Tuesday, May 11, 2021



Do you use certain colors
 for certain times of the year?  
Looking back through
 a collection of past photos, 
I can see that I do,
 although I wasn't totally aware of it.

In January,
 after the holidays are over 
and the snow people come to visit, 
there is candlelight and warm colors 
with bits of Christmas left behind.

When January is over
 and February rolls around, 
there is a lot of pink and pastels 
with some red in consideration
 of Valentine's Day...

...but then 
the promise of spring
 lends itself to
 greens and yellows.

Then there is Memorial Day
 and on into July when 
the patriotic colors
come on strong.

When summer hits with full force,
 blue and white
 along with pretty flowers
 will again return just by themselves
 and that seems to take care 
of that part...

... but late summer and autumn 
need some sunflowers
 mixed in with dried hydrangeas 
and velvet pumpkins.

Around here 
the holidays are always 
red and natural greens 
with the colors of each room 
thrown in.

In spring this year 
the grass is brightly vibrant
 and the valerian is 
beginning to show up...
just beyond the garden gate.

The spring, this year,
 has been wonderful.
Just the right amount of
 breezes and sunshine...

...life gave us a few lemons
 but we didn't have to
 make any lemonade...

...just the sort of weather 
that one would wish for 
all year long.

I hope that all you moms had
 a wonderful Mother's Day.
 I want to tell you about 
the Mother's Day present
 I got from Tami and Tim.
 Have you heard about 
The Flower Letters? 

 Twice a month, for one whole year, 
I will receive a letter
 delivered, the old-fashioned way,
 by the postman. 
 The correspondence is between 
Audrey Rose Drollinger 
and Corporal Charlie Henderson Burke. 
 The letters take place 
during World War ll 
and are centered on 
one of the most significant days in history,
 June 6, 1944... D-Day. 
 Their relationship develops 
through their correspondence 
and the significant role 
they each play 
in the day's events.  
They are thrilling stories of
 history, mystery, adventure and romance. 
 I can't wait to get the first letter 
and will happily share with you
 their journey
 along the way.


I would like to extend
 a huge thank you to Linda 
for including my lilacs
 as one of the features last week
 at Love Your Creativity.
Thanks so much, Linda.
The pleasure was all mine.

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  1. What a lovely post. Life certainly isn't all white and gray---as trends seem to insist it is. Love all the color, and of course the blue and white. Right now I'm with you with yellows and whites in my colorful home and always green! Hugs, Sandi

    1. Thanks so much, Sandi. It seems so refreshing to put a little yellow to the test after a cold winter. I hate to get ahead of myself but it is hard to not start thinking about summer..xxoJudy

  2. It is interesting how certain colors are brighter and more noticeable during the different seasons of the year. Hope you are doing well.

    1. Thanks so much, Kris. I didn't realize it was quite the trend around here..Can't wait to see more of what you are doing..xxoJudy

  3. I loved your post of many colors! Such fun and it does seem like each season has its colors. Yellow is such a perfect spring color, I agree on that. I love your bowl of lemons! They are so bright and cheery. What a pretty table centerpiece they make.. I may have to do that, plus drinking fresh lemon juice every day is so healthy for us. Right now, MY color is purple! We have tons of purple Irises blooming in our yard and it is so wonderful and gorgeous and makes me feel so good. We also have a few gold and burgundy ones and some yellow ones. I just need to add some pink ones to the mix! They are one of the few plants that seem to love our garden soil! I'm really not quite ready for summer and the HOT HOT weather. It's been so dry here and I'm already worried about forest fires and wild fires. I pray we don't have as many this year. Take care... Marilyn

    1. Thanks so much, Marilyn. I agree with you about the lemons, if they were real I would make some lemonade! Jerry bought a planter of iris from a neighbor at her garage sale. For the first two years that we had them they got green leaves but no blooms. We moved them to a different spot and now we have 6 buds on them. Can't tell what colors they are yet but sure am anxious to see them..I just heard that this weeekend there might be lightning and thunder storms up high. Sure do hope that doesn't cause some fires. We have already had a small one close to here..xxoJudy

  4. I never thought about it, but I guess I do! Reds and greens at Christmas, rusty colors in fall. Spring and summer are brighter, anything goes. Lovely photos, all!

    1. Thanks so much, Jeanie. I'm sure everyone has their favorite colors to use and the seasons do dictate a lot of it. Mainly I didn't have that much to write about and sometimes the photos are the best part for me..xxoJudy

  5. Yep, I choose colors to decorate for the seasons. Enjoyed looking at your past pics and look forward to more present