Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Four Seasons of Heaven & Roses!

It's hard to not join in with both Jan on Rose Wednesday at Rose Haven and Outdoor Wednesday with Susan at "A Southern DayDreamer" ! So...I'm doing both! First for Rose Wednesday...
A very simple but gorgeous little hand painted porcelian shaker. I found it one day for 25 cents...lost and lonely and nobody wanted her. I snatched her up, tucked her inside of my purse (after I purchased her) ;) and off we went to my place!
She insisted on sitting perched on top of my crocheted lace tea gloves for her pic...and she loves my tea parties! She always wants in on the action...sweet lil thing that she is!
I don't mind a bit....everyone who meets her falls in love with her. Aren't the color of her roses beautiful?
Thanks Jan at Rose Haven for hosting such a precious Wednesday theme! Please stop by and view the others that have posted for Rose Wednesday!

Thanks goes out to Susan from "A Southern Day Dreamer" for hosting this fabulous theme each Wednesday! Please be sure to visit Susan so you can see the other posts for this special Wednesday featured event by clicking on the link above.
My entry this week is a special gated entrance that I pass by not too far from my home. I first ran across it last spring when the Bradford Pear Trees were in bloom, in March. The first day they caught my eye it was raining...I knew I had to make it back by before the rain washed away all the lovely blooms! I have captured this view for the past three seasons, spring, summer, and fall. I'm praying for an ice storm or a little bit of snow before winter is over so I can get the fourth season of winter here in GA.
This is a side view of the entrance...breathtaking!
Another view without seeing the gate...I recently met the caretaker of this property when I stopped in the fall to "snap" the leaves turning. He is a kind soul...he told me that someone actually lives at the end of this lane...even though you cannot see a home from the road at all. He told me to come back anytime and take pics! How kind...
Once I get the fourth picture taken of the winter season, my intentions are to mat and frame all four in one frame and call it "The Four Seasons of Heaven". I call it that because the path to me leaves the end destination to ones imagination...and I kind of enjoy the thought of one walking down that lovely path amongst the spring blossoms to enter the gates of heaven beyond what we can see. ;)
The trees seem endless...I can't wait to get my fourth snap so I can then show you each season in a future Outdoor Wednesday share!
Don't forget to go to Susan's now to see all the other Outdoor Wednesday posts
Have a blessed day!
~CC Catherine


The Quintessential Magpie said...

CC, these are FABULOUS. There is nothing prettier than a pear tree in bloom! Oh, how gorgeous! Thank you for sharing these.

Happy Outdoor Wednesday!


Sheila :-)

mbkatc230 said...

These are beautiful pictures, the lane looks like something out of a story book. I love your idea of the four pictures matted and framed together, it will look fabulous! Kathy

Susan said...

Happy Outdoor Wednesday Catherine!

The Bradford Pear trees are beautiful! We have many here too...but I don't think I have seen that many large ones together...and they are gorgeous!

The thing I like best about them blooming is that it means the cherry trees will follow shortly after!

Oooh an ice storm? shhhh no thanks! (although I think ice/snow in the trees is beautiful...as long as we keep power!)

I can hear the wind blowing outside now...and I know it is blowing away all my flowering plum blooms and buds (wahhhhhh)

Have a great day....thanks for sharing the beautiful pear tree photos!


prof en retraite said...

Gorgeous CC!! Bradford pears are so pretty in bloom! Have a great evening...Debbie

marty39 said...

Your Four Seasons of Heaven are just gorgeous. What a lovely thought to take that walk to heaven. Thank you for such a wonderful post. Reason for thought and prayer. Hugs, Marty

ellen b said...

Oh this truly is a glorious sight. I do hope you get your special winter shot too! Just beautiful...

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

I love these beautiful pictures. What a great idea to have pictures of all four seasons. I love Bredford Pear Trees. I had a beautiful one at our previous home. In general they don't normally do very well here. That's the reason I planted Springsnow Trees. They are very similar trees. I love the fence in your pictures!
Hugs, Terrie

Margaret said...

That is so beautiful, I think I would just sit for a long time looking at that. Someone had a grand idea when those were planted!

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Catherine,
Oh my goodness they are truly spectacular!
What amazing photos you took!
I love the gate and path. ~BEAUTIFUL!

It's hard for me to believe that the teeny trees in our backyard are also Bradfords.
One day I hope they get this large.

Have a wonderful evening.
~Melissa :)

Thanks for entering my first giveaway!

Diane said...

What a beautiful idea to capture the 4 seasons. Let us know if you're ever able to see the house! ♥ Diane

claudie said...

CC I have never seen such beautiful pear trees and in bloom WOW
I felt like I was walking to the Antebellum home in the South.
Love IT
Love Claudie

Cynthia said...

Hi CC,
These pics are so cool. When you get your last pic and frame it please share it with us. I would love to see the home at the end of that lane. Cindy

Light and Voices said...

I simply adore your photographs of passages. Keep on shooting! You have an eye.

lvroftiques said...

