Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day...

Here are the lovely gifts my lovely daughters gave me:

There are four small glasses that will be used for vases; they are from both the girls. The box of chocolates is actually from a house-guest we had this week-end, a friend of Kirstin's.  I love the Vera Bradly pens that Julie gave me!  Two of the colors, pink and green, are sparkly.  The black and blue pens are just pretty.

Kirstin gave me the Thomas Kinkade book,  "A Book of Joy."   Here is one of Kinkade's quotes:  "Decide that joy is the hue you want your heart to be.  Then start making the little and large choices that over time will paint your heart happy."

Julie did the picture of the hummer for me.  She is so talented!  This photo really does not do her picture justice.

This is the wallet size photo of the 8x10 that they gave me.  They are so beautiful.  And I love them so very, very, very much.

Kirstin found this teeny-tiny perfume bottle for me at a local antique mall.  I love the shape!  And, of course, the blueness of it!

Have a beautiful Mother's Day!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Surrounding Ballerina...

Ballerina Rose grows along the path to my back door.  And right now, she is absolutely gorgeous!

The kitties, Tiger and Princess, walking on the path.

The violas that I planted along the path for winter are still blooming as the spring and summer perennials are
filling in.  

Hmmm...... looks like I have a little volunteer color here.  

This is the combination I planned.

That is a Blue Hill Salvia with Ballerina and I just love it!

The blue and white iris is almost finished.  You can see how pretty it is with Ballerina, though.

I  love this picture.  The pink.  The blue.  Mmmmm.

This is a longer view, looking towards the humming bird garden, most of which hasn't started blooming yet.

I like the way this deep pink salvia looks with the pink of Ballerina.

 The deep pink Salvia.  I think it is HeatWave, but I can't remember.

 The deep pink Salvia from the other side.  The blue is Catmint.

One more shot.  (As always, you can click on the pictures for a larger view.)

 There is yellow Moonbean Coreopsis planted between Ballerina and the Lirope.  But the weeds make a nice yellow until the Coreopsis blooms. 

Have a beautiful day!