Friday, June 4, 2010

A walk in the yard

The orange of the tiger Lilly is so happy looking.

I must have got two plants intertwined as today I discovered both a yellow and an orange flower.
Yesterday I had two buds.  I thought the orange would be a dull orange hue.
Oh well - even tho I am not found of bright orange I think it adds drama to the garden.
Pink is my least favorite color unless it has some red or blue to the shade. 
When we moved to the farm there were two pink peonies in the middle of the yard in front of the second house.  When the farm was first a homestead there was a big two story white house in front of where the newest (Matt and Malissa's) home is situated.  From the look of the drawing we have my guess is that the bushes were on each side of the path to the lane.  It took years to establish the bushes along the fence.  Peonies do not like to be moved.  I think that I dug part of each bush a couple of times before they became establish in their new home.  Two bushes in the middle of nowhere seemed so out of place and a pain to mow around.
We do not have any pictures of our place in earlier times.  This pencil drawing is one someone gave us.  It was then the residence of George Swan.  When we moved here 30 plus years ago the barn was still standing.  We were told that the barn was once twice the size as we knew it, so George must have been a prosperous farmer. 

1 comment:

VictoriaArt said...

Your flowers are lovely! And I adore the drawing! How nice to have something authentic as this of your farm!