Friday, July 17, 2009

A Little Bit of Everything!

This is a project my husband just completed in the area of our garden that had an old hedgerow behind the barn(maybe I should call it the coach house -more upscale!) Anyway.there is a path to the allee part of our garden and the gate gave it more umph! The old bicycle was one my Dad drove around town when he was in his 70's so it is a nice keepsake of his.

A basket of flowers adds interest on the gate.


This year a robin family raised two batches of babies on top of this birdhouse on our covered porch right by our door! We tried not to disturb them too much by using a different door so they didn't get too unhappy with us. Then a few days ago we came home to a flurry of activity as the last of the young were leaving the nest. One little one was having some issues.
So ,mama had to go and give her some advice!
After hopping around the garden with robins squawking everywhere it finally managed to take off.
Some of you might remember we had a little nest of finches in Martha's garden in the white deutiza shrub and I took this picture of them and two days later they were missing from the nest so i'm guessing a predator got them.
The same day I saw this poor liitle Mama? in mourning on my doorstep. How sad!
Now ,I'll move on to a happy day with my little granddaughter's coming to visit.This is Olivia and she is 3 1/2 years old. She is a dainty,gentle little soul who love's girly things.




Little sister Abby is 2 years old and she happily excepts the hugs and kisses Olivia gives her.

Abby is a sweetie too, and did very well with her grandma following her with a camera.

Abby and Olivia are both tea party girls!


Don't you love the innocence of childhood?


Tomorrow I am joining in on a Garden Party with Susan at Savoring Time in the Kitchen
and I have some pictures of the garden that I took a few days ago that I am happy with. If you would like to join in, click on the Garden Party button on my sidebar. I think a garden party sounds like a fun place to go!

p.s. Our garden is on on fundraising tour for Muscular Dystrophy next Saturday July 25 1:30- 4:00. Tickets $8. at the gate and lemonade and cookies will be served.

Oh, how I wish you could ALL come!


Take care,


Carolyn

17 comments:

Milah said...

Abby and Oliva are precious! Wonderful photo's of them!

I like the rustic fence and bicycle. How sweet the story about your father.

kimmcl said...

Oh Carolyn, what absolute little angels! Your granddaughters are positively adorable! The gate looks amazing - I would expect nothing less from you! And how great that the bike has sentimental value. Love it!
Kim

*Ulrike* said...

Garden gates I feel always add such romance to an area! Your granddaughters are such adorable little ladies!, and I'm sure they will grow up appreciating all the loveliness that surrounds them.

Eileen said...

Beautiful girls!
And the 'real girlie' reminds me of my granddaughter, she's a little princess too.

And your garden gate is wonderful as is the bicycle!
You have the magic touch!

once in a blue moon... said...

charming, charming, charming... i adore your posts, like a step back in time, sweet, innocent and beautiful...

Lynn said...

I love,love,love the new project!!! How simply beautiful, and those babies what can I say but Beautiful... Have a great weekend!

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

Hey, when is your book coming out? You are that good my friend.

Kimberly said...

that is the most gorgeous smocked pinafore I've ever seen! I thought I dressed my daughter well, but this one is to die for!! I have a momma robin as well! She is still feed ing the babies and helping herself to my grape vines! Have a wonderful weekend! xxx kim

June said...

Hi Carolyn,
What a treat it is to see those beautful little girls. Your pictures are so precious.
How sad about the finches. Mommy really does look to be mourning her loss.
I love the gate your husband built. How cool. I love that you have your fathers bike in the garden.
Smiles,
June

Shelia said...

OH, Dear Carolyn, Abbey and Olivia are just so precious! I love it that they are girly girls! You're going to have so much fun with them.
Oh, that's a pitiful picture of the mama bird! Breaks my heart!
Now your gate and fence does look like the entrance to a little cottage! So lovely and how wonderful to have your father's bike!
be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What adorable little sweethearts! They are such cuties. I wish I could join you for your fundraiser - I'd love to see your garden in person!

~Susan

Deanna said...

Carolyn,
I wish I could tour...
The best to you next week with the tour.

Your pics of the children are precious.
So very sweet.

Enjoyed you sharing these.
Each time I tune in, I'm pleasantly ministered to.

God bless,
~D~

Joanne said...

I love your fence and gate but then I would seing that we have something similar in our garden although mostly covered in climbers of differnet varieties.

Love the bicycle I wish we had room to display one we have enough in the shed.

The grandchildren are adorable.

Pearl Maple said...

You have created the most charming pictures with your landscape and pretty decor items.

Having grandchildren about are always a ray of sunshine and your's are pretty cute.

TattingChic said...

That garden gate is absolutely adorable and the bike of your Father's is so sweet! That little robin family is darling!
It breaks my heart to see the Mama Finch mourning for her little ones.

Your grandbabies are so beautiful!

MARY PERNULA said...

YOUR GARDEN IS JUST LOVELY, WISH WE WERE NEIGHBORS, I LOVED THE TEA PARTY YOU HAD WITH YOUR GRANDAUGHTER I HOPE TO HAVE ONE SOME DAY WHEN MY ONLY CHILD (daughter) HAS ONE. COME BY MY WAY SOMETIME. XO MARY

Qolo said...

really like the fence. I also want to do that! ^_^ thank you for giving me inspiration. I will keep visiting your blog! nice blog!!

~Molly
Sabah, Malaysia