Thursday, March 10, 2011

Show and Tell Friday!

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It's Show and Tell Friday time again!  Last week we had a record  - 346 bloggers linking in!! Wow! That is just amazing!!!  Thank you all!  

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Spring doesn't officially start for about another week and a half but it sure is beginning to look like Spring in my backyard!  The lilacs and roses are beginning to bloom!  I never even had a chance to prune my roses this year...oh well, they don't seem to mind!

Here is my one and only "Eden" rose that is blooming.

"Eden" is my all-time favorite rose!

I can't tell you how excited I was when I looked out the window the other day and saw pink! I went running out there to get a closer view!


Most of the lilacs are still at this stage....

...but a few are almost fully blooming

I also have 3 buds on my "Nancy Reagan" rose...
It's so wonderful to see the flowers blooming again!!!  Flowers make my heart sing!  
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  If you want to see some of my huge lilac bouquets from previous years, just click here  for 2009 and here for 2010. To see my Climbing Eden Rose in full bloom last year, click here.

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Also, don't forget, this weekend it's time to change our clocks forward for Daylight Saving Time (for most of us anyway)!  I don't like losing an hour but I do love having the extra daylight after work!  Now I can start hiking during the week too!  For those of you that may have missed it, I now have a hiking blog too! Please stop by and visit Liking Hiking!


If you are joining in on Show and Tell Friday, please remember that your Show and Tell needs to be something from your home or garden. Please read the Show and Tell Guidelines for step-by-step instructions on how to participate. If you would like to join in, please enter your name and leave your exact Show and Tell blog post link, not just your blog link and as a common courtesy link back to my blog. If your link has been removed, please re-read over the guidelines before re-posting, or e-mail me with any questions.

Thank to all of you that join in every week!

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71 comments:

Lindy said...

What beautiful photos. I'm so ready for spring~!~~

rochambeau said...

What beauty surrounds you!
Constance

Sherry said...

How beautiful Cindy! I love your garden, it is just a perfect Eden all into itself. Sherry

Emily said...

Your flowers are beautiful! I am so jealous...it is still snowing here.
Thanks for hosting!
-emily
www.nestnestingnested.blogspot

Kristine~Lakeshore Cottage Living said...

It is still too cold here for flowers to be in bloom so I am VERY jealous. I will be curious to see what our yard looks like in the spring and summer months as we just moved in. I was very excited to see some daffodil and hyacinth bulbs popping up though! I may have a few pleasant surprises.

Thank you for hosting!

Martha's Barefoot Designs said...

Well, I am so jealous! I am SO ready for spring. I can't believe you have so many things blooming in your yard. Beautiful!
Thanks for sharing!!!
Martha

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

I am so jealous of your roses...I planted my first to rose bushes this year and have 2 tiny little buds just starting to grow...

Your garden is already looking so gorgeous this year...Thank you for sharing it with us.

Blessings Kelsie

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Cindy! Your flowers are so beautiful! I am so ready for spring! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

Mary Ellen said...

Thank you Cindy !

Love the lilacs! We are still in Winter mode here!

Martina said...

Hi Cindy the flowers are beautiful. I love the smell of lilacs and can't wait for mine to start blooming. Thanks for hosting, Martina

LDH said...

I love lilacs and yours are lovely. Mine are just beginning to show the tiniest buds. I just realized that my link isn't from my home or garden but full of flowers from the Philadelphia Flower Show. I wish my garden had flowers like these. I will be careful with my future link-ups :)

Jodie said...

Lilac time is still a ways off here. Thanks for sharing yours and for hosting each week.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Congrats on the record Number, Cindy! Your blooms are so sweet. Thanks for the chance to Show and Tell!

Designs on 47th Street said...

Hi Cindy, your beautiful pictures make me miss our days of living in California where winter is short and spring comes early. Lilacs are one of my all time favorites! I am getting back into roses again. Your Nancy Reagan is a pretty one. Is it easy to grow?
Thanks for hosting. I'm linking up this week.
Donna

Cindy said...

