Sunday, January 18, 2009

Blue Monday, In the Garden




Blue Monday is hosted by Sally at smilingsally's blog just click on the title and away you go. HAPPY BLUE MONDAY!!!!!!!!!


Today it was a warm day that left me wishing that I could get out into the garden and dig in the dirt, get my hands dirty and smell the fresh soil. Since any time spent in the garden is therapy for me I decided to walk around my garden and sneak a few minutes of garden pleasure. I noticed some of the early plants (bulbs) beginning to break the soil, that is a good thing, but the clean-up I need to do is so over powering. The fish pond is so murky, the outdoor furniture needs a coat of paint, the compost is ready to be distributed and the list goes on and on. Every year I start with the feeling of, can I do this?, but once I start, I love every minute of my time in garden. This year I plan to expand my vegetable growing area, with the economic problems we have in this country any thing you can do to cut cost is worth the effort.

"Gardening is the art that uses flowers and plants as paint, and the soil and sky as canvas." Elizabeth Murray

18 comments:

Susan said...

Happy Blue Monday!

I want to get out in the garden too! I have furniture to paint...leaves to rake.... plants to trim.. and I am ready to get started!

Love your blue flowers!

barbarah said...

What beautiful blues! I am looking forward to spring!

Happy Blue Monday!

Envoy-ette said...

I agree! I love watching things grow and helping them along! What lovely shades of blue! (Midwestern Family)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Those certainly are lovely! It's hard to believe that something that beautiful exits. God just amazes me with the natural beauty of His world. Thank you for sharing these. :-)

Happy Blue Monday...

XO,

Sheila

Smilingsal said...

I love the beauty of the flowers and of the quote!

My modum was sick and my local internet company finally fixed it. Mr. Linky is up now; please come link in. Happy Blue Monday.

Lisa said...

Those are such pretty flowers. Thanks for sharing.

Claudie said...

Oh my such pretty Blues.
We are covered in snow and minus temp.
I can't even think of spring but sure would welcome it.
How have I missed your Blue Mondays?
Love Claudie
P.S. I do not use my blogger account, maybe that's why I haven't commented but I will today.
claudie.frid.com

Neabear said...

Beautiful blue flowers. I also enjoyed the crockery in your previous blue post. Happy Blue Monday!

Shirl said...

Hello and Happy Blue Monday. This is my first week to participate and it's been fun. Your blue flowers are so pretty! I love blue flowers and I love to garden. I just got the prettiest blue flowers this past summer, they are called "Blue Love In A Mist". Have you seen them? They are so pretty and reseed like crazy. Even the pods are pretty! We have a long way to go before getting out in the garden, today we got about 6 inches of snow.
Bless You, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Lorrie said...

What a heavenly post! I love to spend time in a garden! Here in NC it's cold and we're expecting a little snow tonight, but the days are starting to get longer, and I'm longing for Spring!

Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

Beatiful flowers! Thanks for sharing!

Sweetie said...

Thank you for giving us a glance of spring. Happy Blue Monday!
Sweetie

Jeanne said...

I love your blue flower collage. I too love gardening and it is a very hard job.

Hugs...Jeanne

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Those flower pictures are absolutely gorgeous! Makes me want to get into the garden too! laurie

carolinajewel said...

Just beautiful! I love blue flowers! Thanks for a dose of spring!

Grandma Linda said...

I have the same feeling when I look outside but know I'll be up for it and enjoy the reward! Yes, bigger vegtable gardens this year!I want to try potatoes that I can grow in every season...must do some research.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Beautiful blues! Thank you for sharing them. laurie

Gypsy Lala said...

So lovely garden!