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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

where nature renews itself ...

Colored scents
that fill the air
as drowsy insects hum around
in the meadow
is the place of secret magic
where nature alone
renews itself
~Kate Begquist~
Even though we have an underground sprinkler system,
we still like to walk around our garden and hand water baskets and pots.
I have a collection of very old galvanized watering cans that I've picked up at garage sales over the years. Some have been "retired" from watering duties, but I have a few that are perfect for the job with lovely large handles and spouts.  Perfect for giving baskets and pots of flowers a much needed refreshing drink in this hot, humid Summer weather.


La Table De Nana said...

Our garden blooms are always so similar..we must be in the same zone..
Love the last..the water droplets are amazing on this artwork:)

Julie Marie said...

Hello Deb... your flowers are so pretty and I love the quote... but I really LOVE your painting of your watering can!... I sent you an email just now also... xoxo Julie Marie

Joy said...

Beautiful blooms Deb, wonder-filled mother nature, thank you for sharing! xoJoy

Blondie's Journal said...

Your day lilies are so beautiful...so many colors and each so precious!

I love that you use your watering cans. I do my pots this way as well...I think they must love that gentle soaking. And it's a great time to see how they are doing :)

Thank you for a lovely comment today.

Jane xx

Deb said...

hello Monique ~ yes, our gardens blooming times are very similar ♥ thank you for your lovely comment.

Deb said...

thank you Julie marie ♥ received your email ... one on the way to you!

Deb said...

hello joy ~ I love your phrase " wonder-filled mother nature" ♥

Deb said...

hi jane ~ I think the plants like a gentle watering too ~ they seem so refreshed after the scorching heat. the birds have been taking turns in the birdbaths splashing about with nice fresh cool water ♥

Karen said...

Deb, thank you for your comment today. You have a lovely blog. I like watering our gardens by hand, too, it allows me time to really see them and appreciate what's growing. I enjoyed reading about your Sparrow's Garden.

Lynda said...

Your lilies are beautiful, Deb! One of my favourite "chores" is to water the garden. :)

Have a lovely weekend! xo

Deb said...

thank you Karen for your visit & lovely comment ♥ hope you stop by again soon.

Deb said...

hello Lynda ~ hope you have a lovely weekend too xo