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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Morning Garden Walk and Mailbox Surprise

Welcome to our garden ... Mother Nature's canvas is coming alive with brilliant colours! 
There is so much to see that a tea mug is perfect 
for our walk. Now that we have tea in hand lets get started.

Our first garden stop will be at the Peonies Garden ... these beauties are still going strong with fragrance and blooms. We'll snip a few to enjoy inside.

The Memory Garden still has a few columbine ...

Over at the Angel Garden ...things are quickly changing.

The Butterfly Garden has some feather friends living in one of it's bird houses. The mother bird is very cautious when approaching with food; if she spots us, she will circle around until we are out of range, before darting in to feed her waiting babies.

The Rose Garden is coming onto a glorious choir of colours, textures and fragrance!

I'm so happy that you came by to join me on my morning walk. The sun is now heating up and its time to go inside and enjoy another cup of tea.

OHH..... look the mail has arrived and the postman brought a petite cadeau for moi! It is from my dear friend Mary author of Hope Filled Living. Thank you my friend ... your gift is most thoughtful and arrived on a day that I needed a little sunshine. 
For my tea loving friends ... the tea mugs are from Global Design Connections ~ Okato Williams, they are ceramic and perfect size for strolling in the gardens with. The teapot was handcrafted in Italy. Both items were a gift from a dear friend, who also shares a passion for gardening and tea.

Friends really our the flowers in our garden of life!

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  1. Hi Celia, Your garden is lovely! The roses are so pretty, and so are your peonies. I'll bet they smell wonderful inside your home.Love your package - enjoy!

  2. How are your peonies still so beautiful!? Mine are all but gone.
    So sweet of your friend to send such a thoughtful gift.

  3. Thank you for such a lovely walk through your garden, Celia! I can almost smell the flowers! Why, thank you, I will have a cup of tea! ;) Thanks for stopping by to see me today, and leaving your sweet note, it was such a pleasure! Yes, I'm so thankful that my husband is handy ... I seriously don't think I could have done this home if I'd have to hire every little thing out. Sounds as if you guys REALLY had a big project by taking it right down to the studs! The kitchen is the biggest project at our house. My husband actually built the cabinetry for our last one (pretty painted white) and he will for this one as well ... it's my way of making sure I don't get a kitchen with anything like particleboard in it. I want it to be solid wood. Congrats on the accomplishment of many projects at your place! Love it! xoxo

    Sandy M

  4. I enjoyed the stroll through your gardens Celia and agree that a big mug for tea is called for. The tea books you received look interesting as does the rest of the goodies from the parcel.
    Keep well,

  5. Dearest Celia,

    What a beautiful roses and peonies you show us here. That is bliss for walking with tea in hand through your own garden. With feathered residents having their babies in the sheltered homes you provided them with. The Angel Garden is pretty too.
    But the gift surprise of beautiful books for you from Mary is special. I just went over to her blog for mentioning how much such gesture is appreciated.
    Love to you and enjoy the official start of summer.

  6. What a lovely walk with beautiful flowers and other fun things to see. Enjoy your week!

  7. Yum :) you tea looks delicious and look at that garden!! My peony plants are TRYING to open .. they little heads are waiting for some warmth!


  8. Such a pleasure to walk through your garden with you! What a lovely garden it is...I know that the beauty of my garden brings peace to my soul on rough days. I hope yours does the same for you. Bless you sweet Celia.

  9. What a gorgeous garden! Hope you enjoyed your tea!

  10. Hello Celia,
    What a lovely garden you have! The peonies and roses are my favourite of course as well as the birdhouses! Walking through your garden with a pretty mug of tea is bliss! And you have received a very sweet package in the mail. Thank you for coming to my party and I hope your first day of Summer is a delight!


  11. Such a beautiful morning walk looking at your flowers and bird houses! I do the same thing every morning with a cup of tea. There seems to be something new blooming everyday this time of year.

  12. Your garden is lovely! I love garden teas! All we need here is a little sunshine! LOL! Thanks for sharing and linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

  13. Such lovely and beautiful pictures of your garden. It really must be relaxing gardening, angel.
    It seems that spring is sprung ;)
    Tons of love and many blessings

  14. Nothing like walking in the garden (yours is lovely) with a cup/mug of tea. Happy Tea Day!

  15. I love peonies. I hear they can be difficult to care for... or maybe it's just me. I do not have a green thumb at all. I have even killed cactus. xo

  16. Hi Celia,
    Your roses and peonies are so beautiful! And what a sweet surprise you have received!
    Blessings to you,

  17. Those tea cups are so pretty, as is your garden! This is a reminder that I really need to tend to my yard more. I have plenty that needs to be done!

  18. ooo, i needed that little break! love the teapot and you're gardens are looking wonderful.

  19. Hi Celia! We are at Sandi's tea party. Thank-you for the walk though your lovely garden! I love all your bird houses. Your roses and peonies are beautiful. I will follow you! Denise

  20. Hello Ceila, Happy first day of Summer!
    You have the most lovely garden, and I love how the areas are named!
    Your tea setting is pretty with the summer mugs!
    All your flowers are lovely, but your peonies really catch my eye, they are so stunning!

  21. Your entire garden is just lovely, but those peonies really caught my eye! And I love your birdhouses. We have a new post in the garden, and I'm thinking I need a birdhouse on top of it, so your garden gave me some ideas in this regard--thank you! Have a great weekend!

  22. Loved strolling through your beautiful garden while enjoying a cup of tea in those pretty mugs. Loved your butterfly garden with those beautiful bird houses and your rose garden looks heavenly!Thanks for the garden walk and your lovely comment on my garden party. I enjoyed your company. Happy Sunday!~Poppy

  23. Ahhh, here you are!! I should've checked here first, dummy me!! Oh, what a beautiful post, the walk in your garden was so enticing I had to read to the end. Now I'm going to make a cup of tea and go back to see it again!! Love your blog! I once had quite a collection of high heeled shoes that I wore to work everyday, I gave them up (except one red pair I couldn't part with) for this wonderful life in the country!! I hated working in an office and will never regret leaving that dreadful lifestyle!! I still love high-heels, but my feet say "are you kidding?" I'm afraid nine years of walking barefoot have given them a little too much freedom:) Oh enough of my babbling, I'm so glad you found our blog, I'm looking forward to sharing more country living tales and photos with you!!

  24. And you are one of the brightest and most inspirational flowers! It was lovely spending time with you in your garden and having a "cuppa" together!
    Happy Summer,

  25. Oh, Peonies - such gorgeous flowers! Love strolling through your garden with you - love your sweet package - the mug is perfect!
    I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  26. I am just so happy to see that you have linked in this week...and to have the chance to visit here today!! I thank you so much for linking in and sharing your post with my party today!
    I have shared your post this week with the Tootsie Time Facebook page.
    Have a wonderful week...what is left of it! lol
    so glad to be your newest follower!!!
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