Your pictures are amazing! All the blooms are beautiful and I love the Nancy Regan! Thanks so much for sharing them and for the party!!!

Michell @Girl in Air said...

Thank you for hosting each week

Honey at 2805 said...

Such lovley flowers and photos!

About Vintage French Hen said...

I can't wait until my lilacs are blooming! They have the most beautiful fragrance! Thanks for hosting, Marcia

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Thanks Cindy for another awesome party! Gorgeous flowers, I can't wait to start seeing more around here.

Vintagesouthernlife said...

I am so jealous! Your roses and lilacs are beautiful!
Thanks for hosting
Annette

Amanda said...

Eden is also my favorite rose! It is absolutely divine! I also love lilacs and can't wait for mine to bloom...I see lots of little green buds out there! I was excited to see some pink in my yard this week too...pink camellias! I hurried out and cut a bunch for my spring mantel! It's so nice to have garden fresh flowers in the house! I am going to check out the links to your flower posts from previous years. Thank you for hosting!

Best Wishes and Blessings,
Amanda

BonjourRomance said...

Your Lilacs are stunning Cindy! DOn't you just love that first sight of color in the garden?
Bonne weekend,
Mimi

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Beautiful pics..all blooming!
Thanks for the fun perty..just now have added my link here :)

Sanghamitra.
http://rainbow-thecoloursofindia.blogspot.com

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I wish there were a scratch and sniff button on the computer! :)

Your garden is beyond lovely.

I am having a antique sale on my blog. Things that have "Cindy" written all over them. I hope you'll stop by.

Linda said...

Thanks for the party and the beautiful pictures.
Take care, Linda

Vicki said...

I found you through My Shabby Streamside Studio. I'm new at this, and didn't realize there are so many blogs out there of women (like myself) with love for things vintage and beautiful. Sometimes, for some of us, it takes awhile to recognize our true style; then, you just can't get enough of it. It feeds the soul. I have spent a lot of time going back through your archives and I come to My Romantic Home to get calm and refreshed. Thank you for your lovely photos, and for sharing the beauty you've created all around you. It's inspirational for me. Most of my lovelies are packed away and I live in a partially-renovated home which seems destined never to be finished. I am determined, in this year of 2011, to follow your lead and improve my space. I desperately need my pretty things to look at and revive memories. You could be "crying in your beer" for having to leave Willow Glen and live in an apartment, but you turned lemons into lemonade. Again, thank you for sharing your stories and glimpses into how to make a beautiful home, wherever we land. Oh, and I especially enjoy the Carmel photos. I am a Cali girl, too, but...where I live, although the surrounding locale is awesome, my town lacks amenities and I'm starved for the little nooks of charming shops, cozy cafes and a well-tended landscape. Carmel, Cambria, even Santa Barbara...such Cali treasures that I need to rediscover, so I'm grateful for the nudge. Your blog is encouraging, to just go out there and make it happen, no matter if it's decorating, shopping, eating, cooking or traveling! Did you have any idea you'd wind up being such an amazing motivator? Well, you are!

AliLilly said...

So beautiful, Cindy! It's definitely spring time here in PHX too. We don't change our clock out here which is still weird to me. OH and we are hiking at Shaw Butte this weekend. I can't wait to see your pics and share our with you. Thanks for hosting.

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

I'm so jealous of your roses and lilacs. It's been so long since I've been around lilacs. My Grandmother used to have a huge lilac bush...oh how I miss the smell.

Sarah said...

Gorgeous, Cindy. My roses are pruned from winter and just now putting out new leaves. Hopefully I'll have blooms soon. ~ Sarah

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Thanks for hosting this blog party. I can't WAIT for spring!! I'm so sick of this ice!

lvroftiques said...

