Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Dreams of Summer

Well, it's snowing here again.  
It's probably snowing where ever you are too, the way this winter has been.

I have been wistfully wishing to be outside in a warm sunny garden,
surrounded by flowers and greenery.
Unfortunately, the ground hog says that's not going to happen any time soon.

So, I've dug into my photo archives 
to bring you this little tour of garden statuary and flowers.

For several years, I was asked to photograph the gardens 
that were featured on our local Garden Walk 
and then make sets of notecards to give to the gardeners as thank you gifts.  
Many of these photos in this post are the result of that gig.

Come along with me for a little winter break. 
and let's see what we can find.

Here's a path in my friend Anna's gardens.
Absolutely fabulous.

And a gorgeous gazing ball from my friend Nina's garden.  
You may remember the post I wrote about her garden... you can see it here.

Here's an enchanting little fella

And a fish fountain

A gazing ball that belonged to my Mom

And an everlasting fruit basket.

Another gorgeous gazing ball, nestled in the trees

An armillary in the ivy

And a little girl with a net.

Here's a lady having a wardrobe malfunction...

And a lad on the alert.

Here's a nice, secluded spot to rest-  
Try to feel that warm sun on your face.

Some garden treillage

And another fountain amid the flowers

A gigantic dragonfly at the Morton Arboretum

And my friend Alice's arbor....
such a sweet spot.
Hurry, please, Spring!

Linking to:
Tuesdays Treasures at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Wednesdays Link Party at Adorned From Above
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  1. How.lovely as we wait for the next snowfall. I would love to sit in that bench and have the warm sun on my face :-)

  2. Oh my Erin . . . what a treat to see spring and summer breathing again in these photo cards. Lovely!!! Available for purchase?

    The snow doesn't stop does it. Fortunately I think we are going to miss most of the storm you are receiving right now.

    Be safe . . . and warm!

  3. I am so ready for spring. I tried to feel the sun on my face, but it just isn't happening. LOL! Your photographs are lovely.
    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

  4. Yes, the Snow has been never ending this year!! This is gorgeous. I am visiting you via Wow Us Wednesdays and look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas.

  5. What beautiful pictures. This is exactly what I needed...a reminder that spring and summer will soon follow this dreary bitter cold winter. I love the little girl holding the net.


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