Tuesday, April 5, 2016

THE SEASON OF SPRING
















A Walk in the garden


While visiting the home of my mother-in-law this week I enjoyed walking through her gardens. The azaleas, roses, and honeysuckle are among some of the blooms. The irises are beginning to bloom,  beds of yellow and purple. Come and take a walk with me…..


Pretty pinks

















Rosa banksia or better knows as Lady Bank's rose. Stunning!






Roses











The vegetable garden was always just beyond the azaleas. What a beautiful view to have as you work here. This is the same view out the kitchen window. Oh to start the day with a view of the little white church! With health problems now my mother-in-law can no longer tend the gardens but she enjoys her photo books and loves to talk gardening any time!

Thank you for your visit. I love your comments, it’s the only way I know you were here.


We have a little garden,
A garden of our own,
And every day we water there
The seeds that we have sown.

We love our little garden
And tend it with such care,
You will not find a faced leaf 
Or blighted blossom there.



32 comments:

  1. What a wonderful garden! So full of bloooms!

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  2. I can imagine how the view of the garden would be a lovely distraction. The colours are gorgeous!

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  3. Emily, your MIL's garden is gorgeous. The azaleas and iris make me think of Austin gardens this time of year. It's obvious your sweet MIL enjoyed gardening, and I know she treasures the views out her windows. Thanks for the garden walk. It's the perfect way to start my day!

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  4. Thank you for the lovely garden stroll Emily, your MIL's garden is so full of a variety of stunning blooms! The view of the church is idyllic-Spring is here!
    Jenna

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  5. Such beautiful colors and blooms Emily! I was immediately taken with the view of the sweet church just beyond the gorgeous azaleas. It's unfortunate your mil can no longer work in her garden, but as you mentioned she gets joy from looking at her photos.

    xxx

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  6. So happy you stopped by - long time since I've been by. Your MIL's garden pictures are stunning, I can tell how talented she is and how much thought she put into her work. Spring is such a special time of year.
    Ann

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  7. So beautiful and serene, Emily. The only thing I have blossoming right now is the lilac, which just started to open...I brought a small bouquet in to enjoy.

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  8. ..and this music is perfect! Yes, it seems that all of a sudden we have sunshine and with that comes all of this beauty. Transitioning from one season to the next is so much fun and spring is just beautiful with so much bright color. Enjoy your beautiful garden Emily!

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  9. ..your mother in laws garden;)

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  10. Her garden is gorgeous .Lovely azaleas and honeysuckle. The iris are spectacular,especially love the bearded one. Lady banks are beautiful as are the pretty hybrid tea roses.

    I truly know how much work and love went into this garden. I know you enjoyed strolling through making pictures and am glad you shared with us. With your pretty music and pictures viewing her garden it has been a treat to view your post today.

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  11. Oh Emily, how sad your MIL can no longer till the vegetable gardens, yet how sweet and sentimental for her to be able to relive it through her photos. That will be my future after tending the landscape is no longer possible. What beautiful varieties your MIL has. I am really looking forward to seeing my azaleas and irises bloom - within a few weeks still. Thank you for the guided stroll. I could imagine the fragrance of the roses and honeysuckle!
    Rita C at Panoply

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  12. OH my Emily, what beauty to behold all around your MIL's yard, and then to see the the setting of the church in the distance...I'm sighing! Thanks for sharing the gorgeousness with us. I wish I could breathe in the delightful scents.

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  13. How beautiful! The combination of the wonderful music and the amazing flowers is so enjoyable. I don't think the honeysuckle is blooming here yet. Can't wait though.

    Hope to see you at Thoughts of Home on Thursday tomorrow. ;)

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    1. Yay! Delighted to see you've joined TOHOT this morning. The music is pepping me up. :)

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  14. What a fantastic garden! Must be wonderful taking a stroll there. I miss our azaleas in MS. ...Christine

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  15. Such a wonderful garden! The Lady Bank's Rose is just incredible, how pretty!

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  16. What a lovely property. I know your MIL enjoys her pretty views everyday. I took some photos of our azaleas yesterday. I think this is the prettiest they've been in years!

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  17. I am enjoying this music and this floral delight!
    Life couldn't get much sweeter right now.
    Azaleas are so beautiful and even though they grow here in my region of Texas it can be a tad tricky because of our hot Summers-but just maybe I can plant one under a Tree:)
    Thank you so much for joining us today at Thoughts Of Home On Thursday! We love having you here:)
    xo
    Jemma

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  18. What a magnificent garden! Your MIL definitely has a green thumb!

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  19. Oh what gorgeous color your MIL has in her garden. So glad you let us walk along with you. Love the pinks. We had 50 azaleas in the gardens of one of our homes several years back so now you know how much we love azaleas. We only have two at our Kentucky home so we will be working on that. Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos.

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  20. What spectacular views for one to enjoy, especially the little white church in the background. Thanks for sharing because we always need more beauty to look at, don't we?

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  21. Oh my, what a glorious garden! Everything is simply lovely, my friend :)

    Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs!

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  22. Your MIL has a beautiful garden and with the little white church it is just so lovely. I enjoyed seeing your photos! sb

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  23. Oh Emily, I can't believe anywhere in the WORLD has such lovely flowers -- and yet! We still have a few cherished daffodils and some buds -- but 2" of snow predicted! I long for the day when I can walk in a garden as lovely as your mother-in-laws. (Or even a garden that isn't!). Have a lovely weekend!

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  24. Emily, I enjoyed the tour of your mother-in-law's garden. When I saw that first photo, I sighed at the beauty of the scene. That pretty little church with the Azaleas blooming. Such a peaceful scene. Now I want a little white church in my backyard! Her flowers are all gorgeous, and it was a treat to take this tour. Thank you

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  25. So beautiful. Left me a bit breathless. I hope there is someone there to continue caring for the garden.

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  26. What glorious images of spring! Your post is such a happy addition to Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Thank you SO much for sharing the joy.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  27. HOW WONDERFUL SHE HAS THE BEAUTIFUL GARDEN TO SEE AND ENJOY. GOREGOUS AREA. MAY SHE STILL BE ABLE TO ENJOY MANY MORE YEARS.

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  28. Your garden is so gorgeous !!
    I love all these beautiful flowers !!
    Greetings

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  29. Gorgeous Emily! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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  30. Oh what a lovely garden and such a peaceful view.....thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xoKathleen

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  31. What lovely garden views, Emily! Our trees are just starting to bud here. Anxious to see the colors come back from the hard, cold ground! Your mother in law's yard is beautiful. Enjoy! xoxoxo

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