Saturday, 22 May 2010

Garden Party

Andrew's out of town so on Thursday night I was thinking about taking Lois out on a date, but the weather was so nice and the first rose in the garden was blooming, so I decided we'd have a date at home in the garden. We got dolled up, made things pretty, had a nice dinner, and watched the sunset. It was a carpe diem sort of night. I couldn't just let leave the house and miss out on that rose blooming! I knew in the next day or so it would be withered. It made me think of a classic carpe diem poem by Robert Herrick, "To the Virgins, to make much of Time." The first stanza is...
Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
Old Time is still a-flying:
And this same flower that smiles today
Tomorrow will be dying 
So we gathered our rosebud and and made the most of it. It was one of the best dates I've ever had.

7 comments:

Temps perdu said...

Sounds and looks heavenly! It is an artform to be able to slow down and see clearly what is important, carpe diem!

alex t said...

How lovely! Lois is so big and looks like such a little lady in the pictures! Makes me realize we need to go an sit in our new garden too!

Kim said...

Lois is so darling. I think it was a wonderful date! Love the pictures you took...they are perfect!

Twinkleberry said...

What a perfect little face she has! So sweet! a precious time....

Patchwork Harmony said...

Gorgeous pictures. And Lois is too cute!! X

littlebyrd said...

What a delightful evening! I can't believe how much Lois has grown! Great pictures you captured.

{beth} said...

i love in the movie Chocolat when they have a garden party...these images remind me of the splendid setting.