|Photo Credit: Wild Bird Supplies|
|Photo taken in the Spring of 2008 - What's our plan? New yellow paint, weathervane, daisies, shutters, picket fence!|
Since the inside has many, many things not quite ready for viewing let's start with a little tour of Hummingbird Cottage's coastal gardens. . .
As you arrive at our front gate a seasonal sign (painted by me) welcomes you. (I better get that Autumn sign ready to go!)
Our outdoor mascot, Doug the Gnome, holds a lamp to light your way (we wouldn't want you to get lost!)
Just re-built for strength, however not yet stained - the front deck. The walkway is waiting for rock to be added. A bistro table and chairs is on the list to add too...
This lovely hydrangea beautifies the entire front deck area. It also provides months and months of fresh flowers for inside!
If you're a family member or regular guest then you visit through the back gate (currently chain link but picket fence is in my dream plan). In case you aren't sure where the sound of the surf is coming from, I made this little beach sign out of a piece of driftwood....
...a little float and some chipped seashells were wired on for whimsy...
My favorite tree in the back yard (I'm sorry, I still don't know what kind it is - thinking maybe it's a flowering pear). Here it is in early spring...
...and in late Spring before mowing the lawn....
One of our three birdbaths...our feathered friends love its location; which is hidden under our favorite tree and surrounded by rhododendrons and azaleas...
and, of course, we have to have a "Kitty Crossing" sign for our beloved kitty cat . . .
Speaking of kitty (Taffy)....here she is...
We have a variety of perennials which bloom throughout the seasons. . .
|First rose of summer|
|Backyard Hydrangea, which I can see from my bedroom windows...|
|Lily of the Valley Shrub|
...and my long time friend, Cherub, has traveled with me for many, many years . . . he sits atop another birdbath and holds a clam shell.
The back lawn, complete with a few weeds, LOL! The dogs don't seem to mind, so why should I?!?
Of course, we have a pail (actually numerous pails, buckets, boxes etc.) full of beach treasures...floats and various seashells fill this one to the top!
We have a list of things to-do a mile long, however are enjoying all of the beautiful things which Hummingbird Cottage and its garden provides to us each day. What could be finer than hearing the ocean surf morning, noon and night as well as having tall evergreens, tweeting birds and gorgeous flowers all around us!? Nothing could be finer in our opinion.
Have a beautiful week, friends!