growing at my house this week.

First there is the lily getting ready to bloom. 

 Then we have Rose Campion.

   Then Campanula ‘Cherry Bells’


“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.” ~ Buddha 


Visit Lisa’s Chaos for Macro Monday!

web-eThis is my favorite time of year. web-jkl-1791

 There are so many colors and fragances.


I thought I would give bigger views this week of what’s blooming here.web-112

There’s plenty to see.  webk

The bees and the birds have been very busy this week.  It’s nice to see all the activity in the yard.  web-1841

I have a chipmunk in my garden this year and there’s the squirrels. web-jkl-075



 Not so thrilled about them but they are amusing at times. web-046

  My vegetables are enjoying the hot weather and growing well.


   And the flowers….. 


Just Gorgeous!


~The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses.  ~Hanna Rion

Copy_of_001Go on over to see Glenda at Tootsie time for more gardens to enjoy.Scenic Sunday

Here are a few more of the pictures I found last week in my husband’s grandfather’s trunk.  web-vintage-0151

The girl on the right is my husband’s grandmother in 1917.

  They have such nice gardens in these photos,  I wish they were in color so I could see the hydrangeas.web-vintage-0521

What are these girls up to here? Being silly I suppose.  The second from the left is also his grandmother.

web-vintage-0221The woman on the far left is my husband’s great grandmother.  Their sashes say War Fund.  I am not sure what that is all about.  web-vintage-0542

  The garden behind this girl(in a similar uniform) looks really fruitful. web-vintage-0401

This is my husband’s grandfather in his WWI uniform.  I am not sure what the flowers next to him are.

  ~These pictures give us a tiny glimpse into the life way back then. I am sure their lives were so very different from the ones we lead today. 

   One thing does seem the same …  They liked gardens and flowers as much as we enjoy them now.


 One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides.  ~W.E. Johns

Visit Colorado Lady for Vintage Thingie Thursday

 Just a couple of my Easter doodads. bunny

 I love old ceramic animals. chick salt and pepper shakers

 Happy Pinweb-o-028k Saturday!

Well pleaseth me the sweet time of Easter
That maketh the leaf and the flower come out.  ~Bertran de Born

Visit How sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday posts and also visit  Cape Cod Rambling RoseWaiting for Spring on CAPE COD It’s a great blog with some beautiful photos and posts. You will enjoy the visit. Have a great weekend.