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So glad that you found me! My blog is about everything I love like gardening, decorating my home & garden and crafting. Although I'm from Germany I write my blog in English so that hopefully every visitor can read it. Hope you'll stay a while and will leave me a comment so that I know that you were here! xoxo Carola

Monday, February 19, 2007

Winter in my garden

Hello everybody! I'm sorry for having been away for so long, but I've had a good friend staying with me from Friday until Monday so I had no PC time. Also I had no time for new pictures, but as you can see my dear and clever daughter was so kind to spend over 3 hours changing the look of my blog on Saturday night while I was out and about with my friend. She so knows me and what I like :D I'm especially fond of the colors and curls! How do you like the new look?

On the picture above you can see some spring flowers that I got on the end of January, just when I already started to think that we would not see any real snow here this winter. Then in February the weather suddenly changed from this

to this!

See how my spring flowers on the black iron table are all covered up with the white stuff (click on picture to enlarge it)?

I so like it when my garden ornaments are covered with a thick hat of snow:

My snowy front garden:

And the view from inside out (click on picture to enlarge it):

Well it's all over and gone again by now but I thought you'd might like to see these photos too. Today I'm still off work and I'm planning on spending as much time as possible in my studio corner because for the last 5 days as much as I like my dear friend, I've so missed being creative! And next weekend I'm planning on opening the spring season in my garden if the weather will allow it! Have a great week everyone! xox

29 comments:

Mrs. Staggs said...

I love the 2nd picture of the sculpture wearing a crown. She looks a bit like a winter fairy princess with that beautiful dusting of snow.
How kind of your daughter...your new look is really nice!

Shabby in the City said...

I agree with Mrs. Staggs...that one picture is really great! I've never seen that statue anywhere. Your garden looks so pretty in the winter! What a great thing to look out the window and see.

Lis said...

Na hoffentlich kriegen wir keinen Schnee mehr, ich habe für mich beschlossen dass es Frühling wird!
Bei deinem neuen Design kann man die Schrift leider sehr schlecht lesen, sie ist wesentlich kleiner als vorher und zwischen den Zeilen ist nicht sehr viel Platz.

Roxanne said...

Danke fürs Feedback! Ich hab die Schrift ein bisschen größer gemacht, hoffe das geht jetzt so.

Lis said...

Ja so ist es sehr viel besser, danke!

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

LOVE the new look Carol!

You had quite a fall of snow there, but your garden still has its magical quality....Love the little rusty iron bird peeking from his snow cave!

Tracy said...

Carol, I love the new look of your blog. How nice of your daughter to surprise you with this. Your garden looks simply magical in the snow.

Gypsy Purple said...

What great pictures...just looking at the snow helps a little...we are having a heatwave in South Africa......HELP

tongue in cheek said...

I love your new look!! It feels so much like you!

The bird with the crown is sweet!

Blackswamp_Girl said...

I love the picture of your snowy front yard the best... it looks like a winter wonderland!

Miz Smoochie Lips said...

Your garden (pictures) never fails to amaze me!

Baby_Tease said...

I love the new look. Your daughter did such a fine job. Even in the snow you garden makes people want to visit it. Kim.

One Crabapple said...

Just LOOK at these gorgeous pictures of Your Winter Wonderland !!!

B E A U T I F U L !

And the girl with the crown is so pretty.

That little bird has a crown on too !

Just loved this post !!!! Brrrr !

Naturegirl said...

Carol ~LoVe~ your NEW LOOK!
You post snow and I post sunshine!
The snow covered garden does look ~magical!~ Hard to choose which image I like best...Has this snowfall happened recently!!
P.S. glad you are back as I wondered where you were! hugs NG

monique said...

Carol, your blog looks absolutely LOVELY.Your daughter did a good job!
And what a lovely photo's again.

Mia said...

Hello Carol! I really like the new look of your blog! Your daughter is ever so clever. I also enjoyed the snowy photos of your garden. But I am getting a bit tired of the white stuff here in Norway (even though it is pretty) - this winter of ours seems never ending... And I envy you a little bit for the fact that you may start your gardening season already.

Betty Jo said...

Your new look is fab! I adore your garden snow photos too, they are lovely. You have such a gorgeous garden. I wish I had room for one. I plan to do some container gardening when we get settled into our new place the first of April.

Carolyn said...

Carol, I love the new look of your blog. Great Job by dear daughter. Your winter pictures were lovely to see again. tempos today are a bit higher than they have been and I I am goign to my garden today to do some clean up...its so in need of some TLC from me. Looking forward to getting my hands dirty. Woke to birds singing this morning and that to me says spring is on her way, hooray!

Margrit said...

Hallo Carola,
mir gefällt der neue Look sehr gut, aber ich mochte auch den alten sehr gerne. Jetzt ist ja auch die Schrift etwas größer, so dass ich es besser lesen kann. Man ist halt nicht mehr die Jüngste. :))

SOINSPIRED said...

Oooh, I love the new look. Wish I could get mine to look like that.

Joanne said...

Your blog is very pretty! You are lucky that your daughter is so talented - she must get it from you! :) Thanks for sharing your pictures. Your winter garden is magical...

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Such a pretty winter wonderland! Your photos are always so gorgeous! (I've been trying to add a comment to your blog for a couple of days now... so glad I was finally able to get through the "blogger bug"!) I can't wait to see your lovely garden in the spring!

Betty said...

Your new look is very chic and the snow picture gorgeous!

Looking from inside to the outside is very picturesque.

Always enjoy your creativity.

Betty at Country Charm

MariaJ said...

Your fairyland is open, wow! Although I love that lady with the crown I have to admit that your white tree is stunning.
I'm happy you liked my heart. I put a lot of energy there, yes, but your worth of every stich. Now you can also choose which side you want to show.Hugs Maria

MariaJ said...

Okay, me and my head. I wanted to say that your daughter did excellent work and your blog looks very charming! I like these decorative curls a lot.

linda t said...

Lovely pics! I know I have looked at this post a couple times... but never left a comment!
Love the way the snow looks in your garden. You have my favorite garden... and it looks devine even in the winter!

Deb said...

Everything looks so beautiful with a mantle of snow! The new blog background is great. Debbie

ptitlapin said...

Hello Carol, your site is wonderful.

nel said...

Haven't been by for ages...what a beautiful post to come back to. Your garden is as gorgeous as I remember. I could sit at your window all day...sigh!

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