Friday, July 2, 2010

A Saintly Watch

Out and about around the garden....


The First Sergeant came home with this lovely St. Francis of Assisi statue a few days ago. It's a stone/resin likeness of the beloved patron saint of animals and the environment.


There are several new flowers in bloom, Coneflower/White Swan

Daylily/Entrapment Daylily
Daylily Irish Elf


Petunias


Maine Birdhouse

12 comments:

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Oh Jo, what a lovely gift and addition to your beautiful garden!!

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello Jo! What a lovely gift and perfect for your garden. Your flowers are beautiful...I've never seen that particular coneflower before and I love that birdhouse. Looks like birch...I miss those we had in British Columbia (birch trees)...that beautiful white bark seemed to glow in the moonlight. I hope you have a wonderful Friday...take care. Maura :)

from my front porch... said...

We have a statue of St. Francis of Assisi statue in our garden. It makes me happy each as he guards over our herd!
You have a beautiful garden, Jo!
xo, misha

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Jo, What a beautiful statue... I'm sure St. Francis will enjoy taking good care of your garden...

Beautiful flowers also. Your Daylilies are fabulous and I love the bird house.

Have a great 4th of July. God Bless America.
Hugs,
Betsy

L. D. Burgus said...

Your husband found a beautiful sculpture. I admire it and how white makes it look so great. I don't know if you remember but we both have been in that same shop where they sold you the birdhouse. We are going back to see our son in August. Your flowers look so wonderful.

Shayla said...

Your flowers are really pretty, the Day Lily's are not quite out here.

Tina Eudora said...

Hi Jo and I have to say those Daylilies are amazing and I love the statue of St Francis, he has always been a big favorite of mine. Beautiful garden!
Have a super holiday weekend!
Tina xo

DJan said...

What a beautiful statue! What will you put in the basket? And the flowers are so beautiful with the light coming through them, which also means you were up very early to get those pictures! Thanks for sharing.

Sandra said...

they are all beautiful, but I really, really like the coneflower.

Barbara Anne said...

What a perfect and serene addition to your lovely garden. Your husband chose well!

Your flowers are beautiful, too.

Happy star-spangled 4th!

Hugs!

bennie and patsy said...

I tried to grow a white cone flower but it didn't make it.
Happy 4th of July!
Patsy

Dual Learning Home Educator said...

My four year old daughter and I were looking for pictures of St. Francis, and we found your blog. We have been looking at your gorgeous pictures! Thanks for sharing!