Thursday, June 30, 2011

My Home

I thought it might be about time that I share my humble home with you.
Here are a few pictures of where I live.

Here is my house,simple and small,but I call it home.
For those of you who recognize cars,yes,I do drive a Chrysler Neon.
The bare strip  you see beside the driveway,is where my neighbour took out a row of Lilacs for me.

Here is my yard,as it looks when I step outside.This is looking east,and if you could see past all the trees,you would see a farmers field back there.

I walked to the back of the yard and looking west,this is my home.
Looking at this picture,just to the right of the house is my newest flower bed.

Here is the new flower bed.This is where we used to have a small garden pond.I felt the need to remove that,as it took a fair bit of work.
I now have the small fountain at the head of this bed and the birds seem to enjoy it as well.

Last but not least,I have to show another Lupin shot.
This was taken after one of our many rains.Notice the raindrops decorating the flowers.


Now if only you could all join me at my house,I would love to put the coffee and tea on and sit down with you for a chat.

Though for today:
A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.



48 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

oh, i would so join you for a chat!!! love the gardens. and i see you have one of the holey sunflower feeders hung! :)

i'm guessing you don't use that door on the side, because that would be a heckuva first step. :)

love the fountain, the ferns, the fir tree. beautiful. thanks for sharing your world!

Karin said...

Don't know when it will be, but when next I'm in Winnipeg, I'd love to meet you for coffee or tea!

Your home and garden is just so pretty! Still looks like a lot of work though, but worth it. Those Lupines are so lovely!

forgetmenot said...

Ruth, What a lovely yard you have. It is like an oasis in the desert, or the Garden of Eden. A beautiful place to enjoy all the gifts of nature. Thank you for sharing your lovely "spot" with us. Have a wonderful weekend. Mickie :)

Debbie said...

your gardens are beautiful and so inviting. a nice blend of sun, shade & pops of color. i remember the new garden, it looks peaceful.

i have been working on a similar post, for tomorrow.

awesome new header photo!!!

Diane said...

Your home and gardens are just as I thought they would be, warm and inviting. Your flowers and yard are gorgeous, how nice it would be to join you for a chat. Who knows? Maybe someday.. Thanks for sharing with us Ruth, Blessings, Diane

Unknown said...

Ruth, you have a lovely place! Great backyard. Next time we come to MB, I'll know what to look for!

Montanagirl said...

I love your yard, and your house is just the right size! Your flowerbeds are so nice, and that last shot is gorgeous!

Ginny Hartzler said...

Thanks you for this lovely tour, Ruth. You have a wonderful large yard and flowers! Everything is so beautiful!! The first thing I thought of was how I would just like to sit there, maybe with a book and a lemonade, have you a bench or chair? But why did you take out the lilacs? They smell so wonderful next to the house! Your house is the style of mine, I only wish me yard was this pretty. I am just loving your gorgeous header and background!!!

Susan said...

Thanks for the tour of your yard and your home...Love your flower beds and the variety of plants you have growing...they all look so lush this yr...

warriormom said...

Thanks for the invitation and the tour!! I love the fountain...I need to do something like that. As always, your quote is so fitting. Thanks Ruth!

Janice K said...

As I look at your home and yard, the words that come to me is "Cared for with love." Your new flower bed with the fountain is such a neat idea. I love flowers but when it comes to landscaping, I don't feel creative. I love that blue iris in your header too.

And yes, it would be great to be able to sit and talk for a while. I think you would be a wonderful friend.

Marsha said...

Ruth, you have a beautiful house, yard and garden. I really love how you turned the pond into such a beautiful little garden and fountain. I would love to come and have a cup of tea and a visit with you but I'm afraid distance separates us too much.

Michelle said...

If I lived closer, I'd take you up on that visit. I'd love to meet you in person and sit out near that fountain with good fellowship and cameras in hand. :)
This was a fun post. I might put together a tour as well. That lupin is gorgeous.

Dorothy said...

I'd love to come by and visit! Love the yard, fountain area and Lupins.
Neat!!!

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Hi There, So glad to get home and back to blogging. We did have a fabulous trip--but home is pretty nice also!!!!!

I love seeing your home... Makes me feel like I know you better. What a neat place--and that yard is gorgeous.... LOVE it...

I am keeping you and your family in my prayers.
Hugs,
Betsy

lilabraga said...

Ruth, you have a beautiful house, yard and garden. Wish I could come for a coffee just to seat outside and enjoy your lovely garden...lovely!
xoxo
lila

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

I so enjoyed getting to see your home and gardens this way. I believe that the nicest compliment one can receive about their home is that it feels homey or, as Diane put it, "warm and inviting." And those words certainly seem to describe your home. Thanks so much for inviting us in.

sunny smiles said...

Pretty and cozy! I can tell a lot of love has been put into it.. (:

George said...

I can't think of a better place to sit and enjoy some wonderful conversation and a cup of tea. We're going to make it to Canada one of these days and surprise you with a visit. Your house and garden are beautiful. The picture of the raindrops on the Lupin is gorgeous.

Leah said...

I've seen your house before, now that I know it's your place,I'll just have to drop in sometime!!

Becky said...

Thanks so much for the tour Ruth! I love posts like this, and I would LOVE to stop by for tea.! Love your fountain. I would like one too, but we have the creek out back.
Happy Canada day too, and have a wonderful weekend.
B.

