Thursday, March 27, 2014

Good Fences

From a gorgeous autumn...
To's been a long, cold winter.
 The great thaw is underway.

The orchards are prepared and
getting ready to burst into all their glory!

Springtime is a time for renewal...a time to breathe deep and tap into the beauty of your own soul.  I grew up in the northeast, lived in the west, visited the south, but there is something so magical about the changing of seasons that I know I could never live anywhere else.

There is peace when you partake in the natural evolutionary process that is provided, as time moves on.  The birds and other wildlife know what time of year it is, and their instinct dictates the true course of nature.  

It is quite entertaining to watch the creatures come out from the drudges of the deep freeze, even though it is still brown and muddy with no real sign of botanical growth yet.  It's like a child visiting the playground for the first time...running here, flitting there.

Once again, I have great intentions for a fabulous garden, as I do every spring, even though living in the deep woods provides limited sunshine.  Container gardening is part of the landscape around here.

With the expertise of my friends Nina and Andrea who both have gardens you can swoon over and wander around, for hours on end, I am inspired to create a colorful landscape to attract butterflies, and hummingbirds, and of course, to save the honeybees.
Nina's at Two Crow Cottage Gardens
Andrea's of Indian Springs

my last spring's glory

I am hopeful that my crocuses, daffodils and tulips will peek out at me any day now.  Though it was a dreadful 8 degrees last night!  I believe with all my heart that the gorgeous irises and the lavender plants stored up all their energy for a terrific showcase of upcoming blooms.

And I will continue to evolve and be rejuvenated by the fresh air and the simple abundance that the universe provides me.  I am grateful!
And I'm linking up today with TexWisGirl for GOOD FENCES # 1!
Pop in to say aloha!


  1. oh, thank you, vicki (aka hula la!) LOVE that first scene! wow!

    really appreciate you linking up today! and good luck with the gardening plans!

  2. Great fence pics and the flowers are gorgeous!
    Visiting from Good Fences..

  3. Hi Hula Very different season in the shots and I hope spring will soon be with you. Have a great weekend.

  4. What a great view you have! Hope spring shows up in your neighborhood soon.

  5. Beautiful scenery and fence! Love the flowers. I am soooo ready for spring.

  6. You gave us a double dose of fences today. Nicely done.

  7. Lovely scenes - I like the sleeping orchard. Very nice flower gardens, too. Visiting from 'Good Fences' - Karen

  8. I love seeing the flowers. I can't wait for mine!

  9. Nice presentation. The flowers are a real treat.

  10. WoW, two very beautiful views!! I love the colorful flower garden!!