"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

Sunday, May 6, 2012

A Sunday sip photo album.....

It is Sunday and we are busy in the garden at Cranberry Cottage...


It is nice to see that many plants have not been damaged from our extreme winter frost. The periwinkle is creeping all over this year...


Forget-me-nots have again seeded themselves in surprising places...


Same with the red campion...


My columbine is seeding itself so well but struggling to bloom as it is still unseasonably cold in Holland...


Wild broom is showing off in our garden against our dark pink rhododendron...


And the Japanese quince never fails to wow me when I see it appear in the spring...


We also have unwanted visitors in droves in the form of dandelions. Jos has been going through the garden digging them out by the deepest part of their roots to ensure they cannot return. In doing so he broke our little trowel. It was one with a cheap plastic handle. He did his own make do and mend by getting a branch from the woods in just the right diameter to use as a new handle for now...


And our Sunday sip? We had lunch on our newly cleaned terrace even though it is chilly and we have to wear sweaters. It is May and we really want to enjoy the garden. Afterwards, we had a cup of coffee while watching the birds...particularly a pair of robins...darting about between our clippings and the bird feeder. Pure bliss on a Sunday afternoon!


What are you sipping this Sunday? 

12 comments:

Jackie said...

Your garden is always so beautiful! It's so hot here and hot for so long that it's hard to have flowers here. And we don't enjoy it like you and Jos (which is why we call is yardwork instead of gardening).

Anonymous said...

Firstly I must congratulate you and Jos on your 25th and may you have many more.
The photos of the flowers in your garden are lovely, I love this time of year and have most of your flowers in my garden plus lots of mauve honesty and orange/yellow welsh poppies.
Hope you are feeling a lot better now.
Where in the UK is Jos working?

Hugs
Hazel

garden2day said...

So glad you are able to get out and enjoy. Maybe I can send some of our heat your way-broke another record yesterday at 95-96 degrees. Your garden looks heavenly. Ice water is my cup of choice today. Wishing you the best.

Pondside said...

We are still having cold and rainy weather, but I am managing to spend time in the garden nonetheless. Your afternoon sounds delightful - coffee and your beloved and a pair of amusing birds - perfect!
We're going out to celebrate my parents' 61st wedding anniversary today.

jillyヅ said...

Hello Heidi, your garden is just lovely and so wish I was there too. We finally have sunshine after nearly two weeks of rain and overcast skies. All that gloom was getting a bit old.

I will be drinking OJ today as my body is craving it. I am sure do to my laziness in taking my vitamins and minerals.

Enjoy your Sunday.
blessings, jilly

Linda said...

I've been redoing a small part of my garden and looking at lots of flowers. There are so many I would love to have in my garden, but I don't have enough space. Thanks for the inspiration with your photos. I love forgetmenots. It's been sunny a few days but still cool.

quilt32 said...

So beautiful - I'm always surprised at where the forget-me-nots show up.
Lillian
lillianscupboard.wordpress.com

Susan in SC said...

Beautiful garden!

Nancy said...

/Busy as always and that is really clever of Jos to make that handle from a branch in the woods. Fred Flintstone, move over.
The sip and cookies look good too.
Love you, Mom

Ginny said...

It's always interesting to discover where and what plants have self seeded themselves. Unless, of course, they are dandelions. Your gardens are lovely, and make me long to get out in mine.

Brigitte said...

Lucky you that a lot of your plants survived the last winter's frosts. They look really gorgeous. We lost some of our plants, unfortunately. But they are being replaced one by one.

Annie said...

I'm happy to see that flowers are now blooming in Holland too ! You have so lovely ones. have a very nice week, Heidi !