Tuesday, 30 March 2010

THE SECRET GARDEN ..........

I have found a key, so come with me and see if we can find my Secret Garden ..........

.......... along the path ..........

.......... through the greenery ..........


.......... it must be around here somewhere .........

Ah, there's the door .........


It's very overgrown ..........

Oh, this is better, how pretty is this ?











Even the women are beautiful in this garden !!

Tea anyone ?





image by photographer Mustafa Hacalaki
Collect yourselves some fireflies ..... it's getting dark ..........





Now, where's that gate gone ..... I've got to get home.
Here in the U.K., we had a taste of Spring BUT apparently, rain and even snow are coming again so, images of beautiful gardens are all I have at the moment !






If you are having wonderful weather, enjoy your gardens. If not , start planning it !!




Image 16: photograph by Mustafa Hacalaki




Jackie




















91 comments:

  1. Your photos are so wonderful!!!!!!!!!!
    Have a nice day, Yvonne

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  2. Oh wow! Such wonderful, magical photos...thankyou so much for sharing x

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  3. Once again, the photos are stunning. I could so curl up and read a book or take a nap in one of those beds. I am planning one of my gardens now. I can't wait to get started on it. I am sure that it won't be as magical as any of those though.

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  4. Oh dear.. those must be the most enchanting pictures ever posted!
    truly charming - and much needed !
    Thank you
    xxx Flaviana

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  5. We have a beautiful weather today,but it´s said that we´ll have more snow...here too!!!! I hope not! We´ve had snow, and lots of it, since 13:th of december....NO MORE!! Haha!

    Anyway, I´m planning my garden, since I can´t do anything outside , yet, still to much snow...

    Imagine to hahve a garden like the ones on your images...hmmm. They are beautiful.

    Enjoy the sun and take care , Jackie!
    Hugs/
    Luiza

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  6. You do have fantastic fairy-gardens in the UK! I definitely should come over and visit :D
    Hopefully I´ll find lovely dressed up daybeds and charming ladies as well?... :D

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  7. Dear Jackie,
    There is such magic in your images! I am in awe of the dreaminess you create. That is a world I want to step into and linger for awhile. Simply divine!
    Anne

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  8. Gorgeous photos....this week in Ohio,USA we had snow, rain and they say by the end of the week we should have lots of sun and temps in the 70's....oh to have a garden like those to sit in.

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  9. Girl, you did it again, another fabulous post. Your pictures are so stunning! You have such a talent for this kind of stuff.

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  10. Jackie, your posts are among my favourites ever!! You have such a fantasy and the way you collect the photos and tell a story...well, it fascinates me very much.

    I know english garden, they're unique in the world. You have a gift to make a little garden into a pretty jewel!!

    Hugs from me!!
    Zaira

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  11. What a charming and delightful post. They could have been right out of the book! I'd love to have a garden as sweet as this!

    Hope your spring arrives soon. We are to have some warm weather here in Chicago this week and I am so up for it!! A little garden clean up here and there! Still waiting for my daffodil and tulips to bloom!

    Have a great week, Jackie!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  12. You had a lovely idea & followed thru with lovely pics & lovely words.

    An inspiration board of garden ideas.

    Thank you.

    Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

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  13. Wonderful photos. I so enjoy reading your blog.

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  14. How cool are these photo's I want to have a secret garden in my yard......so I can have all of you over for tea. XO MARY

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  15. Jackie, these are absolutely breathtaking!!

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  16. Ik weet niet precies wat jij met mij doet maar het is geweldig, ik voel me hier Alice in Wonderland!!
    Wat een prachtige, adembenemende foto's ♥ ♥ ♥

    Veel groetjes, Veronique

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  17. How do I get to this magical garden? Oh Jackie....you paint such an idyllic world with your beautiful images!
    So, so pretty!
    Hope you have a wonderful and Happy Easter!
    :)

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  18. Beautiful Jackie...I love the theme and all the images you have chosen. A beautiful moment of the day. Thank you!!
    Jeanne:)

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  19. Jackie I feel like I have been to Heaven and back. I try to make my garden a secret. But I live on a major artery through the western part of the US, and my garden is sunken, so it's kindda out there for the whole world to see. I am making a secret garden in the back of the property though. One that only we will see and enjoy.
    I love these gorgeous images in this super gorgeous post. You always find a way to bring more beauty into my life, and I thank you for that.
    hugs

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  20. Don't we all long for a secret garden? Your photos are gorgeous. Here on the west coast of Canada rain, rain and more rain is in the forecast. And it's colder now than it was in February! Spring is always capricious.

