Sunday, April 24, 2011

easter!






we've been way up in central ny on a wild sheep's chase

now we've settled in with my folks to have easter dinner. above are some snaps of a centerpiece i just made from my mom's garden. her magnolia has just bloomed. we spent the day planting some new things; foam flower, heucheras, epimediums - all deer resistant, shade loving perennials; bless them. the ponds along our familiar hiking routes are thawed and the sweet perfume of these magnolia blossoms in the house is loosing battle to the smell of a certain wet dog who has been lurking about hoping for lamb scraps.

it's nice to take a break from the city
i type this to you painfully on my father's PC


8 comments:

a house mouse said...

the magnolia flowers are amazing! Have a nice holiday.

Miz.November said...

Is that a clematis vine tucked in there with those gorgeous magnolia? My clematis is growing in leaps and bounds, but it will still be a while before it blooms.
I'm glad you got some fresh air this weekend.

D said...

Your post made me think of my nana. She LOVED lamb on Easter. She used to eat it with mint jelly. When I was a kid she would always make me peanut butter & mint jelly sandwiches...:)

Manreet Deol said...

what perfect flowers for easter..! is there a trick to having magnolias last as cut flowers ?

bowstreetflowers said...

That last photo is perfection. You're getting so good at this!

Lisa said...

I hope you had a nice, relaxing Easter. And that Nea got some lamb.

b_maria_why said...

magnolias are soooo lovely. we have one right beside our house. :)
that last line slayed me!

gih said...

Another perfect flower for the day.



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