Friday, May 25, 2012

Five Senses Friday ~ The May 25th, 2012 Edition

I have been negligent on posting Five Senses Fridays for a few weeks...too much going on I guess.  But today I am focusing on our lovely senses....the ones that are almost on overload right now with all the blooms and fragrances coming our way.  It is full-out summer time here with all the swimming pools set to open this weekend, and the temps predicted to be in the 90's for the holiday.  The blooms are bursting everywhere you look.....

Many pots have been planted and placed in the gardens...

Just gives a little more color in the garden that is mostly hostas because of all the shade...

Front porch..front and center


The smells are outstanding on a few of the flowers....but with all the hybridizing, in attempts to make a better plant, we have lost the aromas of old-fashioned roses.  These still have a wonderful aroma.

The Columbine's are almost spent....Linking up to LeAnne's Flower Art Friday and Shoot, Edit, Submit.....

These also have a nice aroma....they are just a ground cover that is blooming right now, but I like it's delicacy.....and smell.  

I am taking a B&W class with Tracey Clark at Big Picture Classes....I converted this to b&w for class today leaving just a tad of color ....

As I sat down to read the paper and drink that first cup of coffee this morning, this sweet thing was napping on the fence.  The black birds kept buzzing his head, agitating him to the point that he started his squawking at I had anything to do with it(?)  The only thing I did was take his picture while he was ranting....!!

Today tasting was all about getting ready for the holiday ahead....I got right in the mood by fixing (compliments of Jack Daniels) barbeque pulled chicken.  Oh yum...and some new potato chips with Tomato and Basil.  They are good for you, right? with tomatoes and basil, have to be.

And finally, right now I FEEL like just relaxing and snoozin' briefly after a full morning and a full lunch...

Hope your weekend is FULL to the brim with all good things.  Happy Memorial Day Weekend to all my friends from the USA!!

"Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it."
                                                                                                   ~  Philip Dormer Stanhope

Until next time.....


  1. Love that queen Anne's lace all images are grand

  2. hi Deanna, your photos are just delightful! I love the queen's ann lace even with the colour removed. I am having a difficult time in the b/w class, removing colour is so hard! esp. this time of year. Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

  3. I didn't realize that hybridizing caused some roses to lose their scent. I wondered! Love that white urn front and center on your porch. So many pretty things to see here. Hope you enjoy your Memorial weekend, too. Oh, and I vote that the tomato and basil chips are healthy!

  4. These are all so beautiful! I will take a plate with the sandwich and chips thank you. LOL

  5. So many wonderful photos here.. Looks like everything is in full bloom...


  6. Awesome images! Thanks for sharing with Flower Art Friday!

  7. So many beautiful pots of flowers! love that last one in the red pot! hmmmm, I feel like some chips now . . .

  8. Love all of these! Especially the B/ soft and beautiful!

  9. What a beautiful series of shots!! All so beautiful. Gorgeous flowers & a great capture of the squirrel.

  10. Such lovely shots . . . love the columbine and the Queen Anne's Lace.

  11. Your garden of flowers is so lovely. Love the Queen Anne's Lace with most of the color removed.


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