Saturday, August 22, 2009

Evening in the Garden

It was such a beautiful last evening. Warm. Balmy. Very few bugs. So Rick and I were out walking, with the delightful anticipation of enjoying a really nice Italian coffee (decaf) along with our 'in-the-oven' Cherry Crunch when we got back.

We met our neighbour out for his evening stroll, so we invited him to join us for coffee after our respective walks. His wife and daughters are away visiting family for several weeks, and I'm sure he finds his big house a little empty and lonely.

As I say, it was such a pleasant evening that we decided to sit in the garden. Rick set out candles and lanterns, and put the cushions on the patio chairs while I dished out the dessert.

I wish I could post the fragrance we enjoyed from the evening scented stock (below). Not really an attractive floral specimen, but its heady perfume is worth it. As the evening deepened and began to cool it, the fragrance filled the whole garden. It was magical.

As the evening shadows lengthened, rather than fireflys coming out to play (we don't have those in this part of the world), my little neighbour, Orange Kitten, stopped by for a visit. She was happily frisking about in the garden and hiding in corners. Al though Miss Kitty was not impressed, we certainly enjoyed her cute antics.

Such a lovely evening. And all done on a spontaneous whim. Often the best kind.

Pleasant happy thoughts to you all,


  1. Wow! Heaven in your own backyard.
    People travel all around the world to find a beautiful and peaceful place like yours.

    I'm glad your little orange neighbor kitten, hasn't forgotten you.

  2. This sounds so relaxing. Love the cherry header.

  3. ah the lazy days of summer, enjoy them...

  4. What a lovely garden you have. That was nice of you to invite you neighbor over. What a treat for him!

  5. Your garden is absolutely breath taking!!!!! I wish I could smell it!

  6. What an amazing garden...Absolutley beautiful...

  7. Happy cherry picking and fixing.

  8. How lovely - can just imagine the perfume from the night scented stock. Your garden looks beautiful. A x

  9. Gorgeous garden! Thanks for sharing. Thank you also for stopping by my blog. It's so nice to meet new friends!

    Enjoy your cherries.


  10. I am so thankful to be back visiting blogs, or I would have missed this exquisitely beautiful post. Your back yard looks like a magazine page. What a kind gesture to invite that gentleman to join you in such a lovely setting. Life brings joy to others when we reach out.

    Your header picture is so attractive!

  11. What a gorgeous bit of heaven!

  12. Oh what a heavenly garden you have ! Thanks for stopping by !


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