Monday, August 30, 2010

Mixed Up Monday!

Happy Monday Everyone :)

I have a few awesome things to share with you Today :)

Firstly, I would like to thank everyone who entered my Summer Giveaway it was a wonderful response!

I am very excited to announce the winners!

Nancy at My Heart and Mind Blog :)


Tia at PolyesteRiot Blog :)

Congrats to you both :)

Two Photo Prints of your choice will be winging there way to you very soon :)

Twilight over Mt. Hood.

I know this was one of Nancy's picks :)

This Week Melissa over at the awesome blog Oh My Darling is encouraging everyone to go out and make the world a better place by Spreading the Love. Well, I think I kicked off the week fairly well with a little giveaway :) But if you want to participate pop on over to Melissa's blog and see what Love is going out to the planet today :)

If you missed my Friday Flowers, just click HERE and you can see the little lovelies that are flowering in my Garden right now :)
The wonderful Kelli at the equally wonderful Bug Miscellany blog is also sharing the love with her fellow bloggers, please share some love and check out her blog :)

I also wanted to share with you a beautiful Treasury that I have been very fortunate to be included in, Gold and Bordeaux Colours of the Kingdom please share the love and C. & C. it :)

And this is my way of Sharing/Spreading the LOVE today :) This was taken from my front Garden on Friday evening just after the Sun set, what a way to start the Weekend and it was a good one! :)

Thanks to everyone who wished me well, I am feeling much better, thanks for the LOVE :)

I think that is it for now :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Have a lovely start to your week :)

Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.

Friday, August 27, 2010


Happy Friday Everyone! :)

I really hope you have all had a wonderful week :)

I have had a really weird bug and I have not felt good at all but I am feeling a little stronger now and so hopefully (fingers crossed :) I will be able to go for a nice walk and out for lunch over the weekend and who knows maybe take some more photos ( He! He!)

So, to get us all in the mood for a relaxing Weekend, here are some photos of my container plants in my Garden. I hope you Enjoy Them :)

I really like these "Busy Lizzies" or Impatiens, the white running thru the red makes them so vibrant. Oh and say "Hi" to the many little "Friends" that are visiting on these plants, it is amazing anything survives in my Garden given everything that eats there daily but that is the ecosystem and I do not like pesticides. :(

View of our front door from our driveway.

The Impatiens that line the entryway :)

Container Garden opposite the Front Door and Entryway.

Variegated Geranium.

Coleus, I love the colours and varieties of this plant, we can only grow these outside during the summer but they make great house plants too!

Flowering Tobacco plant, I love the deepness of colour in this plant, I have never had one this red, usually I have only found pinks and whites before, which are gorgeous too!

Nasturtiums, these come in so many bright colours and planting these from seed is a very easy and rewarding plant to have in the garden during the Summer. :)

I love that Geraniums come is such a vast variety of shapes and colours. They always hold such a powerful place in a Summer Garden :)

And what I would do without my Lobelia, I have no clue, love, love this plant! The vibrant, deep blue with the bright white centres, it grows well and fast and complements lovely pink Geraniums very nicely. :)

Dusty Miller, this plant is gorgeous and so I plant it all by itself. Even though they are sold as Annuals, my plants I cut back every year and they come back year after year. The 8 I have now, have been coming back for 10 years. Depending on the time of day and how the light reflects off them, they show beautiful shades of greens, silver and gold. :)

Osteospermums or African Daisies are one of my Favourite Flowers. I love the complexity of the centres and the long smooth flowing prettiness of the petals.
I really hope you enjoyed my Friday Flowers! :)
If you haven't entered my Summer Giveaway on my blog, there is still time, you can do that HERE!

Have a Wonderful Weekend :)

Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Mixed Up Monday!

Happy Monday Everyone :)

Well I have a mix of awesome things to share with you today :)

First up, Don't forget to enter my Summer Giveaway, TWO Lucky people will get to choose TWO Photos from my Etsy Shop :)

Talking of Giveaways a few of my Blogger Buddies are hosting their own awesome Giveaways so check these out too! :)

Enter to win a $50.00 Gift Certificate to CSN at AlyGatr's Everywhere's Blog HERE :)
Aly is so funny and always has something interesting to share, a great blog :)

Also, go to the wonderful Pink Dandy Chatter Blog and check out the several giveaways over there :)

And if you love Jewelry, you will absolutely LOVE this Giveaway at Alice Istanbul 's Blog. Alice is giving away the most amazingly beautiful piece of jewelry, designed and hand made by her, you just have to check it out HERE :)
Alice is one awesome girl and her blog is so wonderful to read :)

I also, wanted to share my latest blog posting over at fPOE (Female Photographers of Etsy) Blog. I am doing a series called "Going Thru The Alphabet" as a way to get to knew all the wonderful Photography from this awesome group I belong too, please take a min. to check it out. :)

I am also very privileged to be in a few Treasuries Attic Visit By Kimberose

and Celebrate August By Our Roots and Wings

and Beauty of Complexity By Vietto

If you have a min. please go check them out, there are some lovely shops featured in these beautiful Treasuries. :)

And lastly, the day wouldn't be complete without me throwing in a photos or two :)

Here are a few I took last week, 2 are thru a little circle of Flowers in my Hanging baskets, I love the way they cradle the Setting Sun.

And this is the view of the Sun Setting, taken from my Front Garden :) I love seeing this every (OK, this is Oregon) most nights! I hope you like them :)
I wanted to remind you all that in the month of August I am having a sale of all my Rose Prints in my Etsy Photography Shop :)
Get a jump start on those Holiday gifts. Who doesn't love flowers that will last forever :)

I think that is it for now! :)
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Have a great start to the week :)

Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.

Friday, August 20, 2010


Happy Friday Everyone! :)

I hope you have all had a wonderful week and ready for some R. & R. over the Weekend. To help get you in the mood here are my Friday Flowers! The Beautiful Hydrangeas that grow in my Garden. I hope you Enjoy them :)

I want to say a BIG "Thank You" to NAN from My Heart and Mind Blog
for her lovely Blog post "Poppy Place Appreciation Day" WOW! What a wonderful person and such kind words it totally made my day! Please share the love and check out her wonderful blog and her Etsy Shop, she has some beautiful fabrics and gorgeous items in her shop. :)
If you haven't entered my Summer Giveaway on my blog you can do that HERE!

I really hope you enjoyed my Friday Flowers! :)

Have a Wonderful Weekend :)

Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.