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Lady Katherine at Lady Katherine's Tea Parlor awarded me with this beautiful gift! She stated in her blog:
    This Award goes to some very special people, I wish I could just give it to all the blogs I follow! .... This award is for you!

Thank you so much Katherine. Your thoughtfulness and your kindness and our blooming friendship---well, you touched my heart! Thanks again!


  1. I know a lot of you are having the 'taste of winter' already. Here in our area, the nights have been a lot cooler [the daytime temperatures are still in the low 80s -that's about 27 Celsius]. Now that Autumn and cooler temps have finally arrived here again, the plants and flowers are beginning to thrive all over, the growing Autumn season is upon us. During the extreme heat of the summer months they nearly go into hibernation. The cool nights now, they love! So I went back in after watering, got my camera and wherever I spied a blossom in our yard, I stopped to photograph....


  2. We've had several hard frosts now, so most of our flowers are gone for the season. I love Fall and Winter though, so I'll sacrifice seeing the flowers now and welcome them back when Spring arrives again.

    Congratulations on your award, Anni. It's nice to see someone who's so generous to share awards and buttons with others, receive a much deserved award herself. :-)

    Hope you're having a great week!

    Love and hugs,


  3. It has been pretty here too so far...My parents in Illinois are in the deep freeze...Daughter in Northern Illinois have been having snow flurries..UGH!! This is the time of year that i Love best in the South East.
    You know Anni, I think this is the shortest blog i have ever seen you write..You must be!!

  4. Beautiful pics. Just love the rich colours.

  5. Such lovely pictures, thanks for sharing.

  6. flowers! no flowers outside in my neck of the woods.
    Coffee is on.

  7. Oh how wonderful that you still have so many flowers in bloom! All of ours are now finished and even the trees have no more leaves. I miss seeing all the bright colours so I guess I'll just have to keep coming on here to enjoy yours:-) Congratulations on the Butterfly Award, dear Anni, it's certainly well deserved! xoxo

  8. I am soooo jalous ! You sit amongst flowers and I can't even sit amongst naked trees ! (it's too cold !)
    Congratulations for the award !

  9. Anni,

    Those flowers are all so gorgeous. Love the red color in some of them. Congratulations o that beautiful award as well! :)

  10. the hibiscus is gorgeous. i love them! and well done, dear butterfly girl!

  11. Great shots. Sadly we won't see the like here for some months... Ah well! Happy WW

  12. nice the yellow rose.happy WW!

  13. Dear Anni ~~ Love your flowers and the lovely award, well done. I also enjoyed the previous post about the servicemen in your life. It is
    beautifully written and so sad.
    Thank you so much for your comments, it has been hot here again today, so the cooler is on. It is early this year.lad you liked the story of the Christmas angels who helped the single mother. Take great care, my friend, Love, Merle.

  14. The flowers are all gone, the leaves have all fallen...thanks for giving us just a little more summer!

  15. Since we aren't seeing a lot of this now with the Fall, it was so nice to come here and enjoy the flowers. Do you garden as well as photograph They are beautiful!

    Please check out my WW offering for today at:

    Happy WW!


  16. Anni,

    All of the flowers in my beds have been frosted. Only one blanket flower is hanging on and it is close to the porch so is protected but soon it will be gone also. Most of them will reappear in the spring.

    Your blooms are beautiful and I love the Don Juan roses. I had a climber but it winter killed a few years ago and I haven't replaced it.

    Congratulations on the award. You are most deserving and it is beautiful.

    Have a wonderful day, my friend.

  17. Anonymous11/12/2008

    Glad you can still enjoy such wonderful flowers.
    And congrats on that award :)

  18. I enjoyed the beautiful flowers.

  19. I so love flowers ! Those are beautiful .......

  20. I enjoyed seeing the pictures of your beautiful flowers you have shown for Wordless Wednesday.

    Congratulations on your award. You are one of the most deserving bloggers I know.

  21. Congratulations on your well-deserved award. I enjoyed all your flowers and am reminded that you shared how to do these ‘mouse over captions’ but methinks I haven’t used the strategy yet. Perhaps I’ll think about creating a post with them soon … just because. I’ve got irises and other bulbs coming up in the past couple of weeks. Of course it’s never really cooled off here. Four of my five rose bushes have buds and blossoms as do both of my azaleas. Temps are in the 90s today … sigh! I’m tired of wind.
    Hugs and blessings,

  22. What a sweet selection of wonderful flower photos. Makes me dream of summer. :) Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great weekend!