Friday, May 10, 2013

Letters on Friday & Happy Birthday Blog

Dear Blog....Happy Birthday or is it Happy Anniversary??  Two years ago I hit that "publish" button and I was off and running or I should say posting...!!  It has been a wonderful two years.  Because of you dear blog, I have made so many new friends, even met and enjoyed the company of a few of you, which I highly recommend if ever presented the chance.  Your comments, your encouragement, means the world to me...you have lightened my darkest days, brought me tears and laughter, inspired me, gladdened my heart, and opened up worlds to me.  Never in my wildest did I ever imagine the joy that blogging has brought to me.  Thank you dear blog, I love you. PS...today is the last day to enter my giveaway in celebration and thanks for 2 years.  See details here.  I will publish the winners tomorrow.  

Dear Crab Apple Tree....Goodbye, on Wednesday afternoon you were carted away by tree removers after giving me almost 30 years of spring beauty.  Unfortunately, you suffered from the dreaded diseases of apple scab and fire blight which eventually took your branches away one by one until there was only one left.  I managed to save a few of your branches to enjoy for a few more days.  I loved you



The tree removers....


Dear Spring, this has to be one of the most beautiful springs we have had in many a year.  With the cool weather lasting so long, holding off the blooming, and then the warm-up last week...our world has burst into one fine feast for the eyes...the crab apples are all in bloom, whites, pinks, reds.  The tulips, bleeding hearts, phlox, apple blossoms, red buds and lilacs are creating a chorus of spring that is shouting for joy.  This is the first year in memory that the crab apple blossoms will still be in bloom for Mother's Day.  Usually they have dropped by now.  Thank you Spring, I love you.







Dear Yard Work....ugh.  Spring clean-up is always hard laborious work, raking out the dead, trimming, edging, weed pulling.  The time it takes me to complete all this continues to lengthen with each passing year.  It may be time to hire someone to help with this chore, since my sweetie is no longer here to assist.  I don't love you, yard work.

Dear Bailey, congratulations on your college graduation. I am so proud of you and know that your future will be bright and full of adventure,  just like you. I Love You, Nana



Floral Love



Until next time.....

40 comments:

  1. Beautiful images Deanna! Has it been 2 years already? Time flies. :)

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  2. I can't believe it's only been two years. You are a total pro. Your crabapple jar is gorgeous. Will have to remember to bring some in this year. This will be the first year in several that our trees are NOT in bloom for Mother's Day, but I am happy for you to still have them for yours. Mine will be glorious soon enough!

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  3. Happy Birthday/Anniversary! You've gotten this blogging thing down really well, in only two years.
    I love visiting you and seeing the world through your lens.
    Here's to many more years ahead.

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  4. Another bonanza of beautiful images. Happy blogoversary and a huge congrats to Bailey! Happy Mother's Day to you!!

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  5. Flipping through my blog feed I see these beautiful floral prints & KNEW it was your blog.
    Our spring HAS been amazing this year, hasn't it? Not particularly fond of the cold temps we have right now & forecasted for our weekend, but loving the beauty surrounding us.
    Happy blog-oversary - I've certainly blessed with "meeting" you - you've enriched my life in ways you'll probably never know.

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  6. Beautiful photographs of glorious spring!

    And congratulations to your daughter!

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  7. Happy Blogiversary!! Beautiful images.

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  8. happy, happy 2 yr blogiversary! poor crab apple...

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  9. Happy blogiversary! I'm sorry about losing your tree. Your spring photos are lovely!

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  10. Happy Blog Birthday 'Snippets from Springdale' - you are only getting better with age.

    Deanne - your crab apple blossoms are beautiful - so sorry to see that the tree passed on to the big forest in the sky, but 30 years is a good run.

    Your granddaughter is beautiful - congratulations on her graduation - big accomplishment. Cheers!

    I really need to visit the home depot/lowes this weekend to see if they have bleeding hearts or ranunculus - maybe even both!

    Happy Friday!

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  11. Beautiful sentiments! Blogging really does open up many new doors for friendships that could have never happened otherwise! May your new piece of nature that replaces your crabapple flourish as nicely!

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  12. Happy Blogoversary! Sorry about your tree...I know the feeling well.

