Tuesday, August 4, 2009

This and That!

These are a few shots that I took last week in the garden.
Jessie,our almost 4 year old granddaughter and I made fairy cakes for our little tea party below.

My sister enjoying waffles with strawberries and whipped cream for breakfast.
The garden is so full of color this time of the year. We have had a good amount of both sun and rain to keep the garden happy, a little to much humidity for the gardener some days .

While my sister was home we indulged in a few too many desserts!
My friends daughter got married so her Mom and I made some bouquets for the church.
Our oldest grandson Alec(in purple) playing soccer in a tournament on weekend.

There are hundreds of Annebelle blooms in the garden. The limelight and pee gee are not quite out yet.

There are busy little hummingbirds all over the garden but they move so quick they are gone before I can find them.This little one was having a rest when I saw him.Sorry for the blurry shot-I need to practice more on these.

This shot is from our balcony giving a bird's eye view of the garden coming up to the door.My arbor looks so naked as I had to prune an overgrown clematis to the ground.I miss it but it will be better next year because of a good overdue pruning.
My husband Andrew has been busy working on this project even in the heat. I think it will look great when he is done and it ages a little.
My sister Pauline lives in Vancouver and comes home every summer to see our sweet Mama. My Mom hates to get her picture taken so it is not a good picture of her but lovely of my sister.

This bouquet is for you my sweet friend. If you can come back tomorrow we will have tea in the cottage!

It is a glorious summer day here so I am off to enjoy it.

Take care,



food with style said...

i love visiting such a charmed life... you capture all that my heart yearns for... i leave with a huge smile everytime~

Mari at Once Upon a Plate said...

Carolyn, what a lovely, lovely start to the day!

Oh my goodness, each picture is worthy of framing. Your gardens are breathtaking and your family is beautiful.

I'm so happy you are blogging and sharing glimpses of your life with us. :) It's always such a treat to visit your blog.


Sharon said...

What a beautiful yard you have! I love that you made fairy cakes with your granddaughter! It's so neat that you get to have special time with your sister too!

Hugs, Sharon

Bobbi said...

Hi Carolyn, oh my goodness you live in paradise! Your pictures are always so beautiful and very breath-taking. I love all of them so much! Thank you so much for sharing them!

kayleeg2005 said...

you are so blessed, such beauty here, i love coming to visit your beautiful blog!!!!!
kaylee g.

Deanna said...

Blessings to you, Carolyn.
To capture a resting hummingbird is award winning!
Aren't they a pretty little bird.

My sister comes to visit in a couple weeks. getting geared up as there is much to do to get ready for company.

Your sweet grandchildren are a blessing.

As always, you have given us lovely pictures to view and enjoy!

Kitty said...

love your gardens. my granddaughter has a fairy garden so was just wondering how do you make fairy cakes. she would love that.

TattingChic said...

It sounds like a lovely day! You have a beautiful family and gorgeous garden. :)

Carolyn said...

Hi Kitty,
Thank you for visiting. To make the fairy cupcakes that we made I just made my orange cake recipe and put them in little mine muffin pans and we decorated them with icing and mini rosebuds. If you want my orange cake recipe send me an email and I will send it to you.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Gorgeous photos as always! It's so pretty and green there.

Rhondi said...

Hi Carolyn
I am so happy for you that you get to spend time with your sister. I'm sure you are both enjoying the visit. Your garden loooks beautiful. I sound like a broken record. I think I say that every time I leave a comment, but I am overwhelmned with it's beauty eevry time I visit! Your sister is beautiful and so is your mom.
Hugs, Rhondi

Brenda said...

Your yard is truly enchanting, but of course you already know that! My elderly neighbor has a birthday the 9th and I know she wants those Annabelle blooms in her garden. So I'm ordering her some.

Tammy said...

Your famiy is even lovelier than your garden! Thanks for sharing everything with us!

Millie said...

Beautiful bouquets! Those hydrangeas look so good in that vase.

Eileen said...

Your family is beautiful and your home is beautiful! And both look well-loved!
All the best,

enchanting cottage said...

Have I told you lately that your garden is by far the prettiest of all the garden that I have seen. I have been on lots of tour and have soo~~~~ many garden books and magazines, but yours my blogging friend has my heart.
God Bless,

June said...

Hi Carolyn,
I loved your this and I loved your that. Everything here makes me glad to have found you.

Rosy said...

Hi, Carolyn,

So lovely in your garden. So good that your hubby is handy with building too, what a bonus.

sweet bay said...

So many beautiful pictures of your wonderful garden -- it looks perfectly splendid!

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Thank you so much for the beautiful pictures!

The photo of your granddaughter having tea should be on a set of notecards or on the cover of a book or even a lovely portrait set in an antique gilded frame.

Oh, I so adore your blog and your world. Peaceful and beautiful.

Fifi Flowers said...

You take such FABULOUS photos... I could paint them for weeks... maybe months... soooooo inspiring!