Thursday, December 02, 2010

The Garden in December

It was warmer today, - really quite a pleasant day.  Late in the afternoon, just as the sun was preparing to slip away, I went out to fill the bird feeders.

I took the camera to catch some of the pretty pink wisps of cloud that were floating high above, and also hugging the hill tops.

When all was replenished in the bird feeding department I strolled through the garden, trying to give cover to the most vulnerable plants, and admiring what the frost had done to the yellow roses that got caught unprepared for its chilly advances.

...and the 'grocery store' roses

as well as the Pearly Everlastings....

Here is another lovely rose, and now I really must go and finish the toe on that sock I'm knitting -still three more socks to knit and parcels to mail, and cards, and baking and shining up the house before we decorate!

But I will do it all as simply and tranquilly as possible!


Small City Scenes said...

Excellent post. The frost we had last week has done in pretty much of whatever was left in the garden.
My sister lives in Kelowna--somewhere up thataway. MB

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Those yellow roses are actually quite beautiful in their frosted "old-gold" state.

It's nice to get outside for a few minutes this time of year to replenish one's "tranquility!" Thanks for sharing your tranquil moments. (But thanks also for not having too many of them, otherwise you wouldn't (according, as you quoted, to Rita Mae Brown) ever get anything posted on your beautiful blog ;>)

Penny said...

I am not feeling tranquil at all and wish I was like you, I feel like the white rabbit, so much to do hurry hurry.

Randi said...

Great post...I love photographing roses in different shapes and your photos show us that roses always are beautiful.

Wanda..... said...

In the last photo...the dried yellow rose looks like a lovely gown for a Ball!

Dimple said...

Lovely freeze-dried flowers! I'm glad you took the time to photograph them. All my flowers are gone, but I have brown rose hips still hanging on.
The pink in the sky is lovely!

Barb said...

Glad you're in the home stretch with those socks, Hildred. Don't forget to snap a photo of them all in a line before you gift them. I like the blooms left to dry on the stem.