Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
1) blue-light clematis leaf buds in butterfly garden 2) daffodil in herb garden 3) atypical daffodil 4, 5, 6) alchemilla mollis and lupine leaves 7) daydream tulip buds 8) red impression tulip bud 9)miniature yellow and red tulip 10) a little corner of the butterfly garden 11) the south end of the trail in the butterfly garden
all photos by Aisling, April 26, 2009
April Rain Song
Let the rain kiss you
Let the rain beat upon your head
with silver liquid drops
Let the rain sing you a lullaby
The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk
The rain makes running pools in the gutter
The rain plays a little sleep song on our roof at night
And I love the rain.
The rain has been playing little "sleep songs" on our roof day and night since late, late on Friday. The grass is so green now and the brown earth drenched. I can't wait to see how the garden reacts to all this sustenance, once the clouds roll past!
If you have time to stroll today, and if your weather permits, please post about about it on your blog and then come back here with a comment and a link to your post. You may use the Sunday Stroll button at the top of this post on your post or side bar if you would like. I will add participant names to this post so other strollers can walk through your garden too.
Look who's strolling:
Mibsy at Classical Calling
Ruth at Musings of an Everyday Woman
Cloudhands at Uncarved Block
Margaret at Periodic Pearls
Me, here at The Quiet Country House
Tabbie at Tabbie's Garden
Jena at Becker Farms
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
These images are still very brown and gray, perhaps looking more like autumn than spring... but there is something fresh and awake in the air - something quintessentially spring - leading us up the trail toward more colorful days.
photos by Aisling, April 12, 2009
I go among trees and sit still.
Then what I am afraid of comes.
By Wendell Berry from Sabbaths,
If you have time to stroll today, or just to sit among the trees, please post about about it on your blog and then come back here with a comment and a link to your post. You may use the Sunday Stroll button at the top of this post on your post or side bar if you would like. I will add participant names to this post so other strollers can walk through your garden too.
Friday, April 10, 2009
Kite, Sparkling Lake, Maude - by Haiku
PussyWilllows, Crocus, Sunset - by Aisling
All photos, April 7 - 10, 2009
Sunday, April 05, 2009
Below, the first delicate chives are shooting up. I tasted a tiny blade today... my first "harvest" of 2009. lol!
Aquilegia (columbines) and poppies have appeared .. just young leaves but they add color and texture to the garden in pale red and vibrant green.
Crocus buds remained closed, as the sun hid behind a heavy veil of clouds all day. The first purple crowns of grape hyacinth (muscari) are appearing along the butterfly garden trail. Daffodil buds are plumping up all over the garden, and that first iris blossom is tattered and faded, but hanging in there. It even survived our 10 inch snow fall last weekend.
The snow still lingers in some places, but temperatures in the upper thirties for the past few days have slowly but surely melted most of last week's snowfall away. There are tiny bubbling springs and little freshets in low places that are dry most of the year.
Inside the Quiet Country House, a few things are blooming. The Poinsettia from Christmas is still brightening up the dining room. There are now some tulips blooming on the kitchen counter which I bought myself in honor of my first child's birthday (someone ought to buy the Mom a gift on her child's birthday, right?) Wherever you are, whatever the weather, I hope a little beauty has brightened your day!
... all photos by Aisling, April 5, 2009