3/21/11

What's Blooming?

Hey friends!  Hope ya'll are off to a wonderful start to the week.  Yesterday was a bit overcast here, & we're due for some hefty winds; but the lighting seemed like it might be good for some photos of the things that are blooming around here.  I am really trying to increase my photography skills & one day, hope to have one of those great DSL cameras.

I haven't planted anything new.  Everything has been here at least since last Fall & some things are a couple of years old.  You just never know what is going to last here through the summer.


I love this faux"ironstone" planter.  I'm so amazed that the lobelia came back to life after the few straight days of freezing weather we had.


Love yellow mums!


Hibiscus


So majestic-like.


This is our Weeping Bottle Brush that sits in the front flower bed.  It is just starting to bloom.


Easy to see why it's called a"Bottlebrush".


Busy bee doing his thing!


Beautiful Bougainvillea.  And yes, this is the true color.  I love the stamens.


The Petunias & Allysiums are lush.  



I really need to do some dead-heading on the petunias, huh?


It would be so great if we had "smell-a-blog" because citrus blossoms are totally permeating the air right now.  This one is a Meyer Lemon.


This dove was sitting very regally on the pergola as I was taking photos & stayed long enough for me to get this great shot.


A thing of beauty.



I will be happily linking this to DebbieDoos-Monday's Newbie Party.  This will be my last time to link to Debbie's Party because my time in Blogland will reach 6 months in just a couple of days.  I thank you, Debbie, for coming up with this brilliant idea.  You have given so many of us such a wonderful venue for expanding our exposure here in blogland & increasing our Followers, all of which means making more friends.  You are a very special lady, & I feel honored to say you are my friend.
 

I am also linking to:





Sunday Showcase-Under the Table Dreaming
Sundae Scoop-I Heart Naptime
Today's Flowers-Flowers From Today

Dittle Dattle-Amaze Me Monday

Thanks everyone for stopping by and please come again soon.
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