Saturday, July 07, 2007

A Saturday Morning Walk...

All was quiet early this morning and the outside was drawing me. If you click on the picture, the reflection of the camera and me appears ghostlike in the corner.Kinda cool...

So I decided to take my morning coffee and the book I`m reading out to the back garden....

I`ve been wanting Phil Rickman`s latest book forever, so being that I could never find it, I ordered it from E-Bay. Can`t wait to dig into this one!

Isobel comes around to investigate....

She had just had a giant wiff of the herbs, but I was too late grabbing the camera...

Elvis and me decided to go across the little bridge and put some flowers on Daisies grave....

Daisies for Daisy.....

The woman at the edge of the woods..... Wouldn`t that be a great sounding movie or book?

I love this view...almost totally surrounded by trees. I wish we could live here always, but I know that someday we`ll have to move, it`s sadly far too much for us to ever be able to buy. In the meantime I need to enjoy every moment. And this is one of the prettiest veiws in summer....

My Dad`s Japenese Willow....

"Come on Elvis. Lets go into the field and pick some Queen Annes Lace for that bucket".....

Wouldn`t want to bump into these....

Lots of bullrushes.....

There they are.....

I made a sacrifice and clipped off one of my climbing roses to add a little extra.Woops. Those toes aren`t meant to be in there LOL..

I found this old bucket with a whole in it, in the shed a couple of weeks ago and put it aside thinking I`d like to use it. Just stuck an old container inside to hold the water.....

Then I put it on the floor by the front entrance....

It was a nice walk with Elvis. I really haven`t taken any of that important solitary time we all need, when we are just taking life in rather than always doing, in quite awhile and it was nice :)

26 comments:

Julia said...

great canadian summer landscape!

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that brick patio. How? Where? How Much? Must find out more. It is so fabulous. Love the pets, too!

Happy belated Canada Day!

Lord Straf-Dresden said...

So sorry not to have been around but I had a blog hiatus whilst I renovated my flat.

Love the bricked terrace walkway and all the other scenes in this post. Good to be back again.

PG said...

Lovely, dreamy post. :) And I didn't know Mr Rickman had a new book out - must get! I am in love with your garden, or should that be 'land'?

Julie Marie said...

Thank for sharing your lovely morning. It seemed so cool and fresh. Love your cat and dog (my current two dogs are not..erm..accepting of cats so I don't have one now.

Who knows, maybe that was an orb in your first photo?

Julie

Tea & Margaritas in My Garden said...

Julia.... the bricks are regular house bricks. You can see they still need another load of sand on them. We got some from my brother who had them left over and the rest and more yet to come, from the construction site dump and some others with permission from the owner where my husband works. You`d be surprised that pieces of skids of bricks leftover actually get thrown out!

tea
xo

CeeCi said...

What a lovely way to spend a Saturday morning. Thank you so much for sharing it with your wonderful pictures.

CeeCi

Dan said...

Beautiful photos, beautiful walk, beautiful weather, beautiful kitties ... but where's beautiful Tea?? :)

Kari said...

We moved from Florida to Texas a couple of years ago. We went from living in a fairly rural area to the suburbs. I really haven't regretted it much. Heck, I WANTED to move closer to the city - ANY city. Then I see pictures like these. Great. NOW I remember the good things about a quiet peaceful morning with nothing but the sound of the birds singing. Aaawwwww. Nice. Thanks for sharing your pictures. (I just mentioned in my blog how strange it seems to me to think of Canada and lush gardens in the same sentence - yes, I can be THAT clueless at times! but your blog has opened my eyes. :) I really enjoy your blog.

The French Nest said...

Beautiful photos! I just came across your blog after visiting Sophie Honeysuckle's English Decor, and I have enjoyed reading your past posts...especially those featuring your precious pets..they are adorable!

Kate

UKBob said...

Hi Tea, That looks a nice place you have there and for sure I would want to stay forever too. I love the lake. It all looks very peaceful. Bob.

Country Cottage Chic said...

What a beautiful place & lovely photos too!

Wild Rose said...

Great post and photos. I just discovered your blog from a comment you left on Sophie Honeysuckle's. Will visit again soon.

Marie

tash said...

Absolutely stunning garden and photos - the pond (nay, lake) is amazing, oh to have that! I'd be swimming in it!

P.s. Got your email, give me a couple of days to get it all sorted and it should be done by the end of the week!

Christine of Epiphany said...

Thank you for sharing these photos with us~ it was as refreshing as if I'd been on the walk with you and Elvis!

Sad to think that you might not be able to live in this lovely place forever, but what a great attitude to have, when you've decided to enjoy it fully while it lasts!

Lallee said...

What a beautiful stroll. Thank you for taking us along, including your friendly critters and a stop to honor Daisy. Your bouquet at the end is just charming.

Lallee

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

Your garden is FABULOUS!!!! I am green with envy!!!!

Sandi @ the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Tea~ I haven't been by in a little while, I'm glad I stopped in for a little sweet tea in the garden!

That rhubarb crisp looks yummy!

Home Away from Home. said...

Tea,
Sounds like a most wonderful day. It's so beautiful. Thank you for sharing the photos. Have a great week. :)

GoteeMan said...

Beautiful and serene... what a gift to be able to have seen it.

J.

ally said...

Hi Tea,
Don't hate me!!! I did not forget about the giveaway! My 'MAN'did not post them when I ask and I just found them and I have sent them out! You should get it in a few days. I added some different kids for tea for you to try.
Cheers,
ally

ally said...

yeah! That should read "kinds of" not kids for....

Sharm said...

hey

you are one of two bloggers chosen by sharm to represent your country in the first international blog
WUB (World United Bloggers)
the aim of this blog is to prove to the world that the difference in our languages and religions and colors doesn't make us hate each other and we can make this world better if we say our opinion with a respect to the opinion of the others
if you are agree to join us please send e-mail with your nick name , age , country and your blog address to send you activation mail which makes you read every thing about the WUB (World United Bloggers) and it's aims
thanks

Sharm

Tea & Margaritas in My Garden said...

Sharm,

Wow! That sounds interesting. I`ll go and check it out. Thanks for choosing me as one !

tea
xo

Lord Straf-Baghdad said...

Just had a second look - this is actually your place?

Tea & Margaritas in My Garden said...

No lord straf-baghdad. I wish. It`s my parents property and we rent the other house down the drive which used to be a little barn years ago.

tea
xo

Katherines Dream said...

I would like to see More of Elvis.
Your parents garden is so very beautiful - I enjoy a look around other peoples gardens.....I am a keen gardener myself.
I had a thought this morning about the title of your blog..........
it is perfect and sums up 3 of my favorite things as well!
Hugs,
Carol x