Saturday, January 15, 2011

Winter Daydreams

Tired of looking out and seeing snow, snow and more snow?  Longing for the lush colors and textures of Spring/Summer?  Then why not join me in a bit of Winter daydreaming.  Let's close our eyes and indulge our senses in the beauty of gardens past.....

Wild Cherokee Rose in full bloom (can't you almost smell its delicious tea-like fragrance?)

In reality my raised beds lay dormant, hidden in a frozen blanket.


But in my mind's eye, I see them alive and thriving in their full glory.  Bursting with....


...Tender Sweet Peas and Spinach,


...Lettuces ready for the salad bowl,


...Potatoes and Onions.

When I open my eyes I see nothing but blinding white.  


But if I close them back quickly I can still see....


 ...the glorious brilliant colors of the Sunrise Petunia,



 .... the mouth watering redness of the ripe raspberries,


... and the soft velvety petals of my yellow climbing rose.

Now, isn't that better? 

Hold on... warmer, lovelier days are just around the bend. ~Rhonda

29 comments:

Verde Farm said...

Oh my how beautiful, how beautiful. I just love both the roses. I want a good climber to put on our cottage. Do you recommend a certain one? Those sunrise petunias are beautiful. Your garden looks like Beatrix Potter’s :)
Happy Saturday, Amy

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Ahhhh...what a lovely respite from the snow. My raised beds look just like yours do now!
Hugs,
Penny

Liane said...

Lovely!....Thank you, Rhonda!

Windy Meadows Farm said...

5 inches of snow coming our way today. Now, don't get me wrong, I love it and it's good for the garden (and me!) to have a long winter's rest. But, ahhh, thanks for the sneak peek at summer!

Niki Jabbour said...

Thank you for these gorgeous photos, just as we're about to get another winter storm! Very inspiring..
Niki

Meggie said...

These colorful images are what keeps all of us gardeners hopeful during the cold winter months. Lovely post, Rhonda!

Kathleen Grace said...

Ahhhhh, what a relief to see something other than white! The temps are zero here right now but it can't be too soon to start planning the garden. We usually start some seeds inthe basement right about now. Love those sunset petunias, and all the other garden photos. I am dreaming of spring right along with you:>)

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

I love your positive reflections on your gorgeous gardens. Yes, spring will be here soon.

xoxo
Becky

Windy Meadows Farm said...

Yout photos are lovely...thank you for sharing your thoughts. You're always positive and fun! And so, I want to pass along the Stylish Blogger Award to you. I was given it last week, and think it deserves a new home here. If you visit our farm, you'll find my link to yours...happy Tuesday! -Mary

Vee said...

Hi~

How're the garden beds doing now? I'd love to have a peek...

msdewberry said...

Where have you been lately??

Vee said...

Now this post is completely timely again in reverse. How are you? Where've you been? What'cha been up to? That danged six-month thing is coming up and so I find myself wishing...

Mandie said...

Funny how it is so hot now I am longing for the snow snow snow, lol. Hope you are having a great summer :-)

Cassy said...

great shots!
My favorite is the Wild Cherokee Rose as it looks so pure and lovely.

Looking forward for more updated ost.

Cassy from Acoustic Guitar Lessons

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