Monday, July 16, 2007

A Walk in the Garden....



'cause damn, I need one right now.


We call this the ivy house.



There are a few people hiding in there.





Inside there is electric light on a dimmer. This used to be an old wreck of an out-building. It had a dirt floor and the kids used it as a kind of play house. Lisa fell in here and hit her head on a big huge screw in the foundation and had to get stiches. Look at it now.



When I took this my zinnias were just about to bloom. You can see my espalliered apple trees in the background. I have no idea what I am doing there. I've kind of lost my way.













This little guy was in the apple tree. I didn't use a zoom. I was actually that close. He wouldn't move a muscle.




I like to sit in the garden and if there's a little breeze that will move this bell I do a little meditation where you follow the sound of the bell. Quite relaxing.

30 Comments:

Blogger la bellina mammina said...

You have such a gorgeous garden Mary!! I am so jealous. It looks so peaceful and tranquil and inviting..

7/16/2007 09:48:00 PM  
Blogger ShoreThings said...

Beautiful garden. Your care and creativity are obvious in this display.

7/16/2007 11:40:00 PM  
Blogger Chuck said...

Nice. :)

7/17/2007 12:53:00 AM  
Blogger willowtree said...

I'm so jealous! What a beautiful garden.

7/17/2007 12:54:00 AM  
Anonymous earl said...

Mary, you have a wonderful and beautiful garden. Very nice!

7/17/2007 01:57:00 AM  
Blogger The Future Was Yesterday said...

It's obvious there's a lot of "Mary" in there, for sure! A garden like that doesn't happen overnight...like I need to tell you, huh?:) That ivy covered building is just Soooo beautiful!!

7/17/2007 02:59:00 AM  
Blogger Coffee Messiah said...

Beautiful space, Mary! ; )

7/17/2007 05:22:00 AM  
Blogger No said...

Absolutley stunning...reminds me of the late great Lady Bird Johnson.

7/17/2007 07:08:00 AM  
Blogger niCk (Mem Beth) said...

Sweet Meditation Space.

7/17/2007 09:55:00 AM  
Blogger Antonio said...

That is the most relaxing yard I've ever seen. It must be a great place to hide when things get hectic.

7/17/2007 10:26:00 AM  
Blogger Katie McKenna said...

Such a beautiful garden Mary! It looks fabulous! I would be out there early in the mornings,enjoying the beauty, the peaceful solitude!

7/17/2007 01:46:00 PM  
Blogger Robert Rouse said...

Peace - peaceful - nice - jealous!

7/17/2007 02:23:00 PM  
Blogger TomCat said...

Beautiful garden, and great Pics, Mary. And thanks for the bird! Yum!!

7/17/2007 02:52:00 PM  
Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

See? This is my favorite thing about your blog. You take us with you and I have to say, I'd rather hang out with you in your garden than most anything else.

7/17/2007 06:07:00 PM  
Blogger QUASAR9 said...

Wow Mary,
That's some garden
Thanks for the walk!

7/17/2007 07:04:00 PM  
Blogger Oceanshaman said...

calming,
smiling,
present,
wonderful . . .

serenity,
courage,
wisdom,
om . . .

(a couple of mantras I often use, in conjunction with my breath, in and out, during running or sitting meditation . . .

7/17/2007 07:46:00 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

La Bellina- You should make one too. It's relaxing to get in there and plant and then rewarding when everything grows.

Shorethings- That's such a nice thing to say. Thank you.

Chuck- IT is.

WT- I guess you don't have the weather for it right now. But come on you could plant a garden.

Earl- I try.

TUA- A lot of trial and error. That's my learning style. I adore the Ivy house. That took forever before it was covered.

CM- Thanks.

No- I was just listening to something on the radio about her. People only say good things.

Nick- Just came in from it. It doesn't matter what time of day it always makes me feel good.

Antonio- For sure. We always spent a lot of time outside as kids and I still like to. I miss it in the winter.

Katie- Morning and evening are the best. Evening there are bugs though.

Robert- Don't be jealous. Plant some stuff.

Tomcat- You're funny. I already ran of one cat. Now be nice.

Peacechick- I'd enjoy that too!

Quasar- Anytime. After all you are always walking me through the galaxy!

Oceanshaman- Hey, thanks for those!

7/17/2007 08:08:00 PM  
Blogger beachblogger said...

dear mary,

thank you, i need that!

peace, peter

7/17/2007 08:49:00 PM  
Blogger Yoga Korunta said...

What a beautiful place to relax!

7/17/2007 11:01:00 PM  
Blogger Pursey Tuttweiler said...

I'm on my way, see you in a few minutes!

7/18/2007 09:48:00 AM  
Blogger supergirlest said...

i want to come play in your garden! beautimous!!!!

7/18/2007 02:20:00 PM  
Blogger Cream said...

Great garden!
When I was a student I used go to a Sunderland pub called The Ivy House. Great for its Guinness!

7/19/2007 08:23:00 AM  
Blogger Shrink Wrapped Scream said...

Ah, let me sit with you near the chimes..

Beautiful photography, especially the little birdie there - guess he knew you had a gentle soul.

7/19/2007 08:48:00 AM  
Blogger just me said...

Would love to come and sit in your garden for just a while someday. You won't even know I'm there, I'll be so quiet.

7/19/2007 01:27:00 PM  
Blogger Babzy said...

I'm going to hide in your garden, too. You won't know that Deb and I are there until you do a walk about and see two extra faces staring up at you.

7/20/2007 01:35:00 AM  
Blogger enigma4ever said...

see....THAT is exactly what I needed today...thank you for sharing your piece of heaven...lovely...so soothing...

7/21/2007 05:42:00 PM  
Blogger Hayden said...

ahhh, Mary! so lovely! Thanks for taking us on tour.

7/22/2007 06:03:00 PM  
Blogger Ole Blue The Heretic said...

I love your walk in the garden. I can always use one.

7/22/2007 06:38:00 PM  
Blogger TomCat said...

Purrr!!

7/25/2007 02:41:00 PM  
Blogger Good for Me said...

this is AMAZING! what a sanctuary. and love all the slate.

7/31/2007 10:42:00 PM  

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