A Sentiment

God knew what He was doing when He sent a gentle breeze and brought a lovely butterfly to set my heart at ease. The happiness of your friendship and the gentleness of your words have touched my life in special ways and now I feel assured. Thank you for your loyalty and for reading everyday. I only hope you find things to make a happy day.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Favorite Thing Saturday

It's that day again. A Favorite Thing Saturday. Joining in with Claudia 
http://mockingbirdhillcottage.com/ and many other bloggers for our weekly project. Check it out, if you have the time this weekend. 
This week I've been dreaming of gardens. I have been getting garden catalogs since Christmas and now yesterday I got my new issue of English Gardens. I've been looking through this beautiful magazine this morning...seeing gardens of famous English writers. When I went out to the kitchen, to make coffee, I glanced out the window to see what was going on in my woods. A little tree stands there just waiting to pop with little mauve blossoms. It's my Redbud Tree...probably my favorite blooming tree. I love it's simple little blossoms on bendy branches. I love the way it grows...kind of an unpredictable tree. I bought this little gem at the local nursery...at the end of the season a few years ago. They were just days before closing for the coming winter and had several little trees and shrubs priced so low. I checked them out and there was the one I wanted. A single branch in a 5 gal. bucket. They almost gave it to me. I rushed home and planted it. At that time, I was planting things along the border of the little scrubby woods that goes across our property in the back. I wanted color...and this was the first little tree to be planted. It's grown so  much and it branches out just the way I like. I'm a little worried about it this year. After our hot summer with no rain...I think it needed water, but I wasn't able to water it, being so far from a water source. I do hope this little gem is OK for another season of blooms. We'll see soon enough...it's what I wait for each year.


Claudia said...

It's so lovely and I hope it does well this season. I, too, am dreaming of my garden and the growing season ahead. I don't have any catalogs and I think I'd better remedy that!

Thanks so much for joining in this week!


Diane said...

What a pretty colored bloom!

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

Thanks for visiting earlier and leaving your nice note! I too love redbuds. They are the absolutely gorgeous here in Tennessee in the spring. Happy weekend and best,

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Wow, I'd be waiting for that to bloom every spring also. What a beauty.

Have a nice weekend ~ FlowerLady

Barbara said...

It is beautiful and what a contrast to the green. Wish I could have sent you some of our water as here we saw such flooding throughout last year with many losing their homes.

It's Just Dottie said...

It really is beautiful! I have one, too.

Mary said...

Hi Balisha,

What a lovely blog you have. I just discovered you from Dawn's blog. The picture of you painting the Blessed Mother is so nice.

I am in central Texas, where our weather is quite different from yours, so I loved enjoying your snowy pictures! :-) Quite the change of scenery for me!


Gardenbug said...

How I love redbuds. I am in a zone that is a bit too cold for them to bloom...but they come back each year with their heart shaped foliage (which I love). I am told there is a white blooming variety as well.They certainly make us eager for spring!

Melanie said...

I am dreaming of spring, too. Seems like such a long way off, especially with this extreme cold snap that is starting tonight. I see from your profile that you live in northern IL. So do I! It's nice to "meet" you...I found your link through Claudia's blog.

Balisha said...

I just wanted to thank all of you who took the time to comment....and welcome to my new readers. I really appreciate you all...in this busy world, there are so many things to do each day. Taking time out to connect with other bloggers, who share some of the same interests, is a big part of my day.Please come again and I'll be visiting you soon.

Lisa Lynn said...

Hi Balisha,
I found you on A Favorite Thing! I love your photo of a redbud :) I'm looking forward to spring too. I don't have a redbud in this yard, yet. I also live in northern Illinois!

I would love to have you join me on The HomeAcre Hop on Thursdays...

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Evening Balisha, Thank you for stopping by to visit my blog, it was very kind of you.
Looking at garden catalogues and dreaming of Spring is something I love to do aswell.
I do hope your Redbud Tree survives to flower again, you never know, it's roots could be deep enough that they found water themselves.
I have enjoyed my visit, so have become a new follower. I look forward to reading many more posts.
Best Wishes from England.

debra @ homespun said...

Such a bright color! It's gorgeous!