Posts Tagged ‘Hydrangea’

I always maintain that La Vie en Rose is in work in progress but perhaps this confection of a cottage is almost done since we both swear we certainly can’t add or put another thing into the house.   Murray was here on Sunday, he opted to come even though the weather was bad and he hadn’t seen Stacey and Matt who had arrived on Saturday, in a long time.

Murray took some great little snippet photos of what I refer to as Life in Pink;

The front porch is pinker than ever! My friend Jane, who owns the Lilligaard Hotel has been doing some redecorating and I’ve been the lucky recipient of some cast-offs!  The new pink wooden rocker  as well as some beautiful pink and turquoise floral cushions have definitely enhanced the front porch.

Ocean Grove, La Vie en Rose

Pinking Up the Porch

Finally my birthday present to myself bike was put together by my brother-in-law, Matt.

Schwinn bike, pink and white petunias, Ocean Grove

My Birthday Bike

The hydrangeas in the front yard are in full bloom and gorgeous.

pink and purple hydrangeas, Ocean Grove

Pink and Purple Hydrangeas

Squirrels are the official mascots at La Vie en Rose.  Peter feeds them all year round.  On the rare occasion when a live squirrel isn’t on the porch looking for a hand-out, we always have our ornamental friend.


Our Mascot

And here is the real live version chomping on a treat from Peter.

ocean grove, Peter Press

Yum yum! A peanut

Looking at So Cute from the front porch.

Nash Metropolitan, American Flag, Ocean Grove

A View From My Porch

All the floral beauty isn’t just in the front of the cottage.  This year I put a huge planter of pink and white petunias in a white wicker planter next to the shed.

wicker planter

Pink and White Petunias

By the way, squirrels aren’t the only wildlife that get fed on a regular basis.  The birds have feeders in the backyard a couple of Blue Jays show up from time to time for a peanut treat also.  Bold and brazen, they are not fazed by humans, at least not when there’s a peanut in sight.

Blue Jay, Fourth of July

In Pursuit of a Peanut

All photos by Murray Head

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It’s that very special time of the year when almost everything in your garden or the Conservatory Gardens is in bloom.  True we’ve already gloried at those burst of yellow from daffodils and forsythia marking the end of winter and we’ve enjoyed the tulips with their heads bobbing in the breeze and have even said farewell to the Lilies of the Valley last month.

But June, omg, June is just a cacophony of color and sweet smelling flowers and bushes.  Think about all the blooms in June;  Roses, Petunias, Pansies, Hydrangeas, Coral Bells, Sweet William, Azaelas, Geraniums and lots, lots more.  So it’s in the gardens of New York City, that our friend and photographer Murray has been heading with his camera.  The flowers are playing second fiddle this year to the insects who frequent them, but nonetheless, you can’t have one without the other. And having said that, I do have some great flower photos to share with you, maybe tomorrow.

bumble bee, honey bee

The Bee Nose What To Do

A Wasp Between Two Thorns

Cabbage moth,

Cabbage Butterfly On Purple Buds


garbage fly, green headed fly

Don't You Wish You Were A Fly On The Leaf?

The Bee's Knees

Uh Oh! Do Bees Share?

All photos courtesy of Murray Head

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