Friday, July 16, 2010

The Joys of Flower Gardens


This is a favorite place to sit in the cool of the morning...


a stepping stone my mom gave me


an old watering can at the birdbath


 
broken pottery and pinecones to keep the kitties at bay
(sharp edges in the soil, of course)


a sunny spot on the patio


 It is such a simple joy to spend time tending to the flowers and to sit nearby, enjoying the beauty of God's creation. I do not have large expanses of flowers, but the little flowerbeds I do have add such nice color to our yard. I am always blessed when I am able to visit the flowerbeds of friends or even on blogs. One of my talented blog friends shared her beautiful flowers on her blog today and introduced me to The 2010 Garden Tour that can be found at Notes From a Cottage Industry. I hope you enjoy the garden  tour and that you have a wonderful weekend!



and the 2010 Garden Tour @ Notes from a Cottage Industry

17 comments:

Debbie said...

Laurie, I love your garden! And how special to see your chair with your precious Bible. Love those early morning times with the Lord.

Blessings and love,
Debbie

LDH said...

Oh, can I come and sit with you at this beautiful spot and read a few chapters of Scripture with you. I can't think of a sweeter place to be. So lovely!

Karen said...

Your garden is lovely, Laurie...I especially like the window planters...

What a perfect place to talk with our Creator....

Carol said...

Laurie, love your gardens! I like the broken pots in the soil!! Thanks for stopping by my blog and garden tour in GA.
Carol in GA
http://antiquesanduniques.blogspot.com

Jan said...

Oh Laurie, what a beautiful calm and serene garden you have.
Thank you for showing us around.... it will be lovely to think of you and family, especially grandchildren there.
Thanks so much for your Simple Joys and your comment.
Love and Hugs - Jan

Jackie said...

Morning Laurie

Your garden (yard) seems the perfect spot for some "me" time. To relax, read, have a lovely cup of tea and to be grateful for what we have been given in our lives.I love time like that!

Have a great weekend, Jackie in UK.

Barbara said...

Such a beautiful place and the setting is just great, nice place of peace and tranquillity to read the word of God, good post dear. Hugs and blessings, Barbara

Joan said...

Laurie - you have a lovely garden. I love having my quiet time outdoors - nothing like it.

Blessings,
Joan

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Laurie, your garden is so lovely! I can see why you love this relaxing spot. :-)

Have a fabulous weekend!
Hugs,
Anne

Zuzu said...

I love garden tours, and yours is beautiful, Laurie! Beautiful colors and a shady place to read - just perfect!
I wonder if broken pottery & pinecones would keep the bunnies out of my flowerbed? It's certainly worth a try! :)
Thank you for visiting me - it is always a joy to hear from you!
Hugs,
Zuzu

Marilyn said...

Thank you so much for sharing your pretty garden with us. I have several old watering cans that my mom no longer wanted in my yard, too. Perhaps you'd like to come visit me and see my flowers. I never seem to plan ahead and didn't link up on the Garden Tour. Blessings to you and your family. ♥♫

Kit said...

Oh so very pretty! Glad you to hear you are having some lovely weather over there. We are having a lovely day here in the West. Sunshine and in the 80's. Kit

Elisa said...

I sure enjoy your garden pictures. They are so inspiring. I'm really a bit discouraged this summer w/ my garden because I have no idea where to start. There was nothing here when we moved in. Texas gardening is a whole new challenge because the earth is clay/loam. I'm learning though! Planning on just planting Texas natives.

Marilyn said...

Hi, Thank you for stopping by and becoming a follower. It's fun to have people with the same interests for friends! It's going to be hot again (100), so I need to get out to do the watering. ♥♫

Nama said...

Oh my goodness, so much beauty in just one post! I love the chair with your Bible in it.....it looks very inviting, warm and comfy. All flowers are gorgeous & the setting in your last picture....exquisite. I love it all.:) You have a good eye for decorating and beauty. Thanks so much for sharing! (((hugs)))

Maxine said...

So pretty, Laurie. This was such a pleasant visit. These are the best blessings more than all the riches in the world.
Laurie, thanks again for all your kind words at my blog and even here at yours. You have been such a sweet friend.

Joyful said...

Absolutely beautiful garden. I would love to sit there and read a good book with a nice glass of iced tea :-)