Saturday, May 22, 2010

Lily Pond Faeries - Pink Saturday

When we first moved here the back yard sported waist-high grass, piles of debris and five unusable barbecues!  Now it is an oasis of beauty.  Sword fern grow graciously next to a little waterfall which splashes down into a small pond where Lily of the Valley, purple violet and wild bleeding hearts grow.

Years ago, Dad gave me a lily for the pond.  The goldfish love to hide beneath those broad leaves when the sun gets hot.

I think there must be faeries in my back yard.   If there were, I imagine they would look something like this lovely illustration.

For more incredible views of pink, be sure to visit Bev at Pink Saturday.

12 comments:

whymsicalmusings said...

Oh Beth it was so good to see you post on my blog. I truly miss chatting with you:) Life has become overwhelmingly busy! And not in a fun way!

Your home sounds like a lovely dream I would so love to come and visit your neck of the woods someday:)
XXXXOOOO

Terra said...

Your garden sounds like a haven of peace, and maybe a few fairies do make their home there :)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I love pond lilies, and what a beautiful illustration of one you shared here! How nice to be able to live near a sweet pond. We had one in our yard when I was a child, and I loved to hear the frogs in the evening as they would sing choruses to each other and watch the "lightening bugs" as they flitted to and fro. A pond is a very fine thing, indeed!

Happy Pink Saturday!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Paula said...

Oh Beth, are not ponds a lovely and lively way to grace a back yard or patio? The quaint sound of trickling water ... the delight of birds frolicking merrily about, and the whirring of so many brightly winged creatures! I wish we could have lilies, alas, I fear the raccoons would demolish them in no time! You are so very fortunate!

Thank you, so very much, for the beautifully worded comment you left on my blog today ... for they brought a much needed squeeze to my heart! :)

Dimple said...

Thanks for commenting on my post.

Your card is lovely, and I think your yard is also. I chose this blog from your blog list because I like the title! Still, I'm not too sure what a crunchy heart would be like!

Lucy said...

Everything is as lovely as you. I truly mean that.

Clytie said...

Beautiful card, sissie. For some reason this post touched me clear down to the toes of my soul. An oasis of peace is so needed right now! Your card gave me hope that it will be here soon!!!

Amisha said...

Lovely!

CafebyJW said...

So lovely (as always) :)and thanks for stop by my blog too.

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marlendy said...

Your yard sounds so wonderful, I just know there are fairies living there. In fact I would love to be there to see it.

Serline said...

Now that you've whetted our appetite, you've got to post a pic of your backyard...

Catherine said...

Beautiful!