Sunday, August 11, 2013


Not to much to say these days, just lots of work, not the fun kind. You know the kind of work I HAVE to do. Not in the garden or in the kitchen or even in my craft space. For me it is Real Estate, lots of appointments and paperwork and oh gosh, I feel like I have a phone attached to my ear. So when I get a minute I will wander in the gardens. We have been reworking some beds this year, taking out some trees and bushes. Did I mention weeding, weeding and more weeding?
This is my Limelight hydrangea that I put here to hold over the winter. It loves it here, maybe I will just leave it.

 The window boxes on my potting shed have stayed like this all summer.
 My containers have thrived in the heat and sometimes just going out to water them is a bit like meditation, it soothes the soul.
 Sometimes when I am on the phone too much I just get up and wander to the windows to view the gardens from inside.
 When all else fails some flowers are cut for inside....sunflowers are like a ray of sunshine!

So tonight we went for a drive, with the top down, stopped at a small, but oh so busy, restaurant by the ocean. Trying to take in the simply wonderful dry air. It was perfect. I had worked both days this weekend and just wanted some time with hubby. The ocean, espresso martinis, fresh fish, then key lime pie and coffee. YUM. Then a slow ride home.....there is no place like home ~



Bluebell Woods said...

I am returning your visit, and I love the blog. I will be following you. I must have a good look around.

Earlene Landis said...

Donna that is a beautiful Limelight!!!!
it is good real estate is picking up again.
Home is your stress reliever.
Have a great week.

bettyj said...

And nothing like a good slice of key lime pie

Karen said...

You described everything so well I felt like I was there!
Love the dinner menu you had.
Never forget to take more of those days.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Beautiful flowers! They add peace and serenity to busy lives

~Sara said...

Your home and gardens are just beautiful! It is no wonder you like to be there. It sounds like the perfect night ~ a drive to the beach. Blessings~Sara

Karen said...

Your little snippets of your gardens are lovely. I know with it comes lots of work - but what beautiful results you have to show for it. The Limelight is amazing and I would say it likes that spot. Your little getaway for the evening sounded wonderful and just what you needed. I love visiting - hope things slow down a bit for you.
hugs - Karen

Janice Boucher said...

Your garden/plants are gorgeous! I particularly love your window boxes. Are those baby roses? What is your secret for getting them to grow so lush?
I love the orange plant in your planter...what is it?
Keep your pics coming, Donna. They are such an inspiration.