Sunday, July 26, 2009

Dancing Willow on my Sunday Stroll and other odds and ends.

Today I was making my bed when I looked out the window and became mesmerized by the willow tree dancing in the breeze in the middle of our neighborhood. I have always loved these trees-they are gracefully, majestic and downright mesmerizing. They sway, dance, ripple and hum to you when a breeze or wind glides through them. Here are a few pictures of the willow tree outside our window.

I don't know if you remember but I brought this black wrought iron trellis over from the old house and I also dug up the antique red climber rose and brought it over too. Yesterday John and I potted the rose up (cut it way back first), then we put the trellis up against the garage wall in the courtyard (figured the black trellis and the red rose would show off really well). I'm sure the rosebush will start growing its whips again soon and cover the trellis again. It is a very agressive climber and looks just beautiful. I couldn't bear to leave it at the old house with no water, fertilizer or care.

I can't believe how big these Lamb's Ears have gotten in this container. I love their gray-green foliage!

I was taking the new wrought iron trellis with the climbing rose in the courtyard and I happened to look back and saw this beautiful picture of the picnic table, market umbrella, the fountain, etc. I love the way this turned out.

Last but not least here is the paint chips that John and I must make our final choice from for the Dining Room walls and 2 platforms of the tray ceiling. Kittery Point Green is a favorite of mine. But then again so is Wythe Blue, Harbor Haze and Yarmouth Blue! Then there is Van Alen Green and Hancock Green! Too many choices and not enough walls!! No seriously John and I will be working on our choices and finally picking one this week.


Roses and Lilacs said...

Weeping willows are one of my favorite trees. How could anything be more fluid and graceful? Love the look of the lamb's ear in the pot. I'll have to remember that.

Sherri said...

Thanks Marnie. I wasn't sure when I planted the Lamb's Ear how it would be but it looks great!

Vickie said...

Your garden is looking cozy! I am glad you took the climbing rose with you and that will indeed look fab against the black wrought iron trellis. Lambs Ear is one of my favorites because of the texture. I plant Silver Cloud for the same reason. I can sit there and just pet it forever. = )

Sherri said...

Vickie-me too-I love lamb's ear for the same reasons!

Nan said...

Oh, Wythe Blue! I love that color! We have it on the casements in the laundry room and the walls in our bedroom. It is the most soothing, beautiful color. Sometimes I just stop and look at it. Really.

The weeping willow is gorgeous. I love those trees.

Ring of Kerry, Ireland
My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!
Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!