Saturday, May 7, 2011

This and That

This last week was full of fun and surprises.

First, my beautiful god-daughter (BGD) invited me to go and watch
while she tried on wedding gowns.

I can't show you BGD in her gown, 
but I can give you an idea what Mia Bridal Couture is like!

Rows and rows of beautiful dresses.
Oh, my!

Mia Bridal Couture

There's been lots of wonderful action in Musashi's Garden.

I planted four new roses this year and the first one to bloom
is the wonderful lavender floribunda called Enchanted Evening.
I am enchanted!

Mosaic of Musashi's Garden

My one and only day lily started blooming this week.
The very handsome male common yellow-throated warbler dropped by
and I picked the first *mess* of green beans from the balcony garden.

Mosaic of Musashi's Garden


Have you ever heard of Bed Head Pajamas?
I hadn't heard of them and I love the name.


Lastly, I want to give a shout out to my dear friend and her hubby:
My heart aches for them.
Cowboy is fighting the same horrible cancer that took Mr. Dragon
from me less than three months ago. 
Please send them your love and support.


Thank you for hosting:


Sherry Smyth said...

Beautiful wedding gowns to see and oh and ah over and I'm sure you loved going with your god-daughter.

I love what is happening in your garden...your photographs are breathtaking.

And my heart and my prayers go out to her friend Roo and her Cowboy... xoxo

Barb said...

Hi Snap, Your garden is really producing already! You'll be eating those fresh green beans in the next few days. What fun to go along shopping for wedding dresses!

Deb said...

I just "joined" your blog so I can enjoy these beautiful pictures more often. Your garden pictures are lovely. How I would love to be young and thin enough to wear that stunning wedding gown!

Cezar and Léia said...

Wow that dress is a DREAM! wonderful!
We love all pictures, the flowers are so sweet!
purrs and lots of love to your heart!
Luna and mommy Léia

Carol said...

The Bridal Coutre has such amazing dressing! Good luck to your BGD!
I am so jealous of the gorgeous green beans :) Not to mention the beautiful flowers! So pretty!

My sympathies to your friend.

Rettabug said...

Hi Snap,

I didn't realize you were so recently widowed. I'm sorry for your loss & I will pray for your friend's huband, per your request.

I bet going along with the bride to be certainly must have lifted your spirits!

I hope you get to spend this Mothers Day with your DD & that neither of you have to cook! We're getting carry out! (lemon chicken...yum)


Maggie said...

How lovely to go bridal gown shopping with god daughter, what fun!
Lovely mosaic, your green beans are way ahead of mine, bet they tasted good.

Pegasuslegend said...

gorgeous wedding gown... have a wonderful day!

MJ said...

What a gown!! And how fun and exciting that must have been! And the flowers and the warbler are just beautiful!!

I, too, am sorry for your loss, and many many warm well wishes to Roo and Cowboy.

How bittersweet life can be...
Much love
xx oo

Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

that is a stunning wedding gown! I love your photos, especially the bird.


A New England Life said...

That is quite the dress, though I can't imagine who would choose it. A very unique person, that's for sure!

Green beans already? And we haven't even planted ours yet! Well, my parents haven't. It looks like a bountiful spring where you live. Not to mention hot. 80 degrees!

The Tablescaper said...

What a gorgeous dress. Hope that you had a wonderful Mother's Day. Thank you for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Sunny Simple Life said...

Those gowns look stunning. Love the color of that rose. It doesn't even look real. Like silver.

Eileen said...

What a stunning dress! Beautiful blooms, too. I see you are an animal lover. On the first Friday of each month, I host Furry First Fridays, where folks share favorite photos of their pets. I'd love for you to join if you're interested.

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

HI there! Thanks for your comments on my blog ~ yours is GREAT. Have a super week.

Denise said...

This is such a nice post! I love your floribunda rose, the lily -- and the yellow-throated warbler. Wow! Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment. Hope you had a great day!

Denise at Forest Manor

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

HI Snap! Love your name! Thank you for stopping by my blog today! So, are you thinking about new glasses, LOL!!! I just love that sign.

