Monday, June 18, 2007

Colour Is Its Own Reward

Mere colour, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways. Oscar Wilde

Colour is its own reward. Neil Finn, Fingers of Love

34 comments:

Bert said...

Hi Yolanda,
This ttime I'm the first to comment I see. Nice colours and all. It shows that nature is the greatest artist on this planet.
Enjoy the united colours of Bliss.

Bye

marl1 said...

Wat heet kleurrijk! Gelukkig leven wij niet in een zwart-wit wereld...
Het begroeide huisje herinnert mij aan een vakantie in Denemarken...en aan 'The Shire'....;-)

Tracy said...

OH, WOW--What a beautiful flower show here! Sometimes a shot of color, a single flower bloom is all we need...Loved this simple, elegant post. Happy Days1 :o)

Layanee said...

You are right indeed! Nice of kitty to pose for you!

Kylee said...

Lovely! And I just want to scoop Dolly Daisy right up and give her some kitty lovin'! What a sweetie!

Friso said...

Prachtig al die kleurnuances. En die foto van de kat is geweldig, wat een model!

My Chutney Garden said...

Hi Yolanda,
I'm new to the blogging world. I'm thrilled to find your site. What beautiful shots of the garden and the cats. I'm posting all the way from Trinidad so it's lovely to see all the different flowers. My feline-baba
Dante stars occasionally in my blog when he deigns to pose for me.
Anyway lovely visiting and I'll be back.
Sharon

Robin said...

Yolanda, what a beautiful post! I love all of the colors. What is the purple flower above the kitty picture? Funny, we both did posts on the rewards of the garden.

gardenmomma (Chris) said...

This is an amazing display of God's workmanship using Yolanda Elizabet's hands!!! :) Too cool for words! Okay, I'm off to find your potting shed!

SchneiderHein said...

Hallo Yolanda, das ist ja mal eine bunte Mischung!
Eigentlich ist zum Beispiel die Krokuss-Blüte erst wenige Wochen her und liegt gefühlsmäßig schon so weit weg. Aber in diesem Jahr ging die Blütenfolge ja ohnehin viel schneller als gewohnt. Verschwenderische Blütenfülle in wenigen Wochen und nun überwiegt das Grün. Aber die Natur bringt ja auch jetzt noch viele schöne Farben hervor. Man muß jetzt nur etwas genauer hinsehen...

Schöne Idee mit en Titeln über dem Bliss-Team. Aber wieso ist Willow "the boomerang cat"? Gab es ein neues Zuhause, das dann doch nicht passte?
Liebe Grüße Silke

Bev said...

Yolanda, OUR reward is seeing your many beautiful colors and photos! The one of emerging bud looks like a little bird peeking out. And I really love seeing your darling kitties. They look very happy to be living with you.

Marie (FKA Piana Nanna) said...

All I can say is your photos today took my breath away and made my heart race. Stunning!

Connie said...

Fabulous photos of your beautiful plants! Thanks for letting us take a stroll in your garden today.

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Lovely Yolanda! I´ve been away for a few days....and oh boy you´ve been busy. Beautiful post.

karin a said...

I couldn't agree more! Your pictures are so beautiful! Love them all, so colorfull! The orange poppy is my favourite and I'm normally not that fond of orange... :)

Carol said...

Flowers, flowers, everywhere. So many pretty flowers to see in your garden. Still love that grass covered building, I remember that from your post on GREEN, which is the best color of all!

Molly said...

Wonderful photos. I love love love that old stone building!

jodi said...

Utterly glorious colours, all of them. I feel rejuvenated just falling into all those rich colours and textures--and, I fancy I can smell the roses and feel the textures of the foliage. And of course of Macavity's ginger fur.
thank you for sharing this floral flight of fancy with us all, YE

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Hi all and welcome to Bliss!

Bert; Yes, your the first one for the first time. ;-)United Colours of Bliss, I like it!

Marl1: dat huisje heb ik geknipt in Denemarken. :-)

Tracy: thanks and glad you enjoyed yourself!

Layanee: my Dolly Daisy loves to pose, just like your Tucker!

Kylee: Dolly Daisy is ready, willing and able for some kitty lovin'. :-D

Friso: ik ben dol op kleuren zoals je ziet. Dolly is erg fotogeniek.

My Chutney Garden: welcome to Bliss and the blogging world! :-)

Robin: thanks! The purple flowers are crocus bulbs, that flower in February/March.

Chris: I hope you've found my shed by now. ;-)

Silke: the gardening year goes very quickly, you're right. It wasn't all that long ago when the Krokuss was in flower.

