Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Garden Shed

It was just a weathered garden shed,
In the shadow of a tree,
With faded boards and sagging door,
But a wonderment to me.
Inside upon the wooden floor,
Were garden tools and things,
The smell of leaves when they are dry,
Such memories they do bring.
days when I was but a child,
We'd visit Uncle George,
And he would give me Blackjack Gum,
A friendship we would forge.
And just outside his garden shed,
Was a fish pond with a bridge,
I'd love to relive all those days,
Oh, the things I wouldn't give!
That time has passed, I'm older now,
But this one thing I know,
I'll cherish all those childhood days,
As my dark hair turns to snow.

by David Ronald Bruce Pekrul 

Better Homes and Gardens


Queen Anns Lace

Queen Anns Lace and Asparagus fern

Pink Begonias and concrete rabbit










Artist Charles Wysocki ~ Remington The Horticulturist

http://www.pinterest.com/emptyspool/
 

 

18 comments:

chateau chic said...

LOVE, LOVE the little white garden shed. That little picket fence is too cute.
Wonderful inspiration along with your pretty queen anne's lace.
Mary Alice

Linda said...

Great post...love those photos!

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

What a beautiful poem! Thanks for sharing that as well as the lovely shed and Queen Anns lace. Happy WW!
Blessings & hugs,
Karen

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Clara
You always have the nicest poems or quotes. I like the photo of the shed you found.
Judith

Heaven's Walk said...

Hi Clara! What a restful and serene blog you have. I truly enjoyed my visit here this evening. I love your photos and adore the poetry you shared. :) Is that truly your own sweet house in your header? It's amazingly charming!!! :)

xoxo laurie

Martha said...

Love garden sheds -- they re so charming. Lovely pictures!

janice15 said...

IT WOULD BE NICE TO FORWARD BACK...I WAS JUST TALKING TO MY SON ABOUT A GARDEN SHED MOM HAD IN THE BACK YARD AND I REMEMBER IT WELL IT HAD TURQUOISE BLUE MASON JARS LINED UP ON SHELVES. AND A GREAT UNCLE PAUL FROM L.A. CAME AND KNOCKED IT DOWN AND I ALWAYS THOUGHT HOW SAD IT WAS... MY DAD LATER WAY LATER PUT A SM DECK AND I ALWAYS THOUGHT THEY SHOULD HAVE PUT ANOTHER SHED..HEHEHE THEN I COULD HAVE IT NOW AND FIX IT UP...SO LOVELY DAY DREAMS...NICE PHOTOS THANK YOU FOR SHARING THEM AND YOUR SWEET THOUGHTS...HAVE A BLESSED NITE..WITH LOVE JANICE

Mrs. Sutton said...

What a wonderful poem - it really does invoke a beautiful image of innocence and childhood! I LOVE the shed (actually I love ALL sheds!) and can really relate to the magical quality that they have - especially pretty ones like the white one in your photo. We have a disused shed/garage in our garden, which I am hoping (fingers crossed) to convert into a mini office for myself - in the mean time my children LOVE playing in it's dark recesses - they think that it's the best thing since sliced bread - spiders, cobwebs and all!
Beautiful blog, gorgeous photographs - just found you, but I shall be back for more!
Paula x

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Clara: I have to say that you have one of the most beautiful blogs. I love everything about it from your poems and quotes (where do you find them all, they are so unique)to your background and then your photos are amazing. Don't you ever change and Happy Wednesday..Judy

westernreservebutlerspantry said...

I agree you have such a beautiful blog. I love everything about it! I look forward to each post.

kitty said...

Your blog is just so soothing to my soul...thank you!!

The Summer Porch said...

Clara your blog is stunning!!! I love all your vingettes, and I'm also amazed at your Queen Anne's Lace already in bloom so pretty.
Lots of hugs
Rosemary...xoxo

Rowan said...

Nice post, I like the concrete rabbit. The garden shed in the first is image is beautiful, I'd love to have one like it. I don't have a garden shed at all but if I did I fear it would look more like the last picture than the first:)

Johanna said...

Hi Clara,
you share such cute garden vignettes. I love them all. Thank you also for your nice comment on my blog,
Best greetings, Johanna

Ruby and Arthur said...

This is a sweet post! I love the white garden shed. I hope to have one someday, thanks for sharing, Jean

Abner Kent said...

It was very interesting to read your post. I just love all the pictures. Well done.

Carol Lee said...

Lovely poem for the equally lovely garden shed.

Katharine Hoda said...

Looking at the pictures i am planning to plant Queen Anne's lace around my teeny tiny but lovely wooden shed. Romantic poem and garden happens to work together well.

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I love to hear from you. ~Clara~