Thursday, August 9, 2012

Bits and Pieces

                               Hello everyone,
                                        Another sunny day here so I better get out and do a little watering in the garden before it gets too hot. I took the shot above last week in our garden. This is the time of year when we have the most color in our garden but this year due to a dry spring and summer the garden is definitely showing signs of stress and looking rather tired in places.Fortunately,I am the one with the camera and I won't be showing those places!
 If I was a painter I would like to paint this or the one above. I love these color combos.
 Coming around the east of our house to the south.
                           A little bouquet of pretty pastels.
 I love this shot of our granddaughter who will soon be turning 7.
 A pretty double daylilly lights up the garden.

 Due to the lack of rain our pond has dropped several inches.
                             Clematis and hydrangea.
                 This bed at the bottom is a new addition last fall. It has a few clashing colors because the daylillies where dormant when moved so I didn't know what colors they were.

 This has an old fashioned appeal to me.
Hope you enjoyed some 'bits and pieces' of my life.

Tomorrow,I will be sharing" the making of our garden" in a guest post for Kathy at A Delightsome Life  for her Summer Series How do they do it . I will also answer any questions you may have on our garden then. I did try to remember any you asked previously-I seem to remember I promised this post awhile ago but who knew we would have endless summer days???  Did I mention I am a procrastinator? So, thank you again Kathy for motivating me to do it.

Thank you for visiting,



Barb said...

Hi Carolyn,
I enjoyed your bits and pieces around the garden. I like the pretty setting beside the lake and the double day lily....I didn't know you could get doubles.
Have a good day
Barb from Australia

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I'll look forward to that guest post, Carolyn. I always wonder how you manage and how it's got to be a lot of work getting a garden to look this gorgeous. I just love your pictures. Everything you've shown looks great, so hopefully your other areas aren't too stressed.

Lavender Cottage said...

Carolyn, you'd never know you were lacking rain by looking at your photos.

One Shabby Old House said...

Oh my friend,
I picked the perfect day to come by and visit you. Your flowers are glorious. If there is any stress in your garden then I should hope to be so stressed. It is just beautiful my friend!
It's been a busy spring and summer and I have been a poor blogger and blog reader but I always come back to your garden and without fail I am restored.

Cotton Peony said...

I can't wait.. I just can't wait!!

I've soo been looking forward to the post coming up!!!

I'm really surprised at your lack of rain up north.. seems like our weather has turned here as it feels like Wisconsin instead of NC.

warm hugs,
Cotton Peony

Susan said...

ooooooooooo, love all the brilliant colors, Carolyn....especially the raspberries and pinks.

That will be a great post tomorrow, too! Thanks for sharing. Susan

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whiterose42 said...

Hi Carolyn
Thanks for sharing your gorgeous garden...your dry summer is in stark contrast to the UK where we've had a deluge of rainfall since mid April!'s wonderful to see your vivid colour scheme!

akwamaryna said...

Carolyn, you have a beautiful garden!
If I was a painter I would like to paint your garden:)
Hugs from Poland

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Gorgeous images, Carolyn! My, do we need the rain, eh? Hope your garden gets a good drink soon. Have a beautiful day.


Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Your flowers are all gorgeous. I like the photo of the boat.

collarcitybrownstone said...

Your garden is not lacking anything. It is simply GORGEOUS!!!

Vivi said...

Tak for kigget. Din have er skøn :-)

Katherines Corner said...

I loved all of your bits and pieces. I always enjoy my visits to your blog. Hugs!


as cores do jardim estão lindas! Como gosto de pintar, realmente vejo as fotos imaginando uma pintura, por isso admiro cada vez mais a beleza de suas fotos e o paraíso em que você vive.
Não canso de olhar para cada detalhe. O dia que não posso acessar seu blog sinto que falta alguma coisa.

Fique em paz e um belo final de semana.

Um abraço.


Barbara Mayhew said...

My Mother and I thoroughly enjoyed the tour of your extraordinary gardens last week. They are as wonderful to wander through as your photographs depict them to be! Every corner looks like a painting! Thank you for sharing.