Sunday, May 12, 2013

Breathing a deep sigh.....

Hello everyone! I know I’ve been MIA for the past month but things have been a little hectic and unfortunately until work was done my blog had to take a back seat. I hate it but there is only so much time in a day and I’ve missed everyone!
As you can see the snow is gone and in its place we’ve been rewarded with new life.

I love this about spring and how everything wakes up and gives us a show.

 The lily-of-the-valley is just starting to put on their show.
Lucky us we have fields of Lily-of-the-valley I wish they stayed around longer. If you’ve never smelled what a large field of these flowers smell like then you’re missing a real treat. They’re heaven sent the smell is so clean and light.

Thanks to all the snow/water we received this past winter we’re going to get a bumped crop of pears…..

And peaches, I guess there are some rewards to receiving so much snow. Last year was so dry our fruit trees didn’t bud out so we’re doing a happy dance this year.
 Even our crabapple tree is about to get showy, everything is jumping to life and I love it.
I want to wish each and every one of you a very Happy Mother’s Day. I wish I could give you all a big bunch of lily-of-the-valley, enjoy your special day!
I’ve missed you all and can’t wait to get caught up with your blogs. Be well and have a wonderful week!


debra @ 5th and state said...

and a sigh of relief on this end that all is well, your voice was missed.
hope dylan dog is showering you with kisses today!

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Hello Debra! A happy day and a happy Mother's Day to you too! I thought your work was keeping you busy but I am happy to see you back.

Spring looks beautiful in your area, I am in love with your carpet of lily of the valley! They are my favorite flower and I enjoy any opportunity to have a bunch.

I hope you have a wonderful day with Dylan, as I will with my pup.

Take care, xx Elizabeth

Jeanne Henriques said...

Hello Debra..happy to see your garden blooms! I am sorry I missed you on my recent trip..sounds like life was hectic for both of us! I am back in Vietnam..returning to your neck of the woods for the summer. Hope to meet on my many questions for you!
Best wishes...
Jeanne xx

Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

Everything looks amazing, Debra! I wish I could smell them.
Happy Mother's Day to you, sweet friend!

A Perfect Gray said...

absolutely beautiful lily-of-the valley, I have never seen so much in one spot. welcome back! donna

Divine Theatre said...

I have missed you too!
I needed Spring this year much more than ever, it seems!

Kisses to your baby, Dylan!



michele said...

oh i miss my lily of the valley in a previous home--looks lovely! it's always wonderful to visit your blog, d.

smiles to you.


Leslie said...

Glad you are back Debra and I'm SO happy so see some green and wow!!! those Lily-of-the-valley are gorgeous! Good things are always worth the wait:) I hope you had a nice weekend!

Victoria said...

Your beautiful garden affirms why many of us garden; a belief in renewal.

La Contessa said...

I just bought my FIRST LILY OF THE VALLEY plant Saturday!Do you know I have never smelled Lily of the Valley!I read somewhere Blog most likely about how fragrant they are and the fact they like shade, which I have too much of so I went on a mission to smell it at neiman Marcus only to find it mixed in with other scents!They did not have a plain fragrance.........!!So, I bought just one plant as thats all the nursery had!I know I need more.............welcome back and do pop over to my garden I should be posting the backyard today!

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Happy Mother's Day

LaPouyette said...

Dear Debra, I'm green of envy!!! Seeing that you're surrounded by thousands of lily's-of-the-valley! My absolute favorite May flowers. When I was a young girl I went to the forests to pick big bunches, especially for Mother's day. And you just have to step-out and are in the middle of all these beautiful "Maigloeckchen" (that's how we call them in German, little May bells)
Wonderful post! Happy Spring and May to you, to Mister and to Dylan,

Karen said...

I love lilies of the valley and have promised myself I'll plant some next year. You are so fortunate to have a field of them. The fruit tree blossoms look beautiful and how fun to watch them develop fresh for the picking fruit.
Glad you're back.

Woodside Park said...

Hi, Debra -
So glad you all are finally enjoying spring. Your lilies of the valley are beautiful. So much of them, wow!
Take care,

therelishedroost said...

YAY! spring!!! Love these images!

