Wednesday, March 31, 2010


The sun is shining gloriously after a cold, wet week. Venturing out into our new yard with my camera, I set out to see what I could find. Lots of treasures awaited me. My younger daughter told me that she had placed my Japanese fishing ball somewhere in the garden for me to find. Here it is, nestled among the green, looking quite at home.

Daffodils nod their heads in the front yard. No tulips, though - the deer love them and we have plenty of deer here. I came home from shopping on Monday to discover two of them lunching in the front yard.

This clematis has wound its way to the rooftops - it has to be cut way back according to the house maintenance man, aka husband. And hidden behind all that growth is a lovely stone water fall feature with a small pond at the bottom. It's going to be fun fixing that up.

A lovely pair of stone birds - herons, cranes? nestle under a tree. I'm looking forward to featuring them in some small garden vignette.

And indoors, cinnamon bun dough is rising in the breadmaker and brownie bites, rich and chocolatey, but not too big, are cooling on the countertop. The recipe can be found here on my recipe blog.


Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

It looks like you have many treasures in your new yard. I love the looks much like a fall-blooming clemtis that we have.

It's all looking very homey out your way...fresh baking and all!

Linda said...

It all looks wonderful! Love the clematis...can't wait to see what's behind it!!!!

Brenda Leyland said...

Ohhhh, you do have some lovely spots. And what a special treat to have your daughter place your Japanese fishing ball in a secret-discover-it-yourself spot.

Looking forward to seeing more.

Penny said...

I love that particular species of clematis. Had it growing around my house till we had a particularly long drought here and it died. I was heart broken.


Pondside said...

It's lovely to read that you're settling in enough to explore and bake - you're amazing!!

Jacque said...

Good morning Lorrie,

I can smell those cinnamon buns all the way down here is East TN. You have lots of treasures awaiting you that I am sure will find you! I can't wait to see them all. Have a great day exploring today!

Andi's English Attic said...

I was searching for a place to buy Shasta Daisies the other day and found out that deer DO NOT LIKE THEM. So if you wanted to deter the little deers (!) you could try the daisies.
Have a wonderful Easter. xx

Maggie B said...

How lovely to be discovering hidden delights in your new garden. The clematis is wonderful, I wish I could get mine to grow that vigorously.

Storybook Woods said...

Oh my that clematis is stunning, really xoxoxo Clarice

Vee said...

Wow! You found a water garden feature? That sounds wonderful. This is the kind of early exploring that is so much fun.

And I see you've had no trouble making the inside just like home...good things in the breadmaker and scrumptious delights on the counter. At least it smells like home!

sewtakeahike said...

At first glance I thought the garden ball was a black diamond watermelon and I couldn't figure out how in the world it was so big in April. Your dafodils and clematis are beautiful!

Donna said...

I love your pretty! Thanks for dropping by.

Donna @ Comin' Home