Promise Gardens, Snow, Winter Gardens

Winter Snow in the Promise Gardens

…the snow in winter as it waters the earth so it will break forth in spring with abundance of beauty. You are missed flowers, leaves and color but soon you will appear again.

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“THE SNOW had begun in the gloaming,
And busily all the night
Had been heaping field and highway
With a silence deep and white.
Every pine and fir and hemlock
Wore ermine too dear for an earl,
And the poorest twig on the elm-tree
Was ridged inch deep with pearl.
From sheds new-roofed with Carrara
Came Chanticleer’s muffled crow,
The stiff rails softened to swan’s-down,
And still fluttered down the snow.
I stood and watched by the window
The noiseless work of the sky,
And the sudden flurries of snow-birds,
Like brown leaves whirling by.
I thought of a mound in sweet Auburn
Where a little headstone stood;
How the flakes were folding it gently,
As did robins the babes in the wood…”
_ The First Snow-Fall by James Russell Lowell

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Christmas, Promise Gardens, Trees

Light Up the Trees

HERE WE GO!  It’s that time again Promise Gardens friends! We are in total decorating mode and the lights are on! We love the simplicity of white lights in our home both indoors and out but love the colors of well-lit trees and the colorful imagination of designers. We are sharing our favorite trees we have photographed at beautiful gardens in the US as well as our own at home. It makes the heart merry and surely lights up our imagination and inspiration. Be inspired to create beautiful lights of beauty this Christmas season.

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This is just one of the many beautiful images we photographed at The Greenbrier Resort, a totally magnificent Christmas experience.

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Art, Historic Gardens, Promise Gardens, Trees, Woods & Forests

A Path In The Woods


“Any patch of sunlight in a wood will show you something about the sun which you could never get from reading books on astronomy. These pure and spontaneous pleasures are ‘patches of Godlight’ in the woods of our experience.”
― C.S. Lewis

The Virginia Arboretum is always a favorite place for photography in any season but especially in the Autumn season.  Whether you photograph nature’s beauty in full display or create photographic abstracts from the season delights, it is a season of anticipation and satisfaction and completion with a treasure trove of beauty. @jacyjoypals

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English Roses, Flowering Trees, Flowers, Garden Design, Garden Photography, Gardening, Historic Gardens, Horticulture, Landscape Photography, Nature, Perennials & Annuals, Photography, Promise Gardens, Secret Garden, Vegetable Gardening, Williamsburg Gardens

The Gardener

The Gardener

The gardener does not love to talk.
He makes me keep the gravel walk;
And when he puts his tools away,
He locks the door and takes the key.

Away behind the currant row,
Where no one else but cook may go,
Far in the plots, I see him dig,
Old and serious, brown and big.

He digs the flowers, green, red, and blue,
Nor wishes to be spoken to.
He digs the flowers and cuts the hay,
And never seems to want to play.

Silly gardener! summer goes,
And winter comes with pinching toes,
When in the garden bare and brown
You must lay your barrow down.

Well now, and while the summer stays,
To profit by these garden days
O how much wiser you would be
To play at Indian wars with me!

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Robert Louis Stevenson

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“The Gardener” from the Art on Canvas  Collection of Jay&Jacy Photography  ©2018 All Rights Reserved

Flowers, Garden Design, Garden Photography, Promise Gardens, Roses & Flowers

Lydia Of The Promise Gardens

The beautiful bronze Lydia adorned and boasting beautiful coleus flowers shows off her beauty as the sun shines on her.  This is her new color for 2018 as she lights up the corner Promise Garden.  From original white to blue to bronze she always shines and perfects the show in the Promise Gardens.  She models in frames for 2018.

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Art, Flowers, Garden Photography

Heart Happy Yellow Peonies

The Promise Garden is lighting up every day with flowering peonies and nothing makes our hearts happier than seeing this beautiful “smiling-at-us” yellow peony in full bloom.  We call the yellow peony our “Happy Peony” because every time one blooms we burst out with joy and a huge smile.  You can see why we love them so much.  -Happy Gardening!

Flowering Trees, Flowers, Garden Design, Garden Photography, Gardening, Landscape Photography, Perennials & Annuals, Promise Gardens

Loveliness at Promise Gardens


Loveliness is everywhere you just have to look around you in God’s creation we see beauty, love, hope and eternity. In our Promise Gardens it is filled with life, color, aroma, art and life from birth to death, creation at its best and worst. How blessed are we to be able to create, sow, seed, grow and tend the generous supply of creation our God’s has given us. It is WHY we love the creation in all of its splendor and have just a little of it in our own gardens. -JacyJoypals