5/9/09

Soul Food

This is where I go to soothe my soul...






Today I'm in my garden.  I'll be ruining my manicure, attacking weeds and basking in the glory that is nature.  There is nothing like it, is there?  


105 comments:

Paula said...

That is just gorgeous! I think I would spend all day there too. I love this time of year when all the flowers are blooming and my garden is going nuts. =]

Kathy B! said...

Fabulous! I'd love to join you in the destruction of weeds and, of course, my manicure :)

Wunderwoman said...

Gorgeous gardens. Still too early here for flowers. Have a great weekend.

Sue said...

I've spent a lot of time in my own garden the past couple of months. It kind of takes away the stiff neck, upset stressed stomach, and headaches. Actually, I think a lot of us have been in our gardens lately, courtesy of the world we are living in! Gardening truly IS good for the soul.

Cid said...

It has been a long cold winter up here and things are just beginning to bloom. Your garden is an inspiration.

Julie said...

Beautiful! I've just started gardening this year. After finally dumping my ex, I'm starting to remember that there are actually things out there that *I* like to do! And gardening is one of them!!!!

Em said...

Gorgeous!!

Should I be alarmed that you're growing such a large display of poppies?

Enjoy the dirt! My mother swears that it's the best therapy on Earth, and I totally agree.

Charmaine said...

Wow. That's a BIG garden. Are you sure you don't need some professional help?

I know I do. But not for gardening. hee hee

Ann's Rants said...

Beautiful. Just beautiful. Dig in!

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

Enjoy! Sure is a pretty flower garden.

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

G said...

Spring is in the air.

Your garden meshes perfectly with the mountain next door.

Serenity indeed.

Captain Dumbass said...

So you sooth your soul in a field of poppies? Not that I'm judging or anything.

Melissa said...

How beautiful! Enjoy your day.

A Woman Of No Importance said...

Those poppies are very beautiful, and your garden looks as lovely as you are, VKMom...

And, what do you mean, you don't go to the mini-bar, or liquor store, to unwind after all??! xox

*Akilah Sakai* said...

Niiice. Makes me want to enhance the boring bushes in front of my house. I have nothing out there except those little bushes and old fallen leaves!

Pop and Ice said...

I wish my garden was blooming, but there's nothing as yet. Yes, some greening up, but that's it. I keep hoping the day lilys will sprout soon, but I know it's ridiculously early for May in Michigan.

But today is gorgeous in Michigan (rain later) and I have your flowers to feast my eyes upon.

darsden said...

Enjoy your day, I am doing the same. I love your flowers they are beautiful and thick. Gorgeous!!!

A Cheap Chick said...

Beautiful! Gardening is one of my favs.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

That was my yesterday. Today I'll work on being able to move again!

Eternal Lizdom said...

That is what I need to do this afternoon. yet the lure of reading blogs and playing online games has sucked me in!!

mo.stoneskin said...

I hate gardening.

Nice flowers though.

Just been chatting to my wife - we're probably moving house soon.

"What kind of garden would you like?" she asked.

"One without grass," I said.

"What if is the perfect house but has grass?"

"I'll pay someone to dig it up," I replied.

(as a lifestyle choice I don't mow grass)

Heather said...

I wish I could garden without killing the plants. I can't seem to manage it.

Jenni Jiggety said...

So lovely! I wish I could manage a lovely flower garden!

LPC said...

I couldn't agree more. I love to garden. Even when my roses attack me. And win.

Eluciq said...

beautiful photos...looks like a great place to escape to ruin your manicure...giggle :)

MereCat said...

Look at those poppies! We can't get them to grow like that in these parts.

K2 said...

LOVE the poppies! Is the purple bee balm? I've never seen it in purple?

Beautiful gardens - I feel the peace. And the dirty fingernails!

Ahhhhhhh!

katydidnot said...

how lovely. reminds me of colorado.

dizzblnd said...

Very beautiful.. We should all have a place like that

WeaselMomma said...