    Thank you for sharing this theme.

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  21. My dearest Jackie,
    thank you so much for this wonderful and romantic post.........i enjoy it so much!!!!!! Today we have very lovely and warm weather - so i can sit in the garden and dream of this secret gardens!!!!!! Your´r always such a great inspiration for me!!!!!!

    Have a wonderful springtime and Happy Easter, Hugs Jade

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  22. Jackie, you can lead me up the garden path any day ;-) You get me thinking of the Rolf harris song 'In an English Country Gaaaaarden!' hahhaaa!

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  23. Lovely photos about secret garden! I've read lat time a book F. H. Burnett "A secret garden" and yours photos create a great picture of it, gorgeous...

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  24. That was just what I needed. Searching gardens has been my favorite pastime lately!

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  25. Dreamy....beautiful photos that transport one to a sweet, romantic place...

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  26. Wow, great pictures.
    In my garden dreams I see this kind of pictures.
    I have to dream on because the moneybag is empty.
    Have a nice easter with a lot of sunshine.
    Hugs Gerda

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  27. Absolutely lovely Jackie - altho that single hand coming out of the hedge did make me jump!!

    Wish this rain would clear up!!!

    xoxo

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  28. I need green with this winter has been so long long

    Regards

    Mo

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  29. I just adore this post, in fact I've had to save at least 3 of these pic's! I love the white gate, arch way...I want one and that last one is so beautiful.

    I feel for you guys, it's been so tough...sending some warm thoughts your way.
    xoxo Deej

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  30. Love, love, love, love this!
    I walk down that first pathway in my dreams at night.

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  31. Lovely photos! Thanks for sharing!

    Smiles,
    Rachel

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  32. OH Jackie, this is pure bliss! I am utterly enchanted. :-)

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  33. What a wonderful post! The Secret Garden has been my favorite book since childhood. I love all the movies and have watched them over and over again. I may have to pull out my 'DVD' of the most recent movie and watch IT again.
    Blessings, and thanks for the great visuals and memories!

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  34. We had the same taste of spring, but it has been cold and gray for the last few days. I think it's supposed to turn around here tomorrow, hopefully your springtime will return too! These photos are just gorgeous. I would love to read and nap in one of those outdoor beds. It looks like heaven!

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  35. Such a wonderfully fun post. I want to find all of those secret gardens.

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  36. PURE HEAVEN ... wish i could be there dining with you! xx

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  37. DELIGHTFUL AND DE-LOVELY.
    I LIKE THIS POST, YOU ALWAYS DO THE BEST!

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  38. Bonjour Jackie,
    Just what I needed, a beautiful little luncheon tucked inside a secret garden, and then I sweet nap in one of those beds. Don't worry Sping is bound to come eventually. Most of last week in Paris was beautiful, and then last Friday, well Spring get held up again.
    Here's to sunshine,
    Mimi

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  39. hi jackie
    apparently, we have 20c weather coming our way this weekend. I CANT WAIT
    those garden pics are so magical. i love that movie too. its one of mine and my girls' favs.
    have a happy easter
    ~laura

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  40. Dear Jackie,
    I am passing on to you a beautiful blogger award. Your site has quickly become one of my all-time favorites. You may stop by my blog to pick up your award. Thanks for your lovely work!
    Anne

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  41. I looooooooved this book as a child! I always wanted my own secret garden. Sigh. Beautiful post!

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  42. What a fabulous journey to the secret garden! Thanks for leading the way.

