Tuesday, January 18, 2011

charming gardeners...

our snow has melted and the rain has settled in.
i gathered dogwood and forsythia branches from the garden, for forcing.
of course, little miss daisy had to join in on the fun.
hopefully, in a few weeks, the bud-laden branches will open and spring like blossoms will fill the room.


and if not, i still love the bare branches for their natural architectural beauty.

























let us be grateful
to people who make
us happy; they are
the charming
gardeners
who make our souls blossom.
~marcel proust
nnnn
jjjj
thank you so VERY much for visiting my little bloggy!
you take time out of your busy lives, to come here and visit,
and you leave me the nicest, most sweetest comments!
i am constantly touched by your positivity and love......
YOU are MY
CHARMING GARDENERS.



29 comments:

oldgreymare said...

Ah forsythia, Dad's favorite. Gone 11 years yesterday. How I wish I had branches to force to see him more clearly . I tried three years to grow it here....but finally gave up.

Sleeping kitty picture could not be ANY sweeter....

BTW I HAVE that exact vase . Cool huh?

xx
z

KarenB said...

Dogwoods were some of my favorite memories about living in Nashville. I'll never forget seeing them bloom before and underneath the bigger trees in the Spring. Those and redbuds! My favorite. Miss Daisy looks like such a good helper.

Ellen aka Ella said...

Gorgeous photos with such a lovely sentiment of grace~

Catherine said...

Your photos are always so beautiful! Of course, photos of kitty are always extra special. :)

Becca said...

I always love seeing your photos Erin, and the photos of your kitty are so sweet.

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

I just love forsythia. Unfortunately, it doesn't grow here in Florida! Occasionally I find it here at the garden center, so I'll be watching for some! Awesome pictures...hope the branches bloom, but I agree that they look good bare!

Blessings,
Susie

koralee said...

I love your little bloggy....thank you for it's beauty. hugs.

It's me said...

Beautiful pictures Erin....lovely pussy.....all is so so so beautiful always a party to come here on your amazing blog !!! happy day love love love Ria....xxx....

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Erin dearest, not only do you capture the perfect light, but you are able to capture the emotion in a CAT!!!!!! SHEESH! Now that is art. You are fabulous dearest, and I am so glad we found each other! Enjoy every still moment of the day...Anita

Custom Comforts said...

I can hardly wait to see your branches in bloom, but you are right, they are beutiful even in their dormant barren stage of life. You Miss Daisy looks so sweet and comfortable :)
Cindy

Rebecca said...

I see ProMIsE in several of those buds! Nature communicates so many wordless messages...

Drawn to The Sea said...

... I am drawn here like a bee to the honeycomb

Donna said...

I was just thinking about bringing in some forsythia branches...

Your photos are lovely and Miss Daisy is so cute!

Antique ART Garden said...

Always such a pleasure to stop by here, always peaceful , you capture beauty so well Erin.take care, Gina

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great photos. Hope they bloom for you. Kitty is adorable.

michelle said...

SO beautiful Erin! I didn't know that we could force forsythia, I have some and would love some blooms inside right about now. I hope they bloom for you. :)

Love all your photos and miss daisy is adorable.

Carolyn said...

Beautiful! I love the shots with little Miss Daisy.

Carolyn

Carole said...

I knew I would love this post with that first image of Daisy. What an adorable face she has. I'm sure she's a handful though...she has a little devil in her eyes.
Your photos are completely dreamy Erin.....I think you could sell them too.
Happy forcing sweety!

x
Carole

Don said...

You know how to grab a mood and hold it. So peaceful.

Pamela said...

Lovely post and I adore your kitty Daisy! I'm a big kitty fan!
Pamela :)

Deb said...

Beautiful post Erin & Daisy is adorable ♥ The photo of her gazing at the vase is so sweet!
I cut a few branches from our French Pussy Willow to force ... I love that little bit of Spring inside in the the mid of Winter :-)

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Erin
What beautiful photos.. Ahh yes, can't wait for spring..
Blessings,
Penny

Pink Satin Sashes said...

I remember back in October being gobsmacked right in my tracks and the photos of the little maple leaves attatched to the curtain...I lost you and now have found you again. I am so glad your work is magical.

And this first song is from my favorite movie Serendipity.

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

I am so glad Anita recommended your world! Gorgeous calm. Blessings to you.

The Boston Lady said...

Your pictures never fail to make me smile and relax. Forsythia remind me so much of my mother. She so loved the fact that they bloomed first in her backyard in Toronto. We don't have them here in FL. And the kitty, enough said from a total animal lover. But most of all your photos just give joy and positive energy. Thanks Erin. Ann

Candylei said...

My first time here as Anita told us to come and visit! I love all of your photographs. So sweet! I love gardening as well. I have some seedlings on the table next to me, canterbury bells.
Have a great weekend,
Candylei

HWIT BLOGG said...

Lovely lovely pictures!!!
Have a nice weekend...
Best wishes from T and HWIT BLOGG

Tricia said...

Beautiful photography & I l♥ve the kitty! =)

agnicy said...

Gorgeous photos!!!