Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Garden Home Tour
Notes from a Cottage Industry is hosting a Summer Garden Tour and I'm joining in the fun!
Welcome to our cozy back patio. The days are heating up here in Texas, but we can still enjoy early mornings and late evenings out here. My favorite thing to do is to relax with a cup of coffee.
I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June.
~L. M. Montgomery
I have a great view of our water garden from my comfy chair.
The air is like a butterfly
With frail blue wings.
The happy earth looks at the sky
~Joyce Kilmer, Spring
A birdbath hangs near an ivy covered wall in my herb garden.
It is the month of June,
The month of leaves and roses,
When pleasant sights salute the eyes
And pleasant scents the noses.
~Nathaniel Parker Willis, The Month of June
My herb garden is also home to several friendly fairies.
Tiny woods below whose boughs
Shady fairies weave a house;
Tiny tree-tops, rose or thyme,
Where the braver fairies climb!
~Robert Louis Stevenson
Won't you stay for some iced tea and a cookie?
So sweet, so sweet the roses in their blowing,
So sweet the daffodils, so fair to see;
So blithe and gay the humming-bird a going
From flower to flower, a-hunting with the bee.
~Nora Perry, In June
I call this little area between the side of the house and fence our Secret Garden. Wisteria climbs up the wall and there are ferns, columbine, bleeding hearts and roses.
Summer afternoon - summer afternoon;
to me those have always
been the two most beautiful
words in the English language.
Once the sun begins to set, I light candles around the water garden.
That beautiful season the Summer!
Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light;
and the landscape
Lay as if new created in all
the freshness of childhood.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The quiet stars came out, one after one;
The holy twilight fell upon the sea,
The summer day was done.
There is also a floating mirror among the lilypads.
If a June night could talk,
it would probably boast it invented romance.
Thank you so much for stopping by and visiting! I hope you have enjoyed the tour!