Monday, 25 August 2014

So Glad We Went On Thursday...












Hope you all had a great weekend...

Our weather was spectacular...

Gentle breezes...calm Lake...swimming...eating...drinking!!

Taking in all the Lake has to offer

And...I am so glad we went on Thursday...or...

We would have missed this beauty!!

For some reason my Daturas are kinda pitiful this year...so...when I spied this one...

I had to follow her progress for the evening...

If we had not gone until Friday...

She would have been gone...amazing!!

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We are having a sleepover tonight with Miss V...

She is napping right now...and then...we will hit the pool!!

My daughter Lissa and her husband Jeff are coming over...

I picked up 2 rotisserie chickens at Costco...delicious...and Gluten-free!!

I have fresh yellow beans...small fresh carrots and a few new potatoes to prepare...

Of course a Greek salad....my speciality!


Enjoy the rest of your day....

We are hot and humid again....fannnnntastic!!

                             Cheers!   :o)
                                 linda










45 comments:

  1. What an enjoyable weekend and spectacular photos of the flower. Is that a sort of lily?

    Your dinner sounds wonderful. Enjoy the company!

    Jane xx

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    1. Hi Jane....no, the Datura is a member of the night shade family....beautiful,eh?
      The bloom only lasts over night...
      We had a great time...thanks!

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  2. The weather has been lovely for the past few days. Lovely datura bloom, didn't plant any this year. Enjoy your company and sleep over.

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    1. Yes it has....we are on a roll!
      Sure wish we had gotten some of that rain last week....

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  3. i love when you describe dinner. it sound so scrumptious! flower is simple magical. so pretty. i so happy for you. have a splendid evening and sleepover - as i know you will. yea, temps back up here in nyc. cheers!!

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    1. And it was! We added Swiss Chalet sauce for the chicken....
      Don't think there is Swiss Chalet in the U.S.....too bad....it is delish!
      Miss V bathed and in bed...time for Nana to relax!

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  4. Just lovely pictures!
    I find so cute miss is taking a nap!
    Aw isnt she adorable?
    I love this age of the kids!
    xo

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    1. Yes Gloria...this age is so cute...she has gone down for the night....
      Hope she sleeps in a bit! Ha!

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    2. Of course she will be tired after all she made:)

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  5. Glad that you had a nice time and didn't miss the flowering of the datura!! It is an amazing flower, the way that it is all curled up and opens like that is just stunning. xx

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    1. Hi Amy....I am glad we went too...it was a beautiful weekend....how u doing?

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  6. I prefer the datura when it is furled...amazingly pretty.
    Jane x

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  7. Lovely photos ! Have a good sleep over and visit . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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    1. Thanks Elaine.....it was a nice day!

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  8. Loved the unfolding flower . . . . isn't the design and artistry of that and most other things around us utterly amazing . . . ans you have captured in beautifully on your camera.
    Cheers ~ Eddie

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    1. Hi Eddie....
      The world is brimming with amazing things....
      I love to try and capture a moment....to savour and enjoy...
      Enjoy your evening..

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  9. Wonderful photos! Sounds like a fun weekend. Nice weekend here too. Great film, lunch with friends, warm weather. Have to remember to be grateful more often. Aren't we lucky? :)

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    1. It was perfectly lovely.....
      Yes...we certainly are, Hester

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  10. I love when God leaves me special gifts like that.
    Last night I found my friends Ivy and Andrew at the ice cream shop (with their mommy and daddy) and then again today at Panera Bread. They're some of my favorite "flowers".
    :0)

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    1. Very nice Martha...you are also very lucky!

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  11. Lovely bloom! I think I need one of those plants!
    Dinner sounds wonderful...

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    1. You can buy them already started...or else you need seeds....let me know of you want some!

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  12. It sounds like a wonderful weekend! The weather sure was spectacular. And your week is also off to a great start! Enjoy :)

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    1. The weather was spectacular....glad you also enjoyed it!

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  13. This datura is exquisite Linda. You got some really beautiful photos. I'm glad you enjoyed the weekend and are having lovely summer weather again. It warmed up a bit here in Calgary today to about 18 I think and we actually spent a lot of the day outdoors. Have a good week!

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    1. Hope it warms up out there....and the new wee one arrives soon!

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  14. That flower is beautiful! Reminds me of morning glory a little bit. Glad you had such a good weekend at the lake. We will go to the lake for Labor Day next weekend. Been busy here, and without my computer!
    xo Kris

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    1. Enjoy your lake.....and your computer! Hahaha!

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  15. Wow what a beautiful flower. I just found your blog through Kris, from simplify ad I love it. I will be coming back to see more. Come and visit me if you have a minute. So glad you had such a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Hi Taciana.....thanks for stopping by!
      I will definitely visit!
      Thanks for your comment about my brother Tom♥️

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  16. I have two different Datura plants and neither have bloomed this year for some strange reason, so I enjoyed seeing yours. I do love the way their wonderful scent perfumes the air.

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    1. It has been a strange summer for some plants....
      My Datura are usually way more prolific.....not so much this year!
      Some of my perennials never even came up!

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  17. That flower is amazing and beautiful I love how you captured its bloom, and you are amazing too for your lucky break to getting not one but two chickens at Costco - don't women compete trying to get them - LOL I saw that on a comedy skit once - have a great week .

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    1. Hahaha! I have never seen that here! Too funny! They are so delicious!
      Enjoy your week....

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  18. I thought of you the other day, Linda, because I drove past a patch of daturas in someone's front yard and remembered that I learned the name for them here. :)

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    1. well....that is nice Jennifer...aren't they spectacular in a big patch?
      You should swing past, and ask her for some seeds.....

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  19. I thought I had left a comment on this post. Blogger seems to have it in for me.

    I was saying that though the flower is lovely, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the frog!

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    1. Actually Barbara....I have been deleting them!!! hahaha...just kidding!
      It happens to me on the word press blogs...very slow to publish the comment...
      no worries...I know you love me...er...uh...the frog!

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  20. Daturas are so beautiful. Here's to a good finish for summer. Looks like it will also go out like a lamb this year. We deserve a nice warm end to August and beginning of September. It's been way too wet this year.
    Regarding cats, I have not taken care of a diabetic cat for awhile now. My daughter's cat, Hugo, is diabetic and doing well on one shot every morning. He is also on special food. Hope all goes well as I'm sure it will. Deb

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    1. Buddy is on special food...but still 2 needles a day...YIKES!!! I have never used a needle before!

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  21. I am so glad you introduced me to daturas - I remember them from another post. This is exquisite to watch it unfold. What a special flower.

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    1. Well I am glad you like it Suza!
      It is a beauty♥️

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  22. I love a nice roasted bird. And two, well, even better. Glad to see you having so much fun.

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