Tuesday, August 25, 2009

In the Yard at Dusk

Joining in with Susan today for Outdoor Wednesday. Thank you Susan!
Gardening requires lots of water - most of it in the form of perspiration. ~Lou Erickson

The best place to seek God is in a garden. You can dig for him there. ~George Bernard Shaw, The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search for God, 1932


It is good to be alone in a garden at dawn or dark so that all its shy presences may haunt you and possess you in a reverie of suspended thought. ~James Douglas, Down Shoe Lane

You can bury a lot of troubles digging in the dirt. ~Author Unknown

No two gardens are the same. No two days are the same in one garden. ~Hugh Johnson


Coffee. Garden. Coffee. Does a good morning need anything else? ~Betsy CaƱas Garmon

(new bed waiting for plants)
One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides. ~W.E. Johns, The Passing Show

42 comments:

Darlene said...

Oh Stacey your garden is beautiful at dusk!! I LOVE all of the quotes....they are perfect. What a great new bed waiting to be filled. Can't wait to see what you put in it. Hope you have a wonderful day.♥

Queenmothermamaw said...

Very nice post. Great pictures and in a perfect format with the quotes.
I love the coleus.
QMM

Amelia said...

Wonderful combination of flowers and words of wisdom.

What are you going to plant in the new garden?

Room to Inspire said...

I love your quotes! And thanks for stopping by :).

Chelsea

Cathy said...

I wish I could be in your beautiful yard right now. What a serene spot...I love it!!!

Have a wonderful evening!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Sonia said...

Hi Stacey,

Your garden is lovely at dusk! Haven't we had a nice garden season this year...the crepe myrtles are so beautiful around the city and I love the color of yours. Glad you are back from break..and hope you had a nice one! We are off to Lake Tahoe and Pacific Grove, California for a couple weeks to get re-energized and inspired..I hope to get some new blogging material while I'm there. I'll post when I get back..have a great weekend. Sonia/Miss Bloomers

A Collector At Heart said...

Stacey,
Love the inspiration! Makes me want to take better care of my yard!
Love ya,
Cindy

southerninspiration said...

so, so pretty, Stacey........love those caladiums! So what will you put in the new bed????

Suzanne

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

So pretty! I love all the quotes you sprinkled in between!
~Michelle

squawmama said...

These were such beautiful quotes... Loved your photos!

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Marilyn said...

Great quotes and beautiful garden. IT is suppose to be cooler tomorrow so maybe that new bed will get some plants.

Barbara said...

Stacey, It is indeed nice to be outside at dusk and your yard is beautiful and I am waiting to see what you put in the new beds.

Barbara

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Stacey, your garden still looks good compared to mine.Mine has gone to pot !

Amy said...

Great words to live by. So pretty pictures taken at dusk. Peaceful.

An Accomplished Woman said...

You have such a pretty yard!!! What is going into the new beds? I have to get two new beds ready and can't wait for a break in the heat.

Cynthia

Shelia said...

Hi Stacey! Loved seeing your yard and plants! That's a very nice flower bed and can't wait to see what you plant in it.
Bored? Me? Never! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kathleen Grace said...

Your garden is so pretty and I love all the quotes:>) I plan to enjoy my garden as much as I can in the next month and a half. When it's gone it's gone for too long!

Joyce said...

I love the quotes with your pictures...lovely pictures too.

Creations from my heart said...

Thanks for visiting. Your outdoor photos are beautiful. See you at the Rooster Party. Blessings...Sherry

Brenda said...

Does a person good to 1)Dig their hands down in the dirt, and 2)Take photos of plants coming up from the dirt, and be inspired by them. You've been inspired if these photos and wonderful quotes are any indication!
Brenda

April said...

I thoroughly enjoyed this post, Stacey...medicine for the eyes and the soul!

Lisa said...

I enjoy the quotes almost as much as I enjoy the stroll around your beautiful garden!:)

Empty Nest Full Life said...

I plan to do some more labor intensive garden preparation when it cools down a little here. Yours is lovely. Jackie

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

shot at dusk are some of my favorites -- you did GOOD :)

Can wait to see the garden filled to the brim next year... keep up the good work.

Stop by if you get a minute -- would love to have you.

TTFN~~~Claudia ♥ ♥

Dawn said...

Oh how I miss a beautiful, well maintained garden. We are trying to reclaim this overgrown junkyard but it is such a long process! We have a few wild out of control rose bushes that are pretty but I would love a nice, definded fowerbed. Maybe when we finsh cleaning up all the old piles of wood, and doors, water towers, chicken coops...In the meantime I'll just keep visiting you and dreaming...
Dawn

Happy@Home said...

Your gardens looks lovely at dusk and I thoroughly enjoyed the quotes that accompanied the photos.

Ashley ~ said...

What a pretty and peaceful post*! Out in the garden is the best place to find all sorts of what I lovingly call,"God's gifts to us."
So pretty*! _Ashley*

Mary said...

Your photos are beautiful and the quotations, which are thought provoking, are a perfect accompaniment. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Lovely garden, lovely and deep thoughts -- how wonderful. This was a favorite visit today!
Cass

Just a little something from Judy said...

You are one of my true "green thumbed friends". Beautiful, peaceful, lush gardens, with the perfect quotes to go with each one. What will you plant in these new beds? Can't wait to see.

English Cottage in Georgia said...

Such a beautiful garden... English Cottage gardens would have to be searched high and low for a flower or leaf that has not any evidence of neglect.

Nancy said...

Hi Stacey, You garden is beautiful at dusk!!!
I'll be posting again on Friday or Saturday!!! :) Nancy

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Stacey, Those are beautiful quotes to go with beautiful garden photos. I enjoyed it. laurie

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Wow a new flower bed. All the possibilities how exciting. I remember a number of years ago when I put in 2 new beds 75' x 10' each. I wanted all perenals and spent all winter planning it on paper. I'm a detail sort and had to get it on paper first. What fun, enjoy~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

The Painted Garden said...

Hi Stacy,

Your garden is lovely in the evening and the quotes you shared just as lovely and inspring.
Than you for your beautiful inspirations.
Have a lovely week.
Blessings,
Erin

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

What a neat idea to photograph your garden at dusk! I love that quote!

Yes, it's hot here but I still plant anyway. We have afternoon thundershowers most days so as long as my new plantings don't get a chance to dry out they're usually fine!

Manuela

Aleta said...

Gardens always make me smile. I don't have a green thumb, but I find a lot of beauty in the colors and cheerfulness.

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful photos and quotes!! You are going to have so much fun planting that new flower bed!! I'd love to have someting so large!!

Have a wonderful weekend!! :-)

xoxo
Janie

Shelia said...

Hi Stacey! Thanks for popping in to see my Roosters! Take care and be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kathleen said...

You can bury a lot of troubles digging in the dirt. ~Author Unknown

I love that! It is so true..
Sweet post, and thanks for visiting my little blog!
Kathleen

Melissa Miller said...

My goodness your yard is STUNNING at dusk!

Everytime I see photos of your yard it brings me a sense of peace. You are a lucky family indeed to have such a beautiful place to call home.

I can't wait to see the new bed.

~Blessings, ~Melissa :)

Southern Lady said...

What a delightful post, Stacey! Your pictures are beautiful, as always, and I love the quotes, especially the first one by Lou Erickson.

One of my favorite quotes about gardening is:

Who plants a seed beneath the sod,
And waits to see, believes in God.