Where's the bar? I know it's hiding in there somewhere.

laughingwolf said...

lovely garden, vm!

my own 'haven'... a stroll in the forest :)

Mimi Lenox said...

Gorgeous photographs. I just did a post today about the same thing. Just wear thick gloves - your nails will be fine. Have fun. It's a beautiful day out!

phd in yogurtry said...

Are those poppies? They are beautiful!

Deb said...

i guess i don't have to point out the fact that your thumb must be an extraordinary shade of bright green.

jessica said...

just started gardening- would love a full view photo of your garden...

Valentine said...

wow, i absolutely love those orange flowers! thanks for sharing!

stopping by from SITS to say hi

jessica said...

oh funny story for you....i just found out my stepmom has lung cancer and only 15 months to live. one of the fellow teachers found out and came running in my room during show and tell and i immediately started crying because i knew she knew and all of my emotions just poured out- with a hannah montana doll in my lap, i put my head in my lap as well. the kids started yelling "don't cry on the toys!!!"
what a sensitive bunch they are.

Travis Erwin said...

And to think ... I thought you went to the liquor store for soul soothing.

tamilyn said...

Your flowers are gorgeous! Makes my puny bed and pots look like a second grader planted them-or my husband. That would soothe my soul!

Lee Ryan said...

Nope; nothing like it. Beautiful.

Hit 40 said...

Beautiful poppy bed! I will have to check your profile ... you must live a little south of Ohio. My poppies are just growing. I also saw an old fashioned bleeding heart.... And the blue flowers??? I am stumped. They look like a perennial?

Thank you for sharing. I love to garden. I did a post earlier this week? on how I like to garden competitively with my neighbors.

We are also to the finish line!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hit 40 said...

Ok... I looked closer. I think the blue ones are bachelor buttons. And, in the close up... I spotted some shasta daisies mixing it up.

WhisperingWriter said...

Beautiful.

I wish I could garden. My mother can and has beautiful plants in her yard.

Me? I have a bunch of weeds and a dead rose bush. I have absolutely no idea how to garden properly.

Gaston Studio said...

The poppy bed is gorgeous as are the rest of what we can see!

Happy mom's day.

SweetPeaSurry said...

Your garden is lovely, and I can think of no better place to be!

Midwest Mommy said...

Wow, that is beautiful!

Beth said...

I ruined my manicure today, too. Love your garden! The flowers are gorgeous!

Love the title of this post.

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Your flowers are beautiful! I always liked the idea of having a garden...

buffalodick said...

My yard looks like Mordor...I'll make you martinis and you can have a ball making my yard look better..

For Myself said...

Dirt under the nails has always been sexier than a manicure.

Missy said...

These are beautiful! You really must have a green thumb!

Scope said...

Those flowers are simply good for the soul.

Brenda Susan said...

Beautiful! I don't have a manicure but I also don't like to garden! I love my 4 rose bushes that supply my house with pretties, that's enough for me. Your flowers are wonderful!

Paige said...

So pretty ! I not only cannot garden, I cannot take good pics of flowers. I know, I tried tonight

So pretty!

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

I love flower gardens. Beautiful shots Vodka, and a very happy Mother's Day to you.

Counselormama said...

I wish I loved gardening, it seems to be so therapeutic for so many people.

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Such beautiful flowers. I too love to garden but mainly, it's a good excuse for me to play in the dirt! LOL I hope that it's just the relaxing and peace that you need.

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Can I come help? So much more fun to work in beauty already in full swing than thinking of digging the compost piles into my garden and beginning the planting, two months late. So beautiful. I'd have to cut and bring those inside.

April said...

So worth the ruined manicure (and a good excuse to go get another one!!). Hope you are having a great Momma's Day weekend!!

Smart Mouth Broad said...

I needed to do that today too but instead I went to the beach. I'm such a bad girl.

Zip n Tizzy said...

Beautiful.
Happy Mother's Day.

flutter said...

I have total garden envy

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Lovely spot in your garden. The beauty of flowers never fails to give us hope.
Have a good day!