Cindy you're so lucky! Your flowers are looking beautiful! All I have is rain rain rain....hopefully spring will SPRING soon! Vanna

Lana said...

These are absolutely stunning floral photos! Oh my heavens!!!!!!!!
Hugs,
Lana

Robin said...

Cindy...so sorry, #173 needs to be deleted. I added the correct link (I promise) but somehow it's wrong.
I added it again (#174) and it's correct. I'm sooooo sorry.
xo Robin

laxsupermom said...

Gorgeous pics! It'll be another 2 months til we have lilac blooms like that.

inlinkz was giving me some trouble this morning. The first time I tried to link it didn't bring me to the picture page, so there's no thumbnail. The second time worked. If you could delete that first pic-less link, it'd be great. Thanks so much for hosting this party each week. I love seeing what's going on in everyone else's homes.

NanaDiana said...

Cindy- I am soooo jealous...we still have banks of snow...so I just come here to dream and sigh! xxoo Diana

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Beautiful post. We are no where near having such beauty in the Blue Ridge Mts. Thanks for sharing so we can see the flowers thru you camera lens. ~~Sherry~~

Ruby’s Upcycle Designs™ said...

Oh, lovely lilacs! Can't wait for mine...in a few months! xoxo Beth

Elsie said...

I am so jealous Cindy Your flowers are sooo beautiful. I am so ready for Spring. It is very cool here
this moring but is suppose to warm
up, hope so. Hope you and Lauren have a wonderful weekend.

Ladybird Ln said...

Beautiful flowers! Thanks for hosting this party as always!

Carlee,
ladybirdln.blogspot.com

Hollie - TheSevenYearCottage.com said...

Lots of lovely ideas! Thanks for hostessing.

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow! Your flowers are so gorgeous!! How lucky you are to have so many beautiful things in your yard. It's SO hard to grow anything but weeds where I live. ;)
Thanks so much for sharing!

stefanie said...

oh, I love lilacs, I just wish they lasted longer!!!

MavrikLane said...

Oh how I love those liliacs..just can't grow them here I've been told. Thank you for all your hard work in maintaining and affording all of us the opportunity to share here at Show and Tell Friday!

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

Thanks for hosting-beautiful colors!

Lacy said...

Your so lucky my lilacs won't bloom til May and My roses until june, at least! Thanks for sharing!

Kristy said...

You're lilacs are so lovely!

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

I am so envious of your flowers!! we have about another month and a half before ours start to go. And I think my lilac died last year :( It doesn't seem to be doing anything...
Love seeing your gorgeous flowers.
thanks for hosting!

Erika . . . with a K said...

Lilacs are my favorite!!! I cant wait until they are blooming here!

Ana said...

Oh Ms. Cindy,
What beautiful flowers...It sure looks like Spring over at your beautiful home...Have a wonderful weekend.


Smiles,
♥Ana~A Petite Cottage

Bella said...

Cindy, your garden is just fabulous,,, I LOVE LILACS,,, and your's are truly beautiful.

Can't wait for my flowers to start blooming.

Thanks so much for hosting!!

Bella :)

Steph. :) said...

YAY Spring! I cannot wait to see the lilacs in full bloom. It is looking lovely in SoCal too. We are so lucky!

Donna said...

Cindy your lilacs are just exquisite! I so enjoyed your photos of your garden. I do hope you enjoy my photos of French Quilting. Boutis' is not well known here in America. :o)

xo
Donna @ Comin' Home

By the Bluegrass said...

Gorgeous pictures! I swear I could smell the sweet scent of these flowers. I almost plucked them and planted them into my garden. ;)
Thanks for hosting, I linked up again this week.
xo,
Sena

Barb@curlywillowdiy said...

Beautiful. I can almost smell the flowers! Thanks for hosting another great party .
Barb

Lisa's Creative Home said...

Oh I am jealous! Lilacs are my FAVORITE flower. I loved smelling them in the Spring in NY. I miss the as they just don't do well here on the coast of NC.

