Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Hello everyone,

I am just popping in to share a few of my favorite photos that I took in the garden yesterday. the above photo is the Beauty of Moscow lilac-it is a beauty isn't it? I think if I could only choose one lilac this would be it!

The columbines are blooming now-they are re-seeders so they pop up in new spots each year.

The snow in summer is a spreader as well but pretty.

You can see why columbines are also called granny's bonnet.

Changing the subject, I thought you might enjoy seeing a few photos of our casual lunch for friends and their guests from Japan. This is Kathleen a sweet 14 year old from our church that was looking for small jobs to raise money to go to Vacation Bible school as a leader. I snapped her up quick as I thought it would be fun to have her help in the kitchen for a few hours.Here, you see her filling the dessert glasses.

I made some delicious bread called Golden Party loaves from the Pillsbury Bake Off book. I forgot to take a photo of the finished product as it was hot out of the oven as they arrived and it went quickly.

We set up the table on the veranda.

I also made one of Andrew's favorite desserts-rhubarb cobbler.

Our long time friend David on left and Andrew on right.

The other dessert I made was Lemon Fool-I really liked it and will definitely make it again.

Kathleen stirring the soup-I made cream of cauliflower soup the night before.

My friend Makiko and her lovely guests , a mother and her three daughters.

Have a dessert before you go and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.

Take care,



podso said...

Looks like you have some good assistance there. The desserts are beautiful--what about sharing the lemon fool one? It's so pretty and looks like summer.

June said...

Oh such lovely blooms Carolyn. I see that you are very busy with your guests and the tours. It is finally lilacs time here in the garden, and I like you, love the Beauty of Moscow best I think. A close second would have to be my Avalanche. It is so lovely too. I love coming here and feeling your gardening spirit.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Oh Carolyn: You make every thing look so elegant. I loved your photography of the columbine. Beautiful. Hope you have a wonderful week. Valerie

Linda said...

Oh How yummy Carolyn. I love (die for) your red transferware. I have now collected the red and white, blue and white meakin jugs.Some blue and white and brown and white transferware. Don't miss out on my giveaway. Ends June 13th.

Betty said...

Dear Carolyn,
Fabulous as always. I wish I could be a helper. Thank you for sharing.

someplace in thyme said...

I don't know what I want more, the garden or the wonderful food. They are both heavenly, Char

A Garden of Threads said...

I do like the color of the lilac. Glad your luncheon with friends was a great success, I tried your rhuburb cobbler you posted awhile ago, it turned out wonderful. Thank you for sharing the receipe.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful blooms and desserts! Your photography is so inspiring:)

Susan said...

Oh my, Carolyn. Everything looked divine. You must be such an awesome cook. Wish I were on a tour of your gardens! The flowers are lovely, too. Sincerely, Susan

nannykim said...

Beautiful photos and such happy times!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Carolyn....Your desserts look amazing and how nice to have that young girl to help you with food prep! I am sure that the tour was a lot of fun and that they all enjoyed your hospitality!~Hugs, Patti

Bella said...

Hello Caroly.. Everything looks perfestly lovely! How fun to enjoy so much company in the garden!

Ticking and Toile said...

oh what a wonderful time! Everything just looks so beautiful! My hubby loves anything rhubarb too. :)


Anonymous said...

It is a delight for the eyes to visit your blog.
Have a nice rest of week :o)

Jackie said...

MmmMmm the deserts look delicious but sooooooooooooo fattening!!!

I wish I could pop over for a cup of tea and enjoy walking round your garden. As usual your posts make me very envious!! Jackie.

Sanna said...

Hi Carolyn,

Oh how I wish I could smell the Moscow lilac and taste your lovely desserts! Looks like a wonderful time on the lovely veranda.

Have a nice day,

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

I love your lilacs, Carolyn. You take such wonderful photos! Everything looks so yummy. I know you all had a splendid time. Thanks for sharing and have a lovely day.


Katy Noelle said...

Oh, thank you for sharing! I was wondering what it was like and how it went. Although, I was sure that it was lovely! How fun to have the young girl come and help you. I've had that situation before and it's so happy and pleasant. Just beautiful!