Saturday, June 12, 2010

Random


It's a beautiful Saturday morning and it is cool enough to have the windows open for a little while and let some fresh air inside.  As I sit looking out the window this morning I am captured by how beautiful the hydrangeas look poking through the railing on our deck, so I just had to take a picture and show you.

 

From my window I can also see this silly flamingo that I got at a yard sale a few years ago.  He would be perfect for Beverley's  Pink Saturday but I didn't join in time.

A pot full of blue bottles sits nearby.

I had the beginnings of a bottle tree but the branch fell over, so they're now a bottle garden.

Tucked away under the bushes is a piece of one of my favorite planters that was broken when the tree fell last year.

A close up of one of my favorite plants in my garden, salvia guaranticia. It will continue to bloom until we have a frost. 



If you were sitting here having a cup of tea  with me...oh how I wish you were.......I can make you some coffee if you like........  this is what you would see out the window in my studio...just some random photos.

Make sure you take some time to enjoy the weekend.

Rhondi xo

36 comments:

  1. Lovely Rhondi...I love your bottle planter! Much more than a bottle tree....

    Hugs,
    Penny

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  2. Good morning Rhondi! College classes are done for a couple weeks and my last week of work at the school is coming up. I am taking a moment to try to catch up with friends in between catching up with my housework and puttering around. Your garden is beautiful, and the touches of cobalt blue throughout are such a nice accent. Hope everything is going well with your newest endeavors! It's good to catch up and say hello:>)

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  3. Hi Rhondi, what a darling post. I love all your blues... I just read about your porch party, and I hope to be attending... sounds like a lot of fun.. hugs ~lynne~

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  4. Of course I love all that blue, Rhondi! I may just have to buy a few interesting bottles of wine to start a bottle planter - as Penny said, much better than a bottle tree.
    Wishing you a good weekend!

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  5. Oh, those hydrangea are gorgeous, Rhondi!

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  6. Thanks for the shots of blue, you!

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  7. I would love to be there having tea. Your garden is wonderful, love the blue bottles in the planter. Have a great weekend.

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  8. beautiful blues! great flamingo too.

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  9. I'm going to wish you a Happy Pink Sat., Rhondi! As you said, that flamingo counts! LOVE your hydrangeas and that awesome idea of the bottle pot!! Lemons to lemonade!

    Hope all is well with you and that you're selling lots of houses! Have a great weekend! L, Dana

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  10. Hi Rhondi, Love the Hydrangea-we can't grow those here in Colorado-it is simply beautiful and if I had those blue bottles I would have them out in my house.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs, Noreen

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  11. I'd love to have tea with you and enjoy the view from your deck! Thank you for sharing your gorgeous flowers and the bits and pieces of art in your garden. I love the bottle garden and the piece of a favorite pot. You inspire me to get busy. But first I have a meeting today - then, maybe I can get busy and spiff up my garden!
    ~Adrienne~

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  12. I just love the blues and the flamingo is just adorable! Happy Pink Saturday :0)

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  13. Coffee, please, and a good unobstructed view of the garden!
    Love it.
    Cass

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  14. Rhondi, I'd love to sit and have tea with you any day. Your garden is full of beautiful blues - such a lovely spot!
    Enjoy the weekend ~ Sarah

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  15. Hi Rhondi,
    Beautiful blues in your garden-I am envious of your blue hydrangea.

    Enjoy your weekend,

    Carolyn

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  16. I love your blue garden! The bottle garden is a great compromise, and so original too. What a great idea!

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  17. I think your hydrangeas are the most beautiful I have ever seen! Love your pretty pics!
    Cindy

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  18. Lovely photos, Rhondi. I had a bottle tree too and the branches snapped off. I like your idea! I may use that.

    Hugs,
    Donna

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  19. More gorgeous blues, Rhondi! Your bottle tree is adorable!

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  20. I found your blog because another blogger was telling me about the front porch party. What a lovely idea....and what a way to be inspired in our own homes.

    I love your hydrangea photo. They (and peonies) are my absolute favorite flowers. Yours is so very lovely.

    Blessings,
    Patti (Fill My Cup with Beauty)

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  21. Hi rhondi,

    Oh my everything looks so pretty. Your Hydrangeas are HUGE - I can't believe how big they have gotten. Love the blue bottle planter - adorable.
    Have a lovely week. How I wish I could sit on your porch with you and have a cup of tea.
    Blessings,
    Erin

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  22. Lovely photos, Rhondi, and like your new blog look! Goes with your music, and "carolina blue!"

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  23. Rhondi, I love the little blue bottle garden! I am also loving the hydrangea that look just like my hydrangea. Your garden is beautiful!
    ♥, Susan

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  24. Your photo of the hydrangea is breathtakingly beautiful!! I would love to have coffee/tea with you and enjoy your lovely view.
    Your new header is also very pretty.

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  25. Hi Rhondi,
    I am in love with your hydrangea!! I have a small pink one.. have always wanted a blue one..maybe this will be the year. fingers crossed. Waiting for a sale.
    blessings~
    Gwen:)

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  26. I just signed up for your Porch Party, should be a lot of fun.

    Ginger

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  27. Rhondi,
    I love your new background and header. Your garden looks beautiful. I love your blue hydrangeas. The only ones I have seen that are as beautiful are down at the Cape.

    Lovely. Karen

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  28. Hi Rhondi, hope all is well and that business has been good to you.

    Your yard is lovely. Your repainted deck area is fabulous. Really eye catching now and so beautiful in its gorgeous surroundings.

    I love blue .. so those blue bottles look great no matter what you do with them. Hope you are having a great week so far. Best wishes, Tammy

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  29. Hi Rhondi!

    Love all your pictures-the yard looks great! Hope real estate is going well for you!

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  30. i love blue in the garden, i think thats why i am addicted to iris, endless shades of blues!

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  31. Good morning Rhondi, I can't believe it has been so long since I visited you that I wasn't a follower. Shame on me. I will be around more often, I do enjoy your blog so much Rhondi.

    Today is a lovely view of your gorgeous hydrangeas and your yard art. It made me smile to see the blue (of course) bottles in the pot. A good idea and whimsical too. How is your return to real estate doing?

    Have a lovely day and sell a house.
    Hugs, Jeanne

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  32. Rhondi, are you like me, struggling to keep the hydrangeas going in this heatwave? I know now why they need to be planted where there is afternoon shade.......mine in front of the porch are already looking sad and are 'sunburned'. Guess taking the driveway trees down and now in full sun is not to their liking - I'm so upset and have no way to help them. I do know I will have to prune them drastically, they are much too big now.

    Love the colorful touches in your garden - bright blue always goes great with greenery and those bottles are really neat.

    Happy week dear.
    Mary X

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  33. Love the blue flowers and your blue bottles. I always feel more peaceful coming to your blog.

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  34. Just beautiful photos!!!

    I would love to participate in your party!!!
    I participated in your last parties!

    xoxo

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  35. Oh!!Thanks for the idea with the bottles. Where did you get the blue ones anyways????? I have green ones I thought I would try using (from wine) or I will have if I start saving them. I wanted to get some bamboo rods and do a bottle tree thingy--but a pot! That I can do sooner!! Miss you in blogland and hope you are enjoying your work. Thanks for the stop by at my spindlecottage blog. Have a nice weekend!

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  36. Hi Rhondi! I love all your garden blues! You have an amazing yard and I would love to come for a cup of tea anytime! Thank you for being such a gracious hostess, Marcia

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Thanks so very much for taking the time to leave a comment. I always read every one. I am glad you stopped by for a visit. Hope you'll come again!
Rhondi