Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Blossom Time

Hello everyone,

It is blossom time here in our garden as the old apple trees are loaded with blossoms this year. The fragrance is so lovely from them it makes working in the garden a pleasure.

there are lots of birds and bees fluttering in and out of them.

The lilacs are starting to bloom on many of the lilac shrubs.

The flowering crabs are blooming also.

Another old apple tree with the hammock for you to enjoy.

Beauty of Moscow lilac- probably my favorite lilac

I think this one is Maidens Blush.

Speaking of blossoms- isn't she a beauty! this is little Lila with her Mama -our daughter Emily.

Lila and big brother Noah- I love how tenderly he is hugging his little sister

This robin flew into our screened porch and perched on the bed when I was by the window inside with my camera so I was able to get a clear shot.

I do enjoy the activity and songs of the birds in the garden. This year we have a chickadee in the church bird house a few feet from our door-so there is almost constant activity in and out to feed the young.

We have our first house and garden tour with tea and dessert for 16 visitors from Japan on Saturday so I won't be posting until after the tour. We have a couple of big beds in the garden to do and then the garden will be looking good although there is that little lull in between tulips and daffodils but before peonies.geraniums,lupins etc. so hopefully they will enjoy the blossoms. My daughter gave me a recipe for chocolate carrot cake that I love so I am going to make it for them-hope there are leftovers.HeHe
After the first tour it will be just maintenance in the garden for the rest of the season so we will have more time to relax-I think! More time for tea parties,Island tour days, and relaxing on the veranda,going to the beach etc.-sounds good, doesn't it!!!

I hope you have a lovely weekend,



Denise Marie said...

gorgeous post!! what glorious blossoms.

Shelia said...

Hi Carolyn! Your garden is like heaven! I can just imagine the beauty let alone the smell!
Your little grands are so adorable and your daughter is so beautiful! Like her mother, I'm sure.
Good luck with your tour!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Such beautiful photographs... I love them all!

Good luck on your tour!! ♥

sweet bay said...

It all looks so lovely!

My Ugly Garden said...

So beautiful, I could almost smell the blossoms way out here in California! Enjoy your visitors this weekend, I'm sure they will have a wonderful time. Who couldn't in such a lovely setting?

Becca's Dirt said...

Your blooming trees are beautiful. Beautiful lawn too. I wish I were visiting your gardens. Such sweet photo of the grandkids and daughter.

Douce France..... said...

Love the blossoms!
Lovely grand-kids and daughter!
Good luck with your visitors!

Madelief said...

Oh Carolyn, You garden looks like a dream with all those blossoms and the lilac!

I enjoyed the photo's of your daughter and grandchildren as well.They are very pretty! You must be a proud (grand) mother!

Good luck with the garden tour and the tea party. I am sure that they will love your pie. Your bakes always look so good on the pictures. Their taste must be great!!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Donna said...

Your garden is so gorgeous! The hammock looks so inviting.


Anonymous said...

Hi Carolyn, the trees look so beautiful!! The grandchildren are all adorable. Have fun with your garden tour....Kathy

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Good luck with your tour. I am sure the visitors will be spellbound. Valerie

Islandsparrow said...

Sweet blossoms and sweet little grandkids! Our flowering crab is just finishing up - it was glorious and smelled so delicious! I noticed lupins starting to bloom on the side of the road already - I think things must be early this year. Sounds like you might have some sun for your tour - it will be very welcome!

A Garden of Threads said...

Your garden is very pretty, nice shot of the robin perched on the sofa back. I hope your garden tour is a success. Have a wonderful time and take care.

Sandi (Meme) said...

Enjoying the sounds and smells of Spring, what a joy! Hope you have a wonderful week, and enjoy your visitors! Sandi

Pamela said...

Just another incredible beautiful post! Love your gardens Carolyn truly magical!
Have a wonderful time with your visitors from Japan! Hope you take pictures...i bet their mouths will be hanging open!!
Pamela xo

Lacy said...

I'm wish I was one of your japanese visitors. They are so lucky to see such beauty in person!

Georgianna said...

Oh, my, so much to love in this post. Beautiful images and blossoms. One amazing thing about your climate is that you have apple blossoms and lilacs at exactly the same time. Ours are staggered a bit more. And please do share the chocolate carrot cake – at least the recipe! But my favorite photo by far is the darling robin - you did a fantastic job capturing him. I just love them! I'm sure your garden tour will be a huge success! – g

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Gorgeous blooms, Carolyn! Lovely photos of your flowers and family. Enjoy your weekend.


Sanna said...

Hi Carolyn,

Wow your garden is wonderful! So many great posts I have missed out on this week, I don´t know where to start :) The cottage looks beautiful and so is your granddaughter Lila - so cute! Thank you for showing us all the pretty china you have! Now we know where you have it all ;)

Have great weekend,

Andi's English Attic said...

Good luck with the tour.
I've got a busy weekend - trying to make my garden a fraction as beautiful as yours. I thank you for the inspiration, but it WILL be hard work! xx

Mariette said...

Dearest Carolyn,

So good to see the Beauty of Moscow lilac doing so well at your place... we lost ours due to the heat here. Lovely photos and cute granddaughter and grandson!
Enjoy your blossoms and birds.

Greetings from Georgia/USA


Cottage Rose said...

Oh Carolyn,,,,, I am in Love with your gardens,,, the gorgeous Apple trees and the rest.... How fun your tea and dessert garden tour sounds,,, I hope you can share with us with some photos,,,, I can never get enough of your lovely yard,,,, sigh,,,, have a great weekend.


birdie blue said...

so much beauty!
have the loveliest of weekends!

Deanna said...

This is a glorious place on the Earth that God has blessed you with and all the beauty and pleasant decorating touches you grace your home and property with is outstanding!!!

May you have a sweet week-end,
d from HomeHaven

DesigningLadyJane said...

Goodness what gorgeous plants you have. You are a very gifted photographer, everything is so beautiful.

Nishant said...

what glorious blossoms.
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