Tuesday, September 8, 2009

~~~Outdoor Wednesday and A Few Cat Tails~~~

Can you believe it's Wednesday already? This week has certainly flown by. It's time once again for Outdoor Wednesday. Hosted by our Susan from A Southern Day Dreamer. Be sure to click here for a full list of participants.
A while back I posted the trumpet vines down by the barn. If you remember those were orange in color. I said then I would post the yellow ones for you. I didn't think they were ever going to bloom. I have these planted on the north end of the yard, so I can look out the kitchen window and see them daily.
You have to love the trumpet shape.


A little worse for wear. Such a beautiful color.
Directly behind the trumpet vine lies a small pond. I wanted to share the cattails that are taking over. I would have gotten a few more shots, however; I kept hearing things jump into the water. I could tell those were frogs, but I what I didn't know; if there were snakes lurking about. :-( I'm a bit afraid when it comes to snakes, so I shot these pictures and scurried back to the house.. lol

Thanks for swinging in to take a look and say hello. We always enjoy your company. Don't forget to swing by Susan's for a full list of those participating. You can once again click here for a list of those beautiful outdoor spaces. hugs ~lynne~



40 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The yellow flowers are so pretty. I always love the look of yellow in the yard. It just seems to brighten up any spot. The cat tails are great. I don't like snakes either, so I am glad you didn't hang around. Hugs, Marty

salmagundi said...

Love trumpet vines; and those are a great color. We have spent the last 4 years trying to get our trumpet vine to bloom. Can you believe that? Finally, just this week, we have 4 trumpets about a month late. Don't know why it won't bloom in profusion. Take care, Sally

blushing rose said...

So beautiful the yellow trumpets ... will those cattails turn a darker brown or stay tan.

Have a lovely week. TTFN ~ Marydon

blushing rose said...

Love the yellow trumpets. Will the cattails stay tan or turn brown.

Have a lovely week. TTFN ~ Marydon

Blondie's Journal said...

Lynne,

I was so excited to see that you were showing pictures of your trumpet vines today. You see, near the end of last year, I planted one and started training it up a trellis. It never bloomed last year and this year, although it it up the trellis about 4 ft., it still hasn't bloomed. I thought maybe it was a big weed that had overtaken the vine, but the leaves look exactly like yours. How long did it take your guy to bloom?? I really doubt this is going to happen this season. My trellis faces southeast. Any advice??

Love your cattails. They make pretty arrangements. You will have to find very loooooong clippers so you don't end up in the pond!! If you spray them with hairspray, they will not open and let loose all that yucky allergan stuff!!

Happy OW!!

xoxo
Jane

bj said...

I love trumpet vines...I have a few of the bright orange ones.
When I was a little girl, we used to pull them off, stick them on all our fingers and play like we had long, orange fingernails..:)

bj said...

I love trumpet vines...I have a few of the bright orange ones.
When I was a little girl, we used to pull them off, stick them on all our fingers and play like we had long, orange fingernails..:)

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

The yellow trumpet vine is beautiful, Lynne. I don't think I've ever seen them. We had the orange, at the farm. It grew on and old shed with weathered wood. I have a photo somewhere on the other computer or in a book/album. I should look for it.

Great Outdoor Wednesday post!!

Terry said...

What pretty trumpet flowers, I bet the hummingbirds love them.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What a wonderful view from your kitchen window! They are beautiful. Stay away from the possibility of snakes! You sure don't need an incident like Mary! laurie

Barb said...

Lynne,
Those yellow trumpet flowers are the most beautiful mellow yellow.
I remember the others. They were VERY bright!!

Hope you are doing well, friend.

Blessings,
Barbara Jean

Shelia said...

Hi Dear Lynne! Oh, the trumpet flowers are so pretty and cattails! I haven't seen any in years! I love those. Thanks for popping in and hope all is well in your world.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

mbkatc230 said...

Beautiful shots Lynne. How neat, you have an entire brass section growing in your yard! I love the cattails, but the thought of snakes would keep me away for sure! Hope you have a wonderful week. Kathy

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Lynne,
I so love your flowers, they are such a pretty shade of yellow. The pond is way cool, but i wouldn't want to find a snake! Yikes! Hugs, Cindy

Deanna said...

Dear Lynne,
The close up pics are somethin'!
Blessings.
d

xinex said...

The flowers are so pretty, Lynne but I like the orange ones better.You are so funny about snakes but I am just like you LOL!...Christine

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Don't blame you a bit! I would have hurried off too!! :)

Jeanne Selep said...

Beautiful flowers!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Well, Lynn, I would have scurried too! Thank you for braving those possible bad things for us! I am proud of you! Not so sure I would have.