Claire said...

Thanks for hosting-I'm so jealous of the flowers blooming in your yard-I still have a little snow and its so dirty-yuck!! Spring needs to come to these parts soon!!

Dora, the Quilter said...

I'm so glad you're sharing pictures of spring in you back yard. It will be weeks before we have spring blooms here--and they won't be as nice as yours. Hope you're enjoying every minute of them for those who are less fortunate!

Rebecca said...

I'm so jealous-what beautiful blooms-it will be a while before we see any color here!

Fleur de Bee said...

I am so jealous of your flowers!! We are still staring out the window at snow!!! Maybe if I take a blow dryer to them I can speed the process haha!

Have a beautiful weekend!
Molly xo

ParisBreakfasts said...

How lucky to have a garden full of blooming Spring flowers!
I must find mine at the corner fruit stand...
But soon I'll be buying at florists in Paris - not a bad second best.
Merci indeed
Carolg

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

I can almost smell those lilacs from here!! Beautiful pictures. Thanks for hosting the party. I linked up two projects, grabbed a button and i am your newest follower. :)

Ivy said...

Thanks for sharing photos of your blooms. It's still snowing here, so it was encouraging to see spring really is on the way!
Ivy

Just because... said...

So beautiful!
I'm so ready for spring and I can't wait for the snow to melthere in VT.
Bodil.

A Refocused Life said...

Wonderful images...flowers always make me so ready for my spring flowers.

Suzi said...

Your blog is lovely and your friday get together a wonderful chance to connect with other bloggers. Thank you so much for creating it. x

Tins and Treasures said...

Good evening, Cindy,
Thank you for sharing your beautiful flowers and giving us hope for spring. We still have huge snow banks on the ground!

Also thanks for hosting Show and Tell Fridays. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. ~Natalie

THE VERANDA HOUSE said...

HI DEAR CINDY IT HAS BEEN SOME TIME,I ALWAYS STOP TO VISIT AND I NEVER LEAVE A COMENT ,WELL TODAY I AM I AM HAPPY THAT YOU HAVE A RECORD OF SHOW AND TELL FRIDAY 346 bloggers.IM SO HAPPY FOR YOU.SWEET CINDYI HAVE NOT HAVE AN EDEN ROSE THIS YEAR SO COLD EDEN IS MY FAVORITE ROSE TO I HAVE WHITE AND PINK,I HAVE NEVER DID GOOD WITH LILACS I ADORE THEM.I WILL BE HAVING SNOW BALLS NEXT MONTH THEY ARE SO OLD FASSION FLOWERS THEY BLOMM ONLY ONCE A YEAR BEAUTY SURROUNDS YOU ALWAYS .AND HAS I TELL YOU BEFORE IN MY EMAILS ,YOU ARE ONE OF OF KIND SOUL CINDY I ADMIRE YOUR COURRAGE TO STAND TO ANY THING GOOD OR NOT.I CAN TELL YOU NOW THAT OVER THE YEARS YOU HAVE SHARE BEAUTY WITH US.IT IS YEARS NOW CINDY.AND YOU CONTINUE TO SHARE AND SHARE TO MAKE OUR DAYS HAPPY .I AM PROUD OF YOU ...MUCH LOVE AND BLESSINGS TO YOU SWEET CINDY...SANDRA FOR EVER

Affordable Hotels in Switzerland said...

wow. it seems spring is really here now. the flowers are just beautiful and make you swoon in pleasure..

Our Little Beehive said...

ooh, how lovely! I can see daffodils from my office window, but we're not in full bloom yet. Maybe a few more weeks 'til the cherry blossoms pop. Can't wait!

Cassandra said...

Oh my goodness how stunning! Such lovely photos!!!

Renee said...

Lilacs are my favorite. I just made a paper cutting of someone looking out a window into the lilac garden.

CreatinCottage
Renee