Friday, May 18, 2012

Old Fashioned Pansies

 Pansies like this remind me of Victorian times for some reason, and since this weekend in Canada we are celebrating the birthday of Queen Victoria , I thought I would share these photos with you.

This is the first official holiday weekend of the summer here. Typically when everyone starts to plant their annual flowers and make everything look pretty.
People with cottages "up north" as we call it (a common Canadian thing to have) set out to open up their place for the summer weekends.

 A cottage would be nice, but if I had to deal with mosquitos , black flies or deer flies, forget it, I will enjoy my own back garden thank you.

 A cottage on the ocean maybe, that's more for me :)

As you know, I love, love, love flowers. At the moment my lilac bushes which I just planted last year have just come into full bloom, so I will be cutting a few today to bring inside. They are one of my favourite spring flowers. Not much else has come to bloom yet, but I am hoping soon.

We have had beautiful weather this week so I have been outside a lot enjoying our gazebo, which I will share with you soon. I want to plant something around the bottom edges of it, so we are heading out to the garden centre to see what we can find, and to check out some plants for the pond. I am ready to have a great weekend, hope you do too.

Love to all,


  1. Lynn, these are GORGEOUS!! Pansies are mine and my hubby's favorite flower...thank you for sharing today~

  2. Beautiful shots of these Pansies...oh yes, the trials and tribulations of owning a cottage in the woods in summer,,,THE BUGS!!! The biting flies are the worst.....forget it:)
    Have a good weekend.

  3. They look so pretty with the white cups and lace. I scrolled up and down several times to drink them in. Thank you!

  4. Hi Lynn, Your pansies are beautiful. The colors are so unique. I love pansies as if you can't tell. Flowers are a downfall. I have trouble growing them, so I just admire everyone elses and share some from those who allow it. Have a great weekend. Hugs from Your Missouri Friend.

  5. Oh Lynn so so sbeautiful. I love purple Peonies. Wonderful photos you´ve made. I hope you have a lovely weekend my dear friend. xoxo

  6. gorgeous pansy pics dear Lynn...there is something about their sweet 'faces' that always makes me hard to pick a favorite pansy or flower for me

    the next blooming flower always makes me say ahhhh

    our lilacs are long gone...lucky you!

    and Happy Birthday to The Queen!
    wishing you and yours a lovely weekend!

  7. These are delightful images Lynn ...well-captured. My mum and I always spend a while admiring the pansies when we go to the garden centre...she loves to look for faces in them (like Patty :-)
    Hope you're having a lovely weekend in the sunshine (I'm trying not to be jealous ;-)

  8. Reading this, is just the same as living here at the moment dear Lynn. Also here there are not much blossoming yet, but The sweet Pansies we can alwayes buy early, and plant in the garden :-)
    Just like you.
    Happy week-end.

  9. I'd take a cottage at the beach too! Enjoy your lilacs...mine all got froze out this year.


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