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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Lilies of the Valley and . . .


different views
 
which one do you like


how about this one 

let's try a friends photo

how about a photo with a smile
 
The weather was lovely, the gardens were tended, planter boxes and containers were filled. The sky was blue, temperatures perfect, bike rides, walks and cemetery visits were priority.  Friday found me at my friend Barb's house picking Lily's of the Valley.  Such a pretty spring flower with such a sweet fragrance.  This vintage flower seemed to fit perfectly in this vintage cup  The sprinklers were turned on, the flowers are growing, trees are leafing out, the grass is finally starting to grow.  The lawn was mowed.   Everything trimmed.
Dinner is ready for tomorrow, pork loin marinating in a BBQ dry rub.  Fresh asparagus, a salad with everything green will be the menu. Just the two of us, a perfect weekend indeed.
~
 
 Memorial Day
2014
 
Let's give honor
to those that serve
and those that have died in service.
AMERICA


22 comments:

Pondside said...

I roasted a pork loin this evening :) It was just the right thing to do as the weather has turned and we've lost our sunshine. Very warming, to have the oven on and the kitchen cosy.
I love Lily of the Valley - the perfume is intoxicating.

MarmePurl said...

Lovely Lynne does it again. Another make me feel good post.
I love the way you love flowers and always have the perfect arrangement and settings for them.

eileeninmd said...

Lynne, the flower arrangements are beautiful.. Enjoy your dinner, it sounds yummy.. Happy Memorial Day!

Olive said...

Why pick? All are lovely. Have a lovely day my friend. love, olive

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Lynne Well I see that none of the previous commentators answered your question. Of course all are lovely and I am sure the smell if lovely. however I am going to give (my opinion) I would like the vase on a round cloth and only have the small smiley framed child beside it slightly angled towards the mug with a plain background and probably with the last table. Having said all that, really whatever pleases YOU it all that matters. Left you an answer on my post today.

Gail said...

I can't choose. They are all so wonderful.

I left these at the house we sold. I have not replaced them. Thanks for bringing me memories of one of my favorite flowers.

Thank you for honoring those who have served.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Lily of the valley is my favorite - I love the delicate little blossoms and sweet fragrance! All your photos are beautiful and the pork loin makes for a perfect weekend!

TexWisGirl said...

such beautiful little blooms! my favorite is the 2nd one. :)

have a beautiful day.

Lois said...

Lovely lily of the valley photos, and a perfect way to spend the holiday.

Missy George said...

Love Lily of the Vally..Enjoy the day Lynne

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

Mine are over but it's lovely to see your pretty bouquet. Love the photo with the flag!

Pamela Gordon said...

I love lily of the valley anywhere Lynne. They smell so sweet don't they? Enjoy your holiday dinner. It sounds delicious! Hugs. Pam

Margie said...

I like the first one with the tile backdrop. Makes the flowers stand out. Happy Spring Lynne. Sounds like a perfectly glorious weekend. The weather sure cooperated!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

I adore lilies of the valley, such a sweet and gentle flower.

Musings from Kim K. said...

What a beautiful weekend of sunshine. It makes me think there's hope after such a long winter. Lilly of the Valley always bloom around my birthday. It's a special flower to me. Our woods are filled with blooms that I transplanted from my grandparents home before we sold it. Thinking of you this evening! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

amanda | wildly simple said...

I adore lily of the valley, in all of the photos, and anywhere at all!
Most of mine (which comes from my great grandmother's garden.. she died before I was born) was moved when we added on last summer.
I'm anxious to see how it pops up. And where - I honestly don't remember at the moment where all I put it! :)
This was the most beautiful Memorial Day weekend I remember in a long, long time. Yours' sounds like it was very well spent!

Jen Vandervoort said...

I brought some LOTV with me from my old condo...and am I ever glad that I did. It's fragrance is so lovely.

You have masses of it!

Jen

GardenOfDaisies said...

All of the above? I love lily of the valley. One of the most beautiful scents, ever.

PlantPostings said...

Our gardens and flowers are in sync. I've been picking Lilies-of-the-Valley the past few days, too. Perfect for Memorial Day, and so is your post!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I loved the hankie, but I also like the one with all the photo's. The mug is marvelous. So..hankie with mug and flowers AND all the photo's. :) The flowers are gorgeous.
You know me...more is better. Not a minimalist..by any means.
It should be your choice, it's your home.
Big hugs and more hugs!
Mona

Rose said...

I really love the second and fourth shots...but all are beautiful.

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Evening Lynne, I just love Lily of the Valley as it is such a beautiful little flower. Hard to choose which photograph I like the best as i love them all.
I hope you had a lovely Memorial day.... your roasted pork loin sounds delicious.
Best Wishes
Daphne