Apr 29, 2013

A Pink Swirl...

Today is a Pink Swirl...
 

the Kwanzan Cherry Tree
has come to the end of it's show...
 
 
a windy day
 petals are flying...
 

 
blowing away grey skies...

 
blowing way the last of April's Showers...
 
 
spreading a carpet of petals everywhere...
 
 
the Koi seem thrilled
to play in the pink swirl...

 
 inside the weather is much calmer...
 
 
an orphaned tea cup,
a garage sale find,
fifty cents...

 
 perfectly sweet spring blooms...
 
Violets
and
Forget-Me-Nots
 
 
sending spring smiles your way :-)
 
Thanks for stopping by....

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....

Apr 8, 2013

Spring Garage Sales...

Last week
was amazing,
gorgeous glorious spring days...
 
I worked in the garden
till I dropped...
 
on Thursday.
it clouded over,
and I needed a break....
 

I found a single garage sale
that held promise...
 
 
I think it's almost as exciting
 to visit the first garage sales of spring,
 as it is to see the first blooms in the garden...
almost....
 
 
I found this trio
of pretty dishes...
 
the platter is giant!
 
 
swags of roses along it's edges,
and a big chip,
ouch!
 

an ouchless price!
 
we have agreed to overlook each others flaws :-)

 
 
a pretty new teapot,
five dollars...
 


 I wish I'd shown her mark,
before I arranged the roses...
 
she is Spanish Ironstone...
 
 
a beautiful rose design
and embossed leaves on the rim...
 
 
a pretty pink teacup to add to my collection,
eight dollars...
 
 
bottoms up...
 
 
and
bottoms up...
 
 
tomorrow if we don't get rained out,
I am excited to take you on a garden tour...
 
today I am joining...
 
and
 
Thanks for sipping with me today....