden is gorgeous and I'd love to have that view each day! Have a wonderful weekend!!

Blessings,
Jill

20 North Ora said...

Oh your gardens are beautiful! And it is so cute that your dog's names are Iris and Daisy. They did a great job giving us a tour. Love all of your gorgeous flowers.

Judy

Luna und Luzie said...

I enjoyed much the stroll through your beautiful garden.
Your doggies are beautiful too. Love the idea that they have flower names :)

Here in northern Germany we don´t have still so much flowers because the winter lasts longer this year.


Stefanie

Debra Oliver said...

your garden is just wonderful!!

Heaven's Walk said...

You have created such a beautifully restorative, healing, and inspiring garden, Bella! You truly have an artist's eye! Lovvvvve seeing pics of your gorgeous furbabies, too! :)

xoxo laurie

sandyland said...

what is prettier the dogs or garden a treat for my soul

Art and Sand said...

Your garden is so lovely. I am embarrassed that I featured my garden in a post on Sunday after seeing yours. I guess I need to get out to the garden and work.

Connie said...

This post is absolutely beautiful. Is this your yard? I love the bleeding heart photo, it is my favorite:)
Thank you for putting such a lovely post together.
Your blogging sister,Connie :)

sandy @ french laundry 132 said...

A beautiful stroll, and a big thank you to sweet Iris ♥