The House in The Roses and Secret Gardens

faerie transparency

blythe treeThe garden was green this morning from all the rain we had yesterday.

My creation

blythe treeIt's a bit cool, just the way I like Spring mornings to be. When I came inside, I poured a cup of coffee and went to visit a few blogs. My lovely friend Cielo from The House In The Roses always writes beautiful posts on Hopeful Fridays.


blythe treeI wasn't disappointed, there amongst the beautiful photographs of her garden were photos of her granddaughter enjoying a peek around Cielo's garden. The photographs I used for this post are mine, so that you can be surprised when you visit Cielo.

magical forest

blythe treeI peeked around a bit myself and entered the door to The Secret Garden. A place where she features special gardens that take your breath away.

My creation

blythe treeToday's garden is so special and magical, you must stop by HERE and see it to believe it.


blythe treeHidden in the gardens of the North end of Melbourne Australia Bruno's sculpture enchants the landscape.I love garden sculptures, but the ones by Bruno are totally enchanting.

forest birdhouse

blythe treePeople like Cielo are always painting the blogging landscapes with magic and beauty.


blythe treeVisiting The House In The Roses is the loveliest getaway I know. Cielo's words, her garden, music and her photographs will whisk you away to another time and place. I hope you enjoy your walk through her gardens and come away as refreshed as I did ready to begin my day.

My creation

Happy Hopeful Friday, Cielo. You spread hope and beauty everyday.

The song for this post is by Enya, and it is called Fairytale, just like Cielo.

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Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Beautiful photos, Karen! Thanks for sharing! They are like a fresh breath of spring!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Karen, You really know how to deliver! Enchanting, breathtaking and loving. Quel souffle chez toi! Amitiés, Anita

Beverly said...

Thank you, Karen. Your photos are lovely, and I do enjoy Cielo's blog, too. She is very special.

Mo'a said...

Is that your garden? It is also magical as are the gardens in your story.
Thank you for sharing these lovely gardens.

Fete et Fleur said...

Another gorgeous post! I would love to stroll in your lovely garden for hours.


Gabriela said...

Hello Karen,

Loving this photos!

~ Gabriela ~

Vee said...

Today I shall surely follow your link and enter a second secret garden. I rather think that you and Cielo are kindred spirits for the things you said of her, I could easily say of you. Have a wonderful day, Karen!

Rhondi said...

Hi Karen
Visiting your blog is like a breath of fresh air too. You also are always inspiring uplifting and often magical. The photos are beautiful.
Hugs, Rhondi

Lisa Oceandreamer said...

Hello my friend, these photos are so beautiful. You always have such a kind word to say about so many. I will have to check out her blog as i have to live vicariously through those with actual gardens.
It was restful just to sit and scroll through YOUR photos!
Here's wishing your sweet self a most lovely weekend...full of the scents of blooms and the peacefulness of a soft breeze!

CIELO said...

My dear Karen, your words and sentiments have really touched my heart... I'm truly humbled and honored, and I pray that you and yours be blessed... and that God grant you always, a sunbeam to warm you, and a moonbeam to charm you... Happy Hopeful Friday, sweet friend...

Love you


Tara said...

Cielo's blog is a magical fairyland, yours a lush artistic landscape--I love them both!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I love all the beauty. happy Weekend...m.

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hello Karen

A beautiful post from a most lovely lady. Thank you so much for sharing, I so enjoy my visits here. Your photos are just lovely. Wishing you a beautiful weekend.



LiLi M. said...

I love all your garden photos! I think the fresh green of this season is most special. Have a nice weekend!

Marie Reed said...

I haven't heard Enya for ages! It's so relaxing and peaceful!