Friday, 29 May 2009

In The Rose Garden

We had tea on the terrace;
freshly baked scones
tiny pastries.

Then we walked over the moat
to the rose garden.

Pillars and swags wrapped
with the soft colours of early summer:

blush
ivory
shell


Wide banks of cat-mint
fluttering with butterflies

Enclosed by clipped hedges
and tall pastel foxgloves.

Is there a more pleasant way
to spend an afternoon?

I think not.

19 comments:

Lynn said...

Ooh, it's my dream world! Kind of like the mosquito-free, weedless, perfectly manicured, intentional, very linear version of my own garden. Oh, okay. Not really like my own garden at all...

anne bebbington said...

I would totally agree - beautiful photos, is it somewhere open to the public?

Gina said...

Couldn't agree more - how beautiful.

peppermintpatcher said...

Who knew blush, ivory and shell could be amongst my favourite colours?

monica said...

how romantic...

fifi said...

like a dream garden....

The Coffee Lady said...

I would certainly have got sunburn. Best to stay inside.

silverpebble said...

Painted ladies. Foxgloves. Beautiful.

MissM is a runner up. What a pleasing way to start a weekend. I need to know her favourite colours from amongst my jewels.

x

kristina said...

Oh goodness. So beautiful. That is indeed the perfect afternoon. K x

Mary said...

Those foxgloves!

Oh my!!

Spruce Hill said...

Oh what a beautiful garden! Tea and scones makes it even better!

Anonymous said...

That's exactly how I'd imagine an afternoon tea in an English garden.
Paola

MrM said...

where are the photos of the tea ?

Rhiannon said...

What a gorgeous looking garden.

Tea was definately the best thing to have in a place like that

xxx

dottycookie said...

Lovely, quite lovely.

Suse said...

Oh I felt like I was there with you, strolling and sipping tea (not at the same time, obvs).

Alexis said...

So lovely! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

Tutta la Storia said...

It is like a dream--perhaps the "Secret Garden" Sometimes your prose is just so lyrical . . .

readersguide said...

Oh!