Saturday, January 12, 2013

Looking Back at the Garden

                                                               Hello everyone!
             I hope you are enjoying your weekend. As I was looking back at some of my favorite photos that I took in the garden in the last couple of years, I thought I would share a few with you.
  I love this misty morn shot of our garden arbor that I shot early one summer morning.
                                         The garden at the southern side of our home.
                                   Another misty morn shot gives a magical look to the garden.
              Love this Ville de Lyon clematis growing up the old birdhouse.
                                                  Our Chelsea Garden
                                               Again the south side of the house facing the woods.
                                               Martha's Garden is enclosed behind our barn.
                                               Our Allee Garden
                                          The view toward the pond.
                                A garden bench under the roses to sit and take it all in!

          All this beauty is nestled under a blanket of snow but before we know it there will be signs of it coming to life once more. I am content to enjoy the winter beauty of the garden for awhile yet but soon I will be yearning to get out there and watch for those early signs of life before spending my days out working/playing in the garden once more.

Take care,


Mycolourfullife said...

Hiii Carolyn very nice garden...Happy Sunday....

The Comfort of a Safe Place said...

Oh I love your garden Carolyn! It's just so pretty!

I've been having ideas of showing my Garden too...and now that I see you've posted about yours, I might just do that now!

Jan ♥

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Love your gardens and your photos! Gorgeous!!!

Mari said...

Omg it gorgeous just like an enchanted garden straight out of a fairy tale :)
Gorgeous pic's....

Happy new year to you and yours~

dizzyizzy said...

I love your garden in every season. I would so love to go on one of your garden tours.

sweetbay said...

Just gorgeous.

Olive said...

So pretty and Lush. It was 74 degrees here today and I cut back my roses and perennials. Never snow here sadly. Olive

La Vie Quotidienne said...

It is always so beauiful, even he picture you share with us during the winter months when all is snow covered.

My Little Home and Garden said...

Carolyn, the garden photos are breathtaking; I particularly like the misty ones. They have a certain softness and mystery to them.

rusty hinge said...

Carolyn! Your garden is immaculate! I am in awe! I LOVE it! I could look at these photos forever! These are going on my boards! :)

Larry said...

So wonderful Carolyn! I too love looking at photos from my gardens during the winter... and it's so much fun to share them with others. Yours are so beautiful and while our styles aren't quite the same, I certainly do appreciate what you have done... actually I love your style with all the wonderful perennial areas but I'm a bit too lazy to stake and deadhead as I should so I don't do as many perennials as you. Of course, that's subject to change and has evolved and de-evolved many times over the years. You also have so many amazing places to sit and enjoy the view... something I keep promising myself to do but don't quite get around to. I hope you are able to take the time to relax and soak it all in... that's another reason I garden in the way I do... I don't want to be a slave to it. Thanks for sharing all this beauty! Larry

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Carolyn, you have such a beautiful garden. Many lovely memories to look back on and forward to..Happy Saturday..Judy

Susan said...

Hello Carolyn....Your lovely garden shots made me yearn for spring. It won't be long? I hope not. I love looking at your garden. Susan

Pamela Gordon said...

Gorgeous photos Carolyn. That Ville de Lyon Climatis is so beautiful.

Joyful said...

You have a fantastic garden. If I were a gardener this is the kind of garden I would like to make.

Anonymous said...

Visions of absolute beauty!

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh Carolyn.....what a beautiful respite you offered to us today! I could almost forget about the cold, drizzly winter rain pattering outside my window. My husband was even ooohing and ahhhing over your gardens! Thank you for a sweet little vacation! :)

xoxo laurie

The Tablescaper said...

Your photos are intoxicating.

- The Tablescaper

Fiore said...

Yours is one of the most beautiful garden I've ever seen, like your home.
Thank you for sharing all this beauty.

Erna said...

Wow you've got a wonderful garden, and here I am happy with my small balcony garden....Thank for sharing and I hope the snow will soon disappear..
Hugs from a cold but snowless Amsterdam

Gartenmalereien Stephanie said...

that have been a wunderful walk trough your garden
thank's for that

love Stephanie

Aszka9 said...

Cudownie !!!!

Barbara Lilian said...

How lovely too see your beautiful garden, Just what I needed on this cold damp miserable day here in rural France. Can't wait for springtime to get in my garden. I have lots of new areas I want to create.

Vesna said...

Your garden is soooooooooo beautiful Carolyn!!! Love, love, love it!!
Have a great Sunday!!

Janneke said...

Your garden is such a beauty in summer but also in winter. When I ever should visit Canada I should like to see your garden in summer. Is your garden open for visitors on special days in summer?

Ingela said...

What a lovely garden! I really enjoyed the fantastic pictures!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your lovely comment, carolyn :)))
I love your garden! so wonderful pics, like magic!

warmly greetings from Germany,
Dana :o)

chateau de fleurs said...

Carolyn your garden and photos are simply amazing! Wishing you a wonderful New Year! Christie

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Just beautiful, Carolyn! I'll bet you can't wait to see all your flowers blooming again. When we had a garden at our old house, I did enjoy the break that Winter brought with it. Have you ever made up note cards or calendars from the beautiful pictures of your gardens?

Linda said...

Hi Carolyn,
The photo with the clematis and the birdhouse has always been a favourite, as well as any of your garden in the mist. And, that's the first time I've seen the 'view of the pond'...They are ALL gorgeous!!!
Thanks for the b-day wishes, my friend. :-)))
Our snow is fast disappearing! We are all amazed after having so much (I think nearly 60 cm in 24 hours) and it has been above zero (+4 and +5) since yesterday and raining. I didn't even get a chance to take photos! I know there'll be a next time! Lol
Happy Sunday to you and Andrew.
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Carolyn, this post is really making me yearn for summer. I've made a commitment to improve our gardens in 2013 and I know I will be returning to your blog often for inspiration!

The Rosegarden in Malevik said...

I have said it before,,,,,,
YOU ARE NUMBER ONE in the World.....
absolutely stunning.....
and soon we will be there again......
and do no miss The




Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

Your garden photo's are always a delight to look at. Especially now, when looking for new plant combinations. Your colour scheme is the way I like it too!

Have a lovely new week! From a cold and snowy Holland,

Madelief x

Zwergenwelt said...

Hello Carolyn,
thanks a lot for visiting my blog and my board on pinterest.
I love your romantic garden, it seems like a paradise, the first picture is so wonderful, the early morning atmosphere is so awesome.
Also your wonderful flowers, it must be a special climate on your beautiful island.
With beste wishes for a wonderful week, cornelia

Melanie said...

Your little corner of the world is just like heaven on earth. How glorious !

Sanna - My Blueberry House said...

Lovely. The first photo is one of my absolute favorites. It is a dream garden, so beautiful!


Beth said...

Your gardens are absolutely amazing, beautiful, stunning!!! Love your home, pond, and outbuildings as well.
Blessings, Beth

Shirley said...

Are those your gardens!!! How do you keep up with all of that! They are like a dream; so beautiful! Really something to aspire to!


Hi! Carolyn!!
Beautiful Garden!!thanks for share!
receive hugs and blessings from Brazil!!

Elizabeth Garden! said...

Love and Lovley!!

Thank you.


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