Thursday, April 24, 2008

~~A Lovely Day in Texas~~

I love walking through our woods......all nice & shady & green again.....

Wayyyyy tooooo many water lilies have come up this year.....and don't plant Pink Primrose unless you want a million of them.....they DO take over a flower bed - I have lots of thinning to do!

Our front porch "anniversary" pond we started a year ago......
Purple Petunia - a Lowe's bargain @ $5.74.......50 cent pillows - last Saturday's garage sales....


TZ's Clematis & 25 cent trellis - repainted........



After last week's B & B trip I came home & dug out the Hammock.......

I LOVED this lovely spring day at our little cottage ~~ windows all open, breezes blowing, & all the lace curtains fluttering in the breeze. After last night's nice long steady rain everything was crisp & fresh & SO green! We've had tons of nice spring rain lately in North Texas - some very scary thunderstorms though - even very damaging hail every Wednesday or Thursday for the last 4 weeks.

But our gardens are very Happy & coming to life! Today there were more water lilies blooming than I've ever seen at once. In fact our big pond has way too many lilies so soon I will have to take lots of them out. Everything is nice & green & the trees are a solid canopy again. We are out in our yard taking garden tours every evening & doing lots of planting & projects.
I am way TOO happy that SPRING is here!

I've had a very busy week with ebay & have listed lots of new unique & interesting things......tomorrow is garage sale Friday so I'm off to Denton to look for more treasures!

19 comments:

Rosie's Whimsy said...

What a beautiful property! I love everything.....the path ...the ponds....the porch......

Everything is so green. I am still waiting for my Oaks to leaf out. The few days will make an amazing difference.

Enjoy your weekend! :-) Rosie

Dolly said...

Aw everything looks so lush and green!
You have inspired me to add a few birdbaths to our trails thru the woods!

Thank you for shareing your beautiful yard with us!

Have a great weekend,
Hugz,
Dolly

Jacki said...

Your yard and woods are just gorgeous - I would be out walking too! All this lovely rain we're getting is keeping me from making progress with my pond, but I'm glad we're getting the rain. However, the hail is a different story. We had to make a quick trip to eastern Kansas this week. Got caught in a hail storm on the way home. I was sure the hail was going to break out the glass, it was so hard. Fortunately it didn't, bu tmy poor car took a beating.

Brandy said...

Just to warn you, I might have a wreck in front of your house. When I am driving I go really SLOW and try to take everything in; your cute porch and such. I have to be careful not to swerve into oncomming traffic.

When Mike is driving I put my nose up against the passenger glass. SO when you see me and it looks like I am stalking you I'm not, you just have a really cute yard!

I got out bid on the pampered chef round thingy. You seem to get those a lot! Will you keep a lookout for another one for me???

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

You have a lovely property! I am so glad I found your blog. It has been a joy to be here...
Penny

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

What lovely pics of your garden and porch.
I love seeing all of your pretty flowers and ponds.
Hope your day is sunny and bright.

Hugs:)
Irma

Joy said...

I love your pond. Do you have fish too? The porch is great too. Looks like a very nice place read or relax.

Sugarplum Cottage said...

Oh how lovely, do you think I could come and sit a spell on that porch. I simple love the pond. We plan on building one this summer, hope it is as beautiful as yours.
I just had to list you as one of my favorites, hope you don't mind.
Hugs, RoseMarie

the feathered nest said...

Beautiful! Everything looks so lush. I love the ponds. All my plants in my pond died this winter - I guess we had way too many below freezing days in Georgia. Your porch looks like a great place to sit and enjoy the day!

Manuela

French Rustic Cottage & Beehind Thyme said...

Oh, My GooDneSS!!! I just found your blog... What a TreAT! I simply adore your home.

We two, have had a hole dug w/ mound for waterfall for the last year & half. I am hoping this SuMMeR is the ThYme I will finally get my pond done. Just send some of those... there... water lilies my way. Maybe that will get dear hubby in gear.

Enjoy your paradise... I know I sure would.

Blessings 2 you, Pamela

Suzanne said...

You have such a pretty piece of property Kathy! What a treat to sit out on your porch and take it all in! Happy May Day!

Shirlee said...

I am in awe of your gardens and property. You'd never get me back into the house if I had a yard like that...it's so peaceful looking.

Laurie said...

Kathy,
How beautiful! We are still getting snow up here in Alaska. I just love your pond and how green everything is looking.
Hugs,
Laurie

PAT said...

What a gorgeous post! Your gardens are beautiful!

Pat

She'sSewPretty said...

What a beautiful, magical place! I could spend hours on your porch!

Sandie Grisé said...

this garden of yours is amazing! Oh do I miss living in Texas...but alas Home is where the Air Force sends us and for now that's South Dakota.

Brenda@Spareminute cottage said...

I was out blog hopping and came across you blog and I am glad I did.What a cute place you have .I love your fish pond I have two myself.
Looking back through your blogg I saw the post on the piano I did,t know they made small ones either.I would love to play the piano again I would love o play in church one Sunday.
Stop by and visit sometime
Best Wishes
Brenda:)

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Kathy! I am so thrilled I found your sweet blog! What a joy it is to visit you! I LOVE your home and gardens!!! How blessed you are to live where you do! I will be back again for another visit! Hugs, Maryjane

Laurie said...

I would love to lay in that hammack and let the breeze blow through my hair! I sure hope I'm in Texas in time to see the last of the Bluebonnets! 1 week to go!
I love your garden!
Hugs,
Laurie