Monday, June 10, 2013

Life Around the Boathouse

Hello everyone,
I hope you all had a lovely weekend . We had a downpour all day Saturday as well as winds so it wasn't a day to be in the garden. Fortunately,Sunday was better as we had over 50 lovely visitors from Japan.

Now,around the pond we have some new life as the new crab apple trees are blooming(pretty much past now).We also planted some serviceberries and a couple of lilacs so I am looking forward to watching them grow.
Some blue flag Iris that we planted.

Yellow flag Iris too.

The crab apple blossoms a couple of weeks ago.

I have put our hammock from Novico back up by the pond for those moments of relaxation.

On the door of our boathouse a wise robin built a nest tucked into the top of  the wreath -almost totally hidden.I took a few pics along the way as I checked their growth.

It is hard to believe how quickly they changed after they hatched.

I was lucky enough to be there just moments after the babies flew from the nest. There was lots of squawking as several robins,not just the parents were excitedly encouraging them to test their wings!
-                                Some lupins are growing around the pond.

                      I hope you have a lovely week and thank you for your visit!


Anonymous said...


Are you living in the Eden ? It is a delight to look at your photos.

Very very inspiring as always. There is so much things to watch in the garden, isn't it ?

Have a nice day.

Hélène Glehen

Betty said...

I agree with the first commenter, You must live in Eden. You have such a beautiful place. We have been having horrible rains where I live, alittle out of the norm.

Gartenmalereien Stephanie said...

So beautiful the Place where you can life!!!

And the Pics from the Robin are cute.

Have a nice Time!

Victorian1885 said...

Your pond & boathouse look so enchanting Carolyn. Great shots of the Robin family too! Have a great week.


17-17 said...

Dear Carolyn,
I really like your photos, always.

Zwergenwelt said...

It is a little paradise, so wonderful, your small lake, the boat house, the flowers,... and sooo cute the little robins, I hope they all will survive!
best regards, cornelia

Pamela Gordon said...

It is such a beautiful spot there Carolyn. I'm glad the rain held off for your guests on Sunday. We had a lot of rain on Saturday too. How sweet that the robins nested on the door of the boathouse! Great photos of them.

Madelief said...

Dear Carolyn,

Your house, your garden, the all looks like a dream. Hope I will be one a group of visitors one day to see it all for real!

Happy week!

Madelief x

Susan said...

Really gorgeous photos, Carolyn. Everything looks fabulous. Susan

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Such a delight to see and share in the beauty around you, Carolyn.

I just love your documenting the robins from pretty blue eggs to "real" flying=-away birdies.

Donna said...

I always enjoy your little cabin.
The outdoor pics are so pretty, too.

Home and Lifestyle Design said...

Wow! Your pictures are just amazing! It doesn't look like the wind did much damage. The little birds look incredible! It must be very peaceful living around the water like you do!
Thanks, Patty

Egretta Wells blog said...

Carolyn, I don't know, but I think this might just be the prettiest place I have ever seen! Looking across the water toward the boat house just takes my breath away.

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snow said...

'this is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE post!' keeps coming to mind with each new post.. until the next! each one becoming an instant favorite. everything about your latest post is precious & your kind heart comes through in every way with how lovingly you captured this darling family. the colour of the eggs is inspiring & each & every one of us understands why this smart & stylish mother robin chose one of the sweetest spots on earth for her nest ~ we would too! sending love to you carolyn, snow x


Oh how serene. I wish I were there right now...

That little cottage is adorable.

The Scoop link party just started, would love for you to link this up!


Kathryn Bechen Ink said...

How beautiful! Thank you for sharing your gorgeous photos and home. What kind of camera do you use?!

Nita Stacy said...

Doesn't that all look magical!

podso said...

A beautiful post, Carolyn! Glad the weather cleared for your tour!

Blondie's Journal said...

These are just lovely pictures, Carolyn, from the pond to the flowers to the progress of the baby robins! I can see how much you adore nature. Please keep sharing as things progress and grow over the summer around your beautiful garden and pond!


Julie said...

Oh Carolyn, your photos are breathtaking...J

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LadyLaLaura said...

How beautiful! I`m speachless. What a wonderful place you are living in. Love it :)

Janice said...

Hi Carolyn,
You are such a good photographer as you really capture the beauty of it all.

Tassell, Tea pot, and life down under said...

Hi Carolyn,

What a beautiful, peaceful haven you have. So serene and relaxing, a place I can only dream of.

I'm so happy to be one of your followers.

Hope you have a good week.



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InesMrs.Venus said...

Hi, Carolyn, I just read the post in Erin's blog and I felt in love with those beautiful pics. Your blog is so lovely and I want to add you to my bloglist.
The pics of the wise are wonderful! It's always a pleasure for me, sitting in the garden and watching birds!
Love, Ines

Linda said...

What a visual treat! I LOVE coming by and reading your posts!

I live in a 6yr. old home in a neighborhood in Kansas and we don't have a lot of plants and flowers. But I do so love them and enjoy seeing them wherever I can!

Sunday we went to a near-by Arboretum and it was beautiful there. We enjoyed sitting under the trees and listening to the bluegrass concert as we enjoyed the view. Lovely bridges and gazebos, a huge tree with a swing, and many paths to wander around. Lots of lovely plants and flowers too.

You can see my pictures on my current post.

Have a glorious day!

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Angela said...

Lovely photos! Marvelous post and thanks for sharing. Wishing you an enchanted Spring! Hugs!

Linda said...

Hi Carolyn,
I can feel my blood pressure lowering just looking at your photos...There are no words adequate, m'dear. BIG SMILE.
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

brandy1 said...

I visit you everyday. The Robins are delightful.What a treat to see them fly from the nest.Glad the day for the Japanese visitors was much improved from your previous day. Winter here down under. Shirley

Bella said...

Hi Carolyn,
A hammock by your lovely pond, what a perfect way to spend a day!! Beautiful!! I love seeing those baby birds too, Lucky you to have such a great view :-)

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Bonnie said...

Your white garden is heavenly. What gorgeous pictures of the robin's nest and fledgling. That had to be very exciting and special. Your gardens are always so beautiful and your photography compelling. I keep practicing.

Denise said...

As you can tell I've spent some time browsing your last few post's.Everything is so peaceful and lovely.It's been a pleasure following you these last three or so years.I should visit more often.Please drop by My blog any time and stay as long as you like at Coffeeberry Cottage(Our blessed retirement hideout.)