Wednesday, May 10, 2017

May Roses in our Garden

Here are a few photos of our roses blooming in our garden/yard right now.  The Olivia Rose Austin has been blooming steadily for a month and is still not finished!  
































Moonstone
















Mr. Lincoln



Huntington Rose



Monday, April 24, 2017

A Spring walk in Charleston

A Spring Walk In Charleston

Click on the link above to see a picture story of our walk in Charleston last Friday, April 21 - It was an absolutely perfect spring day - almost too hot though!  I won't complain because the light and the breeze was just fabulous.  Not to mention the scent of Confederate Jasmine - which you see here all along the walls.  It totally filled the air and was so pretty!!  We were so fortunate to be there while it was blooming.  We may have missed the azaleas and the wisteria - but I think this was even more special!  Mike and Coco are in many of the pictures - and Romeo was on my arm.  The pictures aren't exactly the best - but I was hanging onto Romeo the whole time.


A View of the rose garden April 2017


Monday, April 17, 2017

Natures Secret Gifts

so.......
While we were walking around the garden, listening to the buzzing bees, chirping birds in our thicket hedge of azaleas,
Camille decided to pick a white clematis bloom from the 10+ year old vine growing on a white trellis at our "little garden house" by the small fish, frog and turtle pond.
I was standing with her and there - right in front of us, not even hiding, was a bird nest about the size of a grapefruit!  Camille held her phone over the top - being careful not to touch it at all - and took a few photos.
To our sincere astonishment - there were pretty hefty eggs inside! Beautiful, speckled and perfect bird's eggs.
My husband, the botanist and biologist gave us an assessment of "not sure" of which kind of bird's eggs they are.  We think Cardinal (based on the fact that the nest is about 5 feet off the ground) but there is a good chance they are Robin's eggs.  They do look pale pale blue to me.  My favorite color is Robin's egg blue.
Take a look and let me know what your guess is!



Friday, April 14, 2017

Pink and Yellow for Easter

snapdragons

Olivia Rose Austin

yellow climber is the first bloom in the garden

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Purple Clematis

Peggy Martin, first bloomer

A pan of mini petunias waiting to be planted