Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Nothing Better....

Time flies...
especially when one is busy.
Welcome back to Pilgrim's Cottage.

With all the rains the last few days...
the ckicken coop has been slow in getting up.
But, today...
it does look like it will be finished.

I love white flowers...and pink ones.
The guava trees are blooming their beautiful white flowers that you see in above photo.
The plant in below photo is also blooming but,
honestly...I just cannot remember the name of this tree.

Now, the next ones below are the cotton plants blooming...
what will come of them, I can't say as yet...
that remains to be seen.
In the meantime...

the cotton flower above and below are the same one...

and the same one below...
the same exact flower.
I was pleasantly surprised to see how this gorgeous bloom turns from white to pink.

It first turns a pale pink as the petals start to fold in...

Then, it becomes an even darker pink over time...
I get two in one!
White and pink blooms!

Pink...the Lord must have thought of us women when He created pink...
and pink flowers, to boot!...
do you think?

After I tore myself away from staring at my white and pink blooms...
it was time to do some work in the garden.
Foxie sat on the water tank and watched.
No dogs allowed inside my potager.

My cucumber patch is doing wonderfully....
I staked a tepee trellis for the cucumber vines...
with extra branches at the top for the doves to sit on.

While our honey bees were busy among the cucumber flowers...

I admired some of the cucumbers growing...
they do look rather gorgeous.
If you look behind the front cucumber in the photo below and to the left...

Well...I picked it.
That one is for supper tonight.

Yea..the doves do like my garden, too.
Those branches come in handy as a "look-out".

One more bloom to show from my flowering vine that is growing along my potager fence.

"There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink,
and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labour.
This also I saw, that it was from the hand of God."
Ecclesiastes 2:24

Yes, indeed.
Blessed be the Lord.
May your day, or night bloom with blessings from our Lord God.


  1. The cotton flowers are amazing! And I agree that The Lord must have thought of us with the pink blossoms..so very pretty.
    We have doves around our place too, I love the sounds they make.

  2. Beautiful flowers and I love how your garden looks.

  3. I had to smile when you mentioned God must have been thinking of us (referring to women) when he made the pink blooms, tee, hee. That was cute! :)

    It's always a pleasure to take a "stroll" with you at the farm and see all the wonderful outdoor creations, which the Lord has made. :)

  4. Thank you for the lovely pictures and look into your life. God indeed I think made it all beautiful just so we would marvel and think of Him. Blessings!

  5. Your house looks similar to ours!
    Great pics.
    Your posts always make me want to get out there and start planting!

  6. Handsome Mr. Foxie should come over to play with Webster and our guest dog Piggy. Your cucumbers are beautiful. Your upstairs porch reminds me of my balcony only yours is screened in. Cottage life is grand, isn't it?
    xo, Rosemary

  7. Love the pictures, Foxie looks a little disgruntled at not being able to join you in the garden. :o)

    What a nice size cucumber! A friend is sharing from their abundance this summer. I love the cool fresh taste of them in a salad.

    You are so right, time does fly when you're busy, just haven't had as much time to visit friends in blogland, so glad to have had time this morning. Hope you have a very lovely day!

  8. Oh your flowers look so beautiful and your garden looks awesome. You are way ahead of us because our cucumbers haven't started to bloom yet.

  9. What a beautiful blog. These photos are wonderful.

    THANKS for sharing.