Thursday, January 28, 2010


Outside in the rock garden I have lavender blooming with
a scent that hugs my soul. A painted face watches from a nearby stone.
There's a chill in the air as the sun prepares to set.
A little painted pitcher sits in front of some blue willow that belonged to my Mother. Tea from the pitcher poured into thimble sized teacups for Tille who's 3 makes us both happy.

It's been a good day here at home.


  1. I like your mellow thoughts and also the lavender. Lavender is very soothing. You can make a tea from it as well. I have about 3 varieties way out in back. They don't like much water. Tomorrow I am walking out in back to see if any are in bloom.I like Blue Willow but only have a cup and saucer. Thank you for giving me a calming effect. I am now ready to go study....that is after I visit a few more blogs. hehehehe. Take care Gemma.

  2. i know this cannot be

    i SWEAR i could smell that lavender!


    lovely photos all.

    {{ all i have blooming
    are camellias just starting.
    do you have those where you live?}}

  3. Sigh...beautiful morning for me now, thanks to the complete calm and serenity of your photos and your thoughts, Gemma...

  4. Mmm...I love lavender. Miz Tilly's three ! - is it her birthday? Give her a 'Cheers' toast with that thimble tea for me ;)

  5. I'm jealous of your lavender. Outside here it is all white. Tell me now - is that your artwork? Because I love, love, love it.

  6. YOur photos and artwork are lovely!
    Our lavendar is under a blanket of white here!
    I like the face on the rock....maybe I need some of those to decorate my garden once things thaw out??? [Meaning I should paint some!]

  7. lavender is amazing.. blooming here and there at the same time.. love your rock painting xo

  8. Dear Gemma..such a lovely post ..all calm and purply ..dreamy and fragrant....

  9. That painted face on the rock is so haunting and mystical. Are you sure she is not the deity of the winds?

  10. I have some lavender growing in pots at the front the fragrance! It sounds like you had a perfect day at home, Gemma ~ :)

  11. Oh my; lavender blooming already...darn I can't come sniff the aroma myself!