Thursday, July 18, 2013

Our garden, through the eyes of a child

I've been spending weeks indoors, due to major foot surgery.  This is the time of year when most of my garden is in bloom, too, and I miss being outside with the flowers.  Through the windows, I can see much of my garden, but it's not the same as being right there.  So, I entrusted my good Canon Rebel t2i to my 11 year old daughter, who has a keen eye and an interest in photography, and sent her outdoors.

Our garden, as seen through the eyes of my child:

These purplish-blue hydrangeas are from our neighbor's garden.  The bush is enormous!

The bush below is near my shed.  About 10 years ago, another neighbor was digging this up and tossing it so they could plant a central air conditioning unit instead.  I asked if we could have it.  It had been a deep, rich blue that almost didn't look real.  When it came to live in my yard, it became pink and purple due to the higher alkaline levels in my soil.

Yes, she found a heart shaped hydrangea blossom on one of the bushes!  This was not 'Photoshopped' in any way!

I think she did a great job!  Not only did she give me a tour of my garden through pictures, but she gave me a tour through her own eyes, and that is priceless.

Peace and blessings to you,


Thursday, April 11, 2013


Our Easter holiday this year was low-key and lovely, spent with my in-laws.  We had good food, good conversation, good wine....yes, life is good.  :-)

I'm sharing pictures of my Easter decor and a few other things.  Hope you enjoy!

First up, bunnies.

This momma bunny and her baby were given to my youngest daughter for her first birthday.  They were left in the attic in a bin full of stuffed animals due to lack of display space in her bedroom.  I rescued them to use at Easter time.
Eggs, eggs, eggs.
I have so many plastic eggs.  This is a fun way to see many of them at once.  My youngest arranged these for the dining room table.

Two of these tiny terracotta pots sit on my kitchen windowsill, displaying blue eggs.

These quilled eggs were done by my husband's grandmother, who adored crafting.  I love setting these out in the spring as a beautiful reminder of her.

...and here are the miscellaneous photos...

Paper carrots, set on top of my doorknob collection.  I found an old Delacre cookie tin at an antiques store, filled it with natural excelsior and display it on my coffee table.

Limoges china inherited from my great aunt.  It had belonged to her first husband's aunt before that.  It's old!  Love this cheese/butter dome.

A vignette arranged on a shelf in my bathroom.  Yes, that's a soap box used as a decoration.  I think it's very pretty as well as useful.  It gives height to this little scene.

Can't recall the name of this daffodil, but it's a version of Tete a Tete, a miniature breed.

Most people get chocolate bunnies in their Easter baskets....

Thanks for your visit today!  Please leave me a comment to let me know you stopped by.

Peace and blessings to you,

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Making Christmas Last A Little Longer

Hello my friends.  I've missed sharing photos here on this little blog of mine.  Life sure gets busy, and this blog gets neglected when that happens.  There are still some photos from Christmas that I wanted to post here; hope you don't mind.  I'd better get 'em out before Spring officially arrives!

This paper Eiffel Tower ornament was created by my friend, Carol.  It's covered in glitter and adorned with crystals, berries, and paper poinsettias and leaves that she handcrafts.  I am blessed to have received a box full of these!

Knowing my love of gardening, my stepmother gave me this hand-painted ornament one Christmas many years ago.

I'm nuts about grapes.  Couldn't pass up this delicate glass beauty on clearance many years ago.

A favorite aunt of mine gave me this years ago, a little hummingbird in a tiny woven basket.

Love this big, flower-bedecked glass ball.

These belong to my 14 year old daughter, who loved dancing and anything Disney princess when she was small.  This is Alice In Wonderland...close enough.  ;-)

On a trip to Disney World in 2010, we picked up the big mouse ears in a Christmas shop.

My mother-in-law decorates so beautifully for Christmas every year.  She places pine cones of all sorts in a big bowl on her living room table.

Glittery, pale green poinsettia, also at my mother-in-law's house.

I've loved snowmen for as long as I can remember.  These little fellows sit on my kitchen windowsill.  Each one has a nickel embedded in its base.  I think they are called Belsnickels, but I couldn't find any info online about them.

Soft sculpture snowmen are my favorite.

Cristabel, playing with a package decoration.  Now it is her very special toy.

A robin outside the window, a harbinger of spring.

One last Cristabel picture.  :-)

Thanks so much for dropping by today!

Peace and blessings to you,
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