The simple pleasures of home shine brighter
when the spirit of God intertwines our hearts
with His gentle Joy.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Tranquil Garden Hues. . .

Those who know me well ~
 know I'm NOT an 0ut ~ of ~ doors person!
However,  I do love a beautiful lawn and garden. . .

But ~ once I learned that the garden could contain rooms ~
I began to orchestrate a subtle make ~over On Crooked Creek!

Much like interior decorating ~
I began with a three color palette. 
To keep order and bring tranquility to our urban setting,
I chose. . .

creamy ivory. . .

                                           buttery yellow. . .

                                                         and variations of purple hues. . .

against the numerous shades of greens that encompass the lawn On Crooked Creek!

The newest addition, On Crooked Creek,

now in its second year ~
is the Fairy Garden!

Grown from seed, purple hued Saliva serves as backdrop.

Surviving last years drought ~
I could NOT contain my JOY as it began to reach its mature height and delicate, petite purple blossoms burst open!

Giving continual movement ~
a clump of Tiger grass sways
in the ever blowing winds on the Prairie.

As in home decor ~
a pop of color was added in the form of rose variegated Coleus!

A softer, more subtle, shade of rose is found in the Calla Lily
that balances the other side of the Fairy Garden!  

 Oh ~ the thrill that grows from my inner being
as the blooms begins to make their appearance each season!

I adore the feminine,
tranquil appearance of this bloom in its full leaf!

                         Such a vision of beauty and grace for the garden!

I was truly smitten by the beauty and grace
of this Garden Fairy
during an early trip in the Spring 
to our local Lowe's Garden Center.

Certainly appearing at bay ~ 
as she lingers in her very own natural surroundings ~
the Fairy Garden On Crooked Creek!

This is her usual tease ~
as I view her from our deck each morning! 

Positioned to hide her face ~
as one approaches her from any angle in the garden. . .

and yet ~
it is as if she summons me to draw near!

Late afternoon ~
and evening shadows summons me to the indoors
On Crooked Creek!

Perhaps ~

                    another day ~

Season by Season. . .trial and error. . . failure or success ~

we'll explore another room in the gardens ~
                                                                             On Crooked Creek.

Until next time. . .

On Crooked Creek is joining The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays! This is my first time to join after her kind invitation! Be sure to drop by and enjoy the Seasons inspirations!
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