Wayzata, Minnesota

Saturday, June 27, 2015

If We Wait Until Noon

We'd Miss How a Morning Sings.

So My Friday began like this-

Adrienne served Toast, as our theme.
Okay, toast is fitting, for breakfast.
But, before I leave the house
 I had gardens and blooms and
 busy little creatures on my mind.


Of course this Saturday morning, the sun was willing to play.

So this is what happens nightly?

"While we slept, these formal gardens
worked into their disguise. The Warden's 

Judas and tulip trees awake in
Ermine. Here and there a flake
Of white falls from the painted-scene,
Or a dark scowl of evergreen
Glares through the shroud, or a
leaf dumps its load and the 
soft burden slumps. Earthward like a
fainting girl.  Snowfall on a College-Garden."
Cecil Day Lewis

(Sounds just like a song right?)

Never Miss the Quietude of Morning.

When morning opens, our gardens spring
to life with mighty handsome gnomes.
 Little bright red pointed hats awake

it's their village for heaven's sake.
It's quite the painted flower scene
and you'll see their garden green
this loveliest day of all, dumps
a wish, as each afternoon slips
into night, Welcome to their garden.

"WAIT!" bellowed a nearby blue gnome.

Is that a critter in sight?

Take good care all, happy weekend!


eileeninmd said...

Hello Karen, tell the gnome thank you for the tour of your gardens. So glad the sun was willing to play! It is raining here today. Oh, and I love your cute pup! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

TexWisGirl said...

such a fierce critter in the gnome garden! :)

Gail said...

I enjoy your mobile gnomes. Brave fellows, too.


The sun here is scorching already!! At least in my neighborhood!! Those gnomes sure know how to entertain us. Priceless.

Love the sunlight and the cool greenery plus the bright red and blue hats they've donned for us.

carol l mckenna said...

Very creative post and lovely photography of the gnome and sweet doggie!

Happy Weekend to you,
artmusedog and carol

Irma said...

Beautiful pictures of your garden.
I love the dog.
Have a good weekend.
Best regards, Irma

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

Oh this was a unique post... how fun! I loved it!

RedPat said...

Makes me want a gnome! ;-)

Adam Jones said...

The dog is so cute.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

You intentionally tease me with the gnomes, don't you -Killroy

Lois said...

Love the dog! The gnome is a busy little fellow isn't he?

Elephant's Child said...

A bright and beautiful weekend to you and yours (including the gnomes).

Rajesh said...

That is interesting set of images. Very colorful.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Karen; I thank your sweet gnome introducing your lovely garden♡♡♡ And Yes, LOVE the sunshine too♪ Your phrase 'Never Miss the Quietude of Morning.'is beautiful and elegant; thanks for the word 'Quietude':-) I'm not so much of a morning person and miss them, haha.
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

sage said...

Your little man was discovering some beautiful gardens--having just got back from NYC, I'd seen lots of wonderful gardens over the past nine days.

Debbie said...

i LOVE mornings and often miss them, because i sleep through them. in my younger years, i always rose with the sun but did not appreciate it because i was so busy!!!

pretty blooms!!!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

A toast to Mr. Gnome and all his friends!

Kathe W. said...

Lovely tour of your garden and love the hosts of the tour!

EG CameraGirl said...

The gnomes are such fun, Karen! Friday had a great beginning at your house!

Chandra Eswaran said...

Beautiful, subtle and bright colors in this post! Loved the photos!!
Have a Wonderful Week, Karen!
Peace :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You'd better get up early...before the sun comes up to capture more of the fun at your house! What a delightful post! Enjoy your week! Hugs, Diane

Halcyon said...

Love the gnomes. Very cute!

Jeanie said...

Your gnomes are enchanting, Karen. What a magical world they inspire!

NatureFootstep said...

nice little critter :)