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It is here that I will try to share with you my creations, a bit of my home, my gardens and what inspires me.

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Thursday, September 27, 2012


Many years ago, 1997 to be exact,
 I did a show where I met a
fellow artist extraordinaire......
Norma Schneeman.
Before the show opened, I fell in love and
purchased this wonderful piece of art.
Since I know that Norma is a very talented painter,
I believe she hand painted this pillow.
It is then quilted with a running stitch.
When I look at it, I am always amazed by the detailing.
 I connect with it on a deeper level,
because I have been doing the same thing so many times,
potting up beloved topiaries.
The little sign.....Flowers and Herbs.....
truly says it all.
Now I am putting this lovely pillow to sleep
for the winter,
to appear again in the spring, where I will be doing
the same, as the  pretty lady in the picture.
Good night for now....
Are you all done putting summer away?
Me.......not by a long shot!!!!
First I am going to enjoy my family arriving tomorrow.
I wish you pretty fall days.
God bless,

Saturday, September 15, 2012


I am sad to see Summer passing, but I am
also looking forward to Fall.
I will not miss the heat and humidity!
During this season, I took many pictures,
but did not post much.
Too many things going on this year.
(It seems to be that way every year!!!!)
Anyway, I went through my pictures, and thought I will
share my favorites.
This is a VERY long post.
Still, I hope you will enjoy it!
Or your eyes will have glazed over!!!!!!
We gardeners get ready for watering, weeding,
planting, and just enjoying our gardens,
be they big or small.
Every time I look at this wisteria I chuckle.
It was supposed to be white.
Since it did not bloom for many years,
it came as a big surprise, when it turned out
to be purple.
Love it anyway, but boy, the roots go everywhere
if you let them!
Birdhouses were at the ready for
our feathered friends....
and they sure used them.....
Ballerina was magnificent this year.
We bought this new hydrangea (Incrediball), with very large heads.
Unfortunately some deer snuck into the garden and ate all
the flowers.
I cried!!!!!
While she was at it, she demolished many other things.
So, what is wrong with this picture....
with more than two acres, you would think there is enough food.
I guess, we had her desert!
Truly one of my favorite spots!
My yellow Foxglove is seeding itself
just about everywhere.....
and so is my Feverfew......
My name-sake....
since hubby's nickname for me is Bee.
I came across some interesting bugs.
God only knows what this is....
.....very colorful though.....
Birdies made nests in spots to their liking.
In our garden, there are more than enough
birdhouses to choose from.
The wrens were the most picky.
Some changed there mind many times.
I planted many pots......
......with many pretty flowers....
......and tons of herbs.
The Zephirine Drouhin rose bloomed with abandon, and so did the clematis.
A quiet spot in the garden.
I have many Columbines ....
and enjoyed them inside too.....
This was a pool year and helped get us thru this hot summer.
New Dawn rose covered the big arbor.
The Robbin's had hatched, just leaving me a piece off shell.
Taken from the upper front deck.
The wrens really barricaded themselves in.
Swan and "ugly" duckling....soon to be a swan....
This year herbs were in abundance.
My friend Laura@52 flea
gave me the beautiful pot of Rosemary as one of my birthday gifts.
As usual, we spent many relaxing hours in our porch,
newly furnished this year.
Yes, I miss the twig furniture too,
but there is something to be said about comfort!
Still have to make my linen slipcovers....
maybe over the Winter.
We ate here just about every day.
Perfect for two!
Fall is in the air after last weekend,
when we "roasted" at our show,
which turned out to be great,
despite some nasty storms.
The autumns clematis is blooming.
I seem to have two varieties.
One is more fluffy.
I love the little stars and the heavenly smell.
This one is right in front of the bedroom door.
Sunflowers always announce the height and
end of Summer.
The Mandevillas are blooming up a storm,
like they know that they will soon be moved indoors.
Poor hubby will be lugging them all back
to his office soon.
And Mr. rabbit will hide out in the house too.
The watering cans have done their duty.....
.....as leaves are starting to change their color soon.....
.....and it is time to move on to the next season....
one of my favorites,
Yes, it will soon be getting spooky around here!
Wonder how my German family will react to all this
Next time I will show you, how I am decorating this year
for Halloween.
Meanwhile I wish you all a wonderful season.
Have fun decorating, raking leaves,
and just enjoying the crisp air and
maybe a freshly baked apple pie.
God bless you all,