"Every house where love abides
And friendship is a guest,
Is surely home, and home sweet home
For there the heart can rest."
~ Henry Van Dyke

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Garden visitors

It is spring and although Holland is not having warm enough weather, the garden is slowing awakening...


The garden fairies have brought us various colors in some lavender violets...


Yellow blooms reminding you of butter...


Delicate pink to brighten the grey rain clouds of May...


Or tiny blues to remind you to forget-me-not...


The garden fairies give our garden heart...


But these surprise visitors give it soul! Last night, Jos said to me there is a duck walking among the flowers. I said there cannot be. We are not on the water anymore. I miss the ducks from our old house. He was right! This couple decided to come to visit and are back again today. They come up to my window looking at me with head's cocked sideways as if to say 'Come outside and feed us again please.' It is fun to have garden visitors!

10 comments:

Liz said...

How lovely to have ducks come and visit you! Love the photograph of the forget-me-not - beautiful and delicate.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Nancy said...

Ok, you used to have Quack and Waddle, what are the names of these two? I hear that they are even now looking at you through the window waiting for their dinner. I wonder if they will stay while you are at the cottage and yes, where did they come from. I think you have a little of Beatrix Potter in you.
Have fun on your long weekend.
The flowers are all so pretty too.
Love you, Mom

Rhonda said...

so did you feed the ducks?

Your plants are lovely. We are having perfect garden weather this spring, it seems like most every plant is flourishing, especially rose bushes everywhere.

DebbieSFL said...

The garden looks lovely, and how fun that you have ducks again!!

garden2day said...

Such beauty in your flowers and the ducks are precious. Hope you are having a bit of enjoyable weather.

quilt32 said...

Such a pretty post - loved every word and every picture.
Lillian
lillianscupboard.wordpress.com

Melanie said...

Pretty flowers...and love how the ducks came right on your patio! Did you feed them? They might keep coming back to visit you!

Anonymous said...

Your garden is looking very pretty Heidi you have the same flowers out has I have here in the UK I also have a few roses out in the front garden.

Love Hazel c (uk)

Annie said...

Your ducks are really good garden fellows ! Mines are birds, three peaceful cats and lezards... Have a nice sunday !

Rowan said...

The garden fairies have finally arrived here too now that the weather has become warm and sunny. No ducks though - what fun to have them right outside the window:)