Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A Taste of Summer & Expectant Parents



It seems like ages since I have popped in for a chat - I have been extra busy sewing christmas gifts and think that I can finally see light at the end of the tunnel. I have some packed and ready to be posted off - Some others can wait until later in December thankfully.




Today I popped in and visited with Lizzie - She took us on a tour around her garden.  I loved it so much that I thought I would give you a little wander around mine.  It was 30 degrees here today and just a beautiful promise of what is to come for Summer.  The garden is bursting with colour.  We have these white roses at the front of the house that are just starting to flower.



I think I have shown you our turning circle roses before - they are just bent over with blooms this year.  This is looking right out of the front door.


This is the view to the left.


These are the steps leading from the back door to the back garden. There is a little pond under the big bush there on the left.  It has tadpoles in it at the moment and I have two very excited grand babies awaiting the arrival of "real" frogs.


Lizzie was wonderful naming all of her plants but I am afraid even though I love them I am not great on names.



As you can see we have somuch more to bloom yet - I love watching all of the different stages.


From a tight perfect bud


To the beginnings of a wonderful bloom.  The scent around here is amazing.


The garden is so inspiring - One of my favourite things to draw is flowers.


Such beauty and elegance


 And the upside down daisies (thats what the girls call them) are so cute !



We have had lots of late spring rain this year and it has been just at the right time for the roses - These roses have never bloomed this well.



They can be stunning can't they.


Last week on a wander around the garden I found that we were to be "parents" again this year.  This is an annual occurence -  A little wren's nest.  Last week we had only 3 eggs but we now have 5 so it looks like it is going to be a good year for our beautiful wrens.


This is how the expectant parents look - The pretty one is the male.  I will try to keep you updated on our expectant parents and their new family.




18 comments:

Vicki ♥ said...

I love your garden Fee.....thanks for showing it to us. I love your little birds too....so cute :)

Lizzie said...

Thanks for the grand tour Fee, the roses are just loving all the moisture aren't they..? Your garden is lovely, much more open than mine, ours is very much a late spring garden, it's still lovely in the summer just not quite as colourful. Loving this warm weather too..
Lizzie
xxx

BubzRugz said...

Your garden is lovely... and I couldn't help noticing the spectacular view you have too... wonderful to have wide open space.... I love the wrens... my favourites I think.... (I have so many!!)
Hugz

Maria said...

I enjoyed wondering through your lovely garden Fee. Thank you for sharing.

Isabella said...

Your garden is lovely Fiona mine is just starting to get the idea that it might just be time to bloom, my peony rose was devine for one day then the wind got it so thats it till next year for my fav flower ;(

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

Beautiful! Thank you for the tour!

Loralynn said...

Lovely flowers! Your male wren is gorgeous! Ours here in the States, where I am are just rather plain in comparision!

Esther said...

Love your garden and cute little birds...
design inspiration all around.

Chookyblue...... said...

beautiful garden........

Sheila said...

Your garden is beautiful. It's nice to see flowers in bloom. The cute little birds are a bonus. We are busy raking leaves and getting ready for winter, here in western New York. Have a great week!

Jo in TAS said...

AAwwww baby wrens, can't wait!

Melinda said...

You have a lovely garden. If what I read recently is true, that modern couples don't want to buy houses with a garden, then they are missing out on something wonderful, their own private paradise.

Allie said...

Oh Fee I'm in love with your garden - and those darling little wrens!!! I'm missing summer so much after your tour, lol! Beautiful!

Deb said...

What a gorgeous garden Fee, how wonderful to enjoy it, it must be for you all.

Sue said...

Lucky, lucky you. We have wrens in our garden but I've never managed to find a nest. It's such a treat to glimpse these cheery little birds. Your garden is a delight.

teresa said...

Thanks for the tour Fee... your gardens are just gorgeous... and the flowers and the view... Just beautiful. I love those little blue wrens too.

Christine said...

How beautiful, our wish is to move to Tasmania

Christine

where do you think is the Best place to live?

Leanne said...

wow Fee, how did you get that beautiful photo of the wrens together, they are so cute.