I have to offer you a strawberry beverage or water with lemon. Chocolates and strawberries.
Please, help yourself...
I emptied the contents of the below pitcher so you could see the detail on it. It was made by the Indiana Tumbler and Goblet Co. around 1900. The pattern is called "Teardrop and Tassel" and it is pressed glass.
I just love the pattern, I think it is so pretty. I wish I had the tumblers to go with it...
Okay, let's head on around back to the garden now. When we bought the house there were no flower gardens or trees or bushes back here. It was very boring so I decided to change that. I am kind of an impatient person and want everything done right now so within a couple of weeks I had the grass dug out, the bricks laid, the arbor put in place and my perennials transplanted. I moved the bricks (they are old ones), rocks, arbor and several of the flowers/plants from our previous house. Just couldn't leave them behind!
Blooms are so beautiful and rewarding, aren't they? One can never get tired of looking at them.
I thank God for His beautiful creation and for my eyes that I may see it...
Because of pesty deer and rabbits and now Japanese beatles, it is very difficult to have a variety and abundance of flowers. After a while you realize what they like and don't like and go with more of what they don't like. If that makes any sense! lol
And now...introducing the beautiful Kathryn Rose! Isn't she pretty?!
Below, nestled between my crepe myrtle bushes is my gazing ball. In the days of old, the ball was referred to as a Witch Ball, Butler Globe, Globe of Happiness and the Victorian Ball. It's roots go back to the 13th century where they were made by skilled Italian craftsmen. A 15th century priest called the ball a Sphere of Light and as time passed, the colorful ball became a permanent fixture in the European garden and home. King Ludwig ll, King of Bavaria during the 1800's, adorned his palace, a replica of Versailles, with the globe. As with most things of old, legends formed about the mysterious powers of the ball. A globe was said to bring happiness, good luck and prosperity to those who owned it. The globe was known to ward off evil spirits, misfortune, illness and witches! (And no, that's not why I have one! *winks*)
The below scene is a constant reminder to me that Jesus is my Shepard...
(Ignore the dead grass! Oh, that drought, how dreadful!)
After weeks of waiting for a bloom right here, above the toadstools, it finally happened! And here's the long awaited photo!
Of all my iris' this is my favorite one. The photo is a little bright though, so the purple doesn't look as deep of a purple as it really is.
Well that is it for my "flower show"! But if you haven't noticed, I kind of cheated! As you know, not all these flowers bloom at the same time. Wouldn't it be nice if they did?! Thanks for visiting and have a beautiful day!