Hello lovely lovelies♡ I'm sitting here in the little fernery, peaceful and contented, among the happy flowers. I am completely knackered after a rather exhausting, though wonderful day. With pretty teacup in hand, and my Hydrangea Cobblestones quilt nearby, I wonder at the silent conversation between the flowers. I wonder what secrets, what conspiratorial whispers are shared in the secret language of flowers. Each flower blooms in their own exquisite way, not competing with the flower beside it; just content with it's own loveliness. The flowers seem to love this little hot house; both by day, where the sunbeams shine through the windows; and by night, where the flowers sometimes bask under the glow of candlelight. They are such happy blooms; in this quaint little building. I am sitting here in my pyjamas. Aren't they fab?? Covered with hexies in a grandmother flower pattern. Now, if anyone should have jarmies with a smattering of colourful hexies, it should be me. =) Why, me thinks every self-respecting, hexie obsessive, should have a pair. They are rather wild, though. =) So comfy, too.
I have enjoyed the best day. A Sunday spent wandering around other peoples' gardens with two of my favourite people..... Pete (of course) and my beautiful friend, Trish. It is that time of the year where all the grand old houses and gardens swing open the gates to the flower-loving public, showing what their green thumbs have perfected throughout the year.
Meandering along flower-lined paths with flowers nodding; swaying in the gentle breeze and smiling at us as we strolled along. We three, smiling too, as it was one of those perfect days where Old Man Sun and Lady Spring combined and pulled out all stops to gift one of those 'tis-good-to-be-alive' kinda days. Oh, the colours. Oh, the scents. Heady, intoxicating fragrances wafting through the air. Garden after garden overspilling with floralicious delight, wherever the eyes roamed. Cottage gardens flourishing with lupins, granny bonnets, clematis, peonies, lavender, poppies, foxgloves, sweet peas.....so, so many blossoms to drink in. So, so many flowers to ooh and aah over. Oh, I forgot the roses. Oh my goodness gracious me, garden after garden revealed the most exquisite roses. Roses...some the size of dinner plates. Amazing! It is not often one sees so many roses in myriad of colours, all at once. Truly, it was a joyous sight to behold.
A little stitching has been done on my Hydrangea Cobblestones quilt this week. All the octagons and squares have now been stitched and the edges have been evened. I finished the edges early this morning before I left. Now I have to stitch a border all the way around. I am thinking I might add appliqued octagon-shaped hydrangeas, skipping all the way around. That could work. =)
'Tis very late here, downunder. I will blow out the candles in the little fernery and take myself off to bed. My oh-so-comfy bed is looking very tempting tonight. I will snuggle under my A Stroll Through Pete's Garden quilt and dream sweet dreams of magical gardens....of secret gardens where enchanting flowers grow. May you find beauty in the everyday of your week♡ May your light shine bright in your little world♡
Until the next time.......
Linking up to Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching
I think every colour of the rainbow lives in your garden and on your fabrics. I love the quilt you are working on and may the borders be done soon. Yes, it is very late tonight but here I am, surfing around looking and admiring lots of my favourite blogs. Have a beautiful night. xxReplyDelete
Your Hydrangea Cobblestones piece is coming along nicely! I love the soft blues. So pretty! I always enjoy the stroll through your flowers!! :)ReplyDelete
Gorgeous flowers and garden !ReplyDelete
Beautiful pictures that you kindly share with us...
Nice socks too ;)
Have a lovely week !
Oh my goodness - how beautiful! What wonderful flowers!ReplyDelete
The flowers were divine, Bernideen. To walk among all that beautiful colour and frangrace was rather other wordly. It was a day to remember. Kim XxDelete
My favorites were the lupines and the roses on the arbor!ReplyDelete
The lupines were amazing, Bernideen! I don't believe I have seen others as tall as these lupines were. I would love to know what the gardener feeds them. The pink roses on the arbor smelled divine and the sea of gorgeous pink roses on the arbor was astonishing. Thank you for your beautiful visit and lovely words. Kim XxDelete
Such a glorious month in gardens for you! (Your November is our May). I so look forward to adding a few more plants to my now overhauled landscape garden! I got the heavy lifting and transplanting completed just in time to begin daydreaming of next spring! Have a wonderful week, Kim!ReplyDelete
Your flowers are gorgeous. I love that woven heart in your fernery. Even your socks have flowers. How fitting! I absolutely adore the garden photos. Makes me long for Spring as we head into Winter here. Although I don't like to miss a single season. I love them all for different reasons.ReplyDelete
Oh my! So many beautiful flowers. Your candles look so pretty. And may I say, wow to those socks and pjs!ReplyDelete
AWWWWW...Awesome! Wonderful!Fabulous!I would love to be in your heavenly place! My Spring looks like winter! Greetings,dear Kim.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much, lovely Maristella. I would love it if you could visit my little "heavenly place". We could sip tea from pretty teacups. Kim XxDelete
Love your beautiful flowers and what a wonderful place your fernery is. Those jammies are beautiful! Thanks for another morning of seeing your beautiful pictures, flowers and beautiful prose! Hope you have a great week!ReplyDelete
My gosh your fernery is gorgeous--so bursting with lovely blooms--great inspiration for you.ReplyDelete
Our growing season here has come to an end, and we are dealing with falling leaves, and diminishing colors in our trees...but I planted my Winter amaryllis a few days ago and it has two little green sprouts already--so we will have color during the darker days to come...;D
Hope all is well with you and yours, hugs, Julierose
I can almost smell the delicious scents of the flowers in the fernery. And, oh, that Amaryllis, how tall and stately it is. What a wonderful respite it is to visit your little piece of paradise.ReplyDelete
Thank for the walk through of the garden and your Ferber.Spectacular.Hyderanga cobblestone has come along .ReplyDelete
Qué maravillosas flores tienes a tu alrededor y qué bonitos tus calcetines. Muchos BESICOS.ReplyDelete
Sounds like just your kind of day, strolling through beautiful gardens with Pete and your good friend. Such beautiful flowers everywhere, the scents must have been amazing, and all enjoyed on such a beautiful day. Do hope you found somewhere nice to sit and enjoy some afternoon tea as well.ReplyDelete
I've just had to take another look through your pics as I missed the socks and PJs amongst all the flowers! Very glam indeed!ReplyDelete
Hi Kim, Thanks for opened the gates of your property for us enjoy your flowers. It is amazing. Oh yes, I love your pijamas.ReplyDelete
Have a wonderful week.
