Saturday, December 13, 2008

Pink Saturday ~ Still Blooming!

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One of the many benefits of living in California...I still have flowers blooming in my backyard and they are all pink so I'm joining in on Beverly's  How Sweet the Sound ~Pink Saturday.  Early next week the temperature is suppose to drop down to the 20s and 30s at night which is really cold for here.  I'm not sure how many of these flowers will still be blooming after that!  


I think I better bring my begonia in the house next week...
I'll have to put a cover over the fuchsia to protect it from the frost...

I'll also cover the azaleas...
I don't worry too much about the impatiens, I can just plant more of those next year...
I have 1 more week of work next week and then I'm off for 2 weeks!  I can't wait!  Have a great weekend!  Also, I found out that I won't be getting laid off in January! Whew...what a relief!

Please stop by Beverly's ~ How Sweet the Sound  to see more bloggers who are participating in Pink Saturday!

47 comments:

a pink-bee said...

So nice to still be enjoying flowers :) And glad you won't be laid off ~
You won my tatted snowflake "drawing " (everyone who had posted did :) If you can send me your address will get the Dec. lace flake on it's way ~
Have a happy day :)
crystal
bee_fairie_pink@yahoo.com

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great News! I know you must be relieved to know you won't be laid off. So many will not be that fortunate. Your flowers are so pretty. All blooms in my courtyard are long gone, and the ferns are going one by one. The only color left, is the bow on the wreath hanging on the gate.
Glenda

Suzanne said...

So glad to hear that you won't be laid off. The last of my hardy pansies were gone just before Thanksgiving. I tried to keep my pumpkins by the door, but once they froze, the squirrels and the deer wanted them. So out to the other side of the stream they went!I once lived in So. Cal. and remember having blooms on things into January.
~Suzanne
www.sugarloafcottage.blogspot.com

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Cindy!

Love the pinks you captured in your pretty flower pictures!

So happy to hear you will not be laid off. Times are difficult, I have a son-in-law waiting to hear if he has been and they just bought their first home...

Merry Christmas Cindy! You are such an inspiration!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Beverly said...

Cindy, these are exquisite.

Did you want me to add your link to the Pink Saturday list?

Fifi Flowers said...

I adore fuschias... they are sooooo beautiful... I wish I could figure out how to keep them going all year long... hmmmmmmmm
Happy PINK Saturday!
Fifi

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What beautiful pink blooms you are still enjoying. Thanks for sharing.

Happy Pink Saturday !

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Chrissy said...

Hi.... I often come by your lovely blog,I remeber your posts from RMS...just beautiful!! Chrissy(SEACLIFF...RMS)

Glenda said...

Enjoy the flowers and 2 weeks.

Oh, your a lucky one for not getting laid off.

My friend worked for 30 years for a place that recently let her go.

Ciao

Princess Of Pink said...

Lovely PINK flowers, so pretty! I love the Impatiens too, and they always bloom till Fall here too.

Hugs from Marian

Smilingsal said...

Who doesn't love flowers? Happy Pink Saturday!

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

Beautiful pink flowers. I also live in CA. Love the flowers we can grow here all winter. Mums are beautiful this time of the yeah here. Happy Pink Saturday.

Lady of the Mote said...

oh my how lovely to see

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

How nice that you still have blooms to enjoy! Very pretty!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Hi Cindy! Rejoicing with you that you will still have a job in January!

I did bring my pink impatience in as it was such a pretty pink and with it being a double it is beautiful and reminds me of roses! Plus I'm cheap and it takes a lot longer for them to get huge here as the growing season is shorter!

blessings
mary

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

My goodness...I thought we had been having some warn days here in NC, but we had cold earlier and all the plants are dead. The flowers are lovely. I am soooo glad you are not getting layed off from work. I know it is a great relief to you. I'm sure you consider this a Christmas blessing. ;-) My best to you...enjoy your weekend. Barb

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

Your so lucky to still be able to enjoy your flowers! Thanks goodness your not being laid off! Have a great weekend.

Stacey said...

Hallelujah!! No lay off!

I can't imagine enjoying those pretty flowers this time of year. We have to see the beauty in seed pods and dried leaves. It's still pretty. :)

Ginger said...

The pink flowers are so pretty. When I lived in Calif. fuschias were one of my favorite flowers (and Gardenias too). They are so delicate looking.
Glad to hear you didn't get laid off, now you can really relax and enjoy the holidays.
Ginger
PS it is snowing in Utah right now.

Kim's Cottage said...

Beautiful pink pictures! It's so nice having you join in on the Pink Saturday parade. :-)

Congratulations on the job. What a huge relief.

Happy Pink Saturday!


K-

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Happy Pink Saturday! very nice flowers! Have a great weekend!

Buttercream Cottage said...

Great news. Your flowers are beautiful!

Lynne said...

Happy Pink Saturday, your flowers are gorgeous.. we on the other hand are having lots of cold, some snow and wind..so no pretty flowers this time of the year for us..I'm so glad you aren't getting laid off. I know you're looking forward to being off for 2 weeks..what special plans do you have? I'm sure you'll be creating something new and fun for us to see..have a great w/k..hugs ~lynne~

Lady Katherine said...

