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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Back to Nature













When I'm not thinking about health care, I'm tending my garden, a mixture of wild woodland and cultivated grounds. If you followed my blog for a while, you remember that I had pictures from France that became my plan for a kitchen garden. So far, the place is verdant. I look forward to harvesting beans and garlic, and enjoying the lovely roses climbing the new arbor my hubby built for me. He also installed the drip system to water everything during our dry spells.
In the meantime, I look forward to a visit from my grandchild. See you all in a couple of weeks.

59 comments:

Beth said...

Enjoy that grandbaby. Your yard looks like the perfect backdrop to building some lovely memories.

Brian Miller said...

wonderful pics...love me some nature. enjoy the grandkid!

Boots said...
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potsoc said...

Wonderfull pictures. I'm sure that grandchild of yours will be a musician before even walking.

Woman in a Window said...

Wow. Your garden really took off! And to think, the planting just happened weeks ago. A real act of magic, I do believe, all of this growing, this birthing from the soil.

Enjoy that grandchild of yours!

Debbie said...

I hope you have a wonderful visit. The photos are incredible.

Midlife Jobhunter said...

I see the beans! I love the water picture best. (Of course.) Enjoy your time off. Seems those legislating health care are taking August off also. Hmmmm.

Country Girl said...

Love that yard of yours! And have a wonderful visit with your grandchild.

lime said...

how wonderful! i have no skill as a gardener so i admire those who do. do enjoy the visit you are anticipating too. :)

and how funny that my word veri for a post titled "back to nature" is "skies."

Nancy said...

Charming garden, thanks for the tour. Enjoy the grandchild. Mine is coming for a visit on Tuesday, so I'll be taking a break as well.

Maggie May said...

Wonderful garden scenes. Everything looks lush!
Have a lovely time with your grandchild. There is nothing quite like holding a little grand baby!

Lori ann said...

Oh My.

The only thing I can think to say is: I am jealous!

Please tell your husband the arbor is lovely.Enjoy all the hard work with your family. It must be wonderful, what a garden...

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Beautiful photos. Thank you for popping over to mine and your lovely comments.

Shadow said...

have a good break and enjoy your grandchild and your garden.

Ribbon said...

Thank you for sharing the photos. It's great to see how the garden has developed.
It's looking wonderful.

Enjoy your time with family.

Look forward to your return.

best wishes
Ribbon

Natalie said...

Such a beautiful part of the world, Rosaria. Enjoy your visit. :D xx♥

Lola said...

Wow the garden has really bloomed, Rosaria. Brava!

Have a great time with your grandchild, while I try to catch up with all the posts I've missed.

Baci,
Lola xx

pink dogwood said...

yard looks great, and working in it has got to be so good for your health. Enjoy your time with the grandchild.

Renee said...

How your garden grows. I love it.

Rosaria you are a gift to me today, how I needed your words and repeated them at least 20 times.

I am printing them out today so that I can read them while in the storm.

Thank you dear friend.

Love Renee xoxo

willow said...

Your new arbor is wonderful. We put up a new archway, this spring, over the exit of the patio and I planted wisteria. It grabbed onto that thing like you would not believe!

Thanks for your comment in the "comment" discussion at WM. :^)

karen said...

lovely photos! I'd love to be lying on that lawn, reading a book! Enjoy the visit from your grandchild, nothing better than a visit from family!

Rob-bear said...

Love the pictures, and the garden about which they tell us. It is a gorgeous place.

I wish I could have something like that in our semi-arid land.

Hope you have a wonderful time with your grandchild.

star8278 said...

Beautiful summer images!

Tiffany Norris said...

Beautiful photos! Thanks for stopping by my blog; I'll definitely be back here as well!

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

Love the photos Rosaria! Do enjoy that Gran! There is a good reason they are called grandchildren, they are the grandest thing in life!! :)

Reya Mellicker said...

I love the word "hubby." And I love these beautiful pictures of your garden. I will refer to your series about health care in my post tomorrow. It's such valuable and great information you've posted.

Great to retreat into the green world when you need a break, though. I salute you!

Gran said...

Have a wonderful time with your grandchild. Beautiful pictures!

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

I am a spring gardener...I hate it when it gets too hot. Yours is coming along nicly. Thanks for visiting.

Gaston Studio said...

Enjoy our grandchild Rosaria, in that wonderful backyard of yours.

Helen said...

Lush and lovely ~ your well tended garden grows. Enjoy time with your precious grandchild ... I do know how wonderful those days and hours are.

merrilymarylee said...

