Nov 30, 2010

Seattle Lights...

Over the weekend
I took a drive into Seattle,
it's only about an hour away...

I love the feel of a big city late at night
the lights and energy are magical...

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The Christmas Decorations were all up
and the streets are lined with lit trees...


This giant stack of lit snowballs
is at the foot of the Space Needle...

It must have been twenty feet tall
at the base to the right you can see a car...


Here is a close up...


and since we are under the Space Needle
I thought I would show you the "Needle"
hovering over head.....

It was well named!
Kinda creepy...


The Macy's Star....


Fifth avenue is lined with luxury and designer stores...


Betsey Johnson
had a pretty silver tree with hot pink packages,
I thought it was worth a peek....


I haven't blogged in days!
I hope everyone had a wonderful vacation?

I know we had a wonderful time!
I spent my black Friday at an antique mall
and then hunted down a long sought after item
 on Craig's list.

So I am working on a new project
and can't wait to finish it and share with you :-))

Today I am joining,

Thanks for stopping by today!

Nov 26, 2010

Last Rose of Summer...

Last week we had our first snow..

If you missed it
and would like to see my winter wonderland
while staying warm at home,
no boots required!
The links are here and here...

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Even after the first snow melted
these Ballerina Roses hadn't faded....


So I had to rescue them
before round two and the deep freeze came...


A perfect spot of happy pink in the window...


To cheer even the coldest day!


The Last Rose of Summer
TIS the last rose of summer
Left blooming alone;
All her lovely companions
Are faded and gone,
No flower of her kindred,
No rosebud is nigh,
To reflect back her blushes,
To give sigh for sigh.

Thomas Moore

But,  as every gardener believes in their heart,
Next year will be even better!!

Come get your Pink on
and visit PINK SATURDAY...

and check of Hakan's lovely new party

Thanks for stopping by...

Nov 24, 2010

Just for fun...

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I think sometimes a tablescape
can have no real purpose...


It can be
 just for fun...

An excuse to play....
instead of doing the tasks that you should be doing :-)


Just a silly moment
to seen how pretty cranberries are
floating in a glass..


to enjoy
a bit of twinkle...


My plates are everyday wear
the snow I found in the garden
and the cranberries are grow in Washington...
:-)


The silliness is all in my heart..

I am sending everyone
a big hug...
and wishes for a
Wonderful Thanksgiving!

Tonight I am joining

Thanks for visiting me today!

Nov 23, 2010

The World in White...

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Another blanket of snow fell last night...

and another blanket went on the bed
our low temp was in the teens...


The wind blew a crazy storm all night
The snow flew sideways...
Nothing was spared a coating of the white stuff!

My little rabbit sits in the gazebo
it's entire floor is cover in inches of snow...


But as is life
the calm after the storm is an amazing sight!

The bluest skies!

The roses on the front arbor trying to hang on!
Showing contrary to belief,
roses are not delicate flowers!


This tiny mini rose's last bloom of the year
bends under the snow's weight...


My pond statue
was wrapped in a stole and cap of snow
and holds a basket of icicles...


The leaves that blew into the pond
are frozen in a layer of ice...


My favorite garden swing
is better suited to hot cocoa today!


The seed heads of the Pink Spirea
packed with snow...


This old watering can covered in snow
created a beautiful silhouette....


Mother nature had a sense of humor!
 In all her blowing last night
she created snow balls
in the seed heads of the Lily of the Nile...

Creating a whimsical delight...


I mentioned last month
the Anna's Humming bird is a year round resident here...

The other hummers leave but the Anna's are unique..
Their diets change to include insects
and their heart rates slow a bit during extended cold spells
so they don't need as much food...

They are of course glad to find a sip of sugar water 
and are a treat to watch...


my close up is a little fuzzy...
But, this males colors were so pretty
I wanted to share...


Today I am joining...

Faded Charm for White Wednesday
 A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday
(because sometimes in freezes!)
Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
and
The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday


Thanks for stopping by...

Nov 21, 2010

First Snow Mosaic...

I haven't made a mosaic in a long time!
I thought a cold and snowy night was the perfect time
for a bit of photo play...

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We had our first snow last night
If you missed my post of the garden blanketed in snow
and would like to see it click here...

I will be joining
Mosaic Monday @ Little Red House



Thanks for stopping by..

First Snow...

Last night it happened...

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The first snow of the year....


Little is more exciting to me than the magic
of snow falling from the sky!


We have never had snow this early in the year,
last year not a flake fell at all...

It's unusual to see leaves still on the trees and shrubs,
it makes the snow  feel softer and less frigid...
a little surreal...


There are still roses... roses in the snow!


Small sprigs of Salvia still standing tall
dusted with white flakes...


The snow toppled the Dusty Miller onto my little angel..
giving her an umbrella of lace and snow..


Up close the Dusty Miller's leaves
looked like crystals...


Snow on berries is always beautiful...


More snow on roses...


The Mop Head Hydrangeas, were wearing caps of snow...


The Pee Gee Hydrangeas too...


Sadly this afternoon the snow has already melted
but tiny flakes are still falling,
trying to stick again...

We are forecast one more day of snow...
Then the deep freeze!

A perfect night to light the candles and gaze out the windows
of my little cottage :-)

I am joining Cielo for Show Off Your Cottage Monday
Come join the fun!

Thanks for stopping by!