Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Gathering



                                                                 Good morning!

It is a beautiful sunny autumn day here again with the promise of a beautiful holiday weekend. We have several tours from Japan in the next few days before wrapping up our season and putting the garden to bed. Doesn't seem like yesterday we were looking forward to those first blooms.? Don't worry in no time we will be doing that again. It is definitely true that the older we get time goes by.

Anyway, it is the season to gather in some garden goodness to enjoy over the months ahead. I love to pick some of my hydrangeas to have indoors as they dry so nicely. Just put them in a vase with a couple of inches of water and leave them to dry while enjoying their beauty.

                                      We have lots of hydrangeas in different shades.




     Don't they look pretty in the vintage McCoy vases..
                                     A little late blooming David phlox in with the hydrangea.


                                     This fall blooming monkshood is just coming into bloom-love it's
                                      late season color with the burning bushes , asters and sedums.
                  A late summer bouquet of wildflowers that I gathered on our morning walk a few weeks                       ago but didn't have a chance to share as I had computer issues.







      And as a bonus for you today this basket of goodies- what could be sweeter than these two puppies?       They are Bernese Mountain puppies that came to visit with their sweet owner my friend Snow.

I am joining My Romantic Homes for Show & Tell Friday
            
Thank you for visiting,
Carolyn

25 comments:

Teresita said...

Muy bonito todo!!!!

Rosetta said...

Che belle le tue ortensie!Qui in Italia,sta piovendo a me sta bene la pioggia,la trovo romantica|Ciao,Rosetta

Encre et Couleurs said...

Like very much your David phlox and dry hydrangeas are very interesting in an artist point of view. So many shades of pearly white, soft yellow/ green and light pink. Very inspiring.

Have a nice week.

Hélène Glehen

Pamela Gordon said...

So so gorgeous! Love your bouquets and the colourful wild one is wonderful. The basket of puppies is adorable. They are going to be huge dogs when they grow up! Enjoy our lovely weather and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Pam

Bernideen said...

I think you are in Hydrangea Heaven! Those are spectacular!

Our photos said...

Beautiful are the photos on your blog!
Greetings, RW & SK

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Carolyn,
Beautiful, as always.
Christa

Amy Jo said...

So, So, pretty!! I love the late summer bouquet....

Blessings,
Amy JO

Beverly said...

Oh, dear Carolyn. I keep going back to look at the photos or your gorgeous hydrangeas. I don't believe I have ever seen as beautiful blooms.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I'm overwhelmed with your lush and beautiful hydrangeas! I can't even imagine having so many. I love them almost as much dried. And yes, it does seem like just yesterday! SO much pleasure your garden has brought...

Raffaella said...

I have no word... your hydrangeas are breathtaking! And Sadie and Agnes are simply wonderful!... Hugs!

Linda said...

Me thinks you have a new career in pet photography! ADORABLE. Thats all. XO
Luv and hugs,
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Heaven's Walk said...

So very very beautiful, Carolyn! My hydrangeas are blooming wonderfully, too. :) Just love their full, frilly blossoms! And oh my gosh....how cute is Sadie and Agnes????? LOVE!!!

xoxo laurie

Susan said...

Oh my, oh my. Loved the gathering tour, Carolyn. So many sumptuous blooms.

The little pups were adorable, too. Susan

Debbie Lynne Malison said...

Beautiful garden, beautiful photographs! Great morning eye candy for me!

Lavender Cottage said...

Gorgeous hydrangea blooms! I have gathered a few myself and dry them the same way you do.
Snow's pups are sweet, but it looks like they plan to chew their way out of the basket. :-)
Happy Thanksgiving.
Judith

Victorian1885 said...

Carolyn your Fall garden is still beautiful! Happy Thanksgiving my friend!

Wanda

Linda said...

Oh such beauty! You are one truly blessed woman! It must be amazing to live your life surrounded by such a beautiful garden!

A Garden of Threads said...

Your garden still looks so pretty Carolyn. The hydrangea are finished here, but I did bring some in to dry. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Jen

Hélène Flont ✿Fine Art said...

It's all the pleasure of the fall gardens to provide such wonderful bouquet that will brighten our homes. You have So many sumptuous hydrangea in your garden dear Carolyn and true natural treasures.
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Egretta Wells blog said...

Hydrangeas are my favorite and yours are so lovely. The wild flowers are beautiful, too. And what is nicer than 2 puppies in a basket. Very nice post, Carolyn, with beautiful photos, as always.

Olive said...

I thought the vases could not be beat until I saw the puppies.

Cindy said...

The hydrangeas are beautiful, I love the mix of colours in them. I wish I had a little blue in mine, might just play with the soil PH next year to see.

Your wildflowers and pictures are beautiful, I noticed the lupin and wish there was still a bit over here.

Your little surprises in the basket are so cute.

donata de le pinocchie said...

Le tue ortensie sono splendide!!! Quelle che ho io nel giardino hanno preso un colore verde-rosato. Mi piacciono tanto le tue composizioni. Proverò a fare una ghirlanda di ortensie che assomigli un pochino alla tua. Complimenti per il blog: è bellissimo!!!

Rhondi said...

Hi Carolyn
You garden never ceases to amaze me. It is so beautiful, even this late in the season.