Thursday, July 30, 2015

Crazy garden love

I have been busy working on some projects around my house for the past few weeks.  I want to come out here and show you what I'm doing and what my little life is all about, but life in the garden is greater and more satisfying than anything I could show you, or do.  And thus, I keep coming back for more throughout my days; coming back for summer's delight under the privets and birds songs, and the small hummingbird that has befriended our little white cottage...   

The woods beyond our gardens are never solitary. They are the habitat of wings and small whispering and mysterious sounds beckoning me...  

The other evening, I had a bird following me through the garden.  Just as the last sun of the day was turning in for the night, I went outside to bid my farewell to my little world, as I usually do.  Then, all of a sudden, I felt something brush past me against my hair... it was a bird!  So fast and low it flew, that it almost hit my head... I wonder if perhaps he was looking for a place to spend the night and thought my hair the perfect pillow?  After all, sometimes I do have a nest of a head indeed.      

Summer has enchanted my soul... I chat with roses and kiss petals, I applaud the sky and the final parade of colors in shades of purples and pinks in which sky and earth shroud themselves with every evening.  The rarity of the spider flower, the purity of the moonflower vine in its whiteness and puffy bride's skirts of a flower... everything I see pull the finest strings deep down in my soul. 

I want to live outside as long as I can; be part of the hush in which the evening recoils, or perhaps become a firefly and fly along transparent wings... summer has planted itself in its zenith, and everywhere I look I see beauty... flowers, colors, forms and birds and butterflies a plenty.   I had to come back here and share my joy!  I just had to!

Do forgive this crazy love... I really wasn't planning on posting more garden pics so soon, in case you'd hate me.  But my little heart is bursting with garden happiness.  And I just had to share it! ;)

Love and smiles to you! 

Ps:  Can we love people by just knowing they exist?  I know I can.  I know I don't know you in person, but those of you who come by often to share life's little moments with me, and leave little presents for me in the form of comments, have become so real to me.  You have become part of my life... and I can sincerely say "I love you!"  That's how crazy I am! ;)  


  1. your garden is just beautiful. All the vision, hard work and love of nature has been repaid a hundred times to you and all your friends you share with every time you post. So many things to hear, see and smell. I can see why you never tire of spending your time there.

  2. I always look forward to your next post. Your garden is magical and fabulous, and you truly are so inspiring. Thank you for sharing such beauty.

  3. I just luv your garden Cielo. It truly is a beautiful place. We are currently working on redoing our back harden... I can only hope it will someday look like yours.
    N.C.Florida has its drawbacks in the summer... It's hot in the mornings and rainy and stormy in the afternoons. So that has caused us to pause for the time being. Soon...I too will have a magical place :)

  4. Your garden is absolutely gorgeous!! I am new to your blog and am so glad to have found it!!

  5. You can share your gorgeous fairy garden all the time! I love it. I imagine I'm there in that beautiful turquoise chair having a glass of tea! It's not silly to love us cause we love you right back! I'm amazed at your garden. It is the result of passion and work, work, work! The kiss of the sun for pardon. The song of the birds for mirth. One U.S. Nearer gods heart in a garden Tganksgiving anywhere else on earth... A sign in my grammas garden many moons ago!

  6. One is ... Than anywhere... lol... Autocorrect is so handy! Grrrrrr

  7. :))
    We love you too, Cielo.
    Thank you for so much beauty.
    :) Rita

  8. We are "soul sisters" dear Cielo!

  9. A beautiful post Cielo. I never get tired of seeing your beautiful garden. Sending love back to you, Rachel

  10. Lovely. So much beauty in your garden.

  11. Hello Dear Friend, Your garden is absolutely sparkling - I am so amazed in that a short time, you've recreated such a wonderful haven for've embraced your new home and garden so beautifully - I am so delighted for you. Short story: my daughter and I were at a friend's house - she has very thick, curly hair - a hummingbird landed in my daughter's hair - I think the little thing thought it had found a lovely place to nest - it was such a thrill!
    Have a blessed weekend,

  12. I could look at your garden photos everyday.
    Rosemary. xxx

  13. Dear Cielo, I have visited you on your blog many, many times, but I haven't told you so, nor exclaimed my joy for your garden photos and Gypsy Girl stories!! It's high time I did so!! And, truly, though I only know of your life through this blogging porthole, I think of you often, wondering how your new life in the South is going, as I go about my days in Mississippi. I care about you. Blessings.
    Liz. xxoo

  14. You still have beautiful birds in your new garden! Beautiful woodland too. I hope you enjoy the gift you were blessed with!


  15. Your garden is beautiful but your words as you describe it bring an even more wondrous quality to it!


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