I also love your blog and am now Following. I'm looking forward to seeing your BGD in her gown, I love weddings!

Please stop by again when you have time, I love company and new Friends are always welcome!


Splenderosa said...

So sweet of you to come visit me today! At Splenderosa we think the same way as you, live each day out loud. Blessings to you, dear lady, I am so sorry to hear of your recent loss. Keep looking up. xo's

Shirley said...

The wedding gown is gorgeous! Did your goddaughter decide on a gown?

Lovely mosaics! I particularly like the photo of the warbler!

Anonymous said...

Hello. I am so glad to have discovered your blog. Thanks for visiting Frivoli-tea!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

The mosaics are beautiful this week! I love the roses and the green of the greenbeans. Makes me happy it is gardening season.

Janet said...

That wedding dress is gorgeous! I'm sure your BGD will look beautiful in whichever dress she chose.

The rose is so pretty but I'm in awe of the green beans....from your balcony garden!!

Janet said...

That wedding dress is gorgeous! I'm sure your BGD will look beautiful in whichever dress she chose.

The rose is so pretty but I'm in awe of the green beans....from your balcony garden!!

Poppy said...

The wedding gown looks stunning! Such a beautiful creation.And I love your garden.. everything is blooming already... the roses and the day lily are looking gorgeous! I'm sorry to know about your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your friend's husbands. Thanks for stopping by and your sweet comment. Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day.~Poppy

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Sanp!

A secret I haven't announced on my blog as yet: My daughter is getting married next year! I look forward to shopping for a wedding gown with her!

Your garden is so beautiful and the rose really is enchanting!

I will visit you blog friend to tell her I will include her husband in my prayers.

Vee said...

What fun to be invited along to wedding gown shopping. Your garden is looking beautiful, no wonder you're enchanted by that rose! And a mess of green beans already? How delightful!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty gown!
Great mosaic with sure signs of Spring - bet those green beans were good. :)

Morisot said...

A dream of a dress! Great mosaic.

eileeninmd said...

Shopping for the wedding dress must have been so much fun. They are all so pretty, I'm sure it was hard picking out just one. I love your flowers and the Common Yellowthroat is a beauty too. I will keep you and your friends in my prayers. Thanks for stopping by my post and I hope you have a great week.

Crafty Christina said...

What a pretty dress!

Cozy Home Scenes said...

Best of luck to Roo and her husband. I hope his cancer treatment is successful.

I bet the wedding shopping was fun, especially if she was trying on fun dresses like the one you showed!

Looks like you are really enjoying your garden. Sadly mine has been neglected up until now, but I hope to do something with it soon.

Thanks so much for visiting and commenting on my blog over the weekend. Sorry it took a while to check in with you.

Cindy said...

Mess of greens...LOVE it! Used to help my granny pick a mess of greens when I was younger, thanks for bringing this to mind today! Thanks so much for visiting and for your sweet comments. Hope your week is wonderful!

Naturegirl said...

Looking at the wedding gown brought me back to the day my daughter and I shopped for her' quickly time flys!Little did we know that day that each of us would take a walk with cancer a journey we both survived so I understand about "cowboy"..I send prayers and healing energy his SOLID remission naturegirl.

Diann said...

Oh, that purple rose is gorgeous! What a lovely color!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I didn't realize that you had lost your husband such a short time ago. My best wishes to your friend and her husband.

The bridal dress shopping must have been wonderful! Lovely flower mosaics too.

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

I adore that shot of the yellow throated warlber. Does he really warble?

Pat - Arkansas said...

Best wishes to your BGD on her upcoming wedding. What a nice thing to ask you to go with her for this very special occasion.

The rose is gorgeous; the warbler is wonderful; I am more than slightly envious of your beautiful green beans. Enjoy!

Rosa said...

Oh my garsh, that dress is to die for! Not too many could pull that one off, but the ones who can? WOW! Your garden looks wonderful! K, I'm looking at your links! xo