Tuesday, May 29, 2012

No cooking today, just garden views.



It seemed a particularly magical morning.  Already pounding with heat the garden beckoned.  No cooking today, just garden views.



A perfect tranquil hideaway.


Perhaps this will reappear as lavender ice cream.


Hollyhocks have a special old world feel.


My husband, the master gardener planted this urn full of thyme.


Our little stone bunny hiding in the lavender.


The lettuces are doing well.


Despite all the rain the old stone bird bath is dry.


Never mind the stroll, how about a walk?

36 comments:

  1. aw..cute pup!

    I have never seen that variety of holly hock before. It's beautiful...well, all the photos were! We're having some awful heat, too! But rain is supposed to come!

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  2. I like the old stone bath, nice clicks

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  3. Love these lettuces Mary looking so nice and the flowers beautiful!

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  4. Gorgeous garden - I've never tried much ice cream making as I don't have a churn/maker thing and I get fed up with beating up the ice crystals but lavender sounds good...

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  5. beautiful, all my fav's, I had each one of those in my garden, I miss my garden but with good friends like you I can still enjoy the beauty,
    I finally found you, ilost everything on my blog and you were hard to find, your comment photo takes me to you but not your blog, I have rejoined and will not miss a post now, thankyou so much for finding me again
    you have a lovely garden and that urn with thyme is amazing, so is your little dog,

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  6. What a lovely garden you have : ) Enjoy your day!

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  7. Beautiful pics, Mary! I love your cute little bunny! Those chocolate sandwich cookies look decadent...mmmmm!

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  8. Oh I love the fountain! Beautiful gardens!

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  9. This is a wonderful garden. It has all the things that makes a good one, a bird bath and both edible produce as well as lovely flowers. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. How lovely to see your garden! I love the pond with the graceful statue and the little stone rabbit in the lavender... that flavoured ice-cream sounds good! How beautiful to have a garden! Yours looks so restful - though I do know the hard work that goes behind that!

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  11. What a healthy bunch of thyme in your container. All the photos are lovely. I would love to get my hands on your stone bird bath. Love it!!

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  12. Your garden looks really lovely - thanks for the stroll.
    I've never heard of lavender in ice-cream before.

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  13. What a peaceful place. All I'd need is a good book and sunglasses.

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  14. You have an amazing garden!
    My mother back in Greece grows thyme, basil and mint! The weather last week was really amazing, you're really lucky you have a garden like this one to enjoy all these sunny days :)

    Maria
    http://www.unidentifiedlifestyle.com

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  15. Beautiful garden photos! I am so envious. We miss these spring flowers in Florida.

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  16. So pretty - you have a beautiful garden, Mary! Love the lavender and the doggie:-)

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  17. I love the urn filled with thyme - it's so pretty.

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  18. I love the photos. I love the garden so pretty.

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  19. Your garden is beautiful, Mary!

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  20. Who needs to eat when you can feast your eyes on sights like this! Well, maybe eat a little bit :)

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  21. oh, how i would love to see you making lavender ice cream!

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  22. What a beautiful post. Your garden is just lovely. I love that your husband planted that urn of thyme. Your lavender looks so pretty and that lettuce...it looks incredible! I would love to grow lettuce.

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  23. I always like to see a garden view, and a few doggies thrown it too! It's such a treat for me since my garden doesn't change much throughout the year. Just Jasmine and the citrus blossoms are out in spring...little changes. You have a beautiful place surrounding you.

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  24. What a lovely garden! Everything looks so lush and green!

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  25. What a beautiful garden! I love you pics, especially the hollyhocks :)

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  26. Your garden is lovely. I have a couple of large established lavender beds and would love some ideas for using it!

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  27. Mary,
    You have a gorgeous garden and great pics. I love all of the lavender and Hollyhocks. I live in the woods, so all I have are mostly shade plants, Hostas, impatiens,and wax begonias.

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  28. Thank you for sharing these pictures of sheer beauty!
    Kisses,dear Mary!

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  29. What a beautiful garden - who needs cooking when you can gaze at views like that ;-)

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  30. Your garden is absolutely beautiful! I did the exact same thing when I went to visit my parents last weekend in their garden, everything just looks so much more magical when the sun shines! they had some amazing rhododendrons! where abouts in the USA do you live?

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  31. Wow, lovely and charming garden! Love it and yes, lavender ice cream please!

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  32. Love your garden and your cute little dog. Thanks for sharing!

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  33. Your gardens are beautiful! We have had non stop rain, cold temps and wind for days now. I soooooo long to see the sun and warm summery temperatures so I too will be beckoned to my gardens.

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  34. You have a lovely garden! It's wonderful inspiration for beginners like me :)

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