Today I give thanks for
This Grandmother's Garden
Eight years ago this ground was covered
and a single wild sunflower.
What a difference vision
and a lot of hard work can make!
Today it is a sanctuary for
and all of God's creations who grace these gardens.
It is the window to my world.
We do feel very blessed to be here.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Christine.ReplyDelete
Thank you Eszter. It is hard work, but always a labor of love.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful scene out your window...what a blessing to see that every day!!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful garden setting Carolyn. It was well worth all that work.ReplyDelete
Your garden is stunning! What an amazing view and your garden frames it so nicely. It looks like a wonderful place to sit and relax and enjoy nature!ReplyDelete
Carolyn, you've created the most beautiful garden!ReplyDelete
Dear Carolyn, the hard work shines through this beautiful "setting"! EszterReplyDelete
Wow! Your garden is absolutely stunning. The majestic mountain backdrop doesn't hurt, either.ReplyDelete
Masz cudowne okno na świat : swój piękny ogród i góry w oddali ;-). PozdrawiamReplyDelete
wow - you did that in eight years? It looks as though it has always been there. What a talent you have. I so enjoy everything you write. I would love to sit a little while on that bench and just absorb it all.ReplyDelete
Ditto at the Casa!! We moved here eight years ago and the ground was hard after the builders were done driving over it to create our subdivision that I could barely get a shovel in the ground. Now it's a garden and refuge for local wildlife and pollinators. LOVE!!ReplyDelete
The views out of your garden are pretty stunning too, you've framed them beautifully with your planting. ChristinaReplyDelete
Thank you, Christina.ReplyDelete
Thank you! and thanks for visiting.ReplyDelete
And I'd love to just sit and visit with you, Gillian. I must admit I have a secret... I used a lot of Miracle Grow in the beginning to speed growth up a bit. My soul yearns for big trees.ReplyDelete
Isn't it nice to look back and see how far you've come?ReplyDelete
P.S. I had one more stunning gift from my garden today .. I found it hiding in the corner .. I would have missed it if I hadn't gone to take a few last pictures in today's beautiful afternoon ... William Shakespeare rose in full bloom ... with some burnt petals from frosty mornings a few days ago. It's scent is amazing and more so today having it "gifted" with such odd weather .. that made me smile BIG time and having seen yur previous post on your rose making you smile .. well, roses have a habit of doing that to us .. especially this time of year !ReplyDelete
Carolyn girl .. your window on the world is deeply beautiful .. even more so after you described what it looked like before your hands worked their magic .. it is remarkable what can be done with patience and determination isn't it ? This house was perfect for us when we bought it .. but there was nothing but dead grass, two poor dead trees and a sand pit for the little one in the back yard .. I found buried toys for three years while working on the borders (it made me smile and remember when our son was that little) .. this will all disappear some day .. but I am happy to know I also provided a home for all sorts of wildlife here in my garden .. and my husband "the birdman" did too : )ReplyDelete
Sounds like you are on a wonderful adventure too, Joy! And I must admit, the magic in my gardens is not solo... many hands make light work! This has always been a family project, though the numbers are dwindling as they move away making families of their own.ReplyDelete
translated from Polish to English: "You have a wonderful window to the world: its beautiful garden and the mountains in the distance;-). Yours"ReplyDelete
Thank you Giga, I'm so glad you visited!
So glad you enjoyed it, Lona.ReplyDelete
Karin, it is a wonderful place to sit and relax... I must do that more often!ReplyDelete
What a blessing for all who enjoy your gardens, Carolyn. They are simply magnificent.ReplyDelete