Monday, June 13, 2011

Morning Sun on the Rose Arbor




8"x6" oil on linen mounted on archival panel

"Gardening is about enjoying the smell of things growing in the soil, getting dirty without feeling guilty, and generally taking the time to soak up a little peace and serenity." - Lindley Karstens


Thank goodness for a long bit of sunshine today! We've had so much rain lately, I felt like I need to keep checking to see if I've grown gills yet. This past Saturday my hubby and I went over to the Stonington Garden Show, for a bit of inspiration. Even though I don't have the ocean view, I love this garden we have. It's designed to have many intimate spaces almost like outdoor rooms or passages that connect. Passing through this arbor and gate, this climbing rose is a fragrant one, and is so delightful to pass underneath it! Just a little bit of peace and serenity in my own yard.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Norma Wilson said...

Your arbor reminds me of my grandmother's garden. They lived in Philadelphia in a row house that backed up to a school...not the most idyllic place for a garden but it was a little bit of heaven with a white picket fence, arbor, roses, bird bath, and a box turtle! Beautiful!

June 14, 2011 at 5:07 AM  
Blogger Roxanne Steed said...

Thanks Norma! I can imagine that neighborhood was made all the better by your grandmother's efforts...and that it was indeed a great bit of heaven. We haven't had any turtles show up yet, but there has been plenty of other small creatures seeking out this place!

June 14, 2011 at 7:28 AM  

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