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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Green Dreams

 As a young girl, I always dreamed of living someplace 
 where three-rail white fences popped against green pastures and horses grazed all day. There would be a few huge oak trees in those pastures, where I'd lay in the shade, and just
watch my horse for hours on end. 

I was probably dreaming about Kentucky since I was so 
infatuated with horses and I'm pretty sure every book I read that involved them, was set somewhere in the Blue Grass State.

Well, we aren't in Kentucky but we're close enough!
We surely landed in one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. And it truly feels like my dreams came true.

We had rain off and on yesterday and when we got a break,
I had to get out and take some pictures of our front walkway.

This spring has been amazing. I have never seen so many shades of natural green in my life.

I love how the blooms just pop against that luscious green. 

We repainted our outdoor furniture in black and it all just looks so pretty.

Our California wine barrels just love it here. Moisture keeps them tight. Back home, I had to water them so they wouldn't dry out and fall apart.

I am so, so happy to see my Cecil Brunners sprout up!
I know they won't cover the pergola this year but 
I think they might climb up quite a bit. 
I swear they get taller by the day.

There is no greater satisfaction for a gardener than seeing your garden bloom. 
And to think, this is just the beginning of spring. 


  1. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! It looks like home to me! xo Diana

    1. My flowers make me so happy, Diana. I want to plant a cutting garden because I hate taking away from the pretty landscape. Maybe around the vegetable garden. :)

  2. Amber, it's all beautiful! I love springtime when everything is so lush and green.

    1. I am so happy to be here, in the South where we have an abundance of rain thus green, year round. The drought in California and the current water rationing is definitely something I do not miss. How about you, Tina? Are you on the East or West side of Texas?

  3. Amber it is just beautiful. I would be in a dream state too, so glad you feel so happy

  4. Your wine barrels are wonderful and not something that everybody has. Your flowers are already so pretty!

    1. We almost sold those barrels before we moved because of how much room they took up in our moving truck. So glad we didn't!

  5. Beautiful pictures Amber! Everything is coming up roses! xox

    1. Thank you Maryjane! I hope Mother Nature blesses the west coast with some rain.


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