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  43. My favorite book ever! I just looked last night for a Tasha Tudor documentary and couldn't find anything! Thank you for the perfect glimpse moment of Spring with You!
    Almost my friend, hang on I just saw Jack Frost running away....
    XO

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  44. I tried soooo hard to comment here last night but the google server decided it had to have a little nervous breakdown...who in the hell does it think it is when I have things to say!! (Oh, and by the way your recent comments on my blog completely cracked me up...keep em coming pleeeease!) Do you think that my white wisteria over that pesky pergola will ever look as good as the one in your picture? And could I please swap that cat for the vampire slayer?? Sorry this is so late, but I can't be blamed...technology is the culprit xx

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  45. Hi Jackie
    Well you do have an art for finding the most wonderful images.. and you saved the best for last.. now if only I really could start planning... And.. one of my favourite movies.. Have a great week xxx Julie

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  46. I adore this post!A fairy atmosphere,like in my deepest dreams,..it's hard to wake up!
    Val

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  47. Your "Secret Garden" is just perfect - I'd be happy there forever and definitely wouldn't want to leave! Leigh

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  48. Hi Jackie,
    I love love love the english garden culture.... and I'm so thrilled about the gardens that I have visited (Sissinghurst, Great Dixter, Hidecote...)! Your post is realy amazing for me, thanks so much!
    Wishing you great easter days with lovely spring weather....
    Warm Hugs Bine

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  49. Oh Jackie ... you've made my day!
    I just adore this post and the gorgeous images ... and yes what happened to our little taste of spring!
    I've been so caught up with this project I'm working on, that your post was just a breath of fresh air!

    Thanks again for sharing your perfect secret garden.
    hugs to u!
    xx

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  50. Nicely assembled images - you're got a very English eccentric vibe going there. We'll all burst on the scene any minute now in our best Vivienne Westwood ensembles.

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  51. You find the most wonderful photos Jackie!! I love my garden and I too will have to wait a bit before I get out in the dirt. I am praying that no more snow will fall here and they are predicting an about average week-end temperature wise here for Easter ~ 17 C on Saturday and that is NOT normal. Thank you for taking me away this morning. xo

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  52. Love the first pic and all these gorgeous gardens! Here in Italy finally Spring is officially arrived.
    Federica
    xoxo

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  53. Dear Jackie,

    Can you take me with you? Those garden pictures look so romantic!! I would love to go there too!!!

    Hope the good weather from Britain will blow this way. We had rain and storm today. I have been working in the garden, but it was too cold to stay long.

    Wish you a good evening!

    Lieve groet, Madelief

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  54. What a delight! I have my own little secret garden on the edge of the woods. All my barn junque is properly living there among the plantings. When I hike with the dogs we always go visit it and dream. Your photos are beautiful, thank you for sharing your wonderful pictures~~

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  55. Hi Jackie!! Absolutely gorgeous photos!! I always loved that book as a child {The Secret Garden}! I'm so ready for warm weather and gardening!!!

    Have a great week!

    Hugs ~

    :) T

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  56. I'm with Barbara; I'm enchanted too. Where ever do you find such marvelous photos. You were able to weave a path for us to follow quite perfectly and delightful. I'd love to feel like a kid again discovering those newly found paths. I remember as though it were yesterday. My imagination I'm afraid was expansive! Such a lovely, fun post. If you tire of the cold, hop on a plane to Houston. It'll be pool time before we know it! Have a lovely weekend my friend. xoxo

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  57. How utterly divine and I remember how much I loved that book.

    Weather report: sun followed by rain, followed by gale force winds accented with bits of hail and then it starts all over again. So far, buds are holding up.

    You weave the most enchanting fairy tales.

    Much love,
    Tishxoxox

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  58. Tish is right - you do weave a beautiful tale. Those images are stunning, and I hope you have the reality of warmer weather and spring gardens soon Jackie. I'd love tea in the garden - anytime, just pop over! Amanda xx

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  59. Oh to have those secret gardens to enjoy....that would be wonderful! We have had a few days of beautiful weather but it is suppose to rain for a few, in the meantime I am planning my garden....Such lovely photos, Jackie! xxoo :)

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  60. Oh Jackie, just simply beautiful. I feel refreshed just looking at these. The white archway and the bed in the middle of the forest (I'm all about sleeping) are a couple of favourites...although they are all simply magical. Meredy xo.

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  61. Oh this is so sweet.
    This is my first visit here too & I will definitely be coming back for another.
    love
    Alison
    x

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  62. Came back for an other look just wonderful.


