Thursday, May 31, 2012

~ Bring Out the Sweaters and Crank Up Some Heat ~

The last couple of days around here have been almost letter perfect. Lots of sun and a slight breeze, perfect conditions for working in the yard and walking the dogs. Well folks it's down right chilly here today. I've already changed from Capri's and flip flops to jeans and tennis shoes. (now by this afternoon I may have the Capri's and flip flops back on. We live in Missouri, wait 5 minutes and the weather will change). I think this weather calls for some Cheesy Potato Soup. The ferns are loving the cooler temperatures, they're growing like crazy.
Many of you know I've struggled with my hydrangea bush putting off blooms. Each evening when I walk Murphy I check this baby out. The first night I squealed so loudly I scared a bunch of baby bunnies out from underneath the bush. I'm not sure who was more scared them or me, Murphy didn't even move. Hm mm not much of a watch dog is he? I'm glad he didn't bother with the little cuties, Mom and Pop bunny have moved them, they're now located up by the trumpet vine.
Look at this beauty now, can't tell you how excited I am. Let's not go overboard here, I have several blooms, but the bush certainly isn't "loaded" like a lot of yours are. That's all right I'll take what I can get and be one happy little camper.

Wouldn't you love to bottle up these beautiful colors in fabrics? The palette combination is so soft and serene.

The forecast for this evening is shocking, we're suppose to get down to 47. YIKES!! Guess there will be no seating on the porch this evening. Just can't see myself seating out here in a winter coat, gloves on the hands drinking hot coffee to keep warm, the warm days will return soon enough. So.... I'll be inside drinking hot coffee enjoying a good book and eating popcorn.
hugs ~Lynne ~
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Glenda/MidSouth said...

Love hydrangeas - thanks for sharing yours. 85 now, but rain and cold front on its way, so down in mid 50's tonight and 74 tomorrow. Potato soup sounds good.

Nancy @ The Headmistress said...

Lynne, I feel your pain! For the second day in a row, we haven't seen the temp above 55 (n'east WI)! Too cold to work in the yard and get pots and window boxes planted!
Your hydrangeas are beautiful! Ours look a little odd this year; don't know why. Will keep coddling...maybe they will be ok. Stay warm!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Your porch and the view are stunning. I love it. I would sit there and look outside or be outside every minute if I could. I miss having space and not having a neighbor so close. Oh, I can enjoy yours and your gorgeous ferns and hydrangeas. Fabulous. We're 110 today. YUK!!! Hugs, Marty

Lynn said...

OOOOOH! Blue ones! My favorite! All I have is white right now, but give me a minute or two...
The view from your porch is fantastic! I would sit out there all day and drink mint julips. (actually I don't believe I have ever had one of those. Maybe mimosas!)

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Our heat wave finally broke and today was perfect here too! We are supposed to stay in the high 70's now so that is PERFECT for me!!!! Your hydrangeas are about right where mine are. But I ahve 10 bushes so LOTS of blooms and would bring some to you if you were close by! Yes, the colors are gorgeous, I agree. Your ferns are spectacular too. But the VIEW tops it all:):) XO, Pinky

bj said...

yOUR flowers are beautiful...and that fern is breathtaking. I always have a couple on my porch, too but not until a bit later...after our spring winds stop.
xo bj

Deanna said...

Dear Lynne, Love the porch!
I wore my capris today and was 60ish. Rain on the way again.
God bless,

Judy Biggerstaff said...

I wore a jacket when I went out today. Your images of your ferns and hydrangeas are beautiful. I don't have either of these at my house but love your images. Thanks for stopping by.

Anonymous said...

Hi Lynne! Your front porch and view is just so beautiful! Oh, yay! Your hydrangea is a looker! I'd love a little of that cool weather down here! ;)
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

xinex said...

What gorgeous hydrangeas, Lynne. Maybe I still have a chance cause I have the same problem. I can't believe it is that cold there when it is in the 90's here....Christine

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

I think it took almost four years for my hydrangeas to have blooms all over them. Looks like your's are doing great. Aren't hydrangea blooms just stunning? laurie