Thursday, May 5, 2011

Lavender Beauty

Hello everyone,
     I hope your week is going well and I am sure many of you are looking forward to a special weekend with Mother's Day coming up. The weather here has been warming up so the garden is  coming along and everyday makes a little difference but it is not pretty enough yet overall to give you a garden tour.
So, today it is just a little lavender beauty.

This clematis was overwintered in the basement, so it has bloomed much earlier then if it was in the ground.

I love the soft lavender color.

A pretty daffodil joins the picture

Thank you for stopping by and for all your lovely comments on our little garden cottage. Welcome also to my new followers.
I will be joining Bernideen for her Garden Party Tea on Saturday. It will be my first outdoor tea in our early spring garden. If you would like to join in please visit Bernideen's Tea Time Blog.

Since it is Show and Tell Friday I am joining Cindy at My Romantic Home again.

I have been featured by my new Italian friend Bluezlee at In Pigiama.She has done a lovely post and could easily write for a magazine.She is also a great photographer and is being published in her favorite magazine.I am sure you would enjoy a visit very much.Click here to visit.

Take care,



Raffaella said...

This lavander clematis is one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen!

Hulda said...

The soft lavender color on your clematis looks so beautiful. I love the way you have put the photos togheter. Great!

Betty said...

Hi Carolyn, What beautiful pictures you take! I am trying my hand at taking pictures and focusing on the lighting. It looks like you're a pro.
I am new in the blogging world and really enjoy it. Happy Mothers Day to you too. Have a Blue Skies kind of day! Betty

Anonymous said...

Olhando para essas imagens, eu penso:
"Como pode alguém duvidar que Deus existe"
Parabéns pela fotos.
Até mais

Bernideen said...

PURPLE - MY FAVORITE COLOR! Lovely as always. Your garden always brings such happiness to everyone and inspiration.

Sandy said...

Your Clematis looks almost tissue paper.. so beautiful...
Nice photography!

Lee said...

Unbelievable images!Thank you for sharing your flowery treasure!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Carolyn...

Ohh my...a lavender beauty indeed! Isn't that just the most perfect shade of lavender you've ever seen? Sooo pretty! And as always, your photography is magnificent! Thank you for sharing your beautiful blooms with us! I also visited your last post and must say that I just adore all the changes that you have made in your Gardener's cottage! It's perfect, my friend! I would just love staying there!!!

Well my dear, I just wanted to come by to say hello and see how you were doing! Since I have been on a blogging break, I feel like I have missed out on soooo much! Just wanted to catch up and say hello!

Warmest spring wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Pamela Gordon said...

So beautiful. I am amazed the climatis grew in the basement. Have a blessed Mother's Day Carolyn! Pamela

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

wow, you wintered your clematis in the basement? It is a beautiful color!

Susan said...

Carolyn, those photographs were utterly enchanting. You are getting to be a really fabulous photographer. Your music is quite gorgeous, too.Do you have a favorite? Susan

Barb said...

What wonderful and inspiring photography!
Thanks for sharing.
Barb in Texas

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Olga Poltava said...

Amazing photos! So beautiful!

Deanna said...

Beautiful color!!!!!
Very pretty.

Have a wonderful Mother's Day,

Lynn said...

Carolyn, Since any shade of purple is my favorite color, this post is a work of art for my heart. As always your photography is stunning. I love the single flower in the acqua vase and the flower on top of the exquisite servicing dish. Really words do not do your photos or your flowers justice. Blessing and Happy Mother's Day to you.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Carolyn,

That sure is a beautiful Clematis you are showing us here! Enjoy your first blooms and spring will soon set in for good.

Lots of love,


Sarah said...

Carolyn, the lavender clematis is gorgeous and so are your images. I wish I had luck growing clematis. I think they are such beautiful blooms.
Happy Mother's Day! ~ Sarah

Catherine said...

Very nice colour and i love your garden house!

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

I see I have missed several of your lovely posts during my short stay in France.

Your garden cottage looks enchanting. It must be such a joy for one of your granddaughters to be sleeping in that cottage for a night! All those pinks and floral patterns. It's a girls dream!

I enjoy seeing the first pictures of your garden again! The lavender blue clematis looks beautiful.

Have a lovely weekend! I hope the weather will be good so that you can enjoy your garden.

Lieve groet, Madelief x

Carol said...

Carolyn, You have a way of taking a lovely flower and making it even lovelier within your surroundings. Most have flowers to add beauty to their environments but yours enhances the beauty of the blooms. Always a joy to visit. Happy Mother's Day!

Pat said...

Just the most amazing photos! The lighting is so perfect. And your china with it is the best touch.


Katy Noelle said...

I've never seen such a soft color for a clematis. It's absolutely gorgeous! Carolyn, would you share it's latin name? (or was it there and I missed it, somehow?)

gilda said...

The color of lavander is simply amazing how your Blog!!!!
Good Week-End!!!

lory said...

hi carolyn, what a beautiful post....the colour of clematis is very very nice...a kiss for you lory

Alex aus dem Gwundergarten said...

Hi Carolyn
I love Clematis! And the color of your flowers are just gorgeous.
Have a lovely mothers Day
Greetings from Switzerland

Susan Freeman said...

Beautiful!! Happy Mother's Day!

Susan and Bentley

Tablescapes By Diane said...

Hi lovely lady. This is Beautiful love the color lavander sweet.
I hope you have a Happy Mothers Day !!!

Zinnia said...

Din blogg är för ljuvlig. Jag tittar ofta in även om jag inte lämnar kommentarer Jag älskar dina bilder. Det finns något tryggt och vackert i dem.Din clematis påminner min The President. Önskar dig en trevlig helg! Zinnia!

parTea lady said...

Your clematis is beautiful and so are your photos. That is such a pretty china covered dish too.

Naturegirl said...

Carolyn you continue to be the Queen of all things pretty in Bloglandia!
Once again a beautiful series of tastefully presented images to drool over!sigh.
Wishing you a Happy Mother's Day!

Shabby soul said...

Darling Carolyn, as always with these images you gave us a gorgeous gift!
Thank you for stopping in my blog and your lovely comments!
have a nice day

Cottage Rose said...

Such beautiful photos,,, love the color of the clematis,,,, mine is starting to grow,,,bloom.. thank you for sharing your lovely flowers,, I just love to look at your garden,,,looking forward to Sat...

Happy Mothers day


Pétales de fée said...

It is a delicate sheen of soft colors on the petals a little wrinkled from your clematis! Your photos are absolutely wonderful! Good weekend!

Kathy said...

Hello Carolyn,
This Clematis is spectacular - you've captured its beauty so well.
I am loving the different shades you see in it - it is so very feminine!
Hope you have a marvelous weekend and Mother's Day,

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn
You know I like this clematis, it's the perfect shade of lavender.
I must see about a tea for Saturday too, I forgot about Bernideen's tea in the garden.

sweetbay said...

Such lovely delicate shadings of color in those Clematis flowers! The petals have a beautiful translucent quality.

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