Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Hydrangea...Phlox & Tiny Bird Houses.....


 The Hydrangea in my back yard at home, is a Limelight...

 Starts out small and lime green...

Gradually gets larger and turns a lovely soft green...



 The Hydrangea at the cottage...

 Is a standard pee gee white...

 Starts out pale green...and gradually turns white...



see the daddy-long-legs!







I have a nice clump of white Phlox...

Gets bigger every year...

 Best photographed late in the afternoon...

And after a rain! 








Check out these sweet tiny birdhouses my daughter Lissa painted for me♥️

Have to find the perfect spot...

I almost want to keep them for inside the cottage!! 






Hope you all had a great day...

Another kinda muggy one here...very breezy...can feel the cold front moving in now...

Temps high tomorrow , only 19*c....way below seasonal...

Supposed to warm up on the weekend...


                 Enjoy your evening...

                    Got my hair cut this morning...always too short...but...it will grow!

                       What kind of mischief did you get into today??

                         Do tell..........


                       Cheers! :o)
                           linda

ps.........many thanks for all your sweet remarks about our Miss V...
                       greatly appreciated!♥️♥️ 


28 comments:

  1. Linda, I kept thinking "Wedding Bouquet" with those lovely white flowers. Those little bird house would look cute anywhere..my balcony?? HaHa

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    1. Ha! You wish!
      I think the phlox would make a beautiful wedding bouquet, Wanda...
      Or...a lovely watercolour! Hint...hint...

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  2. I never get into any mischief !! - I am always a good boy. You know that!!

    But today I 'met' a lovely lady and gent on your blog, namely Jane and Chris - lovely people and of course I know why - they are both Brits . . . lol. No the Canadians are not too bad either!! lol . . . oh alright the Americans are as well - we re all ok!! . . . Let's have a party!
    Love the flowers, daddy long legs, bird houses, and like the header as well. But you did not let us see your very short hair . . .
    Cheers ~ Eddie

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    1. Hi Eddie...
      Glad you are enjoying Janes blog...
      Nope...no short hair pics!

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    2. Ahhh . . . maybe when it grows a bit .. . .

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    3. Cheque is in the post,Eddie!
      Jane x

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    4. Jane...don't give him any ideas! hahaha!

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  3. Our Hydrangeas or as we call them incrediball bush start off white then go a greeny brown lol they are almost done now but the heads of flowers are huge . It has been very cool here no humidity at all and sunny with cool winds temps have only reached 20*C feels like a fall day . I love those birdie houses soo cute . Lovely photos ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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    1. Don't you just love Hydrangeas?
      Mine go kinda tan later...must dry some!

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  4. I love these little birdhouses look beautiful Linda!
    And the flowers are amazing!
    xo

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    1. Hi Gloria....
      I might just keep them inside....too cute to get all dirty!

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  5. Lovely blooms...who doesn't love hydrangeas? They are amazing, aren't they?

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    1. Who doesn't?
      Did you get any yet?

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  6. Your gardens are enchanting. I hope they're surviving this vicious wind... or maybe it's calm and cool at your place.
    Love the little bird houses. Don't some small birds live inside the cottage?

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    1. Enchanting.....oh, I love that description, Martha!
      Not sure what's going on at the cottage, but very windy here!
      I think you are right....I do have a few small birds living inside!

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  7. Love those cute painted birdhouses! Where will you put them?? The flowers are lovely,too!

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    1. Well...I'm not really sure!
      Where do you think I should put them?
      Cute,eh?

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  8. Your blooms are so lovely. Do you every dry them?
    I adore the tiny bird houses. Must have been tedious for her to paint them.
    I got a haircut yesterday, and yep, it's too short. At least it feels good in GA's heat/humidity.
    Have a good night. Mildred

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    1. Hi Mildred....long time no see!
      Yes I do dry them...and I find the best way, is cut them....enjoy them in water, then simply empty the water, leave them in the vase, and the dry quite nicely!
      Thanks for stopping by....I hate haircuts! Hahaha!

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  9. The grandkids were here on Wednesday ... no computer time, just tea parties, checkers, playdoh, searching through old toys, and play, play, play. It sure was windy yesterday and today is much, much cooler ... might even need a sweater!

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  10. Love the new header!
    It feels like autumn today...I have heat on upstairs,it feels so chilly up there.
    Jane x

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    1. Oh thanks Jane...those mourning doves provide hours of entertainment!
      Chilly here as well...supposed to rain!

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  11. Pretty header and I love the hydrangeas and phlox. I always think they are flowers within flowers. Oh, those birdhouses are the sweetest things. I would keep them indoors. Still admiring those pics of Miss V!

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    1. Think I will keep them inside!
      She is a cutie, for sure!

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  12. The hydrangeas are just beautiful!!! I love the bird houses too, way too cute! xx

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