May 11, 2014

The Secret Garden of Mossyrock, Wa....

 

When we go out for a Sunday Drive,
on Highway 12 in Mossyrock,  WA...
 

 
we always stop to take a stroll
at this little roadside garden...
 
it's easy to miss
if you don't keep your eyes open...
 





it would be easy to miss
because it is only about forty feet wide...
 
a mini oasis...
 


 
my favorite part,
are the big Arborvitae Hedges
that border the garden...
 
you walk right off the noisy Highway,
and transcend
into a quiet Secret Garden
full of singing birds...
 

 
Magical Pink Snow...
 
 
 


 
if you are ever traveling down highway 12,
in Mossyrock,  WA
don't blink,
it is the perfect place to stretch your legs...


Happy New Week!
I hope your is off to a good start....
 
Thanks for stopping by....




May 9, 2014

Lilacs on the Mantel...

 
I brought in my basket of Lilacs
I shared in yesterdays post...
 

 
and went for an ultra simple,
yet decadent arrangement...
 


 
I keep the front parlor
closed at night,
and each morning when I open the doors
 the scent is overwhelming...
 
amazing...
intoxicating...
 


 
I have been picking up these jars
for years at garage sales....
 


 
some of the jars have a diamond pattern,
some a lattice pattern....
 
I think it gives them
a fanciful twist...
 
this big ones usual job is holding
fresh pickles in the summer...
 
I have heard they were old coffee jars....
 



 


 

 
my Love Affair with Lilacs continues...
 
I am linking up to...
 
 
Happy Weekend!

May 8, 2014

Love of Lilacs...

 
As I have said I am having a
 Love Affair with Lilacs..
 
they have been amazing this year....
 

it wasn't always so...
 
my Lilac hedge has been many years in the making,
we had early problems with blight...
 
since I garden organically
and actually use nothing in the garden but compost,
it was a long process of heavy pruning to remove all the disease...
 
I believe in natural selection in the garden
and that good soil goes along way...
 

 
this year
I have been rewarded
with many baskets
 full of blooms...




 




 
I'll share my Lilac Mantle tomorrow,
stop by for a virtual whiff...
ahhh...
 
I am linking up to...
 
Thanks for stopping by today...

May 6, 2014

May Showers...

Maybe we are having May Showers,
or April Showers in May...
 
whatever you choose
to call them...
 
it has been a wet week...
 

 
the flowers don't seem to mind
too much...
 

 
I've tried to pop out into the garden
and capture the rare sunny moments...
 

 
the Columbine
seem to twirl open,
in my mind anyway...
 


 
Allium standing tall...
 
maybe,
reaching for a burst of sunlight...


 
Lilacs, sigh...
 
I am having a love affair with Lilacs
this year,
and will show you more soon...
 


 
the first Tree Peony Blooms...
 
I plucked these
and made a bouquet,
that I shared with you last week...
 




 
Blue Bells....
 

 
looking up into the bright blue skies...
the Dogwoods pure white petals glowing...
 
I am linking up to...
and
 
 
Thanks for stopping by for a stroll...

May 4, 2014

Sunday Drives...

I have never been bitten
by the travel bug...
 
I am happy at home,
a true homebody...
 
but, 
 I do love a Sunday Drive...
 
it needn't be far,
just a lazy drive on a country road...
 
 
over the past few weeks
I have been enjoying the sights of Spring...
 
by far
these sweet lambs
were the highlight...
 
just look at the spots on the left one!
 



this one smiling,
he must know
just how sweet he is...
 


 
there were other Sunday's
enjoying Spring blooms...
 

 tender wild violets,
pushing up through the moss...
 


a rain soaked bog,
full of Skunk Cabbage...
 

 
roadside blooms...
 

 
Trillium on the forests floor...
 

 
a sandwich lakeside,
watching the world green up again....
 

young ducks,
falling in love....
 


 
this weekends Sunday Drive
was postponed,
due to rain....
 
lots of rain....
 
so I just made a quick bouquet of
 Tree Peony blooms and Lilacs...
 
 


 
I brought out
my new rosy throw quilt...
 
Daisy was sure it was
just for her...
 


as soon as I shooed her away,
Randy jumped up,
eager to take over the warm spot...
 
well, if you can't beat them,
join them...
 
Sunday Naps
 are almost as good as Sunday Drives....
 

 
I hope your Sunday was lovely too....
 
 
Thanks for riding along....