Feb 27, 2015

Into the Garden Some Rain Must Fall...

We enjoyed so many
beautiful sunny days...
 
 
But,  then some rain must fall...
 
the garden likes it
and so do I...
 
cozy days to relax...
 



 
moderation,
would be nice...
 
too much rain
and the blooms topple over...
 




quiet time on the bench
between downpours...
 


 
the rain keeps the heavenly scent
of the Winter Daphne
strong,  heady and close to the ground...
 
intoxicating...
 

 
"A life is like a garden.
Perfect moments can be had,
but not preserved,
except in memory"
 
wise word from Leonard Nimoy's final Tweet
Rest In Peace
 
 
Happy Weekend to You...

Feb 20, 2015

A Case of the Giggles...

Ralph Waldo Emerson's quote
"The Earth Laughs In Flowers"
speaks to my heart...
 
 
in the early Spring
I feel like the earth has
a Case of the Giggles...
 

 
bursts of joy
popping out everywhere...
 


 

 





 
as the
New Dawn Viburnum fades...
 

so do the tiny blooms
of the Sweet Box...
 
 
as the big Spring clean up begins...
 
much of the garden
appears colorless
and looks more like a snapshot of Fall...
 
 
a closer look
shows the real story...
 
the small new beginnings...


 
new flowers
are beginning to pop too..
 
like this Winter Daphne...
you can smell it's sweet scent wafting all around the garden...
 
 
the first cheery Camellia blooms...
 
 
in the kitchen garden...
 
Strawberry leaves unfurl
and my mind wanders to thoughts
of Summer Days and Pie!
 

the Garlic are up
like soldiers all in a row...
 



 
I smile my way through the
garden chores...
 
raking,
sweeping,
mulching,
weeding...
 
because it is my joy...
 

 
Even Mr. Rabbit
has a shy case of the giggles...
 
Happy Friday!
Sending a Giggle Your Way....

Feb 17, 2015

Busy as a Bee...

The weather has been amazing!
 
we have been enjoying
strings of dry 60 degree days...
 
so unlike Seattle in February!
 
 
So we have been soaking it up..
 
and as Busy as Bees,
catching up on garden chores...
 
 
speaking of Bees...
 
I am always surprised
to see them out and about
as soon as the first blooms pop open...
 
 
the Humble Bumble Bee...

 
at the end of each day
I am dog tired...
 
there have been too many lazy days of Winter
and it's time to get back in shape...
 
my girls
(Iris and Daisy)
on the other hand
have little to be tired about...
 

I will bee back soon
with more of the garden to share...
 
 
Thanks for stopping by....

Feb 13, 2015

Romance...

 
 Romance is the Glamour
which turns the dust of everyday life
into a Golden Haze...
 
Carolyn Gold Heilbrun
 

Dried Roses...
 

 
pretty old poetry books...
 


a fragile glass heart...

Love...
 

 
on this,
the most Romantic Day of the Year...
 
I will be spending the day
in the Golden Haze
of my Garden...
 
with my sweet Mr.
 
building a garden together,
is the most romantic thing
I can imagine...
 


Happy Valentines Day to You!

Feb 11, 2015

The First Flower of Spring....

Snopwdrops
are said to be the first flower of Spring...
 
 
even though it is really just past Mid-Winter,
and that Groundhog
 says we have six more weeks of cold to bear...
 
my Snowdrops are in full bloom...
 

and
they are just as cheery
 as can be...
 

 
in the spirit of Spring,
I decided to dress up a small
glass milk jug...
 
bits of lace
and scraps of ribbon...
 

 
a Sweetheart brooch
at it's throat...
 
it feels perfectly whimsical to me
and a nice escape from dull Wintry Days....

 
I can't wait to have Roses
for my
new shabby vase....


 
a close-up of the flowers lovely details,
usually hidden
by it's drooping head...
 

 

 
 
Sending Warm Hugs
and
Spring Thoughts Your Way....

Feb 9, 2015

Sweet Tea...

I am a firm believer,
in finding the Sweetness in Life...
 
 
taking the time for,
small moments
and simply things...


with
Valentines Day coming,
it feels like things should be Extra Sweet...
 



so I brought out
 my Limoges Tea Cup....
 
because,
I find those Painted Roses
Irresistibly Sweet...
 


 
taking the time
 to treat yourself to an afternoon nosh...
 
Sweet...
 


I find vintage bone dishes to be perfect
for holding a few cookies...
 
some Pretty Pink Primroses
made there way home from the market with me today...
 
destined for the front porch planter,
they made a brief stop
at my tea table today...
 



 
 
Sweet Day to You My Friends...