Thursday, May 28, 2015

Late Spring in Our Home

I can't believe it has been over three months since my last post in the "Home and Garden" section of this blog, but with all the travels and road trips, other things have been more on my mind. But after the wealth of images that was the Prague travel series I feel the need to revisit more familiar sights. One thing that is seasonal right now here are cherries. They are so plum and sweet right now, that I have been snacking on them all the time (in fact there is a fresh bowl of them in front of me right now). So here are some impressions from our home and garden...

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Luckily the rain, that had plagued us for the last couple of days, subsided for a brief moment, so that I could take these photos.



Beni, always enjoying life, is lounging on the front porch.



Yes, that is the sight I want to be looking at now.


You may have seen my new car in our recent Boracko Lake post, but here it is again, parked and waiting. My red Toyota is not here anymore.



There is a story behind these flowers in the images above and below. Don't ask me what they are. We planted them last year, and they wouldn't grow. This spring they have shot out of the ground, and are slowly taking over. Our theory: they are after world domination. :) We have not uprooted them, since we are now curious how big they'll grow.



Late Spring is really great in Mostar. The days are warm but not too hot, and the nights are mild with a hint of chill. Just perfect.


Our garden inspector is very busy. I leave you with this image of him roaming the grounds. Until next time, life goes on...


55 comments:

  1. give Beni a hug from me and tell him how adorable he is in his flower garden. your patio looks great. and yum on the cherries. all the flowers here are just like the ones we have here. very familiar.

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    1. Thanks Sandra. The cherries here are so good, can't get enough of them. :)

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  2. Beautiful series, Mersad. Full of light!
    Thank you for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/05/tally-ho.html

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  3. These pictures were worth waiting for, Mersad. Oh, and I love the new car.

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  4. Wonderful images Mersad, I wish that the rain was plaguing us right about now. Perhaps I need to be careful about what I wish for. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  5. Was? Jetzt hör auf! Du hast schon heuer Kirschen??? ;-) Mein Lieblingsobst! Und hier gibt es nur kurz und teuer und oft gar nicht so gut, wie in meiner Heimat.
    Liebe Grüße

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    1. Das ist die positive Seite wenn Du im süden lebst. Ich mag ja Kirschen auch am meisten. Danke für deinen Besuch.

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  6. I want to reach into my computer and help myself to a handful of cherries. ;)

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  7. Your garden is beautiful, and I think you have nothing to fear from your garden inspector. The shot of the bowl of cherries on the white surface is especially pretty.

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    1. Thanks Linda. Glad you stopped by.

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  8. Ok, you can come and work in my garden any day. At the moment it is a blank slate as we are building and outdoor living area. It is taking a little longer than I expected. Your garden is lovely and the pictures are beautiful.

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    1. Thank you. I think your garden will look very pretty and new once it's finished.

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  9. Love looking around your gorgeous garden Mersad, I do recognise the yellow flower with grey foliage, I have some in my own garden.. but as per usual I have no ideas what it's called :)

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  10. Lots of great colors! I love that first shot of the bowl of cherries!

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  11. Gorgeous photos! You live in a beautiful place, Mersad.
    Amalia
    xo

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  12. Very nice garden presentation. I love flowers. cherries and Toyatos. That is what I drive.

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  13. Every shot you take is so beautiful...and I love your dog :)

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  14. Such a beautiful garden and lovely captures, as always, Mersad!! And, of course, I do love any shots of Beni and, yes, do give him a hug for me!! What a great new car! Doesn't get any better than cherries, beautiful flowers, new Toyato and Beni!!

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  15. Those cherries look so yummy! Love the flowers and Beni too!

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  16. You have such a lovely and artistic garden. It looks like such a peaceful place!

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  17. Wonderful series...Your talents shine through♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/trucks/

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  18. Cherries already! Those are months away yet, here... The yellow flowers look like tansy to me - I didn't know that name in English though (only the Swedish name), had to look it up. Check it out in Wikipedia to see if the details fit?

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    1. I will. Thank you for helping out with the identification.

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  19. beautiful scenes full of color. and cute beni. :)

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  20. WOW what a beauty in each images...

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  21. Oh wow those Cherries look soooo good

    Mollyxxx

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  22. I live the cherry images. Beautiful.

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  23. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely photos with Today's Flowers, each one is a delight. I have enjoyed them all. Beni is a lovely little dog.

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  24. Wonderful series of photos.

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  25. Mersad, you have an AMAZING garden! gorgeous- must be that garden inspector of yours.... and my girls would love your cherries!

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  26. Hello Mersad, I think your cute Beni steals the show on this post. But, I do love your pretty garden and the lovely flowers. The cherries look delicious. Beautiful images, have a happy day!

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  27. Fabulous colours, lovely shots!

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  28. Oh Beni is adorable and your flowers are gorgeous. I love how well kept your garden area is- just beautiful.

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    1. Thank you. I will say that there are parts of it that are still in development, but this front area is pretty.

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  29. CHERRIES! My snack of choice these days. Tis the season :)

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  30. A delightful choice of photos you have shared here. Always a pleasure to visit and see your shares. Love that bowl of cherries. They are finally reasonably priced at the store so I may indulge in them. Have a wonderful weekend. Love that new car and your garden inspector too!

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    1. Thank you. Yes, cherries are finally in season, and reasonably priced here as well.

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  31. very domestic from such a world traveler!
    ROG,ABCW

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  32. Your post is a treat for eyes

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  33. Beautiful! I love the lavender and have placed a couple plants around my yard.

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    1. Lavender is the best. Especially in summer, when it keeps the mosquitoes away.

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  34. Lovely images --your photos are exceptional. Always a pleasure to scroll through your posts. Mickie ;)

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  35. I love those pictures full of light and color, beautiful flowers!

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  36. wonderful images. Lovely to have cherries! Your wild flower looks a bit like tansy, though I don't think it is. Tansy takes over everywhere around here.

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    1. They are not tansies as far as I can tell, but maybe they are from the same family.

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  37. you have a beautiful home. great spring time images.

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  38. Love the scenes around your place. And isn't it that way with plants? One year, near dead. The next, taking over! I've seen it before but don't know the name.

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    1. Yeah it's a very strange thing. Sometimes it's frustrating. :) Especially when you look at pictures of well kept gardens.

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  39. That was wonderful ! Lovely photos and I love you commentary and sense of humor !!! ;)

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  40. Beautiful shots! Loved seeing the home-place again. :-) Your flowers are tansy. They dry well for arrangements, and have herbal qualities. Though it is native to Europe, it was brought over and we used to grow them in Virginia when I lived there, particularly in the gardens of the historic houses where I worked as a tour guide.

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  41. Such beautiful shots! The cherries made me quite hungry!

    I've been looking for your buddleia link from Alphabe-Thursday but I can't find it.

    I shall leave a comment here instead and tell you I always loving seeing the bounty of your captures!

    Thanks for sharing.

    A+

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