Thursday, April 20, 2017

Coming Soon !




         Hello everyone,

           Although it has been cooler here the past
      few days the garden is growing daily.
    At this time of year there is a lot of 
    brown in the garden but in my minds
eye I am seeing the beauty that is
coming soon!

I love the riot of color that early
spring brings each year.


Our hillside garden is a mass of daffodils
every spring.

It doesn't take long for the
ground to be covered with
perennials of  all kinds.


A watering can filled with a 
fresh bouquet of colorful
tulips.




                                                                     This is one of my favorite
                                                                     spring shots.

                                                      This enclosed garden called
                                                                Martha's Garden is a favorite
                                                                spring spot to have tea or lunch
                                                                in the garden as it is sheltered.

                                                                 So, how is your garden doing?
                                                                   I hope you are enjoying some
                                                                warm sunny days with lots of
                                                                promise for beauty to come....soon!

                                                                Thank you for visiting and for
                                                                your lovely comments on my last post.

                                                                                              Carolyn

Monday, April 17, 2017

A Gardener's Tea




Hello again,

I hope you had a lovely Easter filled
with joy and the wonder of the Cross.
We had our family here after church
for a lovely potluck brunch.


Today, there was time to enjoy afternoon
tea with a beautiful bouquet of pink
tulips, lavender, and herbs.

And of course, a pretty teacup
to enjoy my tea.


The Romantic Language of Flowers
to peruse (Thank you Cheryl)   


American Beauty is my teacup of
choice today. (Thank you Linda).
So nice to have friends that
know me so well!



Taking a few moments to reflect on
all the garden beauty that will be
happening soon!




                                                                       
Yesterday, we had our family ......all 27
of us for brunch so I set up
4 casual tables to enjoy
lots of good food. I wish
I had time to take some pics
of the food......we have
some good cooks in the
family and it was a 
colorful display.


Garden season has arrived !
We had some great weather
last week so there is a lot
happening out there! There
is always lots of raking and
cleanup at this time of the year.
The birds are busy building nests
and the pond is all thawed and the
ducks are enjoying it.
                                                                       
Spring cleaning indoors will soon
be done . 

And last but not least we have been working
on our little Ocean Song Cottage.
This is the little nook we are working
on now. This was an open deck before
and my husband and son enclosed it
I painted and made curtains for it but
we are building a platform for a queen
built in bed this week so for now
there is just a single bed in there.
Someday, I will share the before and
after as we put our own stamp on this
little cottage by the sea!

I am excited to have our garden feature
  in Victoria hit the stands here tomorrow 
      as my copy has not arrived yet. 

Thank you to all who left good wishes
for Easter .

Take care,

             Carolyn