Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Welcome to the Enchanted Garden

In a land far, far away, there is a garden where magical creatures live. Somtimes, if you are very lucky, doubting Thomas, you'll find a sign that those magical creatures truly do exist, like this:
And from time to time they even leave more tangible evidence of their existence in this enchanted garden.
 Of course the garden is enchanted, where else do you suppose magical creatures live? The garden, which is called Bliss for obvious reasons, sometimes changes during the night into a mystical, magical winter world.
Showered with pearls and dusted with diamonds it stands patiently waiting with bated breath for the magical creatures to appear.
Oooh look, there goes one of them. Isn't she gorgeous, this winter prinses all decked out in soft blue and silvery fur?
And have you noticed the transformation of what was once an ordinary marigold into this glorious diamanté jewel? It is amazing, isn't it, gentle reader? Come let's explore some more.






Isn't it wonderful, this magical mystery tour in this enchanted garden? Have you noticed that everything in the Bliss garden is connected? You haven't? Well, look closer, closer still. See?

Those silvery threads look so fragile but in reality are very, very strong indeed and are everywhere in the Bliss garden. They connect every part of the garden with everything else; shrubs with trees, flowers with the earth, the potager with the long border, the gardener with the garden, the garden with the magical creatures and if you pay really, really close attention, gentle reader, you will find that those silvery threads also connect Bliss to you.

 copyright 2010 Y.E.W. Heuzen

20 comments:

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Yolanda girl how are you !
Yes .. that is totally magical and how could you not be impressed with it and take as many pictures as possible to keep that white glow going !
One year there it was one of the coldest winters on record (we lived in Schinveld, South Limburg) and they had the canal race because everything was frozen .. it was amazing : )
I will never forget .. so thank you for reminding me : )
Joy

Plantaliscious said...

Stunning images of a garden transformed.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

We have had a couple of dustings of snow here too. It is unusually cold here. Not many creatures out and about.

Green thumb said...

Magical indeed! What a splendid sight the cover of snow in your garden presents, and coupled with the beautiful description it produces a heady cocktail...am hooked:-)

Alex aus dem Gwundergarten said...

What a wonderful post. And yes, our gardens are magical in winter time Well, okay, not today, the rain has washed away every bit of snow *sniff*, but on Thursday winter is coming back... they say. Let's hope so.
Take care
Alex

Jenny Schouten Short said...

I think you've been visited by that hoar frost I've been hearing about. Beautiful photos. xxoo

Glo said...

Silver Threads Among the ... Cold ...

Just think, all of those bulbs you planted are snuggled up under winter's icy eiderdown dreaming of spring in the enchanted garden.

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

It's hard to be irked by late autumn when we're given such treats as these. Lovely, Yolanda.

Missy said...

Truly beautiful.

Victoria said...

I love your enchanted garden and, of course, the magical creatures who live there. xx

Schunsland said...

Wat een mooi en fantasievol 'sprookje' heb je er van gemaakt.
ik moest wel even zoeken naar het "magical creature", maar zag toen ineens Kadootje ??lopen.

Trädgårdsdrömmar said...

Hi

Lovely fotos from a white garde.
Here in Sweden is it real winter, cold and a lot of snow.
Ken

Faucets said...

thanks for your infoFaucets

Babara said...

Beautiful, your pictures of a fairy tale in snow! These days when everything is covered with a fine white powder sugar make winter to a wonderful season (but it can be quite different when everything is washed away and the brown, wet garden comes back!). Let's enjoy these enchanted days we actually have with snow!
Barbara

Matron said...

Magical photos! I just love the paw prints!

Gail said...

Bliss is as always lovely and magical! We have a bit of snow on the ground and for a little while the garden is magical~gail

healingmagichands said...

I like being connected to Bliss. . .

These photos and scenes like them are why I love winter. It has its own particular (cold) beauty.

Naturegirl said...

Yolanda it has been some time since I've come to your Bliss blog filled with magic in the garden. Life has been busy at this end and around my new home it has been snowing non stop for a week!!
You seem to have the early sprinkling of Mother Nature's unique jewels upon each plant.
Yes it does look magical as though each branch has been painted with sparkle!

A wildlife gardener said...

Just popped by during the run up to Christmas to wish you all the best, and happy gardening in 2011…WG :)

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Oh great, beautiful this garden.

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