How lovely! I got out shopping today, I found some lovely ornaments, 50 percent off! I buy each daughter and all four grandchildren one for there tree each year! Oh I do wish our remodel was over! I came home and wanted to hit the attic and pull out all my trees, angels, santa, and nut crackers! I buy me a santa every year for my tree, I found a cute one. So he is staring at me saying please find me a home on your tree! lol I put up 10 stocking and fill up for my family every year, I have to atleast do that! If I could find that Tommy the elf that run away from Lady Jane's I just might get some things done, and have my Christmas deco up!lol Glad you did not get layed off! What a wonderful Christmas present! I been telling everyone about your china, dish tree! Thanks for letting me enjoy Christmas at your home.

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Your flowers are gorgeos. wish I still had some blooming.
And thank goodness you are not being laid off ! I know you are so relieved .

Pink Slippers said...

Good news! I'm happy for you.
Your flowers look very pretty. I love how great your camera gets the perfect picture.
My Cecile Brunners are getting lots of buds and several have started to bloom. I wonder if that is normal. Hmmm.... I should check with the frost up-date in this coastal part of Ca. I live in.
Wendy

vintagewindow said...

Oh' beautiful flowers. Thanks for sharing the photos

Happy PS

Kris

Karen Deborah said...

your just killing me. Is the Begonia Gardens still there? i used to have big baskets of fuchsias and hanging begonias everywhere! they do not grow here, they die, just flat die.
i love begonias. Do you go to Capitola and watch the begonia parade?

Gollum said...

I enjoyed this tour of pink!

BittersweetPunkin said...

Your flowers look so lovely..and I can almost feel the warmth!! We have snow and its so so cold here....brrrrr.

Hugs,
Robin

Lee Laurie said...

Your flowers are so pretty. I'm also very glad that you didn't get laid off. Thats good news!
Hugs,Lee Laurie

ECE AYMER said...

Hi Cindy, this Ece from Turkey, do you have any other follower from Turkey? Thank you very much for entering to my blog and writing your toughts . I know your time is so precious. Altough I have a big garden , I really like your backyard! Life is so different in Turkey. Having a house with a garden is something so luxury so I am a lucky person(although we are not rich) having my own house with a garden. This will be our first spring in our new home and I will wait your comments on your blog what to do for the best flowering.The pinks are so lovely that you captured. Have a happy Sunday.

tam said...

The flowers are so pretty! And glad to hear your job is intact! That is good news to have right before the holidays!
~Tam:D

Jen r. said...

Wow, I can't imagine! We have snow!

Sondra Behne' said...

Hello Cindy...you are so lucky, there is nothing but brown and ice here every where. We are lucky although that we at least have power. So many around us are without and will be without for weeks. Can you image that?

Sondra

Rue said...

Good morning Cindy :)

Beautiful flowers!!
I just finished catching up with you and your home looks gorgeous all decorated for Christmas! I love the idea of using your mom's belt in the centerpiece :)

Oh and don't worry about the negative comments. When I wrote about my house issues over the last few months and that I might finally be getting my dream, someone wrote something very negative, but I just had to move on. It's only one comment, remember that ;)

(((hugs)))
rue

Bo said...

Hi Cindy...what a GREAT gift to find out you won't be laid off in January!! Your flowers are so pretty...we have the same colored Azaleas you've shown...and a total of 23 of them in various colors...
my favorites! ;-) Bo

Essemia said...

It's amazing to see these flowers still in bloom. And a reminder that spring and summer will be here again!
Hope you have a nice Sunday.
Love Elzie

The White Bench said...

Lucky you, Cindy! Here, snow and frost!!:(
I wish I could live in California (I suffer from severe cervical headaches, and I often wonder if living there could relieve my symptoms!!!!)

Monica.

Diane said...

When you have a chance, please visit me to pick up The Christmas Spirit Award.

☺♥☺ Diane

Rosemary said...

Such pretty pink flowers, and still blooming, amazing!!
Thanks for sharing,
Rosemary

Rochelle said...

Wow....can't believe that flowers are still blooming! Here in BC Canada we are having artic winds and they are calling for snow tonight. Brrrrr.....this southern girl is longing for her childhood home and not the cold northern place she is in!

Anonymous said...

WhooHoo, wonderful news that you're not getting laid off!

~elaine~

Cottage Magpie said...

Beautiful flowers, but even more beautiful news! Congrats on not getting laid off! Whew!
~Angela :-)

cottage farm villa (aka cottagecharm) said...

A new visitor to your blog! Beautiful! That's the thing about CA, flowers still in December. I'm from CA, now in TX... I really enjoyed your pictures....and you have a beautiful home....rental or not! I have a friend in SoCA that also rents and has a pretty little romantic cottage. Nice to meet you. ~Cheryl

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Flowers in December? Not here in Chicago. Snow and ice is our landscape.
So happy to hear you won't be getting laid off - I can only imagine the relief that you're feeling.

Lisa said...

Great news for sure. I am SOOOO jealous you have flowers as I am buried in 6 inches of snow which is now ice. Was a whole 0 degrees this am at my house.