    Happy Easter,,yvonne

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  64. You have such a talent to find beautiful images and make a great story each time, I really like your blog for this stories now and then. The few days, or hours? we had some sun I cleaned out my garden and now a lot of stuff is waiting to be thrown out tonight.. but guess what it is freezing cold and raining... so I will try to throw it out next week...
    Wish you a happy Eater weekend.
    Desiree

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  65. All your Spring snow & ice made our TV news here last night Jac. Gosh you must be sooooo over that weather. Sending you lots of sunshine & warmth from The Hedge.
    Millie ^_^

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  66. What a beautiful post. The Secret Garden, my favorite childhood book. Your photographs are stunning.

    Karen

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  67. Gorgeous Jackie...have a very happy Easter full of spring sunshine...fingers crossed, xv.

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  68. Joli Jackie,on a toutes envie de verdure !

    merci pour tes doux mots encourageants .
    Je te souhaite de bonnes fêtes de Pâques.
    Amitiés

    Manon

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  69. incredibles pictures and sweet story too! Happy easter from an italian spring!

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  70. I wish you a happy and blessed Easter! xx Gypsy Purple

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  71. It is such a beautiful post I had to take a second Peek.. Happy Easter yvonne

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  72. Sooooo lovely...that is one of my favourite movies/book every. Your images are amazing. Sending you lots of love for a blessed Easter Weekend. xoxo
    ps I love that key of yours.

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  73. Tanks so mu for adding beauy o my day, Jakie. My keyboard id no working for some reason....weird spelling. Happy Easer! xx

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  74. Just stopping by to wish you and yours a wonderful Easter weekend Jackie!
    Mimi

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  75. What beautiful images! I love the beds made out of branches. I can only dream of my garden looking like that. Either dream or hire someone! I don't have much of a green thumb. Thanks for your comment, I thought of you when I posted that bus! I hope I get to ride it. Have a great weekend Jacqueline! Jennifer :)

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  76. Hi Jackie, I have just strolled through your enchanted garden and dont want to come back to reality!!!Such utterly lovely images ,as usuall.You are an alchemist!!! Have a fab Easter ,cant wait for your nest blog.Best wishes.Linda. ps,. loved the Folgate post, thanks.

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  77. Hi Jackie, I think I ended up in paradise, is this a dream? the finest I've seen in a long time.
    Many Hugs to you my friends / Ingela.

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  78. Hi Jackie,just stumbled upon your beautiful site! I'm an avid gardener so this was heaven! I'm looking forward to following...

    Smiles
    JuliaChristie

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  79. What an absolutely gorgeous blog...you have transported me to a magical place, I love it xx

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  80. your posts are truly magical Jackie, I always hav to read them twice, lovely pictures too!

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  81. You weave such wonderful tales for us, Jackie, rich in texture and imagery! Those garden photos are absolutely enchanting....it is so easy to get lost in them....I remember several such gardens from my childhood - the trees seemed so tall then! Spring will come your way, I promise..and your garden will be filled with all the greenery you long for..sooon....much love to you, Jackie, and thank you so much for your generous support over the last little while..oxo AJ

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  82. Am loving your blog. Thanks for sharing. These gardens are dreamy. Also saw the lovely Sophie Dahl on tv, really enjoyed it & am looking forward to her next episodes. Happy Easter. x

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  83. Happy Easter time!! Where did you find all those? I saved a few for inspiration they were so good.........

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  84. Jacqueline, I just hopped on to your blog from Jeanne at collage of life, so glad I did, those images are magical, actually your whole blog is pretty magical. I will be back.
    XX

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  85. I want to wake up in that garden of good and evil.
    pve

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  86. I haved looked at this post at least 10 times in the few minutes I have been on your blog. I found you via DJ, whom I love with all my heart. DJ took a Mississippi Bumpkin under her wing, and taught me Fashion, at it's best. I had the basics, DJ adds the finesse. It's has only been at her blog, that posts reached out grabbed my soul, and whispered a story in my ear. I have that exact feeling right now. Jackie, did you see me on the swing up there? In my dreams at 40 that's still me. Learned this love at 18 living in Paris Amsterdam Brussels and London, for a year of my life. 3 month stints, but studies of culture and romance, and taste that I will never forget. I am so honored to be #517, and I am sending you much love from the sunny shores of The Mississippi Gulf Coast, I am Lisa, aka The Bumpkin and I hope you will teach me life as you know,through your eyes, and your heart. Such a pleasure the high point of my day. Now, a quick kiss, on one cheek, now turn, and another on the other! Mwah

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