Showing posts with label HOLIDAYS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label HOLIDAYS. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Have a Blessed Thanksgiving

Hello Blog Friends,   Sorry I haven't been around much lately --but I did want to take a minute and say "Happy Thanksgiving" to all of you who are celebrating this special holiday this week...  Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays when families can take a few minutes to enjoy one another,  enjoy some fantastic food,  and just share the love and memories... God Bless All of YOU.


Friday, July 3, 2015

Celebrating America's Birthday

Happy 4th of July to YOU.... As you enjoy fun times with lots of great food and fellowship,  please take a minute to thank God for our country and the freedoms we celebrate.  We also need to pray for our country and its future...

Today,  in honor of America's Birthday and our flag,  I am celebrating with you by showing you some of the RED, WHITE and BLUE flowers we have, and have had this year in our yard.

The photo above is Peppermint Splash Rose from our yard (5/27).   It reminds me of fireworks---so I'll begin with it...  Click on the photos for enlargements.

Bama Bound DayLily  (6/21/15)

Mt Hood Daffodil (3/28/15)

Electric Shock Irises (5/09/15)

  Another Combo:  Lollypop Lilies (5/20/15)

Crimson Pixie Lilies (5/20/15)

Lady Elizabeth DayLily (6/24/15)

Blue Periwinkle (Vinca Minor) Groundcover in our Yard  (3/25/15)

Another Combo:  Ronald Reagan Rose  (6/12/15)

Red Dynasty Tulip  (4/03/15)

Sweet Freedom Rose  (5/25/15)

Sweet little BLUE Pansy (4/21/15)

Finally,  here is one of my all-time favorite Roses... I like Double Delight so much that I used it for my header on my other blog post  (Betsy's Photo Blog)....  But since it is SO pretty,  I'll also include it today on this post...

Hope you enjoyed this little variety showing some of our many flowers ---and I hope that you have a happy and SAFE holiday!


Monday, March 9, 2015

Happy Birthday to my Wonderful Husband, George

The Birthday Boy (born 3/9/42) --Photo taken on 2/13/15,  at Greenbriar in the Smokies
Please take a few minutes and go to George's blog  (click HERE)  and wish him a Happy 73rd Birthday...  You all know how much I truly ADORE this man.  God put us together---and  with God at the center of our lives,  we have a wonderful life together.  I especially feel SO blessed to have this fantastic man in my life...

I will share some pictures I took of George during our Valentine's Trip to the Smoky Mountains on Feb. 12-13.   Please click on the photos for enlargements.

The first place we stopped on 2/12  was the Foothills Parkway.  The photographer was busy taking a picture of the little bit of blue sky we saw on that trip!

The wind was COLD up there on that mountain on 2/12,  along the Foothills Parkway. George seldom gets cold --but it was definitely VERY COLD that day, even to him.

Next,  after leaving the Foothills Parkway,  we drove on the Wears Valley Road (near Sevierville) in order to check out a group of waterfalls and cascades that we love to see and photograph.  George --as you know--LOVES to take fancy water photos.  This is a perfect place (although, as I said,  it was a very very cold day --and snowing a little)... Photo was taken on 2/12/15;

We did get a little snow as we drove along Little River Road (toward Gatlinburg).  We walked down the hill to check out  Mannis Branch Falls.  I like this picture of George  (on 2/12)  on his knee getting the perfect picture. 

My Sweetie will climb all around the rocks and boulders to get some good pictures.  This picture was taken on 2/13 at Greenbriar in the Smokies.

Photo taken at Greenbriar in the Smokies on 2/13/15;  I LOVE LOVE LOVE this picture of my Sweetie.

Us on a COLD COLD day in the Smokies (photo taken on 2/12/15)
I'll close with a picture of us:  two people very much in LOVE.... To the Love of my Life:  "HAPPY BIRTHDAY....  Hope you enjoy your birthday celebration this year."

Have a great week, my Friends.  Be sure and wish George a Happy Birthday!!!!


Monday, February 16, 2015

SNOW in the SMOKIES 2/12/15

SNOW on the Mountains of the SMOKIES --2/12/15
Hope ALL of you had a great VALENTINE's WEEKEND...  My theme this month is to share the LOVE --so whatever you did and wherever you went,  I hope there was A LOT of LOVE shared!!!!

George and I shared our LOVE by taking a short trip to the SMOKIES for a couple of days... As you can imagine,  we took PLENTY of pictures to show you... SO--today I'll share with you just one small piece of our trip...

Our weather for these two days was cold and snowy ---but where we were,  there wasn't much snow (even though I LOVED seeing even a small amount)...  HOWEVER,  on the tops of the mountains,  they had LOTS of snow that day (2/12).  In fact, there was so much snow,  the main road across the mountain (Highway 441) was closed...  SO--we took our pictures from below.

Some of these pictures were taken near the Sugarland Visitor Center and some on the Gatlinburg Bypass.  We love taking pictures from the Gatlinburg Bypass since there are two special overlooks (looking toward Mt. LeConte and other mountain ranges).  We have taken pictures during all seasons and at all times of the day --but this was the first time we have taken pictures of SNOW on the MOUNTAINS.

Hope you enjoy the pictures... Please click on them for enlargements..

I love the close-ups of the SNOW on the MOUNTAINS.

The SUN was peeking through!!!!  I love seeing all of the PINE TREES covered with SNOW.

SUNSHINE was beginning to take over, and win the Battle with the SNOW-CLOUDS.

Another one I love --with the sun peeking through;

I love seeing the shadows and layers in this shot.
WELL---I could show you about 100 more---but you get the idea of how gorgeous it was as we stopped there in the late afternoon of 2/12/15.

Do you have a favorite from this group?????  I had a hard time just choosing this particular set since the entire area was so beautiful to try to capture... This was another one of those,  "in the right place at the right time"  moments. I guess my fav is the top one and the 4th from the bottom (for a close-up)....  YOU?

Have a great week.  We are in the midst of some nasty weather here in Tennessee... We thought we were going to get some snow (would have been exciting for me)---but with that possibility also comes something very dangerous (ICE,  SLEET,  FREEZING RAIN).... GADS---nobody needs that... My husband doesn't like snow--but says he would rather have A LOT of SNOW rather than an ICE STORM.  AND--there are many other friends having terrible weather also.  Prayers for our area and for all others who are experiencing this nasty stuff and who have to be out in it.