Thursday, August 2, 2012

Clearing My Pathways . . .

this has been a different spring summer gardening time for me. 
 my days have usually been filled with digging in the dirt, reorganizing this and that. 
this year i had to table that energy and make changes in my plans,.
 depending on others became my mantra. 
it was a race to find the patience. 

tasks usually completed  in spring were not accomplished
finally, today, on an august hot humid drippy heavy day
tugging away happened to the overflowing crevices

the pathways were laid almost twenty years ago
springtime found the crevices filled with ferns and johnny jump ups,
grass sprouted up from some seeding we had done  

the pathways border a new cutting garden
leading to the back yard gardens
the cutting garden is sparse and currently has
ajuga, mondo grass, lavender, zinnias, cosmos, bells of ireland

japanese fern adds a bit of color in the midst of the green
garden benches, water baths, a touch of crocosmia
 working in the gardens once again
brings thankfulness and joy 

linking up to fiona's greenday
and the other beautiful touches of green around the world


Pondside said...

Ah Lynne, you and I are Kindred Spirits in path-weeding. I weed our paths and the gravel drive by hand several times a year. I finish and then go back to the beginning. My family thinks I'm crazy, but it is the most soothing activity, to me.

Thoughts for the day said...

Beautiful paths, and yard. I love it.

Cloudy said...

Es schaut wunderschön aus...

Lieben Gruß

Kerin said...

Your gardens, and walking paths are gorgeous!
So lush and green.

I've wanted to plant bells of Ireland.
It's on my garden wish list :)

Have a great weekend!

Smiles :)

laura.forestdreams:) said...

OH wow!!!! everything is so GREEN and LUSH!! i LOVE the brick path...the NATURAL ROCK bird waterer...ALL the plants...the wild interlacing vines!

i think i would probably become a procrastinator if i had to weed between those bricks!! :)

Razmataz said...

I love the moss between the stones, very pretty. You have a lovely woodland garden.

Jill said...

Yours is a garden I would love ti live in. Stunning! Every inch!

TexWisGirl said...

my goodness, lynne. your grounds are gorgeous! so lush! beautiful!

you should link in to Green Day at Fiona's blog

she's in ireland, in case you don't know her. :)

dee dee said...

your garden is so beautiful! the paths are inspiring to walk on and the bench invites one to sit and reflect! lovely!
dee dee

missy said...

What a lovely "cool looking" place..Your garden looks very lush, probably loving all the humidity this year..The brick walk is super...

Barb said...

I had the best place of all this week at Lynne's...looking out.into her gorgeous yard and gardens while sipping a cosmo in her screen porch. Heaven!

Bonnie said...

Lynne, Your beds look so beautiful and full. I loved taking a stroll. I am afraid with the lack of rainfall this past winter, spring and now summer I have little faith my own gardens will survive. Starting over can be fun!!!! Have a wonderful weekend. Bonnie

Lynn said...

I was hoping for one of your garden tours and here you posted one. I know moss is slippery underfoot, but I love the old world look of it. Thanks, Lynne, for a bench to rest on and enjoy the luxury of your lush greenery.

Fiona said...

Lynne, your gardens are beautiful, absolutely beautiful.

I love all of your photos.

Thanks so much for linking up today.

I hope you have a lovely weekend.

x Fiona

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

Love all that lush green! That pathway built 20 years ago sure knows a lot of love!
xo, misha

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Oh Lynne,
Your garden is beautiful ....... a little like mine. Our garden faces north, so we have lots of ferns and hostas and lots of green. WE also have a very old patio of old bricks very similar to your wonderful pathway.
Thanks so much for your lovely comment today. here's oping for more medals for team GB and the USA. XXXX

eileeninmd said...

Lynne, your garden and path looks beautiful. So lush and pretty. Thanks for sharing your Green Day. Have a great weekend!

Retired Knitter said...

Beautiful garden! What a pleasure it must be to walk it.

Jenny Woolf said...

Beautiful pathways, it is so easy for that kind of path to look either too bare or too weedy and you have struck just the right balance.

Eileen said...

Lovely Green Day photos. You have such a beautiful garden.

Terri Buster said...

You have a beautiful garden, love the brick pathway.

sexta-feira said...

Lovely pictures! :)

Nancy Claeys said...

Love the natural look of it all, Lynne, which I know is difficult to create and maintain. A lovely space.

At Home in English Valley said...

Dear Lynne, I am in awe...wondering when I will ever get to see your most beautiful gardens in person...and when will I ever write a post so beautifully that so many will comment... Your talents abound, for gardening... and friendship! Love, Penny

Connie said...

Lynne - Your grounds are just beautiful ! I love the path and all the flowers. That must take up most of your day.
I can move out any day !

Thistle Cove Farm said...

WOW! You've not let that hurt finger slow you done one little bit; well done!

snowwhite said...

Hi Lynne,
Your garden is beautifully decorated with many shades of fresh green. I feel as if I could see cool breezes passing over the garden. Send more breezes to Japan!

Anonymous said...

OH Lynne! How romantic your gardens are..those pathways are so charming..they beg to be walked on! What a perfect setting for special family photos too!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

designchic said...

What stunning the curved pathways with all of the beautiful flowers and the moss on the bricks...charming!

koralee said...

Such a beautiful yard you have...I love the look of your walks...we live on the edge of the forest and it is always creeping into our yard..I love it! But my husband like to keep it tame and was out there yesterday cutting away...which made me kinda sad.
Anyways...i know it will grow back soon enough. Happy new week to you.

Carol said...

Lovely! I felt like I was on the most serene walk.

GardenofDaisies said...

Beautiful gardens!! Your trees provide lovely dappled shade too. Keeping up with a brick path can be daunting at times. Our little patio got quite overgrown a couple of weeks ago. But at the time it was just too hot to go out and do anything to it.

24 Corners said...

Oh my goodness Lynne...your pathway and garden are absolutely delightful...I would love to meander through looks extremely enchanting!!!
Glad there's quite a bit of shade there for you, and I hope it cools off soon. We're just starting the 'hot' part of our summer...finally, just in time for fall!
xoxo J~