Thursday, July 22, 2010

Fave Fives in July's Doldrums

The middle of the summer (in the northern hemisphere) occurs in July.  Summer Doldrums.  But even in the midst of these dog days of summer, there are cool things happening, stuff that makes me thankful and grateful. This is why I love Friday Fave Five. It's a chance to focus on the positive things, even in hot July.
A family wedding afforded us the opportunity to spend quality time with

1. our own kids.
2. The Professor's brothers.
3. his sisters.
4. our nieces
5. and nephews.

Can you believe it? I didn't take a single photo!  I was just having too much fun.  Congratulations to our niece and her new husband!

I just had to show you the hot pink blooms in the garden at Willow's Cottage!


bouggainvillea


Mayflower rose


No blue hydrangeas in my garden this year

Did you have a great week, or at least some great events within the days of an ordinary week?  If you want to share the favorite parts, join us at Susanne's blog Living to Tell the Story.

28 comments:

Dorothy said...

Love those pink flowers, Willow!! I really do!!

Flower said...

Yes to having a good week!
We are also looking forward to the weekend!

Roxie said...

I have NEVER seen such a pink hydrangea! Is that a special species or is your soil extremely basic? If you put used teabags on one side of the plant, will the flowers on that side start to go bluer? Hydrangeas fascinate me!

Jerralea said...

Wow! Love those hot pink flowers!

Famiy get togethers are the best - I love seeing all the extended family. I'm so glad your get together was a wedding ... lately my family has been getting together at funerals!

Knitting Linguist said...

You know it's a wonderful wedding when there's no time to take pictures. That's what wedding photographers are for! :)

Joanne said...

Fabulous Flowers! They don't grow well here because of our short growing season and harsh winters, but they are a joy to behold! Sounds like you had a busy but fun week!
Joanne

Lisa notes... said...

The flowers are gorgeous. There's nothing like family! Glad you're enjoying your summer with them.

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Glad you had such a great family gathering and wedding celebration!

I love your flowers and wish wish I could grow bouggainvillea up here :)

Dee said...

What gorgeous flowers. I love that shade of pink, too. How cheery! Glad you had fun at the wedding. Have a fantastic week.

cindy said...

I just love your flowers and your mayflower rose,
I don't think i have seen something as beautiful as a bouggainvillea flower

Laura said...

I'm in total agreement about FFF and what a blessing it is. And don't you love those family weddings! Your pinks are just lovely, too.

Happy Friday!

Brenda said...

I am heading to a family wedding this weekend and looking forward to the very things you mentioned. My husband has performed many of the recent family weddings, so the whole thing is very sweet and close. Love these times.

Melissa said...

What lovely flowers! Love family get-togethers, especially when there's no drama. :)

Jane said...

Lovely flowers Willow. family get togethers are lovely for catching up. Jane

Elizabeth said...

You are definitely 'in the pink'

Happy weekend!
oxoxo

Mary said...

Don't you love it when you're having such a good time that you don't take pictures? The flowers are really pretty!

momma24 said...

Beautiful flowers! I love the get togethers that are so much fun you forget to take pictures. I just don't like not having pictures of them! lol

Sharon Lynne said...

Glad you had a good time at the wedding and saw all of it up close and for real - rather then through the camera lens. (But that's fun too!)

Pretty summer flowers!

ellen b. said...

Glad you had the chance to be with the kids and extended family! Beautiful pinks!

nikkipolani said...

No doldrums here! Glad for your joyful time with family!

Reggie said...

I just came back from vacation at Virginia Beach, VA so I had a great week. I'm glad to see that you are also having a great time in the heat this summer with the family.

Susanne said...

Congrats to your niece and her new hubby. I love family weddings.

Your pink flowers are absolutely beautiful with their bright color.

Sara said...

I love those hot pink flowers! Even in hot July, they delight.

Marg said...

Sometimes I leave my camera at home and everyone asks, Well what will you blog about?" Well that's exactly it...sometimes I don't always have the time, and yet it's all in my heart.
Have a wonderful summer.

Tracy said...

PINK...my favorite! ;o) LOVE that pink hydrangea! No photos??!! Shock...horror... LOL! Happy Days, Willow ((HUGS))

Bethany Hissong said...

What gorgeous flowers!! All in my favorite color of pink!! I'll trade you some periwinkle blue hydrangeas for your pink ones! ;)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Congrats to the happy new couple!

I love bouggainvillea! It grows all over Italy too.

finallygettingtoeven.com said...

What beautiful flowers to be able to enjoy each day. You are very lucky to have them and the pics you took are wonderful too.