Willow is called the Boomerang cat because when she is on your lap and you want to get up, you put her on the floor and she is back on your lap straight away. Then you put her on the floor again, try to get up but oh dear, Willow is back on your lap again. :-D

Bev: it seems to be a rewarding experience all around. :-) I'm glad to say that all kitties are blissfully happy.

Marie: do you need CPR? :-)

Connie: glad you liked it!

Tyra: thanks!

Karin: I'm not so keen on orange either but this picture came out looking unexpectedly good, so I used it. ;-)

Carol: the grass covered building is a favorite of mine too. It's in Denmark in a beautiful outdoor museum (Friland museet)near Copenhagen where they have lots of old cottages, farms, mills ect.

Molly: you and me both! ;-)

Jodi: well, colour _is_ its own reward, isn't it? :-) Colour enriches our lives in many ways, our gardens are great in showing us that and making us more aware of the importance of colour.

marl1 said...

Het is Deens..!!!

OT: zuzooien is het Groningse woord voor schommelen....

Andrea's Garden said...

hi Yolanda, beautiful pictures as always. I can't get enough of summer and love it. I wish it would just stay this way - maybe not quite as hot - and no winter. Andrea

Lis said...

Was für herrliche Farben, Mutter Natur ist immer noch der beste Maler.

shirl said...

It certainly is, Yolanda – it certainly is ;-)

Inspiring selection of photos – how great the garden is to look at and photograph at this time of year isn’t it?

Gotta Garden said...

One cannot just visit for a few moments here! There is so much to see and enjoy! Every day really is bliss, isn't it!

Birgit said...

Sehr schöne und farbenfrohe Fotos. Einige von ihnen stimmen mich wehmütig, da diese Blüten eigentlich schon wieder real und aus dem Kopf entschwunden sind. Alles zischt dieses Jahr so schnell an uns vorbei. Warum nur blühen schon die Herbstanemonen, wo übermorgen erst Sommeranfang ist?
Sa das begrünte aus der Wiese schauende Dach. Ist dieses in Schweden. Dort gibt es viele solcher Erdkellerhäuser.
Gerade heute erst sehe ich, dass Deine Pippa am 7. Juni Geburtstag hatte. Ich Trampel! Wünsche alles Liebe für die goldige Pelznase. Aber auch allen anderen Samtpfötchen. Wünsche Dir eine schöne Restwoche. LG Birgit

SchneiderHein said...

Hallo Yolanda,
einerseits sind Katzen so verschieden und dann doch wieder so ähnlich: Maus kommt generell auf den Schoß, wenn wir das Haus verlassen wollen und nur noch kurz auf dem Stuhl im Flur sitzen, um die Schuhe anzuziehen. Dann wird ausgiebig geschmust und Maus anschließend auf den Boden gesetzt - sofort haben wir dann wieder was kuschelbedürftiges graues auf dem Schoß...

Thalia said...

Dear Yolanda,

these are such beautiful colours! Nature has a treasure trove of colours and what better place to find them all than in a garden, particularly a beautiful one like yours?! Thank you for the lovely pictures!

Hannele said...

Lovely photos.

marga said...

Genieten hé.....al die kleuren in je tuin. Vind die donkere stokroos prachtig!!!!

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Hi all and welcome to Bliss!

Marl1: je leert je talen wel spreken door dat bloggen! ;-)

Andrea: wouldn't that become dull after awhile? I like the changing of the seasons but must admit that Winter is not my favorite one. ;-)

Lis: yes indeed!

Shirl: I hope you are enjoying your garden as much as I enjoy mine! ;-)

GG: we try to make it a blissful experience for all who visit. :-)

Birgit: the house with the green roof stands in Denmark. Sweden and Denmark have similar architecture.

Silke: there are quite a few cats that feel/know that we are about to leave the house and that is something they don't like, so they try to keep us in. ;-)

Thalia: you're very much welcome and I'm glad you enjoyed them!

Hannele: thanks!

Marga: ja, die stokroos is ook een van mijn favorieten. Die kleur is werkelijk schitterend.

Blackswamp_Girl said...

*ahem* That foxglove looks quite familiar! *grin*

Lovely post, as always. What is the plant with the lovely yellow-mottled leaves between the petunia and blue hydrangea?

Hillside Garden said...

Was für ein wundervoller Post! Ich stelle mir gerade vor, wie die Clematis dein Haus überwuchert - von innen! Bedenke einfach mal, wenn man zwei Jahre nichts macht, wie der Garten dann aussehen würde? Bei mir käme man schon nach zwei Monaten nicht mehr durch.

Sigrun

Carol said...

Thank God we can't control everything! Fantastic pictures Yolanda! Have a great weekend! Carol xox

Carolyn said...

All you flowers are gorgeous and I love that you included a photo of the sky.