Hi CC! I'm so happy you visited my blog so that I could find yours! I'm thrilled to find a fellow francophile! And I have to tell you that I have the exact same chandelier that you have shown in your header! *winks* The allee of trees is absolutely stunning at any time of year! It will look so beautiful framed! I hope you'll share the pictures when you're done. I can't wait to see more of your blog. Vanna

Southern Lady said...

Catherine, those are gorgeous pictures and a lovely sentiment about where the road leads. I hope you get your "snow" picture to complete your collection.

I am adding your pretty blog to my "Favorites," and look forward to getting to know you better.



JudyBug said...

These pictures are so stunningly gorgeous! Wouldn't you just love to live at the end of that lane. It wouldn't matter what the house looked like...just to drive thru the lane every day would be enough. Will be so pretty framed.

We must think alike. I would love to close in my back porch and make it screened. :)

Wendy said...

What pretty trees. Wouldn't that be wonderful to be able to drive down that driveway everyday.

I love Bardford Pear Trees. We had the most beautiful Bradford Pear in our backyard. Last year when we had that terrible ice storm, we lost it along with 5 or 6 maples. :(

Wonderful picture, can't wait to see the other seasons.

Alisa Lucas-Brown said...

Hi again CC!
Love the outdoor pictures. The scene is breathtaking! I wanted to thank you for the Butterfly award! How very thoughtful of you! I really enjoy your blog and have added your site to my blogroll favorites! See ya soon.

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

The pictures remind me of a scene in the PBC series "Anne of Green Gables" where she is riding through a lane exactly like this and the blossom petals are raining down all around her. It is one of my favorite scenes.

Kathy said...

The blooming trees are gorgeous!

Rose Haven said...

Oooooooohhhhhh, how lovely!!! I love the shaker...and the price!!! WOW!!! Thanks for joining us today!

The outdoor photos are GREAT, too!


Lana said...

What a beautiful post for Outdoor Wednesday! I tried to leave a message for you last night but it was late and I don't see it here. (smile) I'm sure I pushed the wrong button. You had a wonderful idea to take the same vista in all seasons and frame them together.

Blessings, Lana

Anonymous said...

The trees do seem endless....and someone lives at the end of that driveway! Your idea of the photographs of the seasons sounds wonderful.
I've not seen the Bradford Pear full grown like these. They tend to be pruned to a smaller and not as attractive shape here where I live.
They probably planted them in too small of a spot.
....Kathy b

Anonymous said...

That's breathtaking...Oh Hou beautiful it would be with snow....I hope you will be able to get the wintry scenes.. I would love to have the Four Season of Heaven when you make more than one...That would be great and beautiful! Oh My...Happy Outdoor Wednesday to YOU! Katherinellen

Anonymous said...

Hi Catherine. I Thought I would come on over and check out your outdoor photos. I love them. The driveway looks like a scene out of a movie. Thanks for sharing. This was a great post.

Mamapippa said...

Very nice idea to show the four seaons !

Anonymous said...

Those photos are absolutely gorgeous. The little shaker is darling. No wonder everybody loves her.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

These are gorgeous!! We lost two last year and I just cried and cried.. They are spectacular in bloom.. They will make beautiful pictures for your walls.. I love your new header picture.. gorgeous girl... thanks for the visit today. You always put a smile on my face... have a super evening my friend.. hugs ~lynne~

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Loved the hand painted shaker, but i am most partial to the bradford pears.My drive way is planted with these beautiful trees and I look forward to each season. Great Pics.

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Thanks so much for the comments on the waterfalls! Actually, one of them (the top one) is Dry Falls between Franklin, NC and Highlands, NC. The bottom one is Whitewater Falls - the tallest falls east of the Mississippi river, and is south of Cashiers, NC but near the SC/NC borders. They are both well worth the trip and the short trek to the viewing areas. If you want directions, please let me know - they are both an easy day trip from the Atlanta area. Have a great evening! Becky

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Love your little shaker...she's beautiful! And that path...oh my!

Spanish Princess said...

Happy Rose Wednesday! That is such a lovely treasure. The outdoor photos are beautiful too. SO peaceful. Thanks for stopping by!
Spanish Princess

Shirl said...

Hello and Happy Rose Wednesday! THank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment. I've never been to the Berkly Springs are but we have been wanting to get over there. We want to spend a few days when we go, there's alot of history over they and my husband and I love that. Beautiful pictures, thank you for sharing!
BLess You, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

beth at aunties said...

CC the pear trees are gorgeous. We ahve some spread out not in a row like those are. Simply beautiful.

Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

Maryrose said...

Breathtaking. I think those trees go for miles. I can't wait until you get all 4 seasons either. Thank you for sharing. Maryrose

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

These pictures are beautiful! I think it is a wonderful idea to get the 4 seasons and frame them, what a lovely place. Thanks for sharing!

carolinajewel said...

Gorgeous! So glad you gave that little shaker a good home! :D Jewel