Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Random Beauty

Hello everyone,

We had another lovely group here this morning to tour the garden. It was a beautiful sunny day and it is such a pleasure to share the garden with such enthusiastic visitors. After leaving our garden they go to visit the late Tasha Tudor's garden in Vermont-I would love to be going with them. The tour guide met Tasha three years ago when she was still quite well. If you would like to see a beautiful video of Tasha's garden go here and visit Anna at A Very Fairy Garden.

The tree peony and early peonies from our garden. I have a white tree peony but I had to move it a couple of years ago and it has sulked ever since-hopefully next year it will bloom.

Some of the early lilacs(french) are still blooming and the Preston lilacs are just starting to bloom.


A basket full of lilacs

Lilacs in the cottage

I hope you enjoyed a little random beauty today. I enjoyed some free time this afternoon with our grandson Alec and now I am off to visit my sweet Mama. I hope you had a good day too!

Thank you for visiting,



Becca's Dirt said...

Beautiful flowers.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Oh Carolyn: I did enjoy your blooms and so beautifully displayed.

Ticking and Toile said...

beautiful Carolyn! I am so in awe of everything you put together & it all seems so effortless! :)


Angela said...

Just stunning. You have the most beautiful garden, dishes, pictures, blog - - just everything and I am so inspired to get out in my own garden and keep planting and yet I also feel so at peace when viewing your pictures and listening to your music.

The Tablescaper said...

Your flowers and photography are just gorgeous The tree peony and columbine just don't look real!!!

- The Tablescaper

Deanna said...

Lovely visit today!
Blessings to you,

Donna said...

What a beautiful post! Peonies are just stunning!

(Timeless Settings)

A Garden of Threads said...

Glad everything went well with the tour. Love the lilac in the bike basket. Hope you had fun with your grandson. Take care.

June said...

Your garden is gorgeous Carolyn! Your tree peony has the loveliest color. I actually mourn when the lilacs are done. Mine have been blooming about a week now and I am enjoying everyday in the garden. The smell is just heavenly.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Your blooms are beautiful, Carolyn. Those white lilacs are lovely! I'm sure your tour went very well. Always a pleasure to visit you.


Susan said...

Oh Carolyn. Absolutely gorgeous flowers. I loved the arrangement in the white pitcher. Sooooo lovely. Thanks for sharing. Susan

Cindy said...

Random beauty...such beauty, I have never seen such gorgeous photos of flowers. I have never seen a tree peony, I would love to some time.
My peonies have just started blooming, but there are ants crawling all over them, how do you get them off before you take them into the house? Or do you have that problem?
Thank you for all of the beautiful photos.
Cindy S

Anna said...

I just love Tasha and the way she lived I adore! I wish I could have met her...
You have a great post for today and thanks for linking me!

Sonia said...


All a vision of loveliness..the delicateness of the flowers and gorgeous teapots just make me sigh! Love the bicycle and this post!

Miss Bloomers

Suzann said...

Visiting your blog always brings such a peaceful joy to me. Thank you. Pure simple perfection again.

piitis said...

Oh, beautiful, beautiful...
Your garden is gorgeous Carolyn.

I wish you a wonderful summer time!!!

Hugs ^_^Piitis

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Beautiful!!! hugs ~lynne~

Birgit said...

I love the lilac. Wonderful arrangements Carolyn. The bike is gorgeous!
xoxo Birgit

Susis gelbes Haus said...

Oh wonderful pictures and so beautiful flowers.. Hugs Susi

prashant said...

The tree peony and columbine just don't look real!!!
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Gina said...

Flori foarte frumoase.Blogul interesant.Felicitari!