Flora and Fauna

This blog is supposed to be about needlearts of all kinds, but I am also an avid gardener. The garden is truly an inspiration for my needlearts. I have spent years collecting, planting, moving, removing, weeding, etc. And I love it. I do stroll in the garden every morning and evening, just to see what is the rain has brought to fruition for today. It has been a delightful diversion for me and very good for the soul. I hope you enjoy my photos. They are not the quality of Thomas at Walk the Wilderness nor Philip at PA Photography, nor so many others of you out there who do so much better with photography than me, but with my little point and shoot digital, it’s OK.

2009 May Flowers

My Weeping Japanese Maple is the pride of my garden…it’s nearly twenty years old.   I love my pink Japanese peony too.  There are Johnson’s Blue perennial geramiums, purple petunias, blue columbine, bright orange poppies, a “teenage” robin (who was just a baby a few days ago), and the ever annoying baby bunny rabbit who loves to feast on my greenery!

And as each week and day goes by, the garden is ever changing.   Today it is blue and orange and pink and red, and later other lovely colors will emerge.   Each bit just as exciting as the one before.

Like life…ever changing.   Forgive my lack of needlearts for today and enjoy my garden with me.    Averyclaire.


10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jane
    May 31, 2009 @ 00:05:18

    We’ve been able to enjoy a spell of warm and dry weather. It’s been a pleasure to sit outside and little to the birds and the bees busy about their business. Most relaxing


  2. Siv Hege
    May 31, 2009 @ 04:03:43

    You have a wonderful garden! I wish my garden looked like your photos, but my bad back has put a stop to my gardening activities. I also think your blog is fabulous, with lots of stuff I haven`t seen elsewhere. Earlier on I didn`t do much stitching, but the last year I really has gotten “into it”. My biggest project so far, (not finished) is Leannes House.


  3. kathleen
    May 31, 2009 @ 07:21:37

    Averyclaire, no apologies necessary for your photos; I have yet to get to your level of photography with my digital camera.
    Your garden is something to be proud of and to enjoy because the flowers are delicious and cheerful. I think a garden can also be very calming. Wouldn’t it be fun to make a quilt of one of those flowers?

    I’ve just begun to use fusible web for an applique “picture” of a vase with flowers-but not realistic flowers- and will then try my first machine applique. I love the look of hand applique but it’s so time consuming. This is quick and easy.

    I’ve subscribed to your blog with Google Reader-another first for me-always learning something new on the computer.
    Take care,
    Kathleen Connors in beautiful CT


  4. bettyp
    May 31, 2009 @ 18:30:01

    your gardens are a Beauty!! I wish I had what it take ti keep it up !!LOL!!!


  5. Marjorie
    Jun 01, 2009 @ 10:23:56

    Your photos and your garden are just lovely. I’d love to see them in person (hint, hint). I thought of you this weekend when I planted my garden pots and wandered about our yard–our peonies are in glorious bloom.


  6. Jacquelynne
    Jun 01, 2009 @ 17:25:04

    Your photos look like a magazine- I wish my garden looked like yours!


  7. Lea
    Jun 02, 2009 @ 17:33:14

    I love your garden pictures. Please keep posting update of your flowers. I’m always enjoy them very much. 🙂


  8. virtualquilter
    Jun 03, 2009 @ 04:32:14

    Keep up the gardening, the photos are lovely! I enjoy a couple of coffee breaks in the garden each day, and should take my camera moor often than I do. Lots of applique inspiration out there.
    Like Kathleen I have worked out how to use a reader, but now I have three weeks of reading to catch up on! Thank you for all the visits to my place while I was away, and the lovely commments.
    Judy B


  9. Thomas
    Jun 03, 2009 @ 09:28:45

    Those images of your garden are beautiful, the images are slightly small in size for me to appreciate each photograph fully. But they look beautiful nevertheless.


  10. Doris
    Jun 03, 2009 @ 17:04:16

    ypur garden is beautiful.


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