Sunday, July 18, 2010

Lavender and Hyacinths.

As Rosemary is to the spirit, so lavender is to the soul ~ Anonymous
I loved picking a little bunch of lavender for the house.
I planted some of these the other day, so I hope that mine will look as pretty as on the packet.
I also pruned the roses, one of those jobs that it is always great when you finish, with all the thorns.
Also have these magazines to sit down and enjoy.

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature, is that all of us tend to put off living.
We are dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today.
~ Dale Carnegie.

I hope that you are having a wonderful weekend and enjoying every moment.
Thank you for visiting my blog and the kind notes you have left and I look forward to coming over to visit you all.



  1. Sounds like a busy weekend Carolyn, the pile of magazines is very tempting. I also love magazines (in any language) and have "beaucoup" all around the house.

    A tres bientot,

    Leeann x

  2. Totally agree - we should enjoy what we have NOW and sniff the roses in our gardens (or rather bouganvillea here in Andalucia - roses would tend to shrivel up in the 30C+ heat!)

    Have a great weekend, my dear Carolyn,


  3. I hope soon we are going to watch your flowers.
    I love lavender and hyacintus smell!
    Happy Sunday
    A kiss for you

  4. My dear cyberfriend, thanx for kind comment on my blog!!

    I like this post & your words (the first picture.... mmmm).

    P & L


  5. Lovely thoughts today - I love lavendar too and you have reminded me to pick some - hyacinths are gorgeous. I love them too. YOu are organised. I think i might make a visit to the garden this week too.
    Hope your weekend was happy. x

  6. Hello Carolyn,

    I LOVE lavender, such a calming aroma.

    Dale Carnegie's quote is so TRUE! I need to keep this one in mind!
    Thank you for sharing!

    Have a wonderful week!


  7. Gorgeous post, darling!
    Especially loving your pile of mags!


  8. It's 101 here and miserable so I am staying inside today with my stack of magazines!


  9. Pretty lavenders :) And you're growing them by yourself. I'm such a bad gardener. Hahahahaha. Have a wonderful day, Carolyn dear. You're such a pleasure for my days.

  10. Hi Carolyn...
    Oh, I just love lavender. So nice you were able to have some in the house. Love those tins...
    You have a pretty green thumb...I am sure your flowers will look lovely!

    I feel like you every moment!
    Enjoy your day!
    Hugs, Nancy

  11. Oh my favourite thing to do..magazines!!! Enjoy my friend..sending love to you today as you put your feet up and soak in the lovely images and words. xox

  12. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend too. I also hope that your lavender grows lush and full.


  13. I have to harvest my lavender now... love to make bunches to keep all winter long...
    Thanks for your sweet words, Carolyn!

  14. Hi Carolyn,
    It looks like you will be enjoying the blooms soon. I love those quotes so much. How true about so many people...not enjoying the beauty of everyday.

    I loved the previous post. WOW! My castle doesn't look like that when we have a party. I am going to have to have a word with my groundskeeper, hehe!
    hugs to you from here

  15. I so love the lavender. Ours actually grew this year. I was afraid it wouldn't due to the deer loving it so much to munch on.

    thanks for the note, too.

  16. Adore Dale Carnegie's quote and what you are choosing to do with your weekend. Hope your lavender plants will flourish in abundance and bring much joy, Carolyn!


  17. I am so allergic to soooo many scents that I can't have them around me.....but I am sooo thankful that lavender doesn't bother my allergies in the least. It is truly one of my most favorite things!! Love your bundle!

  18. Hi Carolyn!!!!

    oh my favorite!!! lavender!!! I will have to post some of my garden shots!!! I love your post!!!


  19. yes we must have been visiting at the same it is getting late and I am off to bed...2a.m.!!!

    there you are most likely starting your day!!!

    Have a wonderful day!!!

  20. Hello Carolyn, I'm sure your garden is beautiful. I imagine it is always full of colour and perfume and lots to look at, as your garden was in Christian Street. I have inherited 3 of my Aunt's orchids. I do hope they survive the cold down here.

  21. Hi Carolyn
    Yes, I know what you mean and it seems there just isn't enough time in the day... this summer has flown by and I think "the lazy days of summer" just doesn't exist anymore.
    Blessings to you this week

  22. I love's one of my favorite scent...I also like your magazine picks :-)

    Hope you're having a wonderful summertime dear Carolyn.

    Much love: Evi

  23. Hope you had a fabulous weekend sweetie! Oh how I adore lavender. Good luck with yours :)

  24. Hi Carolyn,
    What a fun and productive weekend you had spent doing something you love.
    I love those words from Dale Carnegie. He really was an amazing man.
    I love lavender in the house too and walking into a room with the fresh and relaxing scent filling the air.

    Love my magazines too and always look forward to relaxing with my favorites.

    I got an email from the Fashion TV designers this morning saying they were going to annouce the winners. I wish Victoria all the best. She is so talented! I want her to win!!

    Have a great week and blessing always.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  25. What a beautiful post...with some of my favorite things! Hope you're having a wonderful Monday! ♥

  26. Wow....can't get that quote about putting off living out of my head. So true, and it really resonates with me right now.

    Lovely lavender, and a lovely post, dear friend!


  27. I'm with dear ol' Dale. Too busy living to be blogging much right now...

    I'm out there learning to golf... although the past several days have not been conducive to much outside. Today... raining again... arrgghh... so..I'm baking cuz I love the smell of chocolate and ginger and fresh breads and .. well,... just about any aroma from the oven really.... and it helps to warm up the house when the temps plummet ... Even our summer isn't co-operating on the warm front this year....sigh....

  28. Thank you for your visit, Carolyn. Thinking of you.


  29. Pretty pictures xx


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