Friday, February 26, 2010

Quiet and Serene

A weekend coming up - yes! 
It is a wonder I ever get any gardening done - looking at this scene is just so relaxing...  saturday mornings we have a cup of coffee and look out at this wonderful image.  My hubby often says that he feels as though we are living right in the garden, as from every window you can look out and see plants, flowers, birds and butterflies.  I am so blessed, and so happy to be able to share it all!
We look out to the east, and as the sun shines through these plants, if it has rained in the night, the plants are often filled with sparkly diamonds! So hard to capture the feeling on camera though.

I have always loved willow trees and this weeping tea tree is just the answer in our small yard. 
Just look at the lovely detail on this bark..
Have a lovely weekend everyone!


  1. That is a beautiful lush garden scene - makes me want to walk through barefoot!

  2. that lusheness comes from lots of rain - it is actually all still a little muddy to run around barefoot!

  3. I posted a comment yesterday, but I guess something went wrong. Anyway, love that tea tree with its peeling bark and weepy branches! A beautiful scene; you are lucky to have such views all around your house.

  4. Your garden is an inspiration as always... I like weeping trees too, especially since they imply that there's water nearby. There must be some primitive instinct that draws us to them.

  5. Your grass looks happy from all the rain as well as your garden. I agree the backyard garden is a great place to escape for a while. There is always something new to see if you take the time look close enough.

  6. Beautiful garden and the shot of the tree bark is great, I love weeping trees too, they are so beautiful.

  7. Thanks for the comments, everyone!
    Actually in patches the grass is not doing so well - I have a few shady areas, and grass does not like wet feet and continual shade. I took note over the weekend of the passage of the sun, and it is not good news for some of the grass! Not sure what I can do though!
    I am of the opinion that this weeping tea tree does not do as much damage with its roots as the weeping willow does. I hope my research was correct.

  8. I like the garden scene in your first pic, Gillian...soothingly green! And enjoyed the lovely quotes at your sidebar too! Thanks for visiting my garden site.


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