Sunday, May 31, 2015

Prim Angel... Finds a New Home!

Congratulations to : "LV" 
from... Thoughts From Meme's Corner!

Your name was chosen by our daughter... 
way up in Vermont,
as the winner of our May Give-Away!

Blessings from South Jersey...
Daryle & Katie

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

May... My Goodness Is Almost Gone... Give-Away!

Several months ago I needed to get back in touch
with my "primitive roots"...
And this delightfully "prim" angel was the result!

She stands (hangs!) about 25 inches tall...
and would love to find a new home!

From her rusty halo and wooden wings, 
to her vintage little leather book "Dream Children"...
From Her miss-matched button eyes, 
to her coffee-stained clothes and raw flax hair...
This angel says: "simply primitive!"

She is our May Give-Away... 
goodness it is late in the month!
So... leave a comment on this post 
and your name will be placed in the hat for the drawing...
when we return next week from Vermont!

Garden Gatherings...

My blue flag iris are open... stunning!

Baptisia... False Indigo; 
I thought that I had "lost it" last year due to dry conditions!

Cranesbill Geranium... grows like a weed, but we love it!

Chinese Ground Orchids... 
they just thrive in South Jersey soil!

Our "Emily" rose, from Vermont... it just opened!
And a cone flower attempting to show off it's head, soon to open!

A New England tradition: Rose Campion. 
Ohhhh, that soft, gray-green foliage!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Simple Gifts...

I marvel... when I take the time
to soak-in the beauty that surrounds my life!
Sitting today by the garden... such simple gifts!
Enjoy this new day, this new week... 

Sunday, May 10, 2015

"Brother, Where Art Thou?"

Well... in our gardens, of course!
I just came in with camera in hand... and loads of pics.
Our flower gardens loved the long, hard winter; 
it seems everything has doubled in size since last summer.

Solomon's Seal... 
thriving in the shadow of our backyard maples and cedars.

Star of Bethlehem... everywhere!

Spring has been slow to arrive here in South Jersey.
I have been weeding, turning garden soil, transplanting 
and just enjoying our mild temps and sun-filled days.

Forget-Me-Not... well, the name says it all!

Japanese Painted Fern
From a friend's wooded garden several years ago...
Her husband is now battling Alzheimer's.
They are, like this fern; beautiful, strong and resilient
in their faith and their love for one another!

Prickly Pear Cactus... with fruit and new growth!

Azalea bush... 
These flowers have not been harmed in any way during the
photographic process... (wink!)
What I mean to say is: 
No touch-up or adjusting colors on any of these pics!

Coral Bells... we have about six varieties,
this is the first to open!

Red Rose... from Vermont!
Our youngest daughter, Emily, gave this to Katie twelve years ago
on Mother's Day, when we were still up in Vermont.
We dug it up... put it in the moving van, and brought it down
nine years ago!

Those tight buds... promising that the best is yet to come!

Enjoy... and Happy Mother's Day to all of our Moms!