Sunday, June 13, 2010

I left all my words in the garden last evening

I found I could say things

with colour

and shapes

that I couldn't say any other way

-things I had no words for.

~Georgia O'Keeffe, Artist

It is warm and sunny and the late afternoon light is dappled through the stand of spruce bordering the west side of the garden. I have a terrible cold and my thoughts are running, I suspect, out my nose. ;) Now I am off to to lay under the umbrella in my garden with my new book. Hope you are all enjoying these fragrant, lustrous days.


Muddy Boot Dreams said...


So beautifully put, I am at loss for words.

Hope you feel better soon, and thank you for sharing such gorgeousness.


Northern Shade said...

That iris looks like it is made from velvet, such a lovely colour and texture. The book and the view of your garden from under the umbrella should help distract you from your cold.

Rebecca @ In The Garden said...

Beautiful post! I hope you feel better soon. Your iris is incredible, it appears as though it's coming right out of the screen.

Anonymous said...

Dear MsS, Poor you with a cold. I really do think that a summer cold is somehow worse than one in winter. Maybe it is just the wrong season for colds. But what wonderful images of plants in the garden - enough to banish the blues, I hope.

Liisa said...

Ms. S -
I do hope you are feeling better soon. I am happy to hear you are able to get some rest. Your June garden is just beautiful. They are fragrant days... aren't they? I find myself walking past my honeysuckle vine more often than I really need to just to enjoy the wonderful smells.

Laurrie said...

The garden is the best place to find a cure, and yours is lovely. Get well.

Sheryl at Providence Acres Farm said...

Beautiful garden pics! You do have a way with that camera! Get well!

Of Spring and Summer said...

Sorry to hear you have a cold. Hope you get better soon. Sitting under an umbrella in the garden with a book sounds perfect.
Love Georgia O'Keefe and her flower paintings. Yours are beautiful too.
All the best.
Ingrid xx

The Garden Ms. S said...

MBD: Jen, thank you! I am at a loss as well, my brain is too thick to think! :)

Northern: I was amazed by the evening light on it and hoped the camera would capture that glow. This is their first time blooming for me and they are quite a treat.

Rebecca: It’s amazing what the light can do at just the right time. I am pampering myself this week and off to bed early to recover.

Edith: Thank you for your kind words. It is the wrong time of year for colds – the world is scented and I can barely smell anything. Not fair! :)

Liisa: The lilacs and honeysuckle are all blooming here right now and it is heavenly. I just need to get decongested to fully enjoy it.

Laurrie: Gardens are restorative aren’t they? I fell asleep for a little while under the umbrella and it was divine.

Sheryl: Thank you. I hope to get well asap!

Spring and Summer: Ingrid, I love Georgia O’Keefe as well. There was a woman found the vibrant life in flowers. Thank you for your best wishes.

Deborah at Kilbourne Grove said...

Oh No, what a horrible time of year to get a cold, although I would rather be laying under an umbrella with a book then cooped up inside in the winter. Hope you are better soon.

Anonymous said...

The white tulips on a dark background, very uplifting. :)

ruthie said...

i cans ee why you have no need for words! do hope your cold is soon gone x

The Garden Ms. S said...

Deborah, Yes, the garden is the best place to recuperate!

z3b: Thank you! It worked out that the cedar was in shade and the tulips in the light. I liked the effect.

ruthie: Thank you! I am feeling much better already. :)

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

Very nice! Sometimes words are much overrated, anyway. Colour and light is much more wondrous.

Diane Schuller said...

Beautiful: O'Keefe's words and your gorgeous photography. Though I must say, your own words are the other reason I love to visit here. Have a beautiful weekend.

The Garden Ms. S said...

Jodi: Colour and light in June *are* wondrous!

Diane: Hope your weekend was beautiful as well! :)

Anna said...

Oh poor Garden Ms. S ~ a summer cold is a horrible infliction ~ hope that you are now on the mend ((((()))))

GardenJoy4Me said...

Absolutely gorgeous .. I too am at a loss for words with such beautiful pictures : )
... and I too think the same with my runny nose and allergies .. all my thoughts are "running" away ? LOL
Joy : )