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Note: It's going to be a very busy few days for us here, unexpectedly, and I changed the format on my pay it forward posting from holding out until the 24th and drawing a name. With little time to do it, I thought I'd take the first three as originally stipulated from Mary's blog! Hope y'all don't mind. But, time is a big factor in my decision. The three from my list have been notified! Fun, fun, fun! I look forward to this little blog adventure!


Karen passed this award along to me. I thank you, from the bottom of my heart!! If you haven't visited with Karen, you're missing a sweet lady. She blogs almost daily of her life and when you drop by you're instantly draped in a warm, down-home, atmosphere. Afterward, when it's time to leave, you leave Karen's Korner with a smile and a knowledge of what the true worth of love and family are that surrounds this lady. Thanks again Karen for the award.


  1. * * Photos of part of our yard in bloom this week!!!
    Peach Hibiscus -Bougainvillea
    Red SalviA - Rose Tree
    Wine Gazing Ball - Fairy
    Mexican Fire Bush - Fairy
    Salmon Colored flowers - Pansy
    Marigolds - Fairy

    all surrounded by ferns.

  2. Those are beautiful flowers! And thanks for the names:)

  3. Great photos! Love them:D

  4. That's one gorgeous garden!

  5. Pretty flowers you have here, different colors of different meanings lol! Happy WW!

  6. I love the pictures, beautiful flowers.

  7. Good Evening/Morning Anni,
    I do that because I don't know when you will read this. LOL. I so love your flowers and your fairies. They are just beautiful. "THANK YOU" for sharing them with us. You are most Welcome for the Award my friend. "THANK YOU" also for the linky love. It touched my heart and brought tears to my eyes. You are such a great friend and I do appreciate you and your friendship. They are still calling for freezing rain tomorrow night and Thursday. We will see tho. Take care my friend and have a great evening/morning. May God Bless You and Yours.

    Love & Hugs,
    Karen H.

  8. Ohh wow those flower are beautiful I also love your garden figurine especially the fairy one. ;) happy WW!
    Life’s Impression

  9. Beautiful photos (as always)! :)

    Happy WW.

  10. Anni,

    Your photos are beautiful!! I love those flowers and the fairies. An awesome Wordless Wednesday.

    Congratulations on the award. You are certainly deserving.

    Thank you for your thoughts for Michelle. I called the hospital at 11pm (Tuesday) and they told me that the nausea passed and they had her up. She was a little weepy when I was there and the nurse said that had continued, but that is Michelle's nature. She is doing fine. I do appreciate your friendship and your words of caring. You are a special friend indeed.


  11. I'm sooo jealous! Your garden is beautiful.

    I've always wanted a flower garden so I could have fresh flowers in my house, but for some reason, my dogs think they have to dig them up first!

    What ya gonna do??

    Thanks for sharing yours and stopping by my blog. :)

  12. And all these beautiful flowers are growing in your garden right now ?? You lucky girl ! Here the nature is still naked !

  13. These pictures make me wish Spring would hurry up! Oh. I was already wishing that. :)

    I just posted news of a contest I'm having for Heads Or Tails players. Check it out. :)

  14. Such beautiful flowers and lovely faeries in the garden. Great photos!

  15. beautiful flowers, our garden is only beginning to wake up now!

  16. Love those garden pics- the fairies are beautiful!

  17. Jo Beaufoix2/20/2008

    Love the photos, there are so many flowers out already here. And the fairies are fab, my girls would love them.

    I'm so excited about Play it Forward, it's such a brill idea.
    My email address is:

    [deleted for spam protection by Anni]

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

  18. Beautiful shots, Hootin' Anni, and thanks for the names of those gorgeous plants, you busy bee!!

  19. It's going to be quite a while before we get any signs of Spring here, so thanks for sharing yours!

  20. Great Minds ... I was thinking of Spring this morning and shared flowers at Small Reflections today, but not from my yard because there's not much blooming yet. Yours are lovely indeed.
    Hugs and blessings,

  21. Those are gorgeous, I am awaiting spring here...Snow drops are in bloom but that is all. Happy WW.

  22. Those are lovely flowers. I look forward to my spring blooms too.


  23. Anonymous2/20/2008

    Your garden is looking very lovely. I love your new blog decor also!

    Happy WW

  24. Hi Anni, Kelly hooked up the keyboard for me before she left for work so I am out visiting this afternoon!! Your flowers are sooooo beautiful! Oh My ! It is so cold here!! Down to 5 this morning! Snow for tomorrow! This was great seeing a little Spring!! Love and Hugs Carolyn

  25. In bloom already?? SO VERY JEALOUS!! We still have over a foot of snow with more on the way. :(

  26. The plants are beautiful, Anni. Are they from your yard? If so, it must be warmer there than it is here.

    Enjoy your company.

  27. LOVE the faeries with your flowers:-) I'm so sick of seeing only snow when I look outside, I really miss seeing my flowers!! I ended up signing up for the Pay It Forward on Mary's blog because she needed a third person....I'm actually looking forward to it:-) Congratulations on the award that Karen passed on to you...she certainly is a dear and I just love her to bits. A few more visits then it's bedtime for me, been a long day!! Love ya! xox

  28. Boo hoo! I can't pull up all the flower pics! I came over earlier and a couple of them loaded. Now I see 5 of them and not the original 2. What's up with that?? I got the little x on each one and couldn't even click on that. Maybe when I come back tomorrow they will either all be there or all completely gone! :o) I read all the comments and everybody else was seeing them so it must be my server or something!

    Congrats, Anni, on your award from Karen.


  29. I'm slow at getting to things this week, but I LOVE your WW!!! All the pictures are beautiful! Have a super weekend!