What a beautiful way to relax, Kim, in comfy hexie pj’s and under a candlelit chandelier, AND, amongst gorgeous flowers along the window ledge. The outdoors are glorious with blooming flowers everywhere. Your quilt is another blooming floral explosion. Your life is filled with beauty!ReplyDelete
So happy my photos of my little flowery world has warmed your cold autumn day, Svetlana. Summer will return to your little part of the world again. Thank you so much for your beautiful comments. Kim XxReplyDelete
What a wonderful way to spend a day, looking at all the beautiful flowers. Looking forward to seeing your lovely quilt finished. Whatever you decide for the border I am sure will look great as always.
Best wishes Kay c xx
It was a wonderful day, Kay...just perfect, really. As for the border, I am hoping what is in my head looks good on fabric. =) Have a beautiful week, beautiful Kay. Thank you for your lovely visit. Kim XxDelete
A beautiful place for your thoughts and your stitchery, Kim! What a view and that tree is gorgeous. The tea looks delicious and the hexie pajamas look extremely comfortable, not to mention those floral socks! No wonder you long to be there, all cosy, working on your beautiful quilt. Happy stitching!ReplyDelete
What a soul-warming post, Kim! It could not have come in handier on this rainy day here at Finger Lakes :) With great pleasure I walked through the gorgeous blooming gardens and immediately warmed up. I read your beautiful narrative and warmed up even more. Thank you so much, dear Kim!ReplyDelete
Fingers Lakes...such a lovely name for a place. I am happy my little post warmed your rainy day a little, Alina. There is nothing quite like walking through flower-filled gardens to warm the soul. Thank you for visiting, lovely lady. Kim XxDelete
Just when I thought we had seen all the beautiful places in your garden, it turns out you have a candlelit fernary! How delightful. What an exquisite and tranquil spot to relax awhile in those wonderful pjs and socks after a day full of flowers. I could swear you secretly live in fairyland. I shall look forward to more flowers and more stitching on that beautiful hydrangea quilt. Have a lovely week :)ReplyDelete
What stunning images!ReplyDelete
Dearest lady, yours is truly a wonderful Spring, and I never fail to feel so amazed when I find myself thinking that while here days become shorter and darker more and more, you're enjoying exactly the opposite!
Wishing you a new week as Beautiful as you
XO Daniela at ~ My little old world ~ (Dany)
"The little Fernery", that what you call it! So very very beautiful. Going into spring is a wonderful time. Here we are going into winter.ReplyDelete
I have to say I love your jammies, I have never seen hexies on pajamas before and love your flowery socks to go with them :)ReplyDelete
Oh my it sounds like you had a heavenly day out with your good friend and loving husband, who could ask for more! The flowers are so gorgeous, I love the brick path through the flowers, and wow the sky was just as dramatic as the flowers! Your quilting is coming along beautifully too, flowers surrounding you at every turn, spring could not be better! Always wonderful to go through the day you had and be thankful for all the wonderful memories you were given :)
I'm a little late to the party. It's beautiful as always! The spring colors are so perky and joyful. Your jammies are a hoot!ReplyDelete
Your fernery looks so inviting! Coupled with tea and your wonderful quilt to stitch--what could be finer.ReplyDelete
I enjoyed garden tours too. There's so much beauty in your area.
Enjoy the lovely days, Kim.
A Stroll Through (Pete's) Garden is a wonderful way to end a day that was also a stroll through gardens. The photos of all those amazing flowers (even if I couldn't see and smell them myself) was superb. But...oh MY...that gorgeous blue sky with the white fluffy clouds was nearly as beautiful! Hydrangeas - just outstanding! Whether they are 'for real' or on fabric, hydrangeas are the bomb! (as my grands might say)ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness Kim, your fernery is stunning, that hippiestrum (spelling?) is so tall! Love the hexie jammies, perfect for a stitcher! The garden visits sounded wonderful, so many beautiful flowers. Youq qui,t js looking stunning!ReplyDelete
Just fabulous Kim! Both inside in your fernery and outside!ReplyDelete
Oh, I needed this today, warm sunshine and so much colour, while I huddle in my woolies; I wish I was there taking a garden walk with you :-)ReplyDelete
Enjoy your weekend, x
I can't think of a more enjoyable place to enjoy a cup of tea and a little stitching on a beautiful spring morning! Your pajamas are perfect and the gardens and scenery are so very pretty. Those lupins...and the roses...!! Life is good. Hugs xo KReplyDelete
I do hope that Pete's garden has been on that tour - if not, it should be!ReplyDelete
And I must say, your PJ's are perfect for you, what could be better!
We had huge big snowflakes coming down most of Saturday, freezing rain last night that turned into just rain and poof the snow is gone again. I have to admit that it did look Christmas-y out there for a few hours (at least Christmas-y as it is here!).