Rejoice in the Lord always. Philippians 4:4a
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"The Lord be with you! The Lord bless you! ..." ~ Ruth 2:4 NIV
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"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." ~ A. A. Milne
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"Never place a period where God has placed a comma." Gracie Allen
“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” –e.e. cummings

Don't let the noise of the world keep you from hearing the voice of the Lord.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Vintage Garden

Each visit to my childhood home brings new sights in the garden. Walking to the door leads me past these lavender bells that were in the yard even when my grandparents lived here, although most likely not in the same spot. They are Lady Bells, (Adenophora).

And this bed of flowers where I pulled weeds on my last visit had  grown so much!

The Tam juniper shrubs, on the right, were planted by me and I remember the small gallon pots cost $1.00! Now they are taller than I am. Could it be because that was most likely around 50 years ago? No wonder I am O.L.D.

Below you can see the tall bushes -- ancient lilacs and to the left are the old farmstead roses, the ones that bloom once early in June. The white building in the background is the garage, NOT attached to the house as most are today.
I love the bay window outside and in, even when I have to wash it. We are careful when we do it as the windows are the old wavy glass and very fragile. Again, NOT the modern double paned windows of today. No need to wash the siding as the rain did a good job of it.
Then on into the house I go, over and over with the bags of groceries that I shop for on the way here. No outside chores today, just inside cleaning. And as always, my 89 year old wonder of a mother makes a very tasty lunch, including desert!


sarah said...

Grandma's blue roof is always so much fun to see. :-)

Deanna said...

Very pretty and inviting place.
You're a blessed Lady!

Salmagundi said...

Lots of extra work, but so worth it! Sally

Sarah Wilson said...

Oh forever more! What lovely flowers! Glad you get to go back "home" and see your mom! Loves to Grandma from Josephine!

Terra said...

What a nice visit to your mom's home where you grew up. The flowers are beautiful.

Karen said...

Such a sweet, cottage home. No wonder you love going back for a visit.

Annesphamily said...

I just saw some Lady Belles at the Village Inn when I picked up the hubby's chocolate cream birthday pie! Such a pretty flower. Love your moms yard. Give her a hug for me. You are so blessed having her and cookign for oyu too! Hugs Anne

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

How wonderful for you to still have your Mom and your childhood home....

Thanks so much for stopping by!! The Theme Basket Stand makes between $3000 - $4000!! And we also have a gift card stand that did incredibly well last year. Joe won money at the casino so we paid it forward and donated to our church...