Unknown said...

Hi Debra!!!

So great to have you back in blogland. I've missed you!!! But, work comes first.

I love that things are beginning to bloom for you....we're a little ahead of you here and I have to say it has been an amazing show of Spring. It's coming your way!!!!

xoxo Elizabeth

Burlap Luxe said...

Oh Debra, what a beautiful sight over here, I want to lay in your beds and dream.

thank you beauty for taking the time to visit and a comment that added joy to my Mothers day.

will be back to see your gardens in full bloom.


Mary Ann Pickett said...

It's all so beautiful!!! love the lily of the valley...lucky you!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Debra..I know how you feel...its hard to blog when there's work to be done...totally understand..but glad your back!

Stacey said...

Wow, there are so many of them! Beautiful!! So happy you're finally experiencing Spring. Nice to 'see' you:-)

pve design said...

I need to follow your lead and blog off and take care of some business. I think I spend way too much time in blog land but then again, I feel so blessed to have so many blog friends.

Enjoy all that beauty. Time in nature is transformative.
The seasons are all incredible - but I know how happy you are to welcome spring.

Preppy Empty Nester said...

Welcome back! Missed you. Love your photos.

Mona said...

So glad to hear that things are going great with you, and that business is good...I've definitely been MIA as well. Have a fabulous week!

Anonymous said...

So glad you're back! I hope all is well! xo

carolyn bradford said...

It was so good to hear from you!~ I love this post and certainly understand about being MIA~ I keep blaming it on a writer's slump but I truly am just overwhelmed! For the first time ever I didn't even go to a very important dinner with my husband for his work tonight…I just simply couldn't! I'm so glad you are back and I always love your sweet comments~ Love all of the pictures of your beautiful plants, trees, etc!!!

Maison de lin said...

Hello Debra,

I'm very happy that your are back in bloggerland ;). And I hope that you are OK.
It's feels good to see al these flowers and the green.

Thanks and have a nice weekend

quintessence said...

How lovely! Things are starting to sprout here as well. Yesterday and today were just glorious and I am relishing our brief spring weather. Wishing you a happy weekend!

Loretta Fontaine (EcoHappy Blog) said...

Debra- Welcome back, my friend - it's been quite the month for both of us and we've bounced back like those beautiful lilies of the valley out of the snow!

So glad your hard work is done, just in time for beautiful Spring walks! Good timing! So nice to read your writing again. We all missed you!


Taylor Greenwalt said...

Hi Debra...your garden is beautiful...don't you love spring...glad your back!

Splendid Willow said...

There you are Ms. Lovely Debra,

Fields!!? You lucky cat! I LOVE lilies of the valley. They are so fragrant and they remind me of Sweden!

Warm hugs to you.


P.S I feel more of us (who have been blogigng for a while) have less time for blogging. There are more important things in life! (:

Fashion-isha said...

I love the spring. Those photos depict it perfectly. Have a great week!

Anonymous said...

Lily of the Valley are a favorite! Hope you are enjoying your work since it is keeping you so busy!!

LeeAnn at Mrs Black's said...

Our Lily of the valley is not even blooming yet. We are so late here. How glorious to have ields of it. As you said the scent is very special. Enjoy! Minerva x

Boxwood Terrace said...

Hi Debra - Thanks for visiting. It's amazing how one day it is snowing and the next the leaves are on the trees. It seems to happen so fast. Life is like that, I guess. Good to "see" you again.

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zanetastyle said...

How beautiful this field of Lillies! You are living in paradise Debra! I can just smell the loveliness!
Enjoy, hugs Z

Phyllis Trevor Higgerson, Henhurst said...

Yes, nothing smells more lovely. Hope you are well!

Loretta Fontaine (EcoHappy Blog) said...

Debra- i just grabbed your peach blossom picture to add to a wishlist for a future post on peaches. Now I just need to find that photograph of my grandmother Honey "putting up peaches!"

Happy Memorial Day to you and Dylan, my friend!


Karena said...

Dear Debra I have also been remiss!
When I was a girl my Mother had Lilies of the Valley all along the north side of our home. I love them!
The peach blossom, so delightful knowing what a luscious fruit it will become!

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