Thursday, May 22, 2014

In the Garden

 Junking and gardening are my two mental relaxations.  After I do either, I can't remember anything I thought about while I was doing them.  This week I have been coming home each night and "puttering" outdoors and I'm slowly making progress on getting the garden shaped up.
We haven't fed the birds in several years because we were taken over by a pair of Blue Jays and the bird feeders became a target for them to attack the little birds.  We haven't seen the Jays this year so The Husband brought the feeders back out last night and filled them with fresh seeds today.  I have high hopes!
 As long as I was out I also took photos of the roses that are in full bloom now.
 It is, after all, The Rose City!

Nothing like outdoor time to relax the brain after too much screen time!

14 comments:

My Garden Diaries said...

I so hear you on that friend!!! My garden time puts everything else on the shelf and makes me just happy! Your roses are gorgeous and those ferns you have in that above shot are outstanding! A wonderful weekend to you! Nicole xo

Annette said...

The roses are just gorgeous and I can almost smell them! Wish those blue jays would learn to play nice. I have the same problem with them.

laurie -magpie ethel said...

That is why they call Portland the City of Roses..gorgeous.

Connie said...

Kathy, your roses are amazing and I can imagine that they smell wonderful :) So pretty.
Have a lovely weekend.
Your blogging sis, Connie :)

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Kathy, Your garden roses are gorgeous!! Hope you have better luck with the feeders this time. Blue Jays can be very mean.
I know how relaxing it is to work in the garden. We've been out every evening too till dark. Just enjoying working in the yard.
Wishing you a nice holiday weekend.
Hugs

Curtains in My Tree said...

The City Of Roses

I went upon the hill once to admire all the roses out there in Portland

I am missing coming out there , I use to go twice a year however I am adventuring out and going to New York City this year, I seen my kids in March
It's always great to see and hear your going on's

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

SO gorgeous Kathy!! Looks like such a wonderful sitting spot to relax too! Wishing you a lovely long weekend! Happy Memorial weekend! xo Holly

Annette said...

Your roses are just lovely! I have a sign in my garden that says "Nothing bugs me when I'm in my garden" and it is so true. Do you have a vine for your pretty arbor? Love the foxglove and your fire pit. Very cozy!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a pretty garden for relaxing and enjoying. Love your roses, I'm about ready to give up on mine.

Kelly_Deal said...

Pretty yard and flowers! My feeders get taken over by grackles. They're such noisy and messy birds. Speaking of blue jays, I thought I heard one near the house the other day. I'm hoping they don't plan on visiting my feeders!

vintage grey said...

Your roses are gorgeous and must smell so good!! Have a great and relaxing weekend! xo Heather

Art and Sand said...

I have definite rose envy - your garden is looking lovely.

Does Portland still do the rose parade in June?

Maureen said...

Oh Kathy! Your yard is absolutely gorgeous! So beautiful; I wish I could sit and visit with you and enjoy it in person!

CATHY said...

What a beautiful place to sit and relax...and drink tea from your new teapot! Enjoy the Spring!