You must remember I know NOTHING, ZERO about PHOTOGRAPHY!
I just like clicking THAT BUTTON!
Off YOU GO through MY GARDEN.
SPRING has SPRUNG.
A BENCH I SAVED from the LANDFILL years ago!
Covered in BANKSIA rose.
The View from my Chaise Lounge in the Garden looking UP!
SNOWBALLS as I call them.
MOCK ORANGE and a rose I cannot recall the name of at this moment!
FRAGRANT little pink rose that likes SHADE!
A white BIG CLEMATIS….HENRYI.
The GIRLS……….however, I do think there is ONE BOY!
We have 14 CHICKENS.
ABUTILON, a wonderful plant to attract HUMMINGBIRDS TOO!
Bolero, before she becomes ALL WHITE!
CLEMATIS………this one has DUCHESS in the NAME!
These IRON poles have been there for YEARS………..why is the JASMINE NOT GROWING UP UP AND AROUND?
By now they should be covered!
A Type of MOCK ORANGE that I LOVE…………..very short bloom but worth the wait!
A SAND BATH……….
This happens to be the PARSLEY from last years Vegetable bins.
Italian Jasmine over a French Day Bed…………
Purchased 17 years ago for my BIRTHDAY!
ONE of TWO PEONY I had bloom this year!
My Garden has been HIT from the drought of the last FIVE years but last year all the water was turned OFF as it was SERIOUS.
I lost some roses and or Big branches and one PEONY PLANT.
The VIEW from my living room.
JUNKSTYLEDESIGN from instagram SOLD me this old water fountain!!
I still need the hardware for it if you are in the know let me know!
As I would LOVE to have THE ITALIAN install it in the GARDEN!
That is the pizza oven on the LEFT.
SLOWLY being covered by CREEPING FIG.
No, that is NOT a REAL BIRD!Had the SON cart home from WELLFLEET!
They were on the side of the road in CAPE COD with the floating TOYS and I had to HAVE ONE!
We have a BLUE HERON who likes to STOP by and FISH for the GOLDEN FISHES in THE GREEN POND!
His PURPOSE is TO BE SCARY!
A DAYS WORK …………..DONE.
This could possibly BE my BEST FRIEND EVER!
All I have to do is call him and he comes RUNNING!
Loves a GOOD PET or SCRATCH.
Belly Rub’s are his ABSOLUTE FAVORITE.
Will eat out of my HAND.
Smacks his lips telling me, “THAT WAS GOOD NONNA!”
MY GIFT TO YOU…………
A BOUNTIFUL BUSH of BLOOMING YELLOW JASMINE
A KAFTAN by YUME WORLD.
YUMEKAFTANS on instagram.
OR can be found on ETSY TOO.
You can THANK me LATER!!!!
If you are TALL like me and like THE CAFTAN/KAFTAN LOOK this is it!
My Mother who will turn 92 on JULY 31,2017.
In her MONET blouse I purchased a few years ago from GUMPS, San Francisco.I think the SOMBRERO matches nicely!
This was the 5th of MAY.
Basket bought back East on CAPE COD last summer while visiting youngest SON.
Made in Africa.
It makes the PERFECT handbag for her Walker.
There are a HANDFUL of YOU out there who know my MOTHER.
I thought YOU would ENJOY this photo.
NEXT STOP ENGLAND!
AS you can IMAGINE I am very EXCITED about my up coming TRIP!
This was my CHRISTMAS GIFT from THE ITALIAN!
I promise to REPORT in once I am back and have checked my GARDEN!
Chances are I will want to RIP it ALL out and start ALL OVER!!!
Because I am on a GARDEN TOUR of some of the BEST and OLDEST GARDENS in the WORLD.
Let’s just call that a SLICE of HEAVEN for this CONTESSA.