My Alpine Home



We have lived in our home in Alpine, Utah for five years now. My current goal is to make a larger more open home (which works great with our extended family) have a bit of cottage charm and seem more cozy. I hope you will follow along and give me encouragement as well as advice as I embark upon this challenge.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

She's a Grand Old Flag - Memorial Day Porch

Welcome my friends.
 
So glad you are here!
 
 
 
 
I have had so much fun decorating our front porch for Memorial Day!
This year it's all about our gorgeous red, white, and blue flag.
 
You're a grand old flag,
You're a high flying flag
And forever in peace may you wave.
You're the emblem of
The land I love.
 The home of the free and the brave.
 
 
 

 
 

 Ev'ry heart beats true
'neath the Red, White and Blue,
Where there's never a boast or brag.
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
Keep your eye on the grand old flag.
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
You're a grand old flag,
You're a high flying flag
And forever in peace may you wave.
You're the emblem of
The land I love.

The home of the free and the brave.


 
 
 
 
Ev'ry heart beats true
'neath the Red, White and Blue,
Where there's never a boast or brag.
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
Keep your eye on the grand old flag.
 




 
 


 
 

 

 
 
I love our flag and what it represents!
 
This weekend we honor loved ones who have passed and who's memories will forever be in our hearts; and those who gave their lives preserving the rights and freedoms of our country.
 
I salute you!
 
hugs,
Jann
 
 
 
 

Friday, May 22, 2015

You'll Find Me in the Garden. . .

Hello my friends,
If you happen to knock on my door and I don't answer,
chances are you'll find me in the garden.
 
(Elsa Spath Clematis)
 
 
It truly is my favorite place to be this time of year!
 
(Anna Louise Clematis)
 
 
 
With all of the rain we've had lately I find myself bouncing outside in between showers.
 
 I anxiously look forward to my morning stroll.
It fills me with delight to discover new blooms daily!
 
(Jupiters Beard)
 
 
(mountain bluet, perennial bachelor button)
 
 
 
(basket of gold)
 
 
 
 
(sweet rocket)
 

 
(silver dollar)
 
 
(I have four colors of oriental poppies. The orange and white are blooming)
 
 
 





(this morning I walked out to find my first red poppy)
 




(Mrs. Bradshaw)
 

 

(I knew the name of this flower last year and this year I can not remember it for the life of me.  Anyone know?  The leaves look a lot like those of the Columbine)


 
(Columbine)
 
 
 

 
(Siberian Iris)
 
 
 
 
(Iris)
 
 
 
 
 



 
(variegated Iris)






 
 
Bushes and trees. . .
 
(snowball)
 

(dwarf Korean lilac)

 
(golden chain tree)
 
 
(tri color beech tree)
 
 
 
So many photos!
 
I decided that I would save my herb garden, shade garden, and rock plants for another post.
 
And finally, a few wide views of the garden.



 
 
(oil can collection)
 



I truly love this time of year!  Each day brings a new delight.

Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

I hope you enjoyed the stroll through my garden.

hugs,
Jann

I will be sharing with these lovely parties:
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home