Monday, January 2, 2012

The Garden Bench

Happy New Year!
      I was looking through my old pictures from last year in the garden and thought I would do another calender with a garden bench(or seating) theme for you.


In March and April it is my indoor garden in the sunroom that I enjoy.



Today is the day our Christmas tree has to come down as it has been up a few weeks now and it is dropping a lot of needles, but I still hate to see it go! I think,I will take the decorations down in stages so it doesn't look so bare all at once.
   I hope you enjoyed The Garden Bench calender!

   Hope you have a lovely day.


Diane said...

Beautiful pics of the garden. I am like you too, I can not take down Christmas all at once, this year I am having a tough time taking down the master bedroom is so pretty....maybe tomorrow..or the next day! Diane

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Your pictures would make a wonderful calendar.
our tree comes down today too..but it is still so fresh.

La Table De Nana said...

Wonderful! I think Sept and Dec are my favorites..If someone MADE me pick:)

Linda said...

Beautiful, Carolyn! I love October - but then I love them all...
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Betty Jo said...

Each month is a total delight with your gorgeous photos Carolyn. Have an incredible New Year my friend.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I enjoyed it very much, Carolyn! Such beautiful pictures and your gardens are so lovely! We don't have a real tree and I'm pushing it to January 6th before I take it down. I still have to go back up to the attic and get the bins and boxes back down ~ not looking forward to that part!

Maria said...

I love your calendar! If I had to pick, I'd go with August as my favorite. I don't think I could resist such a scrumptious bed!

Thank you for delighting us throughout the year with your vignettes. I so enjoy them!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Carolyn, the pictures absolutely feed my soul. Stunning!


Antiques And Teacups said...

Wonderful photography...absolutely beautiful! Love the antique Chelsea Grape teapot & other pieces in the sunroom!

Gran - Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

Thank you for sharing your vision - it is a joy to me. I am sending a wish for you for 2012 - that you are blessed with your hearts desires. Hugs

Shabby soul said...

Darling Carolyn, you have a special file in my computer, where I put all the best I see of your photos... But these all will take that way!
I wish you a very sweet and serene New Year!

Joanna said...

I really enjoy visiting your blog. It`s so inspiring. I wish I could create such a lovely and calm place of my house in Poland. Happy New Year:-)!

Jan said...

Did I enjoy your photo calendar today? How could I possibly not did not disappoint. Thank you for sharing such beauty.


Susan said...

Dear Carolyn.....GORGEOUS! Loved every month.

Have a fabulous year. I look forward to all of your extremely beautiful posts. Susan

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

ADORE every month of your calendar photos, but I look forward to chilling out in our hammock in October ;o)

My Little Home and Garden said...

It would be lovely to sit in any one of these delightful settings. That being said (and meant), the light in the September photograph is just wonderful!

It's All Connected said...

October is my pick. I wouldn't be surprised to see an elf peeking out from under the hammock! ~ Maureen

Elzie said...

Gorgeous pictures! I don't want to spend my time in that thing in January though, lol. I prefer the lilac in April.
Wish you a very splendid 2012.
Love Elzie

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

A Happy New Year to you, Andrew and your family! I hope you had a lovely time?! My parents came to stay on New Year's eve. We had an enjoyable evening with games and even some fireworks!

I enjoyed seeing the flashbacks of your garden. The photo's make me look forward to spring & summer even more. My head is full of new ideas....

Happy day!

Madelief x

Leslie's Garden said...

So many beautiful spots to rest and enjoy your surroundings! I especially love the resting places in the garden!

Asht said...

Happy new year
Thanks for your lovely blog

Sanna said...

Hi Carolyn,

Happy New Year to you and yours! Love the family photos from your Christmas dinner a couple of posts down. So nice to have everyone home for Christmas like that. I like the calendars you have put up for us. You have a lot of beautiful photos. I think you could sell calendars and greeting cards at your garden tours. Isn´t that a fabolous idea?! :)

Have a great day,


Sally said...

I must tell you that I come here for a breath of fresh air. I am a caregiver for my young husband who has Early Onset Alzheimer's. This week has been exhausting for me. But as I look at your lovely home and gardens and listen to the music I am renewed.

Thank you!!

Nette said...

Happy New Year to you too.

Lovely pictures. I could move into every single one of them :0)

Rowan said...

A lovely calendar, apart from the December one which is gorgeous, my favourite is May. Everything looks so fresh and beautiful then.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I love these photos-your home is like a fantasy. I love October. Wish I had a enlargement of that for my wall.

revesdargile.canalblog said...

A very happy new year pour you and family

Kinds regards from the Sud Provence


Sandy said...

How I wish our yard and flowers looked like yours. I try--but never quite get those results. Love the tea and cookie settings--so pretty...

Shirley said...

Dear Carolyn,
You really need to put together your OWN book...your home and garden are beautiful and I must say you are truly gifted with a camera..I'm always stopping by..

Cindy said...

Your home and gardens are absolutely gorgeous all year round.
Happy New Year to you and yours!
Hugs, Cindy

Sherry said...

This is beautiful! I love the hammock in October. They are all gorgeous. You have a much more amazing setting than I have here in IL. Your gardens are just amazing. Happy New Year!

Jilly said...

Your pictures are beautiful; I loved everyone of them. I also love the way they showed the seasons!!! very pretty!!!

Sonia said...

Gorgeous Carolyn. I love all the seasons and you have captured each one so beautifully! Happy New Year. My tree comes down tomorrow too!
Happy New Year
Miss Bloomers

The Sweetest Days said...

Thank you for the extra images! I kind of figured the snow pictures were from last year. I'm wondering if we'll ever get snow!

Wishing you a delightful first week of January! Stay warm! Oh, and we took our tree down today too. Sad but it feels good to be getting the house back to normal.


Heaven's Walk said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous, Carolyn. I always love visiting here with you. ♥

xoxo laurie

Zaa said...

Greetings Caroline.. Your garden calendar was over the top delightful... There are so many cosy, relaxing corners dream and have tea... Beautiful..Thanks for sharing these lovely pictures...Do not be sad..about the tree be glad for there is always another year....Enjoy your week...Hugs

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Carolyn, Loved the Garden Bench calendar, especially October. I would love to visit your garden, the pictures are so inviting and beautiful. Take care, Jen.

dornrös*chen living now said...

dear carolyn, great home and decoration and photos! i love your blog since i found it a few weeks ago...also your calendar is beautiful!
a sunny day for you,
lovely greetings by dornrös*chen
sleeping beauty

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Carolyn,

Thanks for your sweet visit and following Bella Vista. I am now following you....isn't this fun?

Happy New Year and many blessings,

Anonymous said...

October & December's pictures are to die for!!!
Hugs Rosemary...xx

Georgianna said...

It's all idyllic, Carolyn! September is my favorite. :)

Home and Lifestyle said...

Wonderful photo's Carolyn, they make me look forward to spring!! A few months to go...!

Warm regards, Ingrid