Very beautiful, but you'd better save some energy for the grandchild. Three of mine left Friday and I'm still recuperating even though they're really good kids.

Ah, the curses of the retirement routine...we do need to be shaken up now and then.

Lianne said...

I look forward to the day when I can have a garden. Thanks so much for sharing yours with me. Enjoy your visit.

Little Lovables said...

lovely photos of your garden!

Polly said...

The garden looks stunning, and that lake... aaahhh!!! it must be wonderful to have that view to enjoy every day

Grumpy Old Ken said...

Nice to have found you. Will be back.

Dave King said...

Great pictures. I assumed that was all part of your health routine.

NitWit1 said...

Enjoy your vacation. We are about to embark on one for a week.

Sharon McPherson: AUTHOR / ARTIST said...

Hi! In answer to your question on my blog, I came to you from 'At My Kitchen Table'.

Thanks for following my blog. :)

ellen abbott said...

It looks wonderful.

Tessa said...

How simply beautiful - I remember well when you started the planting and now it is all coming to lovely fruition.

You comment on my Flying Carpet post about the magical times your grandchildren spend with you are surely what the very best memories are made of. Canoeing and swimming, fishing,harvesting clams and cooking with vegetables from your wonderful garden will be what they will tell their grandchildren about in years to come. You remind me of one of my favourite authors, Elizabeth Luard, who now lives in Wales where she writes about all the delicious things she and her grandchildren grow and harvest and cook together!

Angela Recada said...

What a glorious garden you have, Rosaria! i hope you thoroughly enjoy your time with your loved ones.

FYI - I have just found and added a "Health Care Reform" widget to my blog which allows you to sign a petition to stop the misinformation and fear being spread by some political opponents.

It's easy to add it to your own blog, if you'd like to do so. Or you can just click on it to sign the petition from my blog.

(I really enjoyed your comment on my last post!)
:0)

vicki archer said...

Enjoy your summer and the holiday....I am growing many herbs and tomatoes this year, xv.

Suldog said...

Love the shot of the lake. It looks like such a nice place to sit, have a cool drink, enjoy some pleasant company, enjoy a smoke (maybe this last isn't on most folk's agenda, but I always think of it. I always dispose of them and leave nothing burning to destroy anything.)

Kim Kasch said...

Love the photos and hope you have a great time with the grans.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Thanks so much for the visit and sweet comment, and for leading me here to your interesting blog. I've enjoyed my perusal and I know I shall return. You are most welcome over at our place anytime!!

Best wishes for a lovely weekend!

Renee said...

You always come through for me dear one. Always.

Love Renee xoxo

the gardeners cottage said...

Oh, what a lovely garden you have. I don't think your weather is as hot as ours here in so. cal. and it shows! I'm looking forward to reading more of your blog. Thanks for your lovely comment.

Susan said...

Awww! I want to live in Oregon and use pictures of France to decorate my lovely home. I'm jealous.
Have you noticed one weird thing about health care reform?: all the people seem to be on the wrong side for their own interests. Who should be for it? Business owners and 60 year-old upper middle class people who'd like to retire early. But they are not.
Who should be against it? People like me who already have great health insurance. But we are for it. Go figure.

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

I love the chairs under the trees and the view of the lake. So much gentle tranquility, - gorgeous!

Sharon McPherson: AUTHOR / ARTIST said...

Thanks for leaving your comments on my blog ... they came at a good time (where I was needing a little support), so very much appreciated. :) x

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

Beautiful garden. It looks wonderful and cool. Enjoy your grandchild. Lizzy

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Abraham Lincoln said...

It looks nice. I must have missed something.

potsoc said...

The post just before Abe's has a link to Hi5tv, I followed it. It leads to women pictures...scantily clad that is. They look japanese.
Another of flowers perhaps.

Lianne said...

Thanks for your lovely words. When I was a wee one I grew my very own lemon tree from seeds. The tree never bore fruit but the leaves were thick and shiny and when rubbed smelled just like Lemon Pledge (but in a good way).

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

Hope you're enjoying the cool NW...and the visits. I am truly envious of your terrain.
Catherine

Deb said...

I love your yard - one just wants to sit down and stay awhile! Your hard work has paid off! Enjoy your grandchild time! Isn't being a grandparent the greatest!

Reasons to be Cheerful 1,2,3 said...

Wow what a wonderland. Have read through your previous posts. Good on you for sparking the blogging debate!

Sarah Lulu said...

Absolutely gorgeous .....sorry I've been missing commenting on you but I was busy with my grandbaby!!