Monday, May 30, 2016

Happy Memorial Day!

Wishing everyone a Happy Memorial Day!  Today's post involves flowers, not food...and a reminder that sometimes we need to stop and smell (or admire) the flowers, for we are able to do so because of the brave men and women who fought and died for our country. I took some photos of what's currently blooming in my yard because everything is so colorful and beautiful right now. My viburnum and azaleas bloomed weeks ago and my magnolia tree is almost done blooming as well as my wisteria which was gorgeous this year. My butterfly bushes have begun blooming and we have lots of crape myrtles that should begin blooming in the next couple of weeks for another explosion of color. Right now the roses, daylilies, Gerber daisies, gardenia, Endless Summer hyrdrangeas, and lacecap hyrdangea are absolutely gorgeous. Check out a few of my photos below. Enjoy!


CyberSis said...


Your pix are absolutely breath-taking! Thanks for posting them. And thanks also for your beautiful sentiments regarding the true meaning of Memorial Day and for reminding all of us that it's much, much more than just an extra day off from work ...

Charlotte Moore said...

Such a colorful yard you must have. Lots of hard work too I am sure.


Peg said...

Thank you GG for the beautiful photos! Our flowers are starting to become quite showy as well. We can't wait for everything to be in bloom to attract the hummingbirds to the yard. They are so fun to watch.

Take care.


Gourmet Girl Cooks said...

Hi CyberSis,

Thank you.

P.S. - We made it into the 90s today...yuck! Hope this is simply an aberration! It was 10 degrees above our norm for this time of year. Hope you enjoyed your weekend. :-)

Gourmet Girl Cooks said...

Hi Charlotte,

Thank you. I hope you had a wonderful and relaxing weekend. :-)

Gourmet Girl Cooks said...

Hi Peg,

Thank you! Lucky you with hummingbirds. We get them occasionally but not as often as I like. We get butterflies. I notice that when our hostas get their flower stalks with the little bell shaped flowers is when we see the hummingbirds. Do you put up feeders to draw them to your yard or do you plant something specific to draw them? Hope you had a great weekend. :-)

Alice said...

So beautiful. Thank you for sharing your glorious flowers with us!

Alice B.

Gourmet Girl Cooks said...

Hi Alice,

Thank you! I hope you had a great Memorial Day Weekend. Looks like this weekend is going to be a hot and muggy one here. :-)