Monday, June 8, 2009

Blue Monday: A Borrowed Garden

The only way my thumb would be green is if I painted it green. Not having the desire to garden doesn't mean I don't appreciate gardens though. My cottage neighbor, Rita, can grow anything. Her home and garage are blue, the backdrop for this first picture and my tie in to Blue Monday.
Beyond the chiminea seating area is a pond where large goldfish and some turtles live. The large turtle was run over by a car and has lost use of his rear legs. Rita rescued him and he happily lives with the fish. Last year a little turtle joined the group. He is semi-hidden among the water irises in the photo. Both turtles are snapping turtles.

Rita has many beautiful plants, but blues just aren't that prevalent in flowers. Forget me nots are truly blue, but the irises and pansies are purple. But we all know, you need to blue to make purple, right?

For more information about Blue Monday and to see who else is participating, please visit our host, Smiling Sally, by clicking on the blue jay logo.

Best wishes for a joyous and peaceful week,


Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Just beautiful, Knitty. Thanks for sharing and Happy Blue Monday.


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Knitty, what a beautiful post, and while he may be green, I love that turtle! The house and flowers are pretty, too!

Happy Blue Monday!


Sheila :-)

Smilingsal said...

Rita has a lovely home. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday!

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

You have a lovely area out around your pond. I would really enjoy relaxing there. I don't know about the snapping turtles. They look nice from afar.

Libby Murphy said...

Could it be you don't have time to tend to a garden with all your other stuff? Your friend's garden is lovely and very inviting.
Happy Twirls

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

oh my...your neighbor has a beautiful garden! Happy Blue Monday ~ Susan

Mary said...

Your photographs are lovely and your borrowed garden is beautiful. Have a wonderful day.

ellen b. said...

Hi Knitty, I'm right there with you on enjoying gardens of those who can! Your neighbor's yard is so inviting...

srp said...

What a lovely house and garden... the iris is such a beautiful flower. Ours are golden yellow right now but I am looking to plant a wider variety. Happy Blue Monday!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Knitty, this is lovely!! Happy Blue Monday.


CailinMarie said...

that looks like a great home for a rescued turtle! I love the chimenea seating area too. What a pretty garden.
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Elizabeth said...

What a tranquil spot your neighbor has created. Happy Blue Monday! Have a great week.

Terry said...

Hi Knitty
What a fabulous Blue Monday post .
Thank you for sharing your sweet neighbor.
Wow what an amazing neighbor to have.
Blessing of joy to you sweet lady.
Have a wonderful week.
Happy Trails

The White Bench said...

Just fantastic!

The Explorer said...

very lucky to find this species just around the corner of the neighborhood

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