Thursday, January 14, 2010

inspiration...


i gather inspiration from everything.
our trip to the ocean was terrific to inspire me to get back to work in my garden. the ocean gardens (even though wintery) looked so well manicured and pristine that it has made me want to work harder on mine... so even though temps are low... i am out there tending to it to make it wonderful... because i know spring is right around the corner... i can see the garden preparing... and that makes me happy...

photograph by john granen

15 comments:

Jacqueline said...

What a lovely, naturally distressed gate and I'd also love to know what is beyond it !! XXXX

JMW said...

What a lovely image. Yes, I can't wait until spring when the warmer weather arrives and the spring flowers pop up.

~j~ said...

I could not agree with you more..
counting down the days until spring already!

splendidmarket.com said...

I love seeing the the bright green tops of the bulbs pushing through the ground. Such a miracle when it is so grey out! I just pruned my daphne and brought all of the branches inside -- they smell so nice!!

Renee Finberg said...

i love love love love to putter around in my garden.
my kitchen is glass on one side which opens to the garden.
all the flowers, once they have sprung...make a happy room.

xx

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh good luck with your garden, I do like that picture.

Happy weekend,
xxx

EntertainingMom said...

Thank you for your kind words... I lost my sister in law to ovarian cancer. There is one story, a PSA of sorts, on the blog and the others were removed temporarily as they upset a couple of family members. Since everything was published on the blog, I am more than willing to share the thoughts I had written via email... after all I was affected too...

I love ocean gardens. I am coastal on the other side of the country!

Simply Mel said...

Nothing better than getting your hands in the dirt! I can't wait to have a garden of my own!

Thank you for your sweet comments today - I truly count my blessings everyday for having such a wonderful life and the perfect someone to love!

pve design said...

That photo reminds me of a famous painting - the name escapes me, but I can see every blade of grass, even if it is brown and weathered by Winter.
pve

Ivy Lane said...

I love to be in my gardens...we still have lots of snow..yesterday I got out and tended to my bird feeders... can't wait til Spring!!!

Happy Weekend!

Marcy said...

What a charming fence!

Thank you for stopping by my blog, I am delighted to find yours. What a wonderful eye you have for vintage pieces... swoon...

Blue Muse said...

What a dreamy photo. I love getting my hands in the dirt any time of the year - my gardens are one of my most happy places. Can't wait to see what's going on in yours!
xo Isa

Heather said...

I am looking forward to spring too and thanks for this illustration with the picture! Thanks for stopping by my blog, yours is lovely!

annechovie said...

Spring is always exciting! Thanks, as always for your sweet comment, Pam! God IS so good. xo

Brabourne Farm said...

Late winter is one of my very favourite times of year in the garden when everything is starting to get ready for spring. It's still very hot here in Australia and everything is starting to look just that little bit tired. Enjoy this magical time! Leigh