Friday, June 6, 2014

Fresh Cut Friday: Roses for D-Day



YAY!  It's Friday Night!!!  *doing my happy dance*  If it's the first Friday then it's time for Fresh Cut Friday hosted by Liz @ Rose Vignettes.

Today is the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion, and our Greatest Generation was honored today at the Statue of Liberty:  Lady Liberty was showered with one million rose petals.  And this month's featured flower is the rose!


I would have loved to have seen that.  What a lovely tribute!  

Today I want to share with you some photos from our front yard.  Prepare for a photo bomb!  ;P




Rose tree in pot



azaleas




carpet roses




Finlay admiring the azaleas




Finlay doesn't like the gazing ball



I like the yellow and white striped petunias.





Our hydrangeas are huge and plentiful this year!



Hanging basket with million bells


I haven't visited the flower market lately, so I cut a few hydrangeas from our yard for Fresh Cut Friday.  



The hydrangeas closer to the house are very blue, and the ones closer to the street are pink.  




I hope you'll join Liz for Fresh Cut Friday!

Until next time…

Blessings!
Ricki Jill

Art @ Home
Art @ Home

Welcome to Art @ Home! My name is Ricki Jill Treleaven, and this is where I share creative living with a Southern accent. Live since 2010, Art @ Home is for the reader who wants to discover creative ways to enjoy home through decorating, cooking, reading, and creative projects. I also chronicle the adventures of my busy family.

18 comments:

  1. RJ, your garden is full of beautiful blooms. The hydrangeas are gorgeous! I have to buy mine at the market. '-)
    Happy Weekend!

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  2. Oh my goodness ! Your flowers are wonderful and Finlay is adorable.

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  3. What a gorgeous yard you have, RJ! Our hydrangeas haven't bloomed yet - hope they are half as pretty as yours! Have a lovely Saturday!

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  4. So beautiful. I also love the vase that the hydrangeas are in.

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  5. So pretty Ricki Jill! We don't have a hydrangea bloom in site yet but I'm hopeful we will soon. Love the stripes!

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  6. Okay ;) I'll just say I'm feeling a little envious of all this garden beauty Ricki! Our yard is about to become a construction site so there will be no gardening for me sadly. In the meantime I am enjoying my bloggers beautiful floral posts. Your hydrangea are lovely! xxleslie

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  7. Your flowers are fabulous! I keep hoping our blue hydrangeas will get with it, multiply -- they did great at our last house. Maybe it's the soil here. At any rate, have a great weekend!

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  8. Maybe he thinks that gazing ball is trying to hypnotize him!

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  9. Beautiful RJ. I love the white container and those petunias but hydrangeas the are always a favorite of mine. Lovely gardens.

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  10. Everything is so pretty at your house! Finlay is adorable too.

    I didn't know about Lady Liberty being showered with roses. Glad you told us that.

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  11. How lovely! I enjoy your photos of flowers much more than the real ones (what with them making me sneeze and all). I trimmed back the roses pretty severely this year (they get so TALL!) and now they're blooming like crazy. Odd how that happens. But thanks for sharing about the D-Day remembrance...I know the UK does things, but I didn't realize we do as well.

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  12. What a great post! I hadn't heard about the 1 million rose petals over the statue of liberty in honor of D-Day. How beautiful!!! I also love all the other blooms you featured. i pinned this on my Blooms Pin Board.
    cheers!
    Shana from Technotini.com

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  13. RJ,
    I'd love to find the striped petunias. Your flowers all look so pretty and must make you smile each time you're outdoors. Findlay has grown up!
    Karen

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  14. You have such beautiful flowers! We are not in summer bloom time yet here.

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  15. What a sweet PUPPY/photo bomber! I just want to squeeze him! :)
    I would have loved to see the Statue of Liberty covered in roses too. I bet that was spectacular!
    I don't think I have ever seen pics of your front yard....Very nice! :) Thank you for joining in and sharing this fun post on Fresh-Cut Friday. It was perfect!
    ~Liz

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  16. Hello Ricki Jill
    Your garden is wonderful - such a beautiful display of petunias.
    I've made a mental note to order some azaleas to plant for next Spring - I'm in New Zealand in the Southern Hemisphere so it's winter here!
    I love your "Flowers" sign!
    Have a happy summer
    Hugs
    Shane

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  17. Hi Ricki Jill,

    Your flowers made me smile. Gorgeous photos, a cutie patootie canine and a wonderful tribute to those courageous soldiers who risked their lives for their country's freedom.

    Have a wonderful week, my friend!

    Poppy

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  18. Your flowers are so pretty and that Finlay is just the cutest thing. Great blue and white vase with the hydrangeas. Is it antique?

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