Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sunday Photo Feature


Hi everyone! Hope you are all having wonderful weekends. It’s hot and humid here but I’m still outside working on numerous garden projects.
Photo1
I think I’m going to do a Sunday post that’s going to just be photos – no or little text. Taking photos is one of the things I love about blogging and often I just want to shoot something and post it without a whole lot of explanation. So we’ll see if this works out.

I just wanted to show you how pretty my blue framed mirror looks now that the hydrangeas are in bloom!
gazingball

The gazing ball was a Mother’s Day gift from my daughter. Love it! I didn't even tell her to buy a blue one or that I wanted one for this very spot.

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Newhyrangea


Jasmineonfence
Jasmine in bloom on the fence.

I’m thinking of not having comments open on Sundays. Do you care? My thought was you can just come and have a look and go on your merry way. But if you all feel strongly about the comments thing I can leave them open as usual.

38 comments:

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Well, do what you wish on the comments. I could talk forever! That is a gorgeous gazing ball she got for you. I saw some "big mice" (does that mean they're rats?) running along my fence behind my red mirror last night. Horrified me! I'm behind on my reading. I shall scroll down to see what I've missed.
Brenda

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Your hydrangea are gorgeous Manuela. Ours still only have little tight green buds. But there are lots of them.

Raining here again today. We've had lots of that with a few humid days between.

Happy Sunday!

PAT said...

Back again, Manuela. I leave comments disabled once in awhile. Most of the time when I do a holiday greeting of some kind. I did last week,when I added an extension to a post.

Ally's Corner said...

Do whatever works for you. I love looking at your photo's to get ideas.

kim said...

Look how big your hydrangeas are. Love the blue ball and mirror. Your daughter just knows you and knew that was the perfect gift for you. I love taking photos, too. You do what you want about the comments. I do like to leave one though. It is hot and sticky here isn't it.

Vee said...

I closed comments on my Sunday posts many months ago in hopes of giving my readers a break from commenting. There are quite a number who don't care for it, though. I think it's nice of you to even ask. Since you are asking, I'd say go ahead and try it. Either way, I'll be here. ;D And, yes, that blue-framed mirror just makes that corner pop all the more. Lovely hydrangeas!

June said...

Your garden is so pretty! I am seriously considering getting a Hydrangea bush for part of our landscape project. It's slowly getting there! I'm going to post the fresh paint, lattice, trellis, and Jasmines next week. :)

Terri and Bob said...

Commenting is up to you but I have to say that I have the same gazing ball~ it is gorgeous!

mizdarlin said...

What a beautiful grden- already! I am just getting my little balcony organized...added some parsley today..we all do what we can with what we have to work with, but you really do inspire me with all the beautiful flowering plants you have have..

Miss Janice said...

I love telling you how beautiful everything is on your blog!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty garden area - love hydrangeas. The comments thing would be your decision.
Have a great week.

Gloria said...

I love it. My jasmine is in bloom right now too. So very fragrant it is. Have a great week Manuela and I love that glazing ball. Very nice.

Kingston girl said...

I Love your blog. On my blog I try to do Link love on Sundays so today I want to thank you for being a friend! Hope you enjoy mine as much as I enjoy yours! :)

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Blue Hydrangeas, my all time favorite plant! It's so incredibly lovely and the blue ball just sets it off so nicely.
Cindy

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Your flowers looks so pretty, and I love the color of that gazing ball. It matches great with the mirror too. I'm catching up on reading, and I just read your post on strawberries. We have them growing like crazy too, but we have to race to get them before the birds outside do. Do you have a gardening idea for that? As far as the comment thing is concerned, it's entirely up to you. I didn't even realize you could turn them off :-)
Have a wonderful day in your garden.
Blessings,
Marcia

Kelley said...

I do a "Wordless Wednesday" on Kelley Highway for which I get cute comments. I never want -0- comments...

Shell in your Pocket said...

My first time here...what a sweet ole blog...love the pictures.
sandy toe

Julie Harward said...

I so love your flowers and the blue decorations with them...so pretty! I think that would be good for Sundays..I say..do what you want to do..always! Come say hi :D

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Love the Sunday photo shoot and that blue mirror is perfect!

Christina said...

I love the mirror reflecting the jasmine and hydrangeas. How beautiful. Love your blue corner.

Your strawberries in the post below looks luscious and what a wonderful thing to have them right in your backyard. Growing up we had a very small strawberry bed and I still remember picking and eating straight out of the garden.

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Love your garden! it looks like a beautiful spot to sit a spell and enjoy the flowers!

Gypsy Heart said...

Beautiful flowers and garden. Your daughter did well didn't she? :-) Thanks so much for sharing ~

I'd say it is your choice regarding comments. Do whatever makes you happy...we will still be around.

Brightest blessings,
Pat

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Such a beautiful garden you have ♥ As for commenting on Sunday, I don't mind as long as I still get to see your lovely photographs! :)

Mimi Sue said...

Beautiful hydrangea and a perfect place for the gazing ball. See how the now commentary works out. If you like it keep it up! Mimi

9405018--Pat said...

Beautiful...love your photos...thanks for sharing...pat h

Angie said...

Beautiful pictures! That gazing ball is just perfect for that area. I say do what you want about the comments.

The Tablescaper said...

Oh such a lovely scene. Love all of the blue!

- The Tablescaper

Shelia said...

Hi Manuela! Oh, I love seeing your pretty yard. It's amazing to me you were able to match all your blues to the hydrangeas! Just so lovely.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

The Tattered Cottage said...

Hi Manuela -
Your garden is so lovely! Hydrangeas are one of my favorites and your blue mirror and gazing ball look fantastic next to your hydrangeas. In the new house we only have trees and a lawn, no flowers at all. One of the first things I want to plant is hydrangeas....any advise?
♥ Toni

Donna said...

Manuela,
Your hydrangeas are beautiful! Mine are blooming along with my jasmine! Your is just gorgeous! Love the blue mirror and ball.
Blessings,
Donna
The comments are your decision :)

Kristi said...

I love your hydrangeas!!! I have two endless summers and two Nikko Blues that I ADORE! I want to dig them up and take them with me when I move! I love all plants and gardening but there is something about hydrangeas! :)
Kristi

Primitive Seasons said...

Sunday. Day or peace. Day or rest. Day or no comments? Works for me and it's your blog. We can gab all week.

Mary

Roses and Lilacs said...

Good morning Manuela. I love your blue accents with the blue hydrangea. I'm wondering where I could hang a mirror in my garden.
Marnie

Storybook Woods said...

Stunning, just stunning and I do not even really like blue that much xoxox Clarice

Shirlee said...

I really like your idea of posting photos on Sunday. Your photos of both inside and outside your home are always great. This time of year I especially like to see everyone's pretty gardens since my yard is a disaster!
Have a wonderful day =)

Jennifer said...

Great idea to post only photos on Sunday. I agree with you, that photography is the fun of blogging. I love to see what everyone else has done.

Your garden just get more beautiful every time I see it. You have such a knack for creating a beautiful outdoor space.

Cindy said...

Your flowers are gorgeous!
Hugs, Cindy s

Melanie said...

Your flowers are just lovely. Every photo gets better and better. You should do what you feel about the comments. I will read it whether there is a comment section or not.