I wonder if Mr. Jeremy Fisher was out there fishing off his lily pad..?? :)
Hugs!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Lynne, I love your trumpet vines. I don't have any. But, I have always admired them. I am headed to bed. I'll talk to you really soon! Love ya! Terrie

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Such a pretty bunch!
I so love the adventures everyone shares on ODW

If you get a chance please stop by and say hi!

TTFN~~Claudia ♥ ♥

Light and Voices said...

You are a brave soul to continue to shoot cat tail plants even though snakes abound nearby. I really liked your photos of the yellow trumpet vines. Nice job!
Joyce M

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Your trumpet vines are beautiful!!! Most of them are orange, so I loved the yellow. Thanks for sharing your lovely pictures. Love & blessings from NC!

Chari said...

Hello Dearheart...

Just dropping by to say hello and see what you've been up to! Girl, you've been a busy little bee again...I've missed the last couple of posts! So sorry! Anyway...I just took a peek at your Met Monday post. Ohhhh my...I do love that big ol' wooden barrel!!! And it's so beautiful with all of those different colored apples...just gorgeous!!! I also enjoyed all of your flower photos...my friend, they are simply magnificent...the flowers and your photos!!! I remember seeing your orange trumpet vines...loved them! Love these pretty sunshiny yellow trumpet flowers too!!! I bet that is a beautiful view from your kitchen window! I'm not sure if these will grow in Colorado or not? Okay...I certainly don't blame you for not hanging around to long down by your pond...eeekks...snakes? I sure would like a bunch of those cat tails though! They are everywhere around here right now...guess I'll have to grab my shears and go for a drive! Hehe! They always look so pretty in Autumn decorations!

Well Darlin'...sure hope that my note finds you well! I'll talk with you later...

Love ya,
Chari

Jane said...

There is nothing prettier that pops of yellow flowers among lush green leaves. So pretty... But I have to say, I am partial to cattails! I have not seen them in quite awhile...
Thanks for sharing your lovely photos.
Jane (Artfully Graced)

Riet said...

Beautiful pictures and the macro's are fantastic. Have a nice day

Dolores said...

Oh Lynne, Your yard is just fantastic, with so many beautiful flowers, trees, shrubs and a pond. I love the mellow yellow trumpet vine..... I love the color of yellow!

Goodness, you're brave to walk near the pond, if there any snakes.....eeek!

Have a great day!

Brenda said...

I just love those cattails! So simple, yet lovely in the ways of nature!
Brenda

Mary said...

How very beautiful. What a wonderful view to have from your kitchen. The flowers are so delicate in appearance and that pale yellow is a color man can't duplicate. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

KMfamily ;-) said...

LOLOLOL..thank you for risking you sweet dear life for us all!
It was soo worth it though!!
Great pics lynne!!
Dont see to many cat tails around my parts.

shopannies said...

love the little trumpet flowers very pretty can just imagine the birds that love them as well

shopannies said...

love the little trumpet flowers very pretty can just imagine the birds that love them as well

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

GM My dear friend...Girl are you going to use those Cat tail in one of your great TT that you do...I can just picture them as a center piece...looking good my friend...miss ya and love ya sis...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Tootsie said...

I have been thinking about going out to the bush and getting myself some cat tails to dry!
great post today friend!

Kitty Valerie said...

Wow! What beautiful flowers you have!

I wish you a nice Wednesday,
Val

Bonnie said...

I never seen a yellow trumpet vine before. Very nice.

Sue said...

From childhood, I remember orange trumpet vine flowers, but I have never seen the yellow before! I also haven't thought of cat's tails for years- we used to pick them at a family friend's marshy area. They were dark brown and smooth, and I can recall being fascinated with them. Thanks for stimulating my memories.
:-) Sue

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

Lynne, those trumpet flowers are gorgeous! Love the cat tails; they'd look great in an arrangement or on a wreath.

Jane

Marsha said...

I'm not familiar with trumpet vines but yours sure are gorgeous. I do love the shape too!

rosecottagegardensandfarm said...

Good morning my dear friend,

What a lovely, lovely outdoor post. The yello trumpets are amazing! What a spectacular sight to have out the kitchen window!
We don't have many trumpet vines growing in the north--the season is not long enough. Such a cheery greeting!

I appreciate your visits to my little Rose Cottage. Your chats just brighten my day as do your words of encouragement! I have the tea kettle on this morning for you if you have time to stop by. Your favorite rose tea cup is already on the table. Would you like some fresh triple berry jam with violet syrup on your biscuit?

You are in my thoughts this morning, and just want to let you know, Lynne, that I am here for you. What can I do to help in the ups and downs?

With the kindest thoughts of you,
Debbykay @ Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm