Thursday, September 5, 2013

4 months can fly by fast

Just do it! Get it? Hat with Nike logo... come on do a post for pete's sake. 4 months without a word is not what I intended to do. A bit of advice when you "do it" you might want to wash your hands first not like me with dirt under your fingernails.  I hope you've all been well. I have only peaked in on you now and then. It's amazing how much you can get done when you pull yourself away from the computer. I still have my Instagram but it takes very little time and effort. Still not a big fan of facebook and I'm not a tweeter. 

I did garden more this summer which I really enjoyed. I had cleared out the home garden a lot a couple of years ago with plans of changing things around. Suddenly this year things started to come back. I thought well I'll leave it for now and see what happens and then I'll get rid of it. It was mostly different colored phlox and black eyed susan's. It was a pleasant surprise and I think I am going to keep most of it. I still have some work to do on it. As a matter of fact I have a truck load of compost to unload tomorrow morning before I head to Brimfield. I was going to go today but I woke up too late. I'm hoping to find some industrial pieces. We'll see what I come up with. I might do a post of what I see but will definitely share on Instagram. George is quite the dragonfly rustler. He loves rescuing them when they get stuck in the greenhouse. Did you know they can bite?  He calls me over every time he catches one. I think they're very cool but I'm not holding one. It's still a bug to me.  Ok off to bed .......going to dream of vintage loveliness. 

Bonne Nuit!

All photos taken with my phone 


oldgreymare said...

You're here! WooT! 4 months goes fast when you work your crazy 14 hour days girlfriend. Good to see you ratty nail and all. <3

Faded Charm said...

Where does the time go? Beautiful photos of your blooms.

I was so glad to see your post because it reminded me to order my copy of JDL from you, but was too late again this month as I see you are sold out:-( Too much on my plate lately to remember it all, I guess!


Debra@CommonGround said...

I've been wondering about you, but figured you were busy with the biz. so good to see you post! Hope you've had a great summer!

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

Hi Carole, I've thought quite often about you but I was so very lazy writing emails. It's great that you got to play in your home garden a bit. The dragonfly looks gorgeous. Those delicate wings always excite me. Your picture of the dahlias, tomatos and apricots is captivating. The colors are so vibrant.
Have lots of fun in Brimfield. I wish I could come with you. I saw your industrial pins and love that style too. Good luck finding some cool pieces!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hey Carole
No problem. How many months go by and I don't even manage instagram nor reply to emails

Glad things are good your way ciao ciao xxx Julie

Ariadne said...

Welcome back!What a beautiful dragonfly!AriadnefromGreece!

okcamp said...

Love the pretty flowers. Nice to see a post from you again.

Cindy said...

I am in the same boat! I do more instagram and facebook than my blog! I need to get back in the swing of things!
It is great seeing you on instagram, I love all the flowers1
xoxo Cindy

Jill said...

Good to see you here again too!

Dorthe said...

Hello my dear Carole,- and thanks for your answer,- I was a bit scared something was not right, so I`m happy to see you was "only" very bussy...
I know I should maybe also neclect my blog an fb a little more, to get other things done, but I feel like relaxing sitting here :-)
So very good to see you here and your amazing photoes, from the garden--the one with the Dahlias and tomatoes is stunning!!
I hope you will be back, and not only on Instagram- as I´m not there !!
The dragonfly is the most beautiful insect I think,- and what a marvelous photo you captured while George holding it !!
Hugs and love here from Denmark and from me- Dorthe

Olive said...

I am with you on Facebook-not a fan at all. Love IG though. Glad to see you and the garden here today. This is the first year I have seen dragonflies here. Maybe because we had sixty some odd inches of rain this summer.

Donna Reyne' said...

Hi Carol!
I too disappeared for a bit but it looks like you had a marvelous time while away...for me, anytime in the garden is dreamy
Take care and enjoy you upcoming weekend!
hugs to you!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Time flies when you are having fun!
Enjoy Brimfield and looking forward to seeing your photos!

Rebecca said...

Hey Girl...
Hard to blog these days... not quite sure why, maybe I have run out of things to say and it does take time. Glad to see you, but I have to admit I don't get around much anymore... ha I think I feel a song coming on.
Your garden is wonderful but I wouldn't expect any less. I love the dragon fly, he looks big! And I didn't know they bit... hard?
I was holding a cicada the other day and he did poke me with his straw like mouth. It surprised me.
Hope this finds you well

Heaven's Walk said...

So good to see you back in blogland again, Carole! And glad to hear that you had a beautiful and productive summer, too! It truly is amazing how quickly summer flies by. We have maple leaves turning and falling already! Loved seeing the pics of your gorgeous flowers and that dragonfly one is stunning! Have a wonderful week, girlie!

xoxo laurie

Vicki Boster said...

Well welcome back girlfriend- you have been missed!! We all know how busy you are in the summer!!! So glad to hear that all is well-----
I wouldn't hold that dragonfly either-- but I do love watching them :)

Hope to see more of you here:)


Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Carole its nice to see you back..I do understand the need for a break though..just know you were missed! Lots of love,Chrissy

Boxwood Cottage said...

So glad to see you back posting Carole! Your garden looks wonderful! I love phlox, hydrangea and dahlias! The Libella looks amazing so close up! I didn't know that they can bite though.
Oh and I would have loved to go to Brimfield with you! Fingers crossed that you're lucky in finding some cool industrial pieces! Please share your finds with us!
Wishing you happy late Summer or early Fall days!
xoxo~ Carola

Shane Pollard said...

Lovely to see you haven't forgotten your bloggy friends dear Carole.
Life is so busy especially for you in the nursery I know.
I had a peep at your wonderful photos on instagram - just GORJUS!
Months ago I put a couple of photos on mine - I went back today to upload more from my pictures folder on my computer but can't work out how to do it now!#!#!#!#!#
If you get a mo and there's a straight forward answer would you mind telling me please dear Carole!
hugs to you
much love

Jen Beaudet said...

Gorgeous photos! And taken from your phone?

sandra said...

Love your pics Carole! I think dragonflies are full of good luck! Have fun at Brimfield, I would love a chance at being there ;))

Unknown said...

I finally am going to build a greenhouse. Does anyone know who I would contact for greenhouse buildings?

Tanya said...

JUST DO IT! Your photos ROCK, as usual - I have been off the computer quite a bit this summer, too...actually felt pretty good. Wishing you a few more hours in the day to play in that garden - I know you've got the holidays coming up, too. XOXO Tanya