Monday, June 14, 2010

Take time to smell the roses

I love flowers! It's so fun to wander around the yard and see what is in bloom. I thought I'd show you a few things in my yard.

This is the front walk. The glass globe was a gift to me from Aaron, Laura and Heather for Mother's Day this year. I really enjoy seeing it when I pull in the driveway.
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This bench sits near Bob's workshop in our side yard. He made the bench several years ago and it looks so inviting with the day lilies blooming.
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This is in our back yard. The climbing roses are really thriving, and I love seeing that color when I look out the window.
There is a quote that says; "The earth laughs in flowers".
I know that looking at flowers makes me smile!

*Disclaimer - I do not have a green thumb! These flowers are Bob's work. My only contribution is the input I offer when we buy them, and my admiration as they grow!

30 comments:

A Stone Gatherer said...

You have such a beautiful backyard! I love it!

Nancy said...

It all looks so professional and beautiful. Flowers make me smile too!!! Love the red roses climbing the arbor.

Karin said...

What a gorgeous yard! A lot of work to maintain it in such a great shape! Living in a high rise now, I sure miss the various gardens I planned and cared for all those years!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

That is the most gorgeous yard ever! I love the flowers and the bench! I can see myself, relaxing with a book outdoors.

You both make a great team.

Pat said...

Breathtakingly beautiful!
I planted two climbing rose bushes last year and they have become my favorite. The fragrance is so pretty.
I love that globe, did it come on that stand?
That husband of yours certainly has a lot of talent!

Mariel said...

could Bob come create beauty in my yard?! i LOVE this..i would never come in if my yard looked like this!!

Musicaljean said...

Gorgeous!!! That Bob is quite a guy, isn't he???

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

I love the globe, and how sweet that you drive home and admire it every time. Your yard looks fantastic!

Sue O said...

I picked my first bunch of roses today, so fragrant and pretty. I'm still jealous of your rambling garden.

Brenda said...

What a gorgeous yard, Mari. I needed that inspiration. Our new yard has been horribly neglected and is nothing but mowed weeds. We'll be lucky to coax some lawn by the end of summer. Oh well, gotta start somewhere.

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√ Abraham Lincoln said...

I see you have a hubby sorta like me. He does the flowers and stuff and you, like my Patty, does the admiring. LOL

Maybe I got that all backwards but it is that way at my house.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Oh trust me, I'd be there admiring his handy work too! What a gorgeous, gorgeous back yard.

Brooke said...

well then you and bob are going to have to come to my house for a visit! ;) you and i can chat over coffee while the menfolk make my yard beautiful! :P

he's done an incredible job! give him my compliments please! :) you're a blessed woman.

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

I don't have a green thumb either..or any shade resembling green. But, I do love beautiful gardens and those who can wrangle them.

Connie said...

Ken is the one who keeps tabs on the watering etc. for the flowers.
But I do admire them. Your yard is beautiful! I love the bench.

Betty said...

I love your yard! Your husband really HAS a green thumb then, and you are so lucky. We BOTH are not gifted in that area and I always admire people with such yards as yours!

Kim said...

Your yard looks like a wonderful place to relax at the end of the day!!

AnooCre8ion said...

So beautiful and inviting Mari. I just love your yard.


blessings,
vickie

Lorie said...

What a beautiful yard you have Mari!! I could see myself sitting on your bench and enjoying it!

Butterfly Works said...

What a yard of beauty you paint with your pictures.....It's beautiful and has so many points of interest....love the globe and the bench.....Give him an extra hug for making such a georgeous place for the two of you to enjoy....

jenniferw said...

Your yard is exquisite, Mari. Flowers make me happy too!

~Ginger said...

I love a beautiful yard, but Dave and I both HATE yard work. I have a tough time keep a few flowers from being over taken by weeds.

Your yard is gorgeous and I'm sure you appreciate the beauty daily!

Cherdecor said...

I think you should sign up for your town's garden tour! Every place in your gardens is gorgeous! I love all the weathered wood. It makes the color in the flowers POP! Tell Bob that he did a great job!

"D" said...

I too do not have a green thumb but I want something like that crawling up a trellis on our deck for more privacy, I just am so nervous to do it, because I know NOTHING about that!

I think your roses are beautiful, I love the color popping out around the archway... It brings your yard to life! hehe

Kathy said...

Both you and Bob are heavily endowed with an artistic way about you. I appreciate the creativity in you both.

Alice Teh said...

You have a very beautiful garden. Bless Bob for creating it and you for capturing its beauty on camera. :D

Kat said...

Your yard and flowers are beautiful!

Hugs,
Kat