O.K., I have just a few words on this Wordless Wednesday. I took this picture in April of this year when we were visiting Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We were taking a stroll through the neighborhood where we were staying and I came across this sign in front of one of the houses. This is one beautiful, powerful message! I hope we can all be that neighbor, who welcomes everyone no matter where they are from. Makes me think of the words to the beloved Mr. Rogers Song “Won’t you please be, my neighbor?”
cup cake and campanula
I love this picture. There is just something about the campanula surrounding the pottery plate, and of course the cup cake, that captures my eye and intrigues me to keep looking. I’m not sure what the subject of the picture is: Is it the cupcake or the Irish pottery design? I really love both of them!
The cup cake, with somewhat of a flower designed icing, was made by my daughter. I can honestly say that it was delicious! (The cake recipe was from Martha Stewart, and the icing recipe was from I am baker, so how could she go wrong?)
I’m thankful to have lovely flowers in the garden, pretty pottery in the cabinets, and scrumptious food to eat. 🙂
Olivia Rose Austin in evening sunlight
These roses need no introduction. I decided to treat myself to the best, and ordered some David Austin roses this past winter. These two pictures are of just one of the plants, called the Olivia Rose Austin. The fragrance is beautiful. I try, when possible, to get plants that also smell lovely! These were so worth it, and I am very pleased with them.
Olivia Rose Austin
I hope you have some lovely scented flowers in your garden, too! 🙂
Goldfinch (times two) in a pear tree
This picture is thanks to my happening to notice these two lovely Goldfinch birds in our pear tree as we were driving into our driveway after work. I opened the car door, took two steps out of the car and captured the picture on my phone. Then off they flew! Talk about perfect timing 🙂
I hope you have some “perfect timing” going on in your life, too!
a foggy evening in May
Life feels like it is moving at breakneck speed for me. I find myself having a difficult time keeping up, and keeping my sanity. My time in the garden is precious to me, as it helps me to keep calm. The other day the fog was spectacular.
allium on a foggy evening
I hope you are able to find quiet time in your life.
Truly a Wordless Wednesday post. Just two pictures:
- One picture of my favorite tulips at the moment and
- One picture of the bed where those favorite tulips are showing off
Parrot Tulips in the “Pink” bed
The bed is filling out. It has:
bergenia (dark pink blooms with burgundy colored leaves)
Still to bloom:
a single iris
Happy Wordless Wednesday! A day when I just share a bit of chat with you and a few pictures to brighten things up.
I don’t get into town (Dundalk) to walk around very much. I happened to last week though, and came across this yarnbombing project. The Irish Countrywomen’s Association (ICA) organized it for International Women’s day. I know, I’m a bit late on that one. Life’s been busy. 😊
200 members of the Louth chapter of the ICA helped in this fun project.
I confess that i didn’t know what the ICA was. According to their website, the Irish Countrywoman’s Association is the largest women’s membership organization in Ireland with 10,000 members. They cook, travel, craft, and socialize.
I think the yarnbombing was fun to see. It’s nice to have something different to look at in the town square.
Have you seen any fun yarnbombings near you?
Home grown organic garlic at the beginning of February. Showing off in the garlic bed is one of my Polish Pottery mugs – sittin’ pretty and being all artsy 😉
Hello Wordless Wednesday fans! Just three pictures today as they say it all. Grow your own garlic because it is just too easy! We plant it in November or even as late as December and it starts to pop up after the hard frosts pass. I like watching the progress through the months. To me, that is called enjoying the little things!
Organic ‘Vallelado’ Garlic at the beginning of March
I do all of my organic ordering on-line. I like getting my potatoes and garlic from Fruit Hill Farm, down in Cork (they have very good customer service). Here’s their link: https://www.fruithillfarm.com/
Garlic wreath with artichokes and roses from the garden
A couple of years ago we had so much garlic that I made a wreath with some of them! (I also ended up using that garlic throughout the following winter…)
Maybe you’ll make a note to plant some organic garlic next winter?
This is how we start: Gladiolus ‘Dark Knights’
Hello Wordless Wednesday friends! A quick little post (with very few words) about using plant material to help keep flowers in place when arranging them.
neat little thing
Materials: strong plant stems, rubber bands, scissors, some patience.
so easy and so helpful
The “guard” sits right on top of the vase and helps to keep the tall stems upright.
Gladiolus ‘dark knights’ in the garden
The end! 🙂
Wordless Wednesday, but let me just give a quick explanation. We were in Glasgow, Scotland for the All Scotland Irish Dancing championships. I love where Irish dancing takes us! This plant was in our hotel. It intrigued me. 🙂
the little things
No soil, just growing in the wood.
hotel plants with pizazz
This one even has a pink plant.
flowers in the hotel lobby
Having real flowers in a hotel, to me, makes a huge difference. These lovelies were so cheerful and bright. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel gets a two thumbs up from us!
flowers in the airport restroom
How about that? Have you ever seen real flowers in an airport bathroom? I certainly hadn’t. Hats off to Glasgow airport! These made me smile!
Happy Wordless Wednesday and seeing those little things all around us!
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