Tag: gardenias

Mindful of the Little Things: Gardenias

Happy Friday! I know the calendar page has turned to June when the gardenias are in bloom! As soon as I stepped onto the porch, their sweet fragrance wafted my way alerting me that they were in bloom before I even saw them. I wish I had a ‘scratch and sniff’ feature, so you could…

Weekend Waterview: Gardenias, Great Blue Heron and Glorious Sunset

Happy Weekend! After a week of being spoiled by lower humidity and cool morning temperatures, it’s hot and sultry here this weekend. You know it’s summer when it’s hot at night! It’s perfect weather for gardenias! They don’t mind the hot and humid weather (unlike me ;) and are blooming. . . I wish you…

Hello June: Favorites, Recipes, and Table Inspiration

Happy first day of June! I’m rolling out the welcome mat for June’s arrival and sharing some favorites from the archives. Click on the links for the complete post, recipe or table inspiration! With the calendar page turning to June, I’m looking forward to Gardenias in Bloom. . . Anticipating the Florabundance. . . And Bringing…

Gardenias in Bloom

Our Gardenias are in bloom. . .I wish you could smell them!  I apologize for there not being a ‘scratch and sniff’ option here ;) Almost overnight our two shrubs were covered in fragrant blooms and seashell-shaped buds. . . Our gardenias are 15+ years old. They were here when we bought our house and have thrived since we…

Stop and Smell the Gardenias

Our Gardenias are in bloom, I wish my photos had a scratch and sniff feature. . . :) I was afraid our colder than normal winter had taken its toll since they were a little later blooming this year.  I smelled their fragrance as I stepped out the back door before I even saw them. . . “Sultry…

At the Table~ Mikasa Daylight

 I’m at the table with a botanically inspired celebration of green and Mikasa Daylight Dinnerware.  Mikasa Daylight appealed to me when I first saw it with its fresh, crisp design. I loved the vibrant green leaves. . . a shade that reminds of the first tender growth of spring. You can see the versatility of this pattern, paired with…

Seashells and Gardenias

What started as a table for two, in my head~ “Seashells by the Lakeshore”~ for Kathleen’s Let’s Dish~ At the Beach Table Challenge, morphed the moment the fragrance of the gardenias drifted my way. . . To me a table or picnic isn’t complete without flowers! I had already “planted” an orchid in shells in…

Blooms, Bees & Bliss

A few pink Rose of Sharon blooms~  Providing a pop of color~ Attracting busy bees. . . Buzzing from bloom to bloom. . . In a state of pollen-collecting-bliss. . . “Like the bee, we should make our industry our amusement.”  ~Oliver Goldsmith Wishing you a little bliss & amusement in your tasks :-) Thank you for…