Monday, June 9, 2014

Love is a Flower


This week I'm over at Robin Richards' blog, Your Daily Dose, talking about . . . well, you'll have to click over there to find out :)

In the meantime, I'll leave you with a few blooming photos.







Oops! That's not a bloomer :)

Don't forget to enter the contest on my website!

See you next Monday!



44 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Some nice flowers!

Delores said...

Those are much nicer flamingoes than the plastic yard type ones I saw yesterday.

Robin said...

Your post just went LIVE. Thanks for visiting!!!

Mason Canyon said...

Beautiful flowers. Off to check out your other post.

DAVID WALSTON said...

I have flowers in my yard, but they are weeds.

Hart Johnson said...

What gorgeous flowers you have! I wish I lived where hibiscus wasn't such a delicate, have to spend the money annually to have them, sort of flower. My neighbor buys them, as she spends a lot of time by her pool, but I just can't justify the cost for a single year.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Wonderful late spring / early summer blooms Carol :)

L.G. Smith said...

Beautiful flowers. My clematis is going nuts right now. I love it. And the lupine! We're having a pretty good spring here for flowers. The right mix of sun and rain. :)

And congrats on that novel. Seeing it everywhere.

Carol Kilgore said...

Alex - Live-In Handyman gets all the credit :)

Delores - Someone planted a whole flock at a house in our neighborhood several weeks ago. I think the owners were on vacation and came back to them LOL.

Robin - Thanks! I've just come back here from there :)

Mason - Cool :)

David - LOL! We have some of those, too.

Hart - Hibiscus is one of my favorites. Here they like lots of sun and lots of water. Ours don't always get lots of water, so they don't bloom as much as those that do.

OE - I don't tend them or they would die. Live-In Handyman has the green thumb.

L.G. - Clematis is so pretty. It doesn't grow here. Our spring bluebonnets are a form of lupine.

Jennifer Chandler said...

Gorgeous flowers! Loved your interview at Robins place. Oh, and I also love the pink flamingos :)
~ Jen (new follower)

Stephanie Faris said...

Pretty flowers. And I LOVE the flamingos. I'll check out the article.

mshatch said...

Lovely, lovely flowers.

Michael Di Gesu said...

HI, Carol...


JUST beautiful.Nothing is more lovely than blooming flowers!

Carol Kilgore said...

Jen - I love new followers! Thank you :)

Stephanie - Maybe I should run a contest to name them....

Marcy - Thanks.

Michael - I wish they'd bloom all year.

Cherie Reich said...

Such beautiful flowers! And those flamingos make me laugh. :)

Elephant's Child said...

Love your bloomers - and your non-bloomers too.

cleemckenzie said...

I guess I'll need to know what provoked that flamingo on the right. His feathers are in a twit.

Lovely blooms. Guess I'll have to find out what you're talking about and visit Your Daily Dose.

Happy Monday,

Jemi Fraser said...

Gorgeous! We planted our annuals yesterday :)

Michelle Wallace said...

What a fabulous flamingo!
Love the flowers too!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I love the flowers growing from the fern-like plants.

Carol Kilgore said...

Cherie - Me, too :)

EC - I thought about titling the post "See My Bloomers" or something similar, but I thought I may get banned from Blogger if I did :)

Lee - He's having a bad feather day :)

Jemi - We're already in the 90s here. I may put some vinca in the front. It's the one thing I can't kill.

Michelle - Thanks. I'd tell him, but he's already a little arrogant :)

Diane - I think those are called Pride of Barbados. I could easily be wrong.

Janie Junebug said...

If love is a flower, then I'm in bloom.

Love,
Janie

klahanie said...

Hey Carol,

What a blooming delightful post. It seems I am here and soon I will be there, yes over there at Robin's. When I get there I shall make mention of I was here and that means I could come back here and tell you I was over there and....

Gary :)

Jo-Anne Meadows said...

Really nice flowers

Helena said...

Gorgeous flowers. Me, I think my favorite flowers are irises, and they're blooming all over my neighborhood. I'm headed over to Robin's now...

LR said...

Flowers are beautiful! What gorgeous colors.

I have hibiscus too (purple). So glad it's summer (almost) and everything is blooming. Yay

Melissa said...

Nice flowers.
Love the flamingos. LOL

Carol Kilgore said...

Janie - Great line! I may steal it, LOL :)

Gary - You're everywhere!

Jo-Anne - Thanks. I love them, but Live-In Handyman is the gardener. I have a black thumb :(

Helena - On any particular day, my favorite varies between hibiscus, iris, daisy, and bird of paradise. I also love peonies, but they don't grow here and I rarely see them.

LR - Ooh, I bet your hibiscus is gorgeous!

Melissa - They stand on a cabinet in the corner of my office. And make me smile :)

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Very nice. I especially like the shades of pinks and reds in that first photo.

You're rocking blogland with your book, Carol. I'm excited for you!

Medeia Sharif said...

So pretty. Hibiscus is my favorite flower.

Crystal Collier said...

Very pretty! Those pictures make me want to take a jaunt out my back door to just enjoy nature.

Editors At Work said...

Hi Carol!

Love the flower photos! Thanks for sharing!

Carol Kilgore said...

Robyn - That plant produces amazing flowers.

Medeia - One of mine, too.

Crystal - It was too hot to jaunt very far today LOL.

Editors - My pleasure!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I love spring flowers. Ours were delayed because of the long winter. I thought we would never have flowers.

Carol Kilgore said...

Stina - Seemed like winter would never end!

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Gorgeous flowers! (And I don't have to weed or water them!)

Heading to Robin's now...

Val Poore said...

Lovely flowers, Carol! You must be very happy with the blooms after your long winter!

Lexa Cain said...

I loved your post on paying it forward. Your monthly giveaway idea is awesome! I also love the red and pink flowers. And the birds made me laugh - zombie flamingos!

Carol Kilgore said...

Susan - There's a lot to be said about not having to weed :)

Val - Yes, I love flowers!

Lexa - Thanks. Love 'zombie flamingos'!

Deniz Bevan said...

Gorgeous! So bright and vibrant.

Milo James Fowler said...

Yep, the flamingo is my favorite.

Carol Kilgore said...

Deniz - Thanks!

Milo - Cool :)

Empty Nest Insider said...

Beautiful flowers, and I especially loved the flamingo! I'm sorry that I didn't see this sooner.

Julie

Carol Kilgore said...

No worries, Julie :)