Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Blossom Time

   Hello everyone,
            I am back again as there is just so much beauty all around us now so I wanted to share some of it with you. My husband and I went for a walk on the Confederation Trail today near our home and all around us there were lovely little gifts from nature.

The wild apple trees were all coming out in blossom and they are just so beautiful and they smell good too!
 So I had some fun with my macro lens again.

Appleblossoms in my new French watering can.

/I hope you had some beauty in your life today too!

I am joining in for White Wednesday at Faded Charm today.

Thank you for visiting me,


Garden Tour and a Tea

Hello everyone,
    It is the end of May already and now we are coming into June my favorite month of the year! Although I love all the seasons everything is so fresh,lush and green in June and you still have all the days of summer ahead to look forward to. 

We have had some visitors to the garden already and although it is still early in our garden season there is still much to enjoy.

I hope you didn't notice the daffys need to be deadheaded here.

These photos were taken last week and already the garden has changed. Soon the early peonies and the lilacs will be blooming.

Since it is sunny but windy today- come inside for a cup of tea. Sit here by the window to enjoy the beautiful sunshine. You can watch the hummingbirds flutter from flower to flower outside the window while these little hummers steal a sip of your tea..

The broader picture in evening light.

Enjoy a peek through some Victoria magazines and have a little relaxation while you are here. I look forward to each new Victoria magazine and I hope it will soon become a monthly issue.

Today I am joining Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage as well as Kathy at A Delightsome Life for their lovely Tuesday parties and also a new tea party at Trisha's Sweetology .

I hope you enjoyed the tea and tour!

Take care,

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Garden Mosaics

Hello everyone,
  I hope you all enjoyed your weekend! It was cold and damp here on Saturday but Sunday turned out to be a lovely day. We took a Sunday drive around a few of our favorite places and it is so nice to see the farmers are finally able to get their crops in and everything is greening up nicely.
 Today, I am sharing some photos that I took in the garden this past week.The garden above is coming in our driveway and where I don't normally like orange in our garden I do enjoy this blast of color in the spring.

The early daffodils now need to be deadheaded but there are some late ones just coming into bloom.
I love blue in the garden in all seasons.
And of course I enjoy pinks as well.
The pictures in the last mosaic were taken in Charlottetown, the city closest to us about a 15 minute drive away from our home.

I am enjoying all the colors of the spring season and in a few more days my lilacs will be in bloom. I always look forward to them weeks in advance.The lilacs are a couple of weeks late this year but better late then never!

I have been snapping hundreds of photos the last couple of days so I will have lots to share with you in the coming days.

Thank you for visiting me,


Friday, May 27, 2011

Happy Birthday, Pink Saturday!

Hello everyone,

            Today we are celebrating the 3 rd birthday of the very popular Pink Saturday at Beverly's How Sweet the Sound.

So I made a special bouquet for the occasion with flowers from our spring garden.
Naturally the occasion calls for a cup of tea!

Peek into the cupboard for a few more pinks.
A closer look.

Thank you, Beverly for coming up with this great idea three years ago and putting so much work into it each week. It is something that so many people enjoy participating in or even just visiting!

Be sure to pop in to enjoy the party at How Sweet the Sound if you haven't already.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Thursday, May 26, 2011

Just Peachy!

Hello everyone,
    It is a good day to be out in the garden but I took a little break this morning to do some baking. So then I had to enjoy the fruits of my labor by enjoying a tea break= maybe you would like to join me?

Since I was feeling peachy ,I thought I would use this china today with it's peach roses.
I made the same old raisin scones that I always seem to make but we do enjoy them so why not!

A peach cup and saucer for you with some peppermint tea-one of my favorites.

We are in the sunroom as it has clouded over and is too cool for sitting in the garden. Now,if you would like to help me do some gardening after the temperature is just right!

I made this pillow out of an old dress.

Now I am invigorated and I hear the garden calling my name!

I love this photo-pansies are so charming and this peachy one is perfect!
Thank you for stopping by for tea today.

I am joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday and also Cindy for Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home.

My thoughts and prayers are with all those in the south who have lost their homes or loved ones. This very unsettled weather is most disturbing.

Take care,

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Bits and Pieces

     Hello everyone,
              I hope you are all enjoying a good week. It has been a busy one here as the weather has been pretty good for doing garden chores.All the beds have had at least one good weeding but with all the moisture we have had I think we need to start at the first one and start in again! It is so nice to see the garden filling in though and the freshness of all the leaves on the trees etc. We are coming into such a pretty time of the year.
   I have a few bits and pieces of things to share with you today. I know I have been a bit scarce lately but there is just so much to do right now.


our spring garden

Our first garden tour of the season is coming up soon and I am trying to have everything ship shape. What about you, I bet you are busy too!

Take care,