Sunday, June 23, 2013

Nikko Blue?

Here is my Nikko Blue Hydrangea
instead of blue it rewards me with shades of pink, lavender, and blue

see all the different shades?

peeking through the fence

just love it

What is happening around the Sentimental home?

while sitting on the porch I noticed an excited Morning Dove

something is in the tree

Mama and baby
I have only seen one

My Dahlia is acting like it is on steroids
It is huge for June
and ready to bloom
there is a bug in there?!

the other one is not as large but is ready to burst open too

this one is pink and yellow

It is warm and I think Boots has the right idea

just hang out and relax

Happy Sunday



Pat said...

Your florals are gorgeous, dear one!!!
I adore the photo of the Mourning Dove. ..especially atop the nest! We have a pair here on the Prairie which "Mr. Ed" has affectionaley named 'Maude & Claude' (my Bonnie & Clyde was vetoed!)
The pink on the porch is breathtaking, indeed!!!
Something about flowers near the time they burst open that always brings a sense of excitement to the Garden, dear one!
Thank you for sharing these photos with us!!!

Teresa@1800 Farmhouse Rd said...

Oh my Ann, that hydrangea has me drooling! It is beautiful, just like the other parts of your yard that I have seen. I think my hydrangea's are getting too much sun?? Mine look nothing like yours, and I mean nothing! Your neighbor hood looks so pretty and peaceful.

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Gorgeous hydrangeas! I am really starting to appreciate them's only taken me about forty years! LOL

I want to relax just like the kitty too!

Thanks so much for stopping by.


Tete said...

That's the hydrangea that I want! I may have to ask you later the name again. I could write it down, but I will lost it before I need it.
Love the dove sitting.

ann said...

Two words today: hydrangea and jealous!

Jan said...

Your photos are beautiful. Hydrangeas are my favorite. Loved your roses, too. -- Jan

SImple and Serene Living said...

Your flowers are all so beautiful. Especially love that hydrangea. Enjoy your garden, sweet friend. xo Laura

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh those hydrangeas!!~!
Totally in love, just beautiful pics, thanks for sharing today.

sweetvintageofmine said...

What beautiful things to see from the front porch! Your Hydrangea is gorgeous!! There is so much beauty all around us and that is why I love sitting on a can really see beauty and nature around us...ya don't have to go far! Blessings~~~thank you for the sweet comments~~~Roxie

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Ann,
What beauty there is surrounding your lovely front porch. Your hydrangea is just gorgeous! I need to get one of those but I don't seem to have the right spot for one (my first one didn't like its spot and died!).
The dove is so sweet on her little nest. And I like the little lady bug in the flower too.
Have a sentimental day!


Oh sweetie, can't get over the gorgeous flowers and hydrangeas, wow! You have a lovely garden, Ann. Thank you for visiting me. Big hugs,

Marissa said...

Ann, what a lovely show of your hydrangeas!! What a fabulous garden you have.. enjoyed looking at your pictures.. just gorgeous...:)

Sue McPeak said...

My goodness but those hydrangea photos are gorgeous. Lucky you to live in a climate where they flourish. Photos are great...really enjoyed seeing your gardens.

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Anonymous said...

My hydrangeas are the same as yours! Glorious, aren't they?
Great summer shots.
If I could figure out how to put my blog on FB, I would.....

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Oh my Ann, simply gorgeous! Nikko's do not do well here. :( Have a limelight and a couple others that I love, but they don't put on a show like that. Your garden is gorgeous and I love the pic of the mama dove. Hope you get a peek at the babies. Would love if you linked this to SYC.