Saturday, September 22, 2012

TODAY'S FLOWERS - Spring on the Mountain


My poor neglected Mountain house and garden but even neglect 
cannot suppress nature.

Weeping cherry trees at the entrance



and, oh so pretty when you get closer.


In the bed opposite, the magnolia is mainly in bud


but one flower is already fully open.


 Grape hyacinths, Muscari, make carpets of blue under the trees


and clumps of daffodils a charming contrast.


It is sad that, due to age and physical condition, I can no longer keep
this historical 3 acre garden in prime condition. Life moves on and we 
all have to adjust to the possibilities or not.

At this stage I am happy to pass the baton to a younger generation.

After all, we can still enjoy flowers, even if their care is no longer our responsibility.

35 comments:

  1. Your mountain house looks just right with all the colorful blooms.

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  2. Spring enchantment. Thank you. I am not certain our magnolia will flower, but the crab apple is becoming a joy and the daffodils and tulips are worth the pain that is now only a memory.

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    1. Our crabapples, Malus floribunda and ionensis as well as a dark one, are all just splendid. The 300 tulips I put in (very late) this year are an absolute picture but my back and joints still have not recovered.

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  3. So beautiful to see these flowers Arija. Spring is my most favorite time of the year. Take care my friend. You are always in my thoughts!

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  4. It is a treasure to gaze upon Arija. so happy to see this as our season goes to sleep.

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  5. Beautiful images. Yes,allow the younger folk to do the work and you enjoy the beauty and capture it with your camera.

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  6. So much colorful beauty, Arija!! I do love your flowers!! And your Mountain house still looks great! I know it's been a hard year, but spring can always lift the spirits! My thoughts are with you!

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  7. such beauty! so nice to see springtime there as we are still brown, very dry, looking for fall rains to come.

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  8. Hi Arija, thank you so much for sharing these delightful photographs with us at Today's Flowers. Always nice to hear that there is Spring happening on the other side of the world :) I am enjoying our cooler weather, have the all the windows open and it is so fresh out there. Anyhow, just wanted to pop in and thank you for your support. Have a great week!

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  9. Fall has arrived in our country and you enjoy beautiful spring flowers.
    Lovely pictures indeed.
    LG Gisela.

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  10. Beautiful! How wonderful that you have a carpet of grape hyacinths when they charge a small fortune for a handful or small potted offering at the florists here in the city.
    Flowers are such a blessing, as is the younger generation to help with the gardening! Have a lovely week Arija.

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    1. Pam, the grape hyacinths and bluebells have had a good 160 years to multiply. Unfortunately, the same goes for the three cornered garlic! The grandies are taking over both house and garden, so much closer to Adelaide Uni. than the farm where I enjoy living.

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  11. Arjia, it all looks so beautiful! And I am amazed that you could see all those same flowers here in the USA if you were in New England or Utah! Not so much here in AZ! thanks for stopping by! I do hope all is well with you!

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  12. Oh Arija..I posted somewhat a similar post..it is beautiful still and you have your memories.. I hear your sadness...am sending hugs..Michelle

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  13. Beautiful house and flowers. It's good that you have grandchildren to take over the care of the garden. I am trying to make mine as self-sufficient as possible, but still many chores that need doing. As I was cutting back my perennial bed for winter I was thinking about how much longer I would be able to do it. It's much more rewarding to do it yourself, but reality intrudes and, as you say, life moves on.

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  14. Hi Arija! Your lovely spring flowers look a lot like ours. Some of them are actually in my small garden in spring.
    I am looking forward to staying in Tasmania from the tenth of December till January, 2nd.My whole family will be there.
    I hope you are okay.

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  15. They are still very beautiful, and have a whimsical feel to them!

    I am too, realizing that there are things that I can no longer do..

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  16. Well now, if it's any consolation to you for not being able to care for them, I must tell you that they are gorgeous, and spring flowers are such a joy to see!

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  17. You can definitely still enjoy them Arija (we do)....but then I was never such a good gardener as you were/are...so it wasn't as hard for me to give up..... I do still love flowers, maybe even more than I did when I was "responsible" for some of them.

    Spring looks lovely there (and I wouldn't have thought neglect at all if you hadn't mentioned it.)

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  18. Sure thankful that I can still enjoy the fabulous photos of your garden, Arija - thanks!

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  19. Our flowers are closing up, yours are blooming! I hope the younger ones keep your garden well for you to enjoy!

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  20. All are wonderful but I'm in awe at the Weeping Cherry Tree. It's fantastic!

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  21. Fall greetings folks from Americas Amish country. Richard from Amish Stories

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  22. It is always so odd to see your spring when we are moving quickly into fall! But how welcome and beautiful your flowers look! I love the weeping cherry and the spring bulbs. Lovely!

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  23. Such a lovely spring in your garden!
    It is so good to hear that your grandchildren are able to take over your garden. I am sure they have learned from you how to take good care!
    Hugs,
    Merisi

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  24. Beautiful photographs, wonderful flowers. I am greeting

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  25. Oh so very lovely these images are, as your Spring takes over and our colder weather arrives. It is always fun to share the seasons a bit backwards and have warmth thus all year long. I am back from a long journey and it is nice getting back in touch. I hope that you are well dear one~

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  26. Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I’ve really enjoyed surfing around your blog posts. After all I will be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again very soon!

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  27. Hi there - Great looking house!

    I dont know how the "Our World Tuesday" meme is organised, but it seems not to be working at present! Just thought I'd let you know.

    Cheers - Stewart M

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  28. I havn´t seen you for a long time. Are you OK? I miss you.

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  29. Aaaawww. I am so sorry about the latest difficulties. I can relate to them even though I did not have to deal with them directly, I knew the responsibility is enormous. Our eldest sister never wanted any of us to label the efforts and care we gave to our sister a burden. She told us it was our honor. Yes an honor and privilege though we felt the pain and sadness. I just want to let you know that I care for you and wish you the best. Tsup!

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