"Our homes, imperfect as they are, must be a haven from the chaos outside. They should be a reflection of our eternal home, where troubled souls find peace, weary hearts find rest, hungry bodies find refreshment, lonely pilgrims find communion, and wounded spirits find compassion.”
~ Jani Ortlund

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Garden Photos

We went to Longwood Gardens on Saturday.  We spent most of our time indoors because of the drizzling rain.  

I adore this garden walk.

The bronze cranes...

Beautiful roses...

Star Jasmine...

Gorgeous peonies....

Oh wait!  These are my peonies!

They are almost fully open!  I love these flowers.  This kind gets large and smell like old fashioned roses!  I wish I knew the name of this one.

They make me so happy!


Becky K. said...

I stopped and thought to myself that those looked like yours...and that fence was like yours. Glad to know that I wasn't losing my mind...well, not all of it anyway.

Mikey had a good interview...now we wait!

jAne said...

Peonies! They don't grow where I am so I'll have to live vicariously through you, MrsRabe, and enjoy their beauty. ;o)

Longwood appears to be a place where hushed voices from simple awe are present, where meandering pathways to vignettes of garden space surprise the eye and touch the soul. When I visit...and I will...we must go there!


Jeanette Levellie said...

Ooooooh, how lovely!
Candy for the eyes and soul. Flowers minister to me in a way that nothing else does.
Thanks for sharing!
Love you,
P.S. Here in Illinois they call those "pinies!" When i first heard it, i wondered what on earth people were talking about!

Kathleen Grace said...

So beautiful! God makes such wonderful things:>)