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  13. super incredibly beautiful photos

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  14. It's always hard to say good bye to a beloved tree, isn't it? Your spring photos this year might be your best ever, so very lovely. And I know you're proud of Bailey.

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  15. Wonderful flowers and happy blogoversary!

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  16. Loved your thoughts, today, Deanna! Sorry about your crab apple tree, though. I've lost a pear to that disease. The flowers are lovely and happy anniversary! Your granddaughter is so lovely - congratulations to her! Happy Mother's Day, Deanna! xoxo

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  17. I feel so bad for you that you had to cut down the crab apple tree after all those years. They are such a beautiful species...we had in our yard up north for year...I would be sick too about it. Have a great time at the graduation....I know you will be so proud!

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  18. Deanna,
    Happy Blogiversary! I agree it is a wonderful adventure.

    Sorry to hear that you had to put your crab apple tree to rest. At least the bloom photos are beautiful. And so are the rest of your spring pictures. I went for a walk looking for buds and blooms yesterday afternoon. We have a few.

    I am not a yard work fan either. I did do some work in my pathetic flower bed this morning. This afternoon I got my container garden ready for plants. The mower is in the shop, so I can't trim the grass yet. Mowing is ok, raking twigs and picking up branches is not my favorite.

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  19. Good bye tree. I hope you replace it with something new that will bring you just as much joy. Your pictures are stunning as always.

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  20. Congratulations! Beautiful photos. :)

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  21. bailey you have gorgeous eyes. makes sure you future man tells you that. ha. ha!!
    gorgeous blooms. ( :
    out with the old - in with the new. i wonder what you will plant next?

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  22. Sorry to hear about the loss of your tree. The photos are wonderful.

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  23. Happy Birthday to you and your blog, those blossoms would make any heart sing.

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  24. Your photos always leave me feeling joyful, Deanna. So many of my favorite spring blooms here. Congratulations to your granddaughter and Happy Blogversary.

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  25. Your images are gorgeous, Deanna! Happy Blogiversary! And congratulations to your sweet granddaughter. She's a beauty!

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  26. I am sorry about the tree. Your lovely photos of its flowers make a good tribute to an old friend. All of the other photos are beautiful too. :-)

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  27. Wow, your tree blossoms are sooooo pretty!! Lovely captures and so refreshing! Visiting from Floral Love.

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  28. I love spring too...sorry to hear about your tree :( I remember how sad I was when I lost my childhood weeping willow tree. Congrats to Bailey too!

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  29. I would be in tears saying goodbye to such a tree. Happy blog birthday. Looking forward to many more years!! Xo

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  30. It's sad you had to remove your tree that had given you pleasure for so many years. But you still have so many lovely specimens. You lilacs are gorgeous. Mine are yet to bloom. But my Bleeding Heart is out. I love your shot of the single branch. (visiting via #NurturePhoto)

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  31. SO gorgeous... love the little winking teacup! Yes, Deanna, I am feeling little bit better, sounds funny but I can bend my left leg enough to put on my own sock and shoe now and am spacing the pain pills out further and taking fewer. Better is really slow, but I'm thankful for every little positive change... thanks for coming by faithfully to share on WTS... xo

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  32. What a wonderful post. And Happy Blogiversary.. I have to say I am so happy you started blogging. I love to pop in here and see your gorgeous photos and read what you have to say. I am looking forward to another year my friend.

    Hugs~

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  33. So glad we've met in BlogLand. Look forward to meeting you in Chicago this summer. :) I am wild for your lilac photo. So beautiful! Congratulations to Bailey.

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  34. Dear Deanna... your Friday Post always makes my weekend :)
    Thank you for joining Floral Love ♥

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  35. Happy Blog Birthday! So sorry about your crab apple tree, the same thing happened to my parents tree. I love the Bleeding Heart picture. That's my favorite plant! I just discovered it recently. Love these photo challenges :)

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  36. Beautiful colorful pictures :). Love it!

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  37. I'm so sorry about your Crab Apple tree! It's so sad when things like that happen, one of the trees in front of our building had to be removed last year. Beautiful photos! Thanks for taking part in the Nurture Photography Challenge :)

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  38. Wow, congratulations! It's glad to hear your blog celebrating it's birthday!
    My happy birthday wishes to him/her then LOL.
    Seriously, those are nice photos. thanks and again congratz!

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