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The ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest ~ Sir Thomas Moore ~

Monday, May 26, 2014

Monday Musings ...

our lilac are in bloom
I have all the windows open to allow their heavenly scent to come inside
and the lily of the valley ...
one little plant, chosen because I wanted to make my son's high school graduation boutonniere, all those years ago, has now spread across the garden like wild fire, trying to come into the lawn.
gifts from the garden
and I had our first finch spotting this morning
with all the windows open, I followed his pretty song ...
what a thrill to find him singing happily
not in the lilac
but in our front garden
sitting happily in our purple sand cherry
and then taking a drink from the birdbath which sits below
a Robin flew by with an enormous amount of nesting material in her beak
I hope she decides on somewhere in our garden
to build her nest
I have been looking in the "usual places" but no nests started yet
for now,
I will  sip my tea
listen to Loreena McKennitt ~ the mystics dream
and inhale the sweet scent of lilac
Happy Monday
x D


Julie Marie said...

How beautiful and serene dear Deb!... there is nothing quite like the scent of Lilacs... and I love Lily of the Valley... they are my birth flower... your gifts from the garden look so pretty there with your paints... and your Goldfinch is just stunning, what a great photo you got of him!... I do hope Mama Robin builds her nest in your garden for you... enjoy your peaceful morning sipping your tea, listening to soothing music... and smelling your Lilacs Heavenly parfum... much love, xoxo Julie Marie and Tessy

Jenni said...

Lilac and lily of the valley are my favorite, the smell must be heavenly right now. I just saw a male and female finch a few days ago, they are so beautiful and look wonderful among the flowers. This was such a pretty post, Happy Monday to you too :)

Mereknits said...

You are so blessed with such an incredible talent. By the way lilacs are my favorite flower in the world. We can not grow them here in Florida, enjoy yours.

Deb said...

hello Julie marie ~ thank you for your sweet comment. the lilac and lily of the valley are so short lived ...making them all the more lovely I suppose ~ I've created little posies all over my house♥

Deb said...

hello jenni ~ thank you ♥ I agree ~ the finch are so stunning. I hadn't realized how lovely lavender and yellow looked together until I saw the finch in our lilac bush. Have a wonderful week & I hope you have many more finch sightings xo

Deb said...

Meredith ~ thank you so much ♥ I wish I could send you a big bundle of lilac blossoms xoxo

Jeanne said...

Lilacs and lilies of the valley two flowers I love as did my beloved Mother..........thanks for all you share and I love your beautiful paintings.
Blessings my friend
Love Jeanne

Lynda said...

This is such a wonderful time in the garden! So much beauty and things going on. Nice to finally be enjoying Spring! :)


Deb said...

hello Jeanne ~ how lovely you & your mum shared favourite flowers ♥ thank you for your kind, supportive words xo

Deb said...

hello Lynda ~ this really is a wonderful time to be in the garden. every day changes - especially with all the rain. it won't be long until the peony are in bloom.