Saturday, May 2, 2009

Garden Stroll

A beautiful, sunny, and very warm (ok, really hot) day led us on a stroll to enjoy the colorful blooms bursting forth from the many gardens that embellish the historic homes.
The water sparkles just beyond this flower garden.
Peeking through an old brick wall revealed the splendor of red and yellow blooms.
This garden just calls you to wander through it.
Blue skies provide a glorious backdrop to this flowering bush.
Pink flowers,
red flowers,
white and red flowers all abound.
What's this I see, a face in the tree?
A swing beckons from the limb of this tree.
Flowers reach forth past the confines of this white picket fence.
Who's this crazy flower? That's my niece who was strolling with me:)
Flowers in boxes and flowers by the porch add splashes of color to the landscape.
Flowers cascade gracefully from this flower box.

Soft yellow flowers.
Of course, after all that walking we needed ice cream to cool us off:)
Once we arrived home our garden called to us in a chorus of blooms.

Thanks for strolling with us on this beautiful spring day:)


June said...

Just what I needed tonight before I lay down to sleep. Now I'll dream in flowers.
Hugs, June

Jodie LeJeune said...

Looks like you girls had fun strolling along...who wouldn't with all those beautiful flowers to see and smell?
Oh! and the ice cream! Yummy!
Thanks for taking me along,
everything vintage

Draffin Bears said...

Thank you Kim for taking us on such a lovely walk.
Those beautiful gardens and your own garden must be a sight to behold.

Have a wonderful Sunday

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

It's hard to believe that there is a place in the U.S. that is so warm and beautiful right now... it's still a little chilly in the Chicago area. The grass is nice and green now, but I have no flowers blooming yet... soon! Thanks for sharing your pictures!

TattingChic said...

Beautiful flowers! Your niece looks like a fun gal! :)

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

What a beautiful garden tour... such vibrant flowers. It's always nice to have someone to share your walk about with and it appears your niece was also enjoying the stroll as well as the ice cream.
Have a wonderful week.
xo Susan

crochet lady said...

That's so pretty. Time in a garden is well spent. Last year my sisters and I went on a garden tour at about 10 homes. I enjoyed myself so much. I want to do that again this year.

lorhen82 said...

Beautiful! And so is your niece! I just love that shot of the water beyond the garden.

Deanna said...

What a gorgeous post.
Such beauty.
Would like to follow this blog, but this ole girl doesn't know how to.

from HomeHaven nestled in the Kansas Flinthills

Karen ~ Cider Antiques said...

What a lovely stroll! Your "spring" is much further ahead than ours. My tulips just opened this week. Spring begins in May in Ontario. So happy it is finally May :) Karen

lady m's lavender cottage said...

oh my, the pictures are beautiful! Thank you for sharing them with us.

I am visiting from Andrea's blog. I used to live in a large Queen Anne but the Lord now has us in a lovely cottage.


Lady M

Stephenie said...

What a BEAUTIFUL stroll!!! I just loved looking at all the pretty flowers and all the bright colors..

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

That was the most stunning walk I've had this year! It's finally spring here and things are growing :) I enjoyed your garden stroll very much!