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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Celebrations!

A very Happy Birthday to Nikki ~ and thank you to Flighty for his lovely reminder with gorgeous Pretty Lady rose. I searched high and low through my garden for a rose, but could only find tight buds. It wasn't until I walked by the side of the house that I noticed a very small (1" diameter) velvety red rose! So here's the first rose of the year and the only blooming rose in my garden, Nikki!

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While I was searching for a rose, I spotted a pollen-laden bee on the flowering chives. Check out the orange pollen sacs!

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The honeysuckle is starting to bloom and spread its fragrance...the bees and hummingbirds will be happy!

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Other celebrations include a bridal shower I attended yesterday for my niece who will be getting married in August. As a reminder that June is often the month associated with weddings, I recently witnessed a beautiful bride and her handsome groom amongst the spring greens of the woodland garden:

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I loved seeing the interaction of these two wedding guests ~ I loved how the young girl bent down for eye contact with the little fellow, and how he held her hand. Such a caring, sweet sight.

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We have had some fantastic evening skies and sunsets.

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This was taken off my sun deck:

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I'll leave you with this (not very good) shot of a bunny at the bottom of the street. I like the way the sunlight shone through his pink little ears. Once he spotted me, all I  could see was its white cotton tail hopping off ~ perhaps it was heading off for a celebration of its own :)

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7 comments:

  1. A really delightful, and heartwarming, post with lovely photos that I know Nikki will appreciate.
    Thanks for the mention. Flighty xx

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  2. What a lovely tribute to your blogland friend Glo!

    I love the photo of the bee on the chives, so colourful.

    I also particularly like the photo of the little boy and girl, she looks such a gentle little thing :)

    Lovely photos from the sun deck too.

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  3. Oh, what a lovely gift! Some of my favorite blooms with a busy bee to boot. Thank you, Glo. It's a pleasure to be your bloggy friend.

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  4. Nice little rose bud. I have chives popping up everywhere these days and they are great for attracting insect life. Looks like you have had some lovely sunsets recently.

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  5. Thanks Flighty :) A few more of those little red carpet roses are blooming and lots of buds on the other roses...I'm anticipating some blooms one day before too long!

    Thanks ShySongbird ~ Nikki has a beautiful rose garden and inspired me to plant one of my own ~ a very small version of her beatific blooms.
    I was amazed at the pollen the bee had collected, and yes I really thought the girl was being so kind with the little boy. Glad you liked the sunsets, too.

    Thanks Nikki ~ and I have you to thank for getting me started on my little rose garden...hopefully more buds will bloom soon. Glad to hear you had a lovely birthday.

    Thanks John ~ Chives' flowers are so pretty and obviously sought after by the bees ~ as you know as well since you have lots of them. Lovely sunsets are pretty special and hopefully there'll be some lovely summer ones, too.

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  6. Lovely post! I particularly like the bee on the vhives, that bee has some serious 'knees'!

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  7. Chive flowers are very popular with bees - mine this year have been covered in bees of the red-bottomed variety! Lovely photos Glo, and always love to see a bunny too. x

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