Thursday, February 16, 2012

I Want Summer!

ONE OF MY coworkers just came back from a week in Hawaii. She swam with sea turtles, ate tropical fruit at every meal, watched one gorgeous sunset after another. Then she came back to Oregon rain and fog. Poor thing. 

So in celebration of sunshine and warm temperatures and soft breezes, I'll just post a bunch of photos from sunnier days. Days when the sun was shining and the flowers were blooming and the bees were buzzing... 







And now, back to reality. But spring's coming. 

As always, 


24 comments:

Alison said...

Yes indeed! Spring is on the way! Interestingly, my favorite picture in this post was the one with just foliage. So many different shapes and colors too, draping over the edging stones.

Darla said...

Oh my goodness! Beautiful Grace...doesn't it just make you take a deep breath and smile?

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Gracie girl do you REALLY know how gorgeous your garden is ?
It is BEAUTIFUL .. I aspire to have mine look as amazing as this ..my own little Eden to get lost in .. peace and quiet and sheer heaven !
Joy : )

FlowerLady said...

Lovely summer pictures, hang in there you'll be enjoying spring before long.

Have a great weekend ~ FlowerLady

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Grace,

I can't believe it is only thirty-two days until spring. It is sneaking up on me this year because our winter has been quite mild.

Eileen

MulchMaid said...

What a delightful breath of fresh, summery air! I am waiting impatiently for spring, but I'm in heaven when it's HOT, so I'll settle for a lovely in-between of warm and sunny. Thanks for the delightful summer images, Grace!

Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

I would take a nice long spring. Summer gets too stinkin' hot to enjoy.

lil red hen said...

Ahhh ~ can't wait for the beautiful colors of spring! Now if we just don't have to go through another dry summer, perhaps I could grow something this pretty?

Sissy said...

Dear Grace,
Are you taking requests?? Won't you put a pic of the columbine you sent me seeds??!! I have wintersown it and I am so jealous of yours, I know I could never grow such a wonderful garden.
I am going back to look at this post again.
c:

HolleyGarden said...

Pretty! All that rain makes those plants grow!

Mindy said...

Your yard is so dang pretty.
We must be on the same spring clock. I've got all my yard pics from last year on a slideshow on the computer so I can watch it while I pump. :o)
I headed out this morning, camera in hand, to get a few shots of spring starting to peek it's head out. SOOO exciting!!!

Linda said...

Lovely... just the tonic. Oh , what a miserable day it's been.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I want summer too! Especially after seeing all your garden pictures. Look at all those pink flowers!!!
I was looking at our forecast, it's just rain for the next week.

Jenni @ RainyDayGardener said...

Grace, that was much needed! Looking out my window I see the snow crocus that barely had a chance to open, are now squished from the heavy rain. :( I'm ready for summer too! Cheers, Jenni

Debbie said...

Your gardens are awesome...I cant wait for summer either, I have the gardeners itch bad!

Sharon903 said...

Absolutely beautiful! A couple days ago I took a walk through my garden and thrilled at the sight of my early daffodils. I have only a few of early, mid, and late season but I know they'll multiply to create a beautiful mass. Someday. Glorious someday. Can't get my irises to do much, however. Late spring is a wonderful time here in East TX before the relentless heat
sets in. So through the summer months I work just to keep everything alive. Your pictures lift my spirits and give me hope. Thanks.

Anna said...

Your daughter's holiday sounds quite idyllic Grace as well as envy inducing. Never mind summer - spring would do me nicely - hail is bouncing against the windows right now :)

Wendy said...

I love how summer in your garden looks so happy, fresh, and comfortable, while summer in my garden is like steamy, wilty, sweaty, and tired out.

Casa Mariposa said...

Your beautiful garden looks like such a happy place! :o) I love the photo with the fern. Beautiful combination!

scottweberpdx said...

Oh Grace...after a muddy day yesterday cutting down all last year's remnants, this post is just what I needed! By the way...I'm so jealous of your Bronze Fennel...mine alway flops over :-(

Barb said...

My husband & I went up the coast of CA & OR this spring. It rained and rained. I finally understood why the forests were so lush and green. On the bright side, I bet you don't have to irrigate your garden.

Jess said...

I want spring. You can have summer. But I hear you, its time for stuff to get in the swing. I don't know how zone 4/5 gardeners do it. The anticipation would kill me.

Julia@PolkaDotGaloshes said...

Oh wow your garden is simply divine, its everything I want mine to be one day..love it! I am so ready for summer! Cheers Julia xx

bakingbarb said...

I will skip reality thank you! Your photos are better anyways.