Monday, July 11, 2011

Terrace Views

Hello everyone,
   I hope you all had a lovely weekend-it is such a beautiful time of the year. Of course,I am often out taking pictures in our garden so I have a few to share with you today.

I took these photos about a week ago and already the view has changed.
The Miss Canada lilac is in full bloom here.
The potted blue hydrangeas was wintered over in the pot in our basement and in the fall it will go back there again as I like how early it blooms when I do that.

The photo above was taken yesterday.There is a pink peony in the foreground and roses blooming on the other side in the background.
The Virginia creeper is creeping toward the top of the terrace.
I picked a big bouquet of flowers for the table.

I love this heavy vase my daughter gave me for my birthday a few years ago.
I wish you all a happy Monday. It is supposed to be sunny here and I am hoping to head to the beach as we don't have any tours for a few days.

I am joining Cielo at the house in the roses for Show off your Cottage monday.

Take care,



Anonymous said...

Good morning Dear Carolyn! OH, my goodness! Now one has more beautiful flowers than you! Your garden is amazing and just gorgeous! Love your big full booms and you really do know how to put them together for an arrangement!
Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

A Few Pennies said...

Oh--the peonies, foxglove, virginia creeper--it all is so lovely--I want to sit there in those pictures with my coffee this morning! Thank you for the beautiful pictures.

Pamela Gordon said...

Gorgeous photos. I love the pergola your husband built. It must provide some shade with the roof slats that way. Does it hold up to the winter snows? Enjoy the beach! Blessings, Pamela

sweetbay said...

Unbelievably beautiful.

Fee said...

Your garden looks so beautiful. Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures.

CIELO said...

Carolyn you do live in Paradise! So very dreamy! Enjoy my friend, and thanks for participating in Show Off Your Cottage Monday and brining me here!


Unknown said...

Such beautiful photos. I adore the hydrangea!

Veronica said...

Good evening Carolyn. I do not know what to comment on first... that tablecloth with the flowers keeps me goining back and then there is the lilacs, the peonies, foxgloves are all favourites and then your photos are amazing! Love Love love it!


Elzie said...

I would love to sit down on that terrace and have a rest. Such beautiful views!!

I bought the book and I must say I love the way your garden shows in it. Would have loved to have just ONE book of YOUR garden, lol.

Hope you have a nice day.
Love Elzie

Diana (Apple Pie) said...

Oh mamma mia, as we said in Italy!
Your bouquet is gorgeous!
Thank you for show me the paradise...


Paintings by Louise, Maison Louise said...

You have a lovely garden.

Greatings Loes (Louise)

November- symra said...

Fantastisk å få komme på besøk i den vakre hagen din gjennom blogging. Buketten med revebjellene og peonene er en blomsterdrøm!

Unknown said...

Hi Carolyn.I'm brand new here..and I can't believe that this images are soooo sweet! Your blog's adorable!
Hugs from Rome.

anonymous said...

I've never seen such giant and gorgeous peonies. They are just beautiful. I've lived in Oregon for almost 6 years now and love that I can finally grow these beauties as well as roses and other perennials that I have dreamed of for years.

Your blog and photos are a total delight. Thank you for sharing.
We have family on PI and would like to visit them someday.

Camille said...

Your photos are so beautiful, Carolyn. I love the chairs around the table and the tablecloth ~ Just beautiful!

Ikealady said...

Your garden is so fantastic and
so is your china.
It is really like candy for the eye to visit your blog.

Regards from a swedish Ikealady !

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

I just read your last 3 posts and what a magnificent garden you have!!
Everything in your garden is so charming and each setting looks so serene. I especially love the angel!


Pansy Cottage Girl said...

I think this is what heaven will look like!

Landbohaven said...

Gode billeder.
Hvor har du en smuk have.
Tak for kigget.

Shabby soul said...

Oh darling Carolyn, your garden is absolutely stunning! And this peony seems almost unreal so perfect it is!!
I have an heavy carafe with roses JUST so similar to your!!
have a nice day and thank you for appreciate my bedroom.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Carolyn, YOur garden is magnificent! And your bouquet is a work of art. You must have not only a green thumb but a whole green hand, maybe both!
What a delight to see and take in! I can almost smell the lilacs and peonies!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello Carolyn,
Oh my, your garden is looking lavish! Love your beautiful photos; you are so blessed to live amidst such beauty.

Hubby and I went to the beach yesterday too. We had a very nice day there. We spent about four hours at Brackley and we got there before everyone else so we had the beach to ourselves for a good part of the morning.

Hope you have a delightful week.


Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Carolyn,

Lovely flowers you got in your lush garden! You're blessed with plenty of rain it seems like.
Enjoy this abundance and have a great remainder of the week!


Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Hi Carolyn,
I always love to visit your garden, all the fun of the beauty and no work, haha :-)
I was amazed to see Lilac and Hydrangea together, how clever, and so worth the effort!
Everything is amazing!

Miss Kim said...

I'm new here and am astounded by the beauty I have found. Thank you for taking the time to share your world with all of us. Just thank you.

Marie Arden said...

I am not feeling well today a flu I guess, and it was so fun to look at your blog today while I was resting at home. Happy Summer to you!

Fishtail Cottage said...

hope to see you share this gorgeous post at Cottage Flora Thursdays' this week! ooxx, tracie

Rowan said...

I wish the view from my terrace looked like this! My garden is so parched from lack of rain that most things are looking very sorry for themselves.