Thursday, May 26, 2011

May Blossoms

"It was the month of May, the month when the foliage of herbs and trees is most freshly green, when buds ripened and blossoms appear in their fragrance and loveliness.

And the month when lovers, subject to the same force which reawakens the plants, feel their hearts open again, recall past trysts and past vows, and moments of tenderness, and yearn for a renewal of the magical awareness which is love."

~ Sir Thomas Malory, La Morte d'Arthur


Bicycle basket filling out nicely



When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.


~Chinese Proverb







A new garden statue drying in the sun


18 comments:

Deanna said...

Love your pictures....sooooo pretty!
A treat to see. Such a kind statue.

Thank you for your kind comments over at homehaven.

Appreciate you,
d

Country Gal said...

Beautiful !
I spent all day yesterday planting my flowers in the gardens and planters and planted a new Lilac bush ! I find gardening very relaxing! Have a wonderful day !

Mama-Bug said...

Love all those colorful flowers! Nice garden statue too.

Patsy said...

It is going to be a bright sunshine of a day, the flowers will love it and you have just the right statue for a lovely garden.

Barbara Anne said...

How lovely! Your Asiatic lilies are gorgeous!

Hugs!

DJan said...

Ahh, May! It is a lovely time, and your flowers must be fragrant, since I think I can smell them even here! :-)

Betsy said...

Your flowers look so lovely! We need another month or so to look like that...and some sunshine! ha.

Sharon said...

Your flowers look so nice and healthy, I do good to keep them alive. Love the statue too!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Jo, Love your new St. Francis statue in your yard/garden... GORGEOUS...

Your May flowers are beautiful. Our Lilies haven't started to bloom yet.. Hope they will soon.

Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs,
Betsy

Star said...

You've got some very striking colours there Jo. Enjoy your garden and the lovely statue.
St. Francis is definitely my favourite.

Jen said...

Lovely blossoms! I particularly loved the bright red Asian star lilies.

Jen said...

Lovely blossoms! I particularly loved the bright red Asian star lilies.

Ed said...

Great shots, love the Asian Lillies..:-)

JJ said...

My first visit, saw your name on Denise's blog.
Your flowers are beautiful; I aim to fill my baskets today so I won't be posting photos of them for a while.
Nice to meet you
JJ

Susie said...

hello jo....i love your blog site. it's romantic to me .thank you for a small escape. my god smile on you,susie

Annabelle said...

While visiting some lovely woods I came across a enchanting garden gate….. and …well… I saw ……


"TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,

And sorry I could not travel both

And be one traveler, long I stood

And looked down one as far as I could

To where it bent in the undergrowth;
        
 
Then took the other, as just as fair,

And having perhaps the better claim,

Because it was grassy and wanted wear;

Though as for that the passing there

Had worn them really about the same,
        
 
And both that morning equally lay

In leaves no step had trodden black.

Oh, I kept the first for another day!

Yet knowing how way leads on to way,

I doubted if I should ever come back.
        
 
I shall be telling this with a sigh

Somewhere ages and ages hence:

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—

I took the one less traveled by,



And that has made all the difference."



…… To me!

Life is truly strange , for while wistfully searching birdhouses today, I came upon your blog and fell in love with Ollie , your garden and home you conveyed through favourite poetry and imagery, and all of the pussy cats tales but what struck me most was the surprising post you wrote about the Maine Coon Cat " Dolly" that lived with John Bailey from Somerset England.
Funny thing is I posted a Maine Coon Cat "Ranger " the Therapy Cat from Bishop's Mills Ontario Canada on my 2 blogs just yesterday. I happen to be an incurable romantic at heart and I have adored England since I immigrated from Italy to Canada in 64.
In 1977 my wish came true and I travelled with two of my close friends to Britain….. a little part of England remained in my heart….forever!

Thank you for the lovely afternoon tea Jo. …had a very lovely time reading the poetry and enjoyed the pictures very much….much inspiration for future art work. Take care and hope your new retirement home will be a lovely storybook english cottage in the wood or by the sea….whatever you dreams may be.

Annabelle >^..^<

L. D. Burgus said...

It all looks so beautiful. Great photos.

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