Tuesday, July 8, 2014


It's all about pink here at the Cottage this week.

We are celebrating this pretty color for a number of reasons...

...the second blooming of this old rose bush...

...and the fact that I can use them in a simple arrangement...

...and that these same blossoms dry beautifully.

How many shades of pink can a hydrangea be?

Spotting a pink foxglove in the garden and wondering where that came from!

New shoes that I will take with me...

...when Tami and I leave for San Francisco, at the end of the week, to participate in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, and to celebrate her 11th year, in the pink, as a survivor.

Wishing you all something beautiful in your life...in pink or any other color.



...I did not get a decent picture of the fireworks, again, this year...with either my camera OR my phone...

...just sayin'!

I have formally given up!

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  1. Judy, All very pretty shots. I love the hydrangeas. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  2. All the pictures are beautiful. Good luck with the breast cancer walk. My mom has survived breast cancer twice in the last 20 years so this is near and dear to my heart. Good luck and thank you for doing the walk for a great cause. Cute shoes to wear too!

  3. Hi Judy, I knew where you were going with the pink. :) I like your new shoes. Here's to praising God for Tami being a survivor.
    Lucky you to have a surprise foxglove, I cannot get them to grow in my garden and I like them so much.
    Have a great rest of your week,

  4. Hi Judy,
    Love your new summer header, its lovely.
    Nice pictures of all your pink flowers and decor.
    Wish you a good walk , for a good cause.
    I realized when I started reading, that it could possibly be for cancer.
    sending best wishes to Tami..
    Cute shoes Judy..

  5. Yay Tami!! Way to go girl....kicked cancers patootie!!!
    My mom is a breast cancer survivor ... four years!!

    Love all the pinks, and seriously.... I had no idea that hydrangea pinks could vary so much. Quite beautiful.
    I just love your roses.. growing and dried. Simply romantic. I'll bet your home smells wonderfully of summer.

    Best of luck with the Avon walk, and safe travels my friend.


  6. Hi Judy,

    I love all the pink! It is my favorite color! I can never get a good pic of the fireworks either... they all turn out blurred or just fuzzy.

    Amy Jo

  7. Judy,
    Wherever it came from, I sure do love that pink foxglove! Such a beautiful bloom! Enjoy SanFran, I'm heading there next week for a little R&R. Congrats to Tami for 11 years, you go girls!!! Blessings, Cindy

  8. Judy, you are really in the pink! And thankfully, so is Tami. I wish you a beautiful and successful walk.(Cute tennies!)

  9. Lovely photos, Judy! Pink is such a beautiful and feminine colour. And it is also a feel good colour. Enjoy your walk for such a worthy cause, my friend. Have a beautiful day.


  10. pretty pretty pictures! and i love your summery header..............IT IS GORGEOUS!!!!!

  11. Just catching up Judy. Love your new header and anything pink is great by me!

  12. What pretty photos Judy! Thank you too for doing the Avon walk. I know when I did the Komen 3-day a few years back I had so much fun, and despite a few blisters, I have a lot of wonderful memories with my dear friend Dawn. I hope you and Tami have a blast!
    Thinking pink this weekend in honor of your walk!
    XO Barbara

  13. Oh the pinks are so lovely. Isn't summer just the greatest? Enjoy your little trip.

  14. I really like the pink foxglove. Those are pretty.
    As far as taking pictures of fireworks I haven't succeeded in taking a good one either but I keep trying.

    Hope you had fun in San Fran. and cute tennies


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