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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Good Middle of the Week to ya (Hump Day)

First off today, I wanted to share with you out there in blogland that I will be joining Rhondi of Rose Colored Glasses as she is having a the first ever Share your Porch with others. This will be happening on June 5th, which is tomorrow. Now I don't have much of a porch...but I will show you our walk way up to our front door.

HUMP DAY...fondly known as Wednesday...(I hope this doesn't offend anyone!)
This morning as I was opening my blinds, I looked out again and saw a GORGEOUS, and I mean GORGEOUS large bushy Lilac bush in my back neighbors yard. I just knew what I was blogging about today. For those of you who know me, my roots are in the GREAT PACFIC Northwest...this gray, drizzly type of rain is known as LIQUID SUNSHINE! But that does not mean that I could not go out and take pictures of all the different plans that are in bloom...don't ya just love spring!'s the gorgeous Lilac bush I get to see from my kitchen window! It really looks so much more vibrant in person...just could not get a good picture!
These sweet yellow buds are part of my front yard ground cover...assylum I believe.
These happy fuscha color ground geraniums come back every year...they are all around my brick pavers patio. Love them this time of year!!!
These are fluffy lavender blooms are CHIVES! If you look in the can see my "Cracked Pot" collections...I know I have a bad sense of humor! lol
More of my geraniums

I just love hosta's...they have the prettiest green foilage and come back every year...more geraniums peeking thru!
These are the first blooms of my colorful daisy's that I have also around our patio walkway.


Oh...Look what has come my way via Sweet Sherry of Eddie Maries Attic...I had the honor and privilege of receiving the Arte Y Pico award from Sherry. What an Honor and privaledge this is, thank you SO much Sherry! I so appreciate the wonderful people I have met out there in blogland!

Here are the rules:

1. You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider
deserving of this award for their creativity,
design, interesting material, and also contribute
to the blogging community, no matter what
2. Each award has to have the name of the
author and a link to his/her blog to be visited
by everyone.
3. Each award winner has to show the award and
put the name of and link to the blog that
presented her/him with the award (I know
it says this is a rule , but I know not everyone
likes to do this, so I won't be upset if you don't.)
4. The award winner and one who has given the
prize have to show the link of "Arte y Pico blog
so everyone will know the origin of this award.
5. To show these rules.

Now for the fun yet very hard part... to choose
5 other people for this award...
drum roll please....
1. Rhea's ~ Sweet n Shabby Roses
2. Sharon ~ Sweet Victorian Rose
3. Shirl ~ Shirls Rose Cottage
4. Connie ~ Living Beautifully
5. Ele ~ A Bit of Pink Heaven
These ladies are sweet PRH sisters of mine. They are some of the MOST creative ladies I sure to check their blogs out too!

Okay...a sneek peek at our you enter our home....just a little looksee...WELCOME!!

Hope you have a blessed day...hugs....Lorena


Connie said...

I've always loved looking at your house, sweetpea. I've never seen geraniums like that. That lilac bush is to die for though!! Lovely, chick....

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

I am participating too! Cant wait to come back tomorrow and see your pics!


Diana Lyn said...

Good Morning Lorena, thanks for the tour it is beautiful! We are having lots of the liquid sunshine, it was only 47 this a.m., yea,,,,,,:o) smiling,,, that is me trying to be happy , no I AM happy it isn't snowing! I just go out and look in my yard at all of Gods wonderful creations and I am so Thankful! Cheers to you and have a wonderful day ! Diana Lyn

Jan~Feather Your Nest Antiques said...

Lorena, Aren't those baby shoe pin cushions to die for! I had to keep one for myself. You know,I think I'm going to put some chives in the FYNA garden next spring.They have the cutest and most colorful blooms. Yours are so pretty.

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Lorena!
I'm glad you like your award! You sure deserve it, I love your painting!
Your photos of your flowers are wonderful, beautiful posies!
I'm joining the Front Porch Party tomorrow too! It will be a weekend of porch hopping!!:)
Hugs, Sherry

miss gracies house said...

Thanks so much for all of your sweet, encouraging comments!
I *do* love that lilac-those are one of my faves, esp when they get big and are pruned like that! I can't wait to see the progress of your new room so please share!
My girls have always loved their piano and practice has not been a chore (well, most of the time!)
I appreciate your words on trust-they're very timely!
Have a good week,

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Sweet Lorena!

How wonderful it has been to come visit your lovely front porch and garden grounds! Just beautiful!


shirl said...

Hi Lorena, thank you so much for this award. I appreciate it so much. I finally got my post up with the blogs that I chose. Take a look when you have time.
BLessings, Shirl