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Come into my Parlor said the Spider to the Fly!!

Lantana is so colorful this time of year----


Fly





Spider






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MONDAY MORSELS


Last week I found out that I had been chosen as winner of Marydon's Giveaway at Blushing Rose Too!! I was more than thrilled. Thursday, the packages arrived at my doorstep. So quickly. The excitement was more than I could take...I couldn't wait to open and see my prize. Hurrying indoors, I set them on the dining room table, snapped a photo of the boxes...and commenced cutting them open. And what treasures lay in store for me---






Thank you so much Marydon...your generosity and kindness is much appreciated. I will be thinking of you as I sit by the window on a cold blustery day sipping my tea from such a beautiful tea cup and munching the cookies!!

68 comments :

  1. Lovely lantana - something I have not planted in my yard yet...I simply don't have any more room! You received some very lovely things in the giveaway - I am sure you will enjoy them! Hope you have a great day...always nice to visit you!

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    1. They are pretty...what I like about them is the fact they attract birds. Their nectar, hummingbirds...their berries, mockingbirds and more.

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  2. The flower is so pretty and the package was wonderful!

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    1. The prize was something I'll enjoy forever.

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  3. What beautiful flowers! I don't think we have anything like these in Ireland.
    Thanks for visiting my blog too!

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    1. G'day Cathy!!! Glad you stopped by. And, I'm happy to know that you enjoyed the lantana images.

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  4. The fly! The fly! no wonder the Lantana is called Chicken **** flower, even the fly likes it.

    Beautiful photos.

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    1. roflmao...Ann, you crack me up.

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  5. Congratulations, Anni! What a lot of fun that giveaway was for you! I am so appreciative of your sharing all the excitement so well, too. And your spider is definitely a spooky one!

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    1. Actually...I HATE spiders. LOL I didn't see 'him' 'til I uploaded the image.

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  6. I have always thought lantana was intriguing. I almost did not see the spider -- I love how you made a little photo story - wonderful!!!

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  7. What a gorgeous flower the fly and spider are hiding in! The colors are amazing!

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    1. I really really liked your blue plumbago image this morning.

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  8. Cunning spider, haha!
    And that flower looks very peculiar, in a nice sort of way. :)

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  9. Lovely lantana flowers, Anni.
    You're so lucky; you've got many wonderful items :)

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    1. They are pretty with all the variants of color in one blossom

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  10. oh i just love lantana!

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    1. Me too...I love the minty fragrance of the leaves also.

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  11. Beautiful photos Anni!

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    1. Thanks!! This, coming from you who always has gorgeous photography, I appreciate a lot.

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  12. It's such fun winning giveaways! Your new teacup is beautiful! Your photo of the spider on the flower was great! Kinda creepy to see the contrast in the beautiful flower and the ugly spider!

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    1. It WAS fun!!! And yes, I agree that tea cup is gorgeous...cameo like. And, I have several cameos.

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  13. Yes and I love the colors of lantana flowers. ^_^

    Forsythia

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    1. That's makes two of us...I love the colors also.

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  14. And oh by the way congratulations on winning a giveaway! ^_^

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  15. I love Lantanas and yours are beautiful.
    What a lovely box of delightful gifts you rec'd and each was well deserved!! I love the delicate tea cup.
    Hugs Madi and Mom

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    1. ...it was definitely FILLED with all kinds of treasures.

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  16. Gorgeous Lantana. Have a fabulous week.

    Liz @ MLC
    Liz @ YACB

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    1. I liked your all yellow B O P too today.

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  17. Your flower pictures are so beautiful ! and I love the spring quote, that's so true !!

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  18. Great post, Anni. Those lantana flowers are so photogenic and your lovely shots do them justice!

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    1. Wow...your compliment is highly regarding Nick!

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  19. Perfect combination of colors, strong hues yet cool to the eyes. I wish to see lantana soon when it gets warmer in my place. The fly must have enjoyed the flower's sweetness.

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    1. I'm sure he was enjoying the nectar...but the spider was really keeping his 'eye' on him.

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  20. What a pretty flower that is, I love the colors. Great prize you got there too, congratulations on the win

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    1. Thanks for the compliment and the congrats too.

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  21. Love that Lantana, I always plant a large pot of it by my front door in the same yellow/orange as the door. I get more compliments on it then anything else.

    congratulations on your big win.

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    1. Thanks for the congrats Rita....I really like the colors...I can only imagine how pretty it all is right by a door of the same color combo!!!

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    1. ...but not as beautiful as you are in spirit my dear!!!!

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  23. Lovely flowers and CONGRATS on the big win! :)

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  24. Vibrant colors on the lantana.

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  25. Lantanas are beautiful!!

    My Mellow Yellow post. Your comment will be so much appreciated!

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    1. Rose...love your egg coloring photo share this week.

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  26. Hi Anni, Gorgeous Lantanas... Love the colors!!!!!

    Congrats on winning Marydon's Giveaway...

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  27. Beautiful lantana. Love the colours.

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    1. Me too...the colors are amazing...

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  28. nice shots. Spring like. :)

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  29. That lantana is beautiful! Like your page, too

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    1. Betty, thanks for the compliments!!

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  30. I have never heard of that flower! thats gorgeous! thanks for sharing Anni! :)

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    1. It's more of a woody, flowering, bush Marcie.

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  31. Wonderful pictures. Gratulation and have a delicious week :-)

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    1. Glad you stopped by, I am...and thanks for the congrats!!

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  32. Great shot.. Beautiful flowers..

    Visiting for MYM- hope you can stop by:)

    http://www.cassandrasminicorner.com/2012/04/orchard-park-easter-egg-hunting.html

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    1. Loved your 'egg'stravaganza of yellows this week.

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  33. Beautiful colors!

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    1. They are striking plants when the bloom!!

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