Monday, February 28, 2011

Creamy Whites

Hello everyone,

     It is stormy here again tonight but we are toasty warm inside so we can't complain and it is getting milder with rain before morning.
  So today I am sharing some creamy whites and when you get to the bottom I have some exciting news.

So, the exciting news is some of my photos are going to be featured in a new book from Norway coming out in April. The book is called Summer for all the Senses (pictured below) by Franciska Munck-Johansen. 
 I  was doing some blog hopping one evening and found Franciskas lovely blog and saw that there was a competition to enter some summer pictures to possibly be selected for the book that was closing that day. I quickly sent some photos and found out yesterday that my pictures were among those chosen! Now, I can't wait to see the book. The book can be preordered  and you can check out where by clicking here.
Thank you, Franciska for selecting some of my photos for your new book!

Just a little sample of the book-doesn't it look so pretty!

When I get my copy I will be sure to share it with you.

  Thank you for visiting me,


Saturday, February 26, 2011

All the Colors of the Rainbow!

Hello everyone,
     How is your weekend going? We did get the snow storm that was predicted so everyone here had some digging out to do today. The annual community tea party that I planned to attend morning had to be postponed as well as many other events. The snow plows are being kept busy this year keeping our Island roads open.
 Anyway, since I was home I did some garden planning and then enjoyed viewing some of my garden photos from previous years. So, I made some collages for you again- I hope I didn't hear you groan!

orange-well, actually peach
Yellow (sort of)
While I may be dreaming of spring this is my reality! We have more snow then we have had for several years and I hate to say it, but winter is not over yet- we can still get a lot of snow in March at the rate things are going. There is no frost in the ground though so when it starts to melt it can go fairly quickly.....maybe!
 Now, if you southern bloggers(or European) have flowers blooming in your garden could you please hold off on posting them for awhile yet? It's not easy for me being green(with envy)! Actually, I love seeing your gardens and I know spring will come here sooner or later and you never know what ideas I can steal from seeing yours!
So, do you have a favorite color of the rainbow?

Enjoy the rest of your weekend,


Friday, February 25, 2011

Garden Pinks

Hello everyone,
    I am still on a garden theme but with a pink twist as I am joining Beverly for Pink Saturday again. So this first photo is the clematis Josephine and the Therese Bugnet rose. I do love roses and clematis together as I am sure you do too.
Therese Bugnet again with a pretty lady statue in the background.
The hardy John Cabot peeking through our fence at the road.
I also love peony and roses together-don't you?

This is the amazing little rose The Fairy-that blooms most of the summer and into fall.
Our pink tree peony in bud.
a collage
Now for some softer garden pinks- a soft pink peony in  pretty pink china.
I am not sure which rose this is but if you look carefully there is a little white spider on it.

A very delicate pink geranium.
another pretty pink rose from our garden.

One thing I know for sure these roses and perennials have lots of snow protection from cold and wind! We have at least 3 feet over almost all parts of the garden.
Now if you love pretty pink things you must visit How Sweet the Sound and enjoy Pink Saturday!

I hope you all have a lovely weekend,


Thursday, February 24, 2011

Dreaming !

Hello everyone,
        There is another big storm headed our way tomorrow and since we already have tons of snow,I am just going to do a little summer dreaming. In going back and looking at some shots of our garden in previous summers I gathered some to share with you in case you are looking ahead to spring and summer too.

Light and airy Thalictrum with an old birdhouse that my husband made for me many years ago.

I love garden statues

pretty delphinium

early morning mist
hydrangea and phlox

I am looking forward to some of this color in the garden

Love the color of this oriental poppy!

pink peonies,magnificum gernanium,hosta and columbine make a pretty combination.

Deutizia shrub covered in a mass of white flowers.

The spring garden behind 'Audrey' our statue.

Just a little peek at all that is to come but in the mean time enjoy we might as well enjoy the beauty of what we have right now-lots of white stuff!
I am joining Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home again today.
I also joined in for Show Off Saturday at Hakans lovely blog click here.
Thank you for visiting,



Wednesday, February 23, 2011

High Tea

Hello everyone,
     I just found out there is a High Tea Party over at Decor to Adore so of course I wanted to join the party too. So, I quickly made some food for our High Tea..
You never know how many friends may want to join so we need lots of food.

A few more sandwiches and some cold drinks.
pretty sandwiches

Then of course I set a table for us to sit.
and picked a pretty bouquet for the table.
some garden cherubs add a little romance.
and of course we will need some pretty teacups.
and some china for our food.

a pretty teapot for our tea.
 and finally a chance to sit and chat with a good friend(Heather on right).

Well, it was a lovely afternoon for our High Tea but now I am going to curl up and have a little nap if you don't mind!
I gathered some pics from my summer tea parties for this post.

I am joining the High Tea Party at Decor to Adore where you will enjoy lots more high teas! Thank you Laura for hosting.
Also, I am joining Susan for TablescapeThursday at Between Naps on the Porch. there are always so many wonderful tablescapes to see there.
Thank you so much for visiting me,