Saturday, April 18, 2009

Saturday Scenes

This morning started at 5:45 a.m. when I got up to check the weather. I decided I wanted to run a race this a.m. and the forecast called for rain. It was a pleasant 62 degrees and cloudy but no rain. Yippee!!!

What's that you ask? How did I do?Not too bad for an old woman! And let me tell you this was a tough, tough course. I don't train on hills and guess what? Hill after hill after hill. Somehow between talking to God and to myself I made it thru. Not to brag but I was the sixth female to cross the line and yes there were more than 6 runners!

When I got home I needed to head immediately to the garden for chores.Remember these little pots? As you can see I planted rose colored million bells in the yellow, strawberries in the orange and an orange million bell in the green.The gaura is starting to open it's pretty pink flowers. I can see why they call this "whirling butterflies".I had to show this azalea again. It's just one big, puffy rose colored shrub that so far the heavy rains haven't destroyed. I have a grouping of three in the front of the house and I love them.These little cheddar pinks were planted late fall last year and are doing well this spring. I like the sweet smell they have.Then I wanted to show my snapdragons. They are just now starting to bloom. The color is a little more darker than the picture.

Well that's it for this Saturday. Hope everyone is having a great one!



29 comments:

Mildred said...

Congrats on the race! I love your pots with the million bells. I have such good luck with MB here in GA. I have one clump of pinks and they smell a lot like cloves to me - very refreshing. Your snaps are so bright and pretty - that's something I have no luck with. Enjoy your day!

deedee said...

Woohoo - sixth female to finish! Hope you didn't have to run all that way back to be able to go home. Those pots are looking so cute!

Miss Sandy said...

Susie,
Congrats on a race well run!!! I wish I had the discipline you have for running. Your garden is looking so pretty! I have high hopes that some new things will live here at the Quill :c) we will see...

I am so glad you dropped in for the garden party. Perhaps when you are in town you can drop in for real!

Have a great afternoon!

Elise said...

Congrats on your race. I am impressed. Your flowers are really pretty. Your garden is so much farther along than mine. I wont see snapdragons until June!

Jacquie said...

I'm a little jealous of your ability to run!! Congrats on your fine finish. Hill are the WORST. What kind of time are you running now?

Your flowers are getting so pretty.

Daisy said...

Your flowers are beautiful, Susie. I enjoyed seeing them. Way to go on running the race!! That must have really felt good! :D

perennialgardener said...

Congrats on the race Susie. Your garden is really popping with color right now. :)

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

Great job on the race! I bet that was a great feeling!
I love all of your pink flowers, and the little hanging planters are really cute!

jen said...

Wow Susie...you go girl!! You must be so proud!! I think I would come home and collapse after running a race. Not you...you head right out to the garden!!?? It looks beautiful!!!

Jen

flydragon said...

Way to go, girl!!!!! The farthest I could run is from the living room to the kitchen, and that's only if I smell something burning.
Love the pics of your little pots hanging on the fence. Soooo cute.

Terri said...

I am completely jealous of your race! :) And your flowers are lovely. Have a great weekend!

Jesikarena said...

i have one of the hanging pots like that and its a great way to grow strawberries. I had never even considered it! But I think thats what I will do with mine now. Great idea!

Dorothy said...

Congratulations on finishing the race!! I like you cute little hanging pots! All of your flowers are beautiful.

Jen said...

Way to go-congrats on your run! I have a tough enough time walking up hills. ha.
Your flowers are pretty-keep showing those azaleas; we have a tough time with them at my house.

Rose said...

Congratulations on your race, Susie! I think 6th place sounds pretty darned good; I would be happy just to finish one:)

The gaura is lovely; I've never planted any before, and had no idea the blooms looked like this.

Lanny said...

Way to go! Congratulations! Your flowers are so pretty.

Darla said...

Good job! The hanging buckets are going to be beautiful when they fill in. I'm waiting on my haning baskets to fill in too!!

Meadowview Thymes said...

I love the pots hanging on the fence Susie!! They are going to be so pretty as the plants grow! Good choices! Everything is growing so well in your garden!!

Deb said...

way to go Susie! what a great accomplishment, must be all that yard work you do that keeps you in training...love the pots on the fence!

Becca's Dirt said...

Susie you sure have some pretty flowers growing. I love the snapdragons. Congrats on the race. I always felt so invigorated after a race. Happy gardening...

Roses and Lilacs said...

Congratulations. You're in way better shape than I am. You should be very proud.

Love the pinks. I'll be adding some more this spring.
Marnie

Leedra said...

Congrats on the race!

Your garden is looking real good already.

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Ginger said...

Look at all those pretty pink blooms. I need one (or a few) of those azaleas!!

I've never heard of gaura but will check it out now. It's so delicate!

Zindagi said...

hey your azaleas are soooo beautiful, i've got mine this year but couldn't get much blooms, can you give me some tips ?

raccoonlover1963 said...

Hi Susie
Thanks for the visit this morning.
Congrats on the award. I wouldn't even get two blocks running, even when I was fit, but of course, that's been a long time ago! LOL
I love your flowers. I'm waiting for this miserable rain to stop long enough to actually do something in the yard, other than putting up landscape edging around the shrubs in front of the house and putting in lava rock.
Take care and have a great week.
Lisa

Milah said...

Congratulations on the race!

I enjoyed seeing your flowers. We are about a month behind you. I can't wait to start planting.

Zindagi said...

Hi Susie

Thanks 4 being on my blog, Growing strawberries is easy i hope you'll get plenty of fruits this year and 4 coming years too.

:)

Zindagi

Kanak Hagjer said...

Hi Susie, checking out my favourite blogs after a long while! Congrats!! I don't think I could have achieved that! Your blooms are looking great...pink is such a lovely color. As for your cute pots, I'd recognize them anywhere!

George said...

Congratulations on your race! To do so well and then go on to your beautiful garden sounds like a perfect.