Anita Johnson said...

I would love to have coffee with you too, Ruth, but not until I check out that beautiful row of Lupine I spotted! Just a beautiful Home, Sweet, Home!

Rick said...

Looks like a very inviting place to come join you for a coffee (I used to be a tea drinker but now I'm a teetotaler ;-) Beautiful flower beds you have and that shot of the lupine is splendid ! Hope you had a wonderful Canada Day !

jeanlivingsimple said...

I love your home and garden/yard! Your water fountain looks very nice. I bet the birds do enjoy it as well.
Oh...I drink my coffee black.:)

Coy said...

What an inviting little home! And what a beautiful lawn & flower garden! If only you were not so far away the wife & I would take you up on your invitation.

Small homes have a lot going for them, lower cost, less heating & cleaning. And the best part is when their paid for the bank isn't going to take them away.

EG CameraGirl said...

Lucky you to live by a farmer's field. My village is quickly being consumed by development. I'm afraid I live too close to Toronto, which is a little less than an hour to the sough.

Your lupines are lovely. I have a few still blooming but they are going to seed for another year. Love the droplets on yours. I like yours growing along the fence line.

I used to drive a Neon...until a deer hit me. I survived nicely but the car did not.

Scott Law said...

You have such a lovely yard. It would be wonderful for my wife and I to sit in the shade with you and share a cold beverage and talk of photography etc.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

lupins are beautiful. They grow in our cold mountains. My friend grew them, some one asked her why she was growing wild flowers.

She replied, I loved them.

What is life like as a school bus driver?

Shug said...

Hi Ruth...I would certainly love to stop by your place....Beautiful yard. It looks so comfortable and warm...thank you for opening your home to us....You are blessed...
Hugs,
shug

Connie said...

What a delight to visit your home. The fountain is very inviting. You did a great job with the makeover and certainly created a personal oasis.

Pat said...

You have very pretty landscaping around your house, Ruth. It's very inviting and homey. I would love to sit down for a cup of coffee with you! Great capture of the raindrops on the pink lupine! I'm sorry that I have been so negligent about visiting your blog--I've just been really busy! Thank you for all your kind comments on my blog posts.
(((Hugs))) Pat

Elaine said...

You have a lovely place to call home! Your yard looks like a perfect place to sit awhile and visit, if only there weren't so many miles between us. Still, we can share a bit of our lives through our blogs. I have so enjoyed visiting you here.

Betty Manousos said...

ooh, Ruth, your gardens are so beautiful and inviting!
you did a great job with the makeover.
i'd love to come visit you and join you for a chat! it's lovely there.

your place is truly magical!!
thanks for this lovely pictorial tour of your yard and your home.

love the photos!

Have a great day!

hugs
betty xx

p.s. i'm trying to catch up on my fave blogs!

Hilary said...

Thanks for the invite! It's so lovely to see your beautiful garden and the place which you call home.

Leontien said...

I think your garden and home looks great!

Thanks for sharing
Leontien

eileeninmd said...

Ruth you have a lovely home and yard. The gardens and flower beds are gorgeous. I love the cute water fountain, it is perfect for the birds to get a drink. Thanks for the lovely tour.

John's Island said...

Hi Ruth, Your back yard looks real inviting and peaceful. I sure wish I could sit down and enjoy an iced tea with you out there. I would enjoy talking with you about blogging, photography, and what it is like to live in your part of the world. Your flower pictures in the earlier post are stunning! Just beautiful! Thank you for stopping by my blog and your kind comments. Keep us posted on your summer. Best regards, John

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Lovely space, Ruth. My husband and I plan on having a small home when we retire with a HUGE GARAGE to keep all our junk. It looks like you enjoy your garden. Hope you're having a nice summer.

Lisa said...

Ruth you have a lovely place. I would feel right at home in your yard. I love your flowers . One of my favs is the Lupin. Your thought for today is beautiful.

S. Etole said...

Thank you for sharing your home with us ... it looks so peaceful and filled with beauty.

Michele said...

I drive a Chrysler Neon too! ♥♥ A dark purple one! You have a very nice home. I wish I could sit down with you SOOOOOOo much. I think you have so much to offer... you are a very kind person. And as pretty as all the flowers in your garden... (hugs) XOXOXOXO

chasity said...

i LOVE that quote... and my memory fails often :)

your flowers are looking lovely...
i especially like your area of ferns and hostas. shade gardening is my favorite.

blessings~
chas

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Gorgeous shots Ruth...so nice to meet you! Love your blog!!!
Have a beautiful day!!!

Kerri Farley said...

Oh Ruth - what a lovely home and gardens!! Thank you for showing it to us!!

Kay said...

You have a very pretty yard.

Kay

Elaine said...

Ruth, I'm happy to say you are one of the winners of my Alaska Tea Sampler! Stop by my blog to let me know your mailing address and I'll get it on the way to you. Thanks so much for being a follower of my blog!

forgetmenot said...

Ruth, Thanks for coming by--always happy to see your name in my comments. Have a lovely week. Mickie :)

Mary said...

Wonderful to see where you live! How could you bear to have a row of lilacs removed???? They do get over grown, but I love their look and smell. Love the new garden and that fountain. It will bring you lots of joy, I am sure. Love the Lupine!