Friday, May 22, 2009

There is a reason I have been missing

I was not eaten by an alligator, or snake bitten but the reason for my being MIA from blogging has been the work we have been doing on our backyard.
We finally have the gazebo just right. I can't wait until the flowers get taller but am pleased with what I see each morning.
The hydrangeas are in full bloom. It isn't easy growing them here in Florida so each year I am more than a little tickled that they are coming back with more blooms than ever.
If I cut these blooms does anyone know if I will get more?


We have planted pink mandeville vine and hopefully there will be many blooms today,
As Pink is her favorite color.


Yes, there is going to be a wedding!!
My baby boy gets married today.
A Facebook Romance.
Can you believe it?




17 comments:

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

OMG Becky it looks beautiful, can you come pretty up my yard??!! How perfect a dil that loves pink! Congrats to your family and have fun, wish I could be there to see it(;
Hugs~Kelly

BECKY said...

It looks simply lovely, Becky!! Great pay off after all of your hard work!! I want to plant some hydrangeas, too. I've seen a few people around here with gorgeous bloom filled bushes!!

A wedding?? How joyful!! May it all be a blessing to the happy couple, you and everyone there!!

Blessings and joy,
Becky

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Becky,
Congratulations!!!!!!! I can see why you have not been around...you have beened missed....your yard looks gorgeous....I can tell all your beautiful yard work was done with much love....I am so happy for you and your son...is this the one that lives in Hawaii ???? We are leaving on the 4th of June for my niece Pomai's wedding...there will be about 300 people there...this will be the first time ever that my family will be together with everyone in Hawaii...my niece is so cute...she told me she is more excited about all of her family being there... the wedding is the bonus...her hubby to be is very sweet ....will be so nice to be there for both of them....
get the camera ready for your big event....we want LOTS of pictures..
Much Love and Hugs,
Mo :-)

Sweet Old Vintage said...

You have done a wonderful job creating in your yard. Very Lovely and oh so enjoyable...Have fun....

Cori G. said...

Congratulations Becky on a new DIL! And your garden is gorgeous!!!! I hope you have many wonderful mornings reflecting on His love as you sit by the water.

xoxo

Cori

Sharon~heartsongs said...

I have missed you and I love your gazebo!
I have been trying to think of something to do in my backyard because I don't have a patio or a deck. I don't actually even have a back door. It's on the side of my house. I love what you have done!!

Jena Williams, Not So Shabby Interiors said...

Becky,Beautiful...I love it and know you guys will enjoy it!!

miss gracies house said...

Very nice! Soo, that's what you've been up to! Prayers for you and your family today as your son begins his new adventure...and especially for your mother's heart as you rejoice and mourn all at the same time! BTDT!
Love,
Rene'

cityfarmer said...

WOW...

ENJOY EVERY LAST MOMENT

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

Hi Becky,
I have been reading your blogs for a number of months now but never commented because I didn't have a Google account. I'm now a "newbie" blogger so I wanted to say hello.

We are almost "neighbors" so I'm happy to learn hydrangeas can be grown here. I didn't know that. I have no gardening knowledge or talent whatsoever and I don't ever recall seeing them here. We plan to hire someone to do some landscaping for us in the near future so I will have to ask them about the possiblity of planting some hydrangeas for me!

Your gazebo area is just beautiful!

Jane said...

Nick and Brittany are getting married....TODAY??????
The gazebo looks fabulous! with all the rain, it's amazing that you were able to accomplish so much this week. Marty and I loved being with you and Dave last Sunday.As always, the conversation was wonderful...and the views were spectacular!

Hydrangeas grow fairly well in Tampa. Mom had several bushes on the lake in Lutz...they were blue. These bushes were huge!!! She rarely cut flowers to bring in the house, but I remember her dead-heading them. Don't forget these blooms will dry...at the NC house, they dry on the bush. In FL, I would probably bring them in the house or garage...our humidity can play havoc on the blooms.

SherryRoseBella said...

Oh Becky!! Your backyard is gorgeous! I love the gazebo!! Your backyard looks a little like mine with all the water. We had a gazebo built on our dock in the water about 12 years ago..you might like that idea, too!! We have had a few weddings in our yard, too. Congratulations on your son's wedding! It will look like a fairy tale in your yard!
Hugs,
Sherry

Sandi said...

What a gorgeous gazebo and flowers! Amazing! I love it!!
Blessings~

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

OK Becky....I have been waiting for the wedding pictures...I hope you show them soon......and anytime you want to come over...be my guest....I have a spare room!!!!! You would love California.......
Hugs,
Mo :-)

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Becky....what a gorgeous area!!!! You have such a touch ~ your hard work definitely paid off girl! Congratulations on your son's marriage, I wish them much happiness together!!! Hope you are doing wonderful ~ xxoo, Dawn

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Becky!!
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and leave such a nice comment on my blog. When I looked you up I found you have 5? I thought I had my hands full with 2!!! Congratulations on following your dreams. Not everyone does. I wish you all the success in the world and hope we get more opportunities to chat!


xxxKaren

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Oh Becky ! am so jealous ! I want one of those white arbor's ! I have got to find me one . I love your's !