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!

Hugs,

50 comments:

George said...

I didn't realize we had such a patriotic yard, but I'm glad we do. Your photos are beautiful.

Out on the prairie said...

Going a hymn fest and potluck, an old fashioned celebration. I like to watch the children running with sparklers. Lots of fun games also.

Margaret Adamson said...

You garden must be a picture, all these grogeous blooms but my 2 favouties are the 1st adn last shot of the Roses.

Terri D said...

The Ronald Reagan Rose is my favorite and I wish we could have another man like Ronald Reagan in the White House. I pray for our great country daily. We certainly do need to bring her back to God. Wishing you and yours a wonderful 4th of July weekend!!

Ruth Hiebert said...

Beautiful post. I love flowers and each of these is perfect. Have a super weekend.

LV said...

Always a pleasure visiting with you and George. No one share as much beauty as you two.

Betsy said...

Happy 4th of July Betsy! I so enjoyed seeing your patriotic yard. You have the most beautiful flowers and that reflects the love and care you spend on them.
Blessings,
Betsy

Ann Thompson said...

You have a very patriotic garden. All of them are beautiful but that first rose is really spectacular

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

This is a beautiful post, Betsy. And I agree with you about the Double Delight rose. It's a beauty!

Sylvia K said...

I always love your beautiful, colorful flowers, Betsy!! Wonderful captures for the day!! Wishing you a very Happy 4th of July and know that you're enjoying the beauty that surrounds you!!

Beatriz said...

Happy Birthday America!

And happy days to your beautiful garden and flowers, Betsy!!!

Hugs

Bia <°)))<

Kay said...

Happy 4th of July, Betsy! I do LOVE your flowers. You really have a green thumb.

Linda said...

Beautiful flowers, great idea for an Independence Day post!

David said...

Betsy & George... Have a great Independence Day! We do have one question related to your yard. Have you ever counted the number of varieties of flowers you have? Wow! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave & Laurie

ladyfi said...

Wow - each flower is so beautiful!

Fun60 said...

Happy 4th July. A beautiful blaze of colour from your yard.

Ms. A said...

Happy 4th, Betsy & George!

Betty Manousos said...

happy Fourth of July!
xoxo

Betty Manousos said...

...and your photos are beautiful!!

Marcia said...

Happy 4th to you, too! Lovely flowers there.

diane b said...

Happy Independence Day. The last rose is fabulous.

Rose said...

Beautiful flowers, Betsy! Love that daylily...

Arkansas Patti said...

Per usual, stunning colors and shots Betsy. Hoping you and George have a safe and fun 4th.

Dorothy said...

Wonderful pictures of your Red, White and Blue flowers! Hope you had a special July 4th. We ended up having a 'cook-in' because of rain :) Ribs in the crockpot are GOOD.

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous post, Betsy! You have so many lovely flowers there. It is hard to pick a favorite, I love them all.

Have a happy 4th of July weekend!

Chatty Crone said...

I just love the red, white, and blue!! Just stopping by to say Happy 4th of July!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I think I agree with you today- that last one is awesome! But, they are all pretty..lucky you and George don't really have to go anywhere to photograph gorgeous flowers. Happy 4th to you both!

DeniseinVA said...

What a great post for the 4th of July. Your flowers are stunning Betsy.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Double delight is striking! Hope you had a great holiday.

Margie's Musings said...

Your yard is really lovely, Betsy!

Small City Scenes said...

Hi Betsy, good to hear from you again.
I have always loved Double Delight also.
Red white and blue---all the way.
Hope you had a safe 4th.
Keep in touch.
MB

Bouncin Barb said...

Such beautiful flowers. We didn't do much yesterday because we had to work late Friday night at the art gallery for First Friday Art Walk, so we just laid low, cooked barbecue and watched movies. A great day in my book!! XX

Janice K said...

Beautiul! That Peppermint Splash kind of reminds me of a giant red firework exploding in the sky.

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

Your flowers continue to inspire my attempts to garden .

Beth said...

They are all gorgeous, but I can see why that last one is a special favorite. It's beautiful. I esp. like the multi-colored flowers.
I don't know how to request to be a friend to you on Facebook. I mean, I know how,but I don't know your last name or at least your Facebook's name. Could you tell me, please or send a friend request to me, Beth Orr? Thanks.
Had the gkids for two nights and had a blast! I'm still resting up though, but that's okay. :>)

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Your flower garden is awesome, Betsy. I love all the flowers. Your header is really great, too. I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July!

Susie Swanson said...

So much beauty for the eye to behold.. I could never pick a favorite. Thanks so much for sharing with us. Hugs, xo

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Betsy, That Double Delight is a true delight! I love today's post! Just gorgeous. Glad you had a good Independence Day! Have a nice day tomorrow!

Small Kucing said...

It's so gorgeous, Betsy.

Have a great week ahead ya :)

ladyfi said...

Fabulously gorgeous flowers!

Lux G. said...

Happy birthday, America!
Beautiful, beautiful flowers.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Hi Betsy,
Such beautiful flowers! I have 2 favorites...the first and last. You and George really do a marvelous job on your flower gardens. Mine aren't quite lucky as yours. My right knee has been giving me trouble, so I've not been able to pull as many weeds and tend to them as I usually do.
I'm like you and have basically quit reading the news. It's just too depressing. It's hard to believe how fast this country is changing...and not for the better. And no one is doing anything about it! I better climb down from my soapbox before I get too carried away.
Take care and have a good week. I'm really slow these days with blogging, but think of my friends often.
Hugs, Cheryl

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Hi Betsy,
I just tried to send a comment, but my computer is acting up and I'm not sure you got it. I was saying how beautiful your flowers are and that the first and last ones were my favorites! I also got on my soapbox about what's happening in our country. It is so depressing. Hope you and George have a great week! If the other comment came through, just throw this one out. :)
Hugs, Cheryl

"...E...", from VA, Beth said...

wow, i finally got here ... it has been a week & it is not even close to the weekend. well, closer than yesterday. wow wee. google is not being nice ... i have tried to get to your blog today and it just keeps sending me other places? i am wondering what is going on. there is a thunderstorm coming and i have a terrible headache. what is for dinner ... that is the other thing on my brain. hope you are well this week. i always love coming to your blog to see your yard blooms. so pretty. ( :
love your periwinkle. my parents use to have lots of lilies ... i am loving your crimson pixie lilies, and those iris. have a nice one. take care. ( :

"...E...", from VA, Beth said...

oh please don't tell me my comment just disappeared. i might have to pull my hair out. oh no ... wait ... maybe you look at them 1st?? please say that is so??! ( :

nuts. ( :

Daisy said...

I hope you had a nice holiday weekend, Betsy! Your red, white, and blue flowers are so beautiful. I am always in awe of how many different kinds of flowers you have.

Jeevan said...

Very beautiful and selective with flowers and colors! Hope you had great Independence Day. Love the roses, iris and daylilies.

Dr. Kathy McCoy said...

Your yard is gorgeous in all seasons, but especially now! Love those pictures! I've been absent from blog writing and reading lately, too, largely because of book projects, changing agents, a speaking engagement in New York, etc., etc. So I'm seriously behind on my blog reading, but will catch up with you on Facebook. Don't want to miss anything -- love hearing about your adventures and seeing your beautiful pictures!

Janie said...

The patriotic flowers are lovely! Hope you had a fun 4th of July. We watched fireworks from the deck with all the family present. Definitely a fun time.

Linda said...

Oh my! Your blossomy header is spectacular!