10 April 2010

Enthralled by Spring

Not much sewing has being going on at Chez HZC (unless you count home dec sewing - more on that later) because spring has sprung in Southern Ontario.  I have been spending plenty of time in my gardens and I absolutely love this time of year.  Between the return of the migratory songbirds and the fresh green shoots of long dormant perennials pushing up out of the ground, it is a glorious time of year.  However, Mother Nature demands a price for all this beauty - yard work.  I have been weeding, pruning, moving plants and edging beds for the last couple of weekends and I still have to the mulch all the beds. But, spending time with my hands in the soil is meditative for me - the troubles of the world all melt away when I'm tending to my garden.

I am experimenting today with some larger photos.  All this garden glory looks so much more lush when it's super sized, don't you think?

15 comments:

Biba said...

Lovely pictures.

Rose said...

I am entralled by Spring also. The larger pictures are beautiful!! Your garden must be a wonderful sight to see.

meredithp said...

Wish I could sit in your garden with you. Not that I would help you tend it or anything...

Uta said...

Beautiful! While I don't garden, I'm always torn between indoor hobbies (sewing) and spending the day outside enjoying the spring weather and nature.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Shannon - the photos of your garden are beautiful! Thanks for sharing them with us!

angie.a said...

lots of pretties! I love spring too!

Nancy K said...

Yep, that's what we did today too. You Bergenia looks great. Do you know what variety you planted? I find that it often gets burnt here and we are much warmer than you are, but yours looks wonderful

Maggie said...

Spring is mother nature's gift to us folks that live north of the tropics! Thanks, Shannon for the lovely pics.

Michelle said...

Gorgeous photos! And it looks like you have a fantastic garden. I can barely get grass to grow in my yard, much less flowers!

Shannon said...

Nancy K - I wish I could remember the varieties of Bergenia I have. I think that the white flowered one is Bressingham White, but I could be wrong. I planted these guys about 7 years ago and I forgot to write down all the particulars.

MushyWear said...

Beautiful photos! Reminds me of spring time in Oregon. I love the smell of hyacinths and all the colors they come in. Enjoy your gardening time!

Sophie said...

I've been reading your blog for a while now...but this is the first time I post. I'm also from Southern Ontario and quite excited to start sewing through my stach of last years "end of the summer sale" fabrics and patterns!!!! I also really look forward to laquer lundi. It has renewed my love for polish. And what I enjoy most, that I find lacking in other polish "swatchers" is that you atually wear the polish and give your input on the wear of the polish. Thank-you so much for all the tips and sites you provide. Sally Hasen "Inta-Dri" has become a life saver!!! With 5 kids, who has time for wet nails!!!???

Sue said...

Love the photos - I can smell the flowers from here!

amber said...

The daffodils are just gorgeous. Have fun working in the garden. :)

Cennetta said...

Thanks for the virtual garden.