Hello, dear friends! I just have to write and let you all know we have made the decision to not sell our house. We have been so busy making renovations, de-cluttering, painting... and well, pretty much gutting the whole house! We have liked the changes so much that we want to stay. So now I can get back to having a "normal" life. I will show you all pictures of the kitchen when it is finished, hopefully this week! I have also painted and changed most of the upstairs rooms. I have been so busy and I have so missed blogging! My computer crashed and then had a virus. I lost so many photo's, recipes, and writing. The whole ordeal was very disheartening to say the least so I left my computer alone for a while. I hope you all have been doing well! Here are some photo's of the garden this fine and lovely spring!
My side garden has larkspur, cat mint, roses, beautiful fairytale lilies, white and purple irises rosemary, hollyhock seedlings (thank you, sweet Paula for the seeds in the pretty packets! ) peonies, gladiolus, purple cone flower...and yarrow. I know it will be beautiful when it is fully in bloom!
The Koi pond. We now have seven Koi! They are getting rather large~ I should have snapped a photo of them when I first brought them home because now they lurk around the bottom and it is just impossible to get a photo of them. (the water is deep, 5 ft.)
I hope you have enjoyed this little peek of the awakening garden. I work in it as much as I can, usually from dawn till dusk. Nothing is more enjoyable or peaceful for me as working in a garden, listening to the birds chatter, the rustle of new leaves in the spring wind and the faint sound of classical music playing from the back porch.
The Lord God planted a garden
In the first white days of the world,
And He set there an angel warden
In a garment of light enfurled.
So near to the peace of Heaven,
That the hawk might nest with the wren,
For there in the cool of the even
God walked with the first of men.
And I dream that these garden-closes
With their shade and their sun-flecked sod
And their lilies and bowers of roses,
Were laid by the hand of God.
The kiss of the sun for pardon,
The song of the birds for mirth,--
One is nearer God's heart in a garden
Than anywhere else on earth.
For He broke it for us in a garden
Under the olive-trees
Where the angel of strength was the warden
And the soul of the world found ease.