Saturday, May 1, 2010

" May Flowers "

As you know ~~~ April showers bring May flowers! We had lots of rain in April and the flowers are wonderful ......
This Rose is bowing from all it's blooms ~~~~~




This bed just takes my breath away!
I'm always amazed by the different colored roses a Joseph's Coat turns out !!


The Pond House Amaryllis are just beautiful ~~~~~


WOW !!



I forgot to show this in the last post, we had also planted a Pomegranate Tree





I think that may be fruit bursting out of this bloom ~~~~~~~~~~~




Max is on guard watching the girls free range ...................






Yesterday, my dear friend author Carolyn Haines, picked up her "Harper Lee Award" at a luncheon during "The Harper Lee Festival " in Monroeville, Alabama! This award recognizes Alabama's Distinguished Writer of the Year ~~~~~~~~~







She also was presented a signed copy of " To Kill A Mockingbird " !!
OMG !! I would just be stepping high over that !!!!!!
That's OK Carolyn ~~~ You can live MY dream!









HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND EVERYONE !!!!!!!!!!!!!









34 comments:

Kat said...

Your Roses are beautiful! Today is May Day. Happy May Day!! This week was Harper Lee's Birthday. My husband was raised not too far from Monroeville and we lived down that way for a short time. I always wanted to meet Miss Lee, but that did not happen. I have been to the Court house there. A lot of history.

RNSANE said...

It must be getting pretty warm down south. Your flowers are beautiful. I'm so excited because, on my 7th, my middle son is getting married at Scribner Winery in the Sacramento area. It's the first wedding in our family. He and Laura have been together six years and she is a beautiful girl. Sad, though, that his older brother, an AF reservist, is being sent to Germany this week for two to four months active duty and has to miss this event. He was to be best man!

Marguerite said...

Gorgeous roses and amaryllis! Looks like all of your hard work in the garden is paying off. Congrats to Carolyn! Have a wonderful weekend!

Wobegon Cottage said...

Happy May Day...your flowers are so pretty. I am still waiting for some blooms to appear here in the cold mid-west.I will venture a walk through the garden this week and see if anything has happened. We did have a beautiful lightning storm last night, where the lightning blots stay in the big puffy clouds. Have a nice weekend.

~Cheryl said...

Happy May Day! Gorgeous yard! And like a true writer, you save the amazing climax for the end -- wow! What an honor for your friend! Thank you for passing along so much happiness! ♫♫

Journaling Woman said...

What lovely flowers you have my dear. Mine are awakening too. Soon I will have flowers that scream with color and I can't wait!!!

Nezzy said...

Your roses are just magnificent! Just right to have a happy May Day. I worked all day in my rose garden, prunin', feedin' and mulching. I have big old buds all over the place but no roses yet. I'm just plumb gitty waitin' for them to open.

God bless ya and have an enjoyable weekend.

Vicki Lane said...

Lovely! I have a few roses opening and there are buds on the Joseph's Coat. I'm excited. And I do envy you the pomegranate. We planted one when we lived in Florida -- such beautiful blooms!

What an honor for Carolyn! Well deserved!

I'll be one of many authors reading from To Kill a Mockingbird at Malaprop's Books in Asheville on July 12 -- the 50th anniversary of its publication

Arkansas Patti said...

I am so glad you were not hit by those tornadoes. We dodged the bullet here last night.
I was a bit surprised that Harper Lee was still alive. To meet her would be an amazing thrill. A signed book almost as much of one. What a wonderful award for your friend.

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Your flowers are beautiful. And your dog Max looks a little like my border collie Ollie.

Trixie Goforth said...

Hey, Biscuit!

lakeviewer said...

Your garden is beautiful, and your dog is a joy doing his guard duty. I see how you might be so happy to know a Harper Lee Award recipient. You do run around with great company, Carol.

Sandra said...

Beautiful roses, I can almost smell them. How wonderful for your friend, to have a signed Harper Lee copy!

merrilymarylee said...

Oh my goodness, a signed copy of that book would be a dream!

Is your Joseph's Coat a climber? It is such a striking rose!

I love pomegranate trees! Had one in Memphis that my mother had given me, but it was too large to move. :(

crochet lady said...

Beautiful blooms! That is quite an honor for your friend.

Debra said...

So wished I had known about this Harper Lee Festival in Monroeville, I might have attended!

What an honor for your friend. There are not many people I would care to have their autograph, but Harper Lee is one that I certainly would like.

Such a small world, Ms Lee's sister was the attorney who drafted my father's will...

Your flowers are just lovely!

NitWit1 said...

I griped through winter but Spring is bringing great rewards. Your roses are beautiful . The Pomegraqnate tree should be an interesting watch

Jen Chandler said...

Hi Carol!

Your roses are lovely! Such vibrant flowers! And the pomegranate tree brought back memories. I grew up with a pomegranate tree. They're fun to wrangle the seeds out of (and even funner to explain to people that yes, you DO have a pom tree in your back yard!).

I hope all is well,
Jen

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Your roses are so lovely. We have several climbing one named Queen Elizabeth :)
Everything around the farm seems to be blooming !
I hope your precious daughter and family were safe from the flood waters, I've never seen anything like it !
Always love stopping by ;)

Callie said...

Such lovely blooms. Max is doing such a wonderful job watching his chickens. Congratulations to Carolyn. Your turn will come, Carol. Enjoy the Spring weather!

Kathryn Magendie said...

OMG - how cool is THAT!

The flowers are gorgeous .... as you are...

Carol............. said...

Beautiful flowers! Things are finally starting to "liven up" at our place.

JoyceAnn said...

Everything looks so beautiful at your farm , Enjoy !!


~ Many Blessings ~

Brenda said...

Beautiful roses, Carol!

I'm so happy for your friend...what an honor! (And what I wouldn't give for an autographed copy of TKAM!)

JoyceAnn said...

Happy Mother's Day !!

JoyceAnn said...

Happy Mother's Day !!

Janet, said...

Your roses are just beautiful! I don't have much luck with roses. I have two bushes, but they aren't anywhere near blooming.

Glynis said...

Catching up with you Carol. Fantastic photographs, thanks for sharing.

Merisi said...

Thank you for the wonderful tours of your gardens and the chicken coop!

The pomegranate tree looks promising! Imagine, I saw the first pomegranate trees not so long ago near Vienna, at Prince Eugene's summer palace, and shortly after on an island in the Venetian Lagoon. They are such beautiful trees throughout the year. I wish you lots of joy with yours!

Cynthia Pittmann said...

Gorgeous flowers, Carol. You're planting is paying off. I think I might plant a pomegranate tree, too. It has such an elegant feel...glad to see that all is well in your part of the world!

Jen Chandler said...

Hi Carol!
I hope all is well in your lovely home.
Happy Wednesday,
Jen

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Hi Carol,

Just popping in to see if you have posted !
Hope all is well with you and yours at Swiftwater Farm, I'm sure you are busy planting, and taking care of your farm critters ;)
Hugs,
Jo

Callie said...

Hope you are off having a wonderful vacation and that all is well with you and yours. Have a very good weekend.

Reader Wil said...

I haven't been here for some time! How are you? I love your flowers. They are breath taking! I also read "To Kill a Mockingbird".