Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Daily Blessings... November 15th

Today I give thanks for 
This Grandmother's Garden



 Eight years ago this ground was covered 
in stones 
and bindweed 
and a single wild sunflower.

What a difference vision 
and a lot of hard work can make!


Today it is a sanctuary for
birds 
and bees
and butterflies
and all of God's creations who grace these gardens.

It is the window to my world.




24 comments:

  1. We do feel very blessed to be here.

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  2. Thank you Eszter.  It is hard work, but always a labor of love.

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  3. Donna@Gardens Eye ViewJanuary 9, 2013 at 7:53 PM

    What a beautiful scene out your window...what a blessing to see that every day!!

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  4. What a beautiful garden setting Carolyn. It was well worth all that work.

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  5. Karin/Southern MeadowsJanuary 9, 2013 at 7:53 PM

    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!

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  6. Carolyn, you've created the most beautiful garden! 

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  7. Dear Carolyn, the hard work shines through this beautiful "setting"! Eszter 

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  8. Wow!  Your garden is absolutely stunning.  The majestic mountain backdrop doesn't hurt, either.

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  9. Masz cudowne okno na świat : swój piękny ogród i góry w oddali ;-). Pozdrawiam

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  10. 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.

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  11. 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!!

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  12. The views out of your garden are pretty stunning too, you've framed them beautifully with your planting.  Christina

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  13. Thank you! and thanks for visiting.

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  14. 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. 

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  15. Isn't it nice to look back and see how far you've come?

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  16. 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 !
    Joy

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  17. 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 : )
    Joy

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  18. 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.

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  19. translated from Polish to English: "You have a wonderful window to the world: its beautiful garden and the mountains in the distance;-). Yours"
    Thank you Giga, I'm so glad you visited!

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  20. Karin, it is a wonderful place to sit and relax... I must do that more often!

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  21. What a blessing for all who enjoy your gardens, Carolyn.  They are simply magnificent.

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