Sunday, March 30, 2014

Our Beautiful World

Happy Sunday my friends!

Morgan Franjko
First of all I'd like to start out by saying 
Our beautiful granddaughter turns 22 today ... seems like only yesterday when she was born!
Where does the time go??

Unfortunately she sick in bed with the flu that everyone seems to have these days with this crazy weather!  BUT, we are all planning to get together on Tuesday when the weather is actually supposed to be in the 60s (snow and 20s today) to celebrate with her!  Get better sweetie!

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I don't have a card to share with you today ... but rather, something a little different!  
There is a website called OUR BEAUTIFUL WORLD and their 'challenge' is more about showcasing a THEME then you upload photos you have taken that fit that theme.  And, it's fascinating to see photos from all over the world and sometimes the unique interpretations too!

This week's theme is BLOOMS!  
The photos the design team have inspired us with are fabulous and I can't wait to see what other amazing photos of BLOOMS are entered.  With loving flowers as I do, I have several different photos that would fit this 'challenge' but the first one that popped into my head is a photo I took last spring when our 100+ year old crab apple was in bloom.  
It is SO OLD, SO BIG and SO GORGEOUS every spring!!

We had such a WET spring last year that his beautiful tree actually start having a lot of branches dieing off.  We were concerned so had a tree service come in for a diagnosis.
Turns out it had Fire Blight and we spent a lot of money to have it treated in hopes of saving this beauty!  Time will tell us if it took care of the problem and hopefully, she'll be in full bloomin' beauty again this spring!  Hubby and I both would sure hate to loose this fabulous tree!

 Here's another spring bloomer that I'm looking forward to seeing again this spring.  COLUMBINE

These self seeders have pretty much taken over the small bed below my living room windows.  As you see, they come in various colors (truth be told I only planted the purple ones!) ... Mother Nature took over from there!

And how about the beautiful color of this AZALEA.  

I don't have the best of luck with Azaleas, don't really have a good location for them, but this one seems to be pretty happy and this was it's second year.  We'll see how it does this year ... hopefully it has settled in and gets the proper lighting it requires.

Well that's it for me today!
The day is flying by (again) and I still have a long list of crafting items I had hoped to get completed today!

Take care ... 
Tell those around you how much you LOVE them ...
You never know when it might be your last chance!


Mulberry Mindy said...

Darlene, such beautiful "blooming" pictures! And a lovely granddaughter! Hope she feels better for her birthday celebration when you get together. Your crab apple tree in full bloom is gorgeous! If I had a tree like that, I would spend my days under it's lovely branches. Take care, and enjoy the lovely "colors of Spring!"

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh wow, that is beautiful, thanks for sharing with us at Our Beautiful World!

nwilliams6 said...

Lovely granddaughter, trees and flowers - thanks for sharing Darlene! Hugz!

Robyn Oliver said...

Darlene, your crab apple tree looks amazing, I sure hope also it survives. And the other flowers in you garden are lovely, yes I too love flowers and your pink azalea is doing really well. Cheers

Diane said...

Beautiful photos, makes me realize there is hope for us yet for Spring...hope your granddaughter feels better soon!! I wish I still had my tree, yours is gorgeous!!

Milagros C Rivera said...

What an amazing display of gorgeousness !!!! Thanks for sharing it with us at Our Beautiful World!

bettyl-NZ said...

Flowers are such a wonderful addition to any yard and your colors are just wonderful! I hope your tree survives and flourishes.

Ros Crawford said...

Wow!! That is one stunningly beautiful tree!! I do hope you managed to save it ... Loving your beautiful flowers too ... Thanks so much for sharing at Our Beautiful World!!

Lili Sulastri said...

Beautiful photos. I just love the first picture. I can't imagine the whole tree covered with those pretty flowers. Amazing.

Wendy AppleApricot said...

Oh wow that is one gorgeous tree!! I really hope it will survive, fingers crossed... Beautiful flower photos. Happy to see you joining us at OBW :-)