For Myself said...

p.s. The bleeding hearts have a place in your garden, don't they? Funny how the bleeding heart can add to the beauty and the depth of a garden. Even that has its place.

Happy Mother's Day.

Elaine at Lipstickdaily said...

Love the poppies and the bleeding hearts and thewhole garden! Gardening is good for the soul. Happy Mother's Day.

Julie said...

Happy Mother's Day!!!!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Absolutely beautiful!!

Happy Mother's Day! :)

Angie Ledbetter said...

No, nothing quite like it...unless it's the same scene far from home. :)

Happy Muthu's Day!

CSquaredPlus3 said...

Gorgeous flowers! I'm soothed by playing in the dirt and tending to flowers too... Enjoy.

Maureen said...

What a great Mother's Day treat to see all your blooming flowers. The gardens around here won't look anything like that for a few weeks, mine included. Thanks!

Prefers Her Fantasy Life said...

Simply Beautiful. That is, the fact that you can post pictures of flowers and get 70 comments and I post a picture of my cleavage and get 3. And you wonder why I drink?

Kathy said...

gorgeous. I'm trying to have something of a garden - something that I won't kill too easily. I'm hoping for no more frost so I can plant the pretty flowers that are hanging out in my garage.

Enjoy!

LiLu said...

Oh heaven, and I don't blame you one bit. GORJ.

Happy Mama's Day!

Amy said...

Lordy! That's your garden? Color me jealous! I have to send you a pic of my venus poppies. They are a hoot. They look more like peonies, but last a lot longer.

Happy Mother's day!

Elenka said...

Happy Mom's Day .... hope you enjoy a martini !

g said...

It's a gardens kind of day, isn't it? I love your poppies! I have never been able to get them so lush.

Happy Mother's Day.

namaste said...

yes, your garden certainly DOES look soothing.

HAPPY MOTHERS' DAY!

~maria
my family blog: with my whole heart

Fragrant Liar said...

That does look like a place of replenishment. I need a place like that. Right now I'm going to the side yard where there are budding wisteria vines growing across our large arbor. Sometimes it's shady and cool enough in there to hang out. Alas, the kids or the dogs always find me in short order.

Happy Mama's Day. Enjoy your garden.

Magpie said...

Is that yours? It is beautiful. I love poppies. I wish I had some.

This IS The Fun Part! said...

That is just beautiful!

Looks like my grandmother's gardens from way back! People just don't have pretty gardens like that any more.

I found that even working on the weeding, etc. was fun in a pretty garden like that! I'm so jealous!

Grannie

Mimi Lenox said...

Happy Mother's Day!

Dana's Brain said...

82nd comment. *sigh* I'm still not on top of things. Memba a week or so ago when I was first? That was a good day.

Pictures are beautiful. I hope you really ruined your manicure.

Happy Mother's Day to you!

manker said...

gawwwgeous... sounds like your version of my "riding my horse" therapy :)

gp

Joanie said...

I totally get it.

Happy Mother's Day!

Da Goddess
dagoddess.com

Tammy Howard said...

That is just beautiful! Just found you through SITS and poked around a bit. Fun blog! Following...

American in Norway said...

Beautiful! So hoping we get a yard this summer so i can have a garden..(for the 2 weeks of summer we have...)

Sue said...

Beautiful garden! I'll come over with a book and a cup of tea to sit near it while you tackle the weeds!

Char said...

Nothing like gardening for a persosn's soul.

Hmmmm....that looks like a whole LOT of poppies, do you harvest them?

we_be_toys said...

I spent time in my garden this weekend too, but your's looks better than mine. Are those poppies? Do you feel compelled to quote the Wicked Witch when you're in that part of the garden?
Hell with the manicure - that garden is worth it!

Ivanhoe said...

These are gorgeous, Vodka! I cannot wait for mine to come up this summer :o)

LuckyMe said...

I passed a garden with the exact same poppies yesterday. It was a great morning lift. I adore them.

A poppy field on the heels of "All Hail Dorothy" How appropriate!

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