Monday, April 23, 2012

Hello Monday

Good morning world,

                               Overcast and raining in the northern Virginia area, but we need the rain and I am thinking that all of the beautiful flowers and lawns are saying thank you......well I KNOW they are.........how do I know well take a look at these out of this world gorgeous roadademdrums in my neighbor's yard.........I am new to these plants/bushes............but I am in love.
This particular one is waiting it's turn to bloom and put a smile on my face..........

Starting to open..........I admit, I have never ever been around these blooms before and the first thing that caught my eye is the tight bulb shape of the bud..........it's like a pine cone in it's layers............
Here is one partially open.......looks like it just popped off a plane from some exotic island.......
This is the fullest of the three bushes in our neighbor's yard..when I walk down the steps and walk to the sidewalk, if I take just a few wee steps out of my way, I can get close and gawk.  Sadly that is what it is, gawking.  This first spring here in Alexandria has been full of such beauty and I will add it to my growing list of why I like living here.

Now, I am going to try something new.........I use to know how to do this, so let's hope I can do it again......it's been a while since I have blogged and all this copy and pasting, setting this margin or shutting off this thing.............I should have never stopped blogging!!!!  I digress - I do that a lot, remember.  I was wandering around in blog land yesterday and found this to die for blogger...............
She has a super blog.........it has a little bit of everything and more so.............one of the coolest things that she is doing is Newbie Mondays.............if you are new to the blogging world, she is allowing you to grab this button and she will put our blogs out there for others to read...........OK, so some of us have a ways to go to improve, but just the idea that someone remembers how it was to start out and is willing to help us.........hmmmm, I think it is soooooooooo generous...........so let's see if I can do this button thingy

OOOOO, it's there, see it...I can..............yippeee for the "mature" lady in Alexandria.............thank you Debbie............

I hope that you can share a smile today...........if you are looking for a reason to smile, go back and look at the flowers......think of Debbie's generosity, see two reasons to smile.............

1 comment:

Debbiedoo's said...

:) You did it! YAY! Thanks for sharing and for linking up. Now be sure to take a visit to some others so you can get some more friends out here. I love your flowers.