March 20, 2009

Gathering

Trux peers through the colored branches along the Deschutes River


We gathered branches for the pots purchased at Living in the Garden

Hoping the deer won't eat cut branches like they do plants...

I was surprised to find pussy willow buds...I've never seen pussy willows with such vibrantly colored branches

We decided to stick some of the branches in the yard...
instant shrubs that just may take root.

30 comments:

Golden West said...

Nice!

Star of the East said...

Those branches look wonderful by your door, love it!

willow said...

Absolutely fabulous!!! Perfect.

Lisa B. said...

If the deer come up on the porch and eat those...I think I'd start locking my door. Next thing you know they'll be waltzing in and eating out of your fridge!

They look great...nice statement!!

sherry said...

Just lovely. The colors are so inviting.

Cicada Studio said...

sigh... I absolutely love your front door

The branches are gorgeous. Will they stay red forever? They're so pretty, I might eat them.

Jenn said...

Perfect compliment to the color of the house. Mark, Cammie & Trux must have been happy for your safe return home :)

Sweet Repose said...

Scratchy wants to play...got any mice to chase...

You've inspired me to do something with the huge Mexican pot on my porch and all of the Chinese Elm branches that seem to endlessly fall from the tree...a focal point is born...thanks and welcome back!

LynnW said...

Oooh, I love a front door flanked by large pots and foliage. What a nice touch.

Dave King said...

The Trux photo is just perfect, it has everything: colour, texture, composition, interest.

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Wow, what a pretty scene...how nice your walk, Trux having fun, and to bring something home with you that is just perfect with the colors blending from the pots and the door and the moulding and the siding...every color on the house is also in the branches...Lovely!

M.Kate said...

Again...loving that colour, if only I could convince hubby to paint it the same ;( Does deer eat these branches too? I've no idea, the ones we see are all at the zoo. Have a great weekend, big hugs/m

High Desert Diva said...

The deer come right up onto the porch so I'm really hoping they won't eat the branches. (They eat EVERYTHING else)

Robynn's Ravings said...

Lovely! Tell Trux to come over and check out Minky and JoJo! They would be great friends. :)

Suzanne said...

The scale is right
The colors are right
simply beautiful

Carla said...

This is a beautiful and welcoming composition!! I wish you luck with the deer thing--I know how that goes.

boylerpf said...

What a great dog and the branches are perfect color for the front porch!

picciolo said...

they look perfect, stay away deer!
: )

Pfeiffer Photos said...

Too bad I live in the big city--I want to steal that idea for our front porch! Nice. :)

Catherine said...

Great picture, cute dog and such lovely branches. They look lovely by your door.

32˙North Supplies said...

These are stunning! If there wasn't a picture of them in the wild, I'd swear they were faux. Nature can really throw some outstanding colors. I love them in the pots!

T.Allen-Mercado said...

Hey Trux!
Wow! I've never seen such colorful branches-they're great!

reyjr said...

simple yet lovely!

Rosebud Collection said...

Looks so pretty..

nuvonova said...

I envy your front entrance!

XUE said...

These look fantastic! Yes, I too would have thought that they were sprayed-on colours if I had not that previous nature pic!

Country Girl said...

Love this entranceway, the color and everything! Your pup is cute, too. And I've never seen colored branches like that!

Hey Harriet said...

Love the colour of those branches and that photo of Trux is gorgeous. Good luck with the deer not eating them!

krys kirkpatrick said...

Lovely branches... Years ago my sister planted 20 weeping cherry trees around the drive to her home. The next morning she woke to stubs. The deer ate them as far down as they could!

Nicole R.J. said...

What a pretty branch collection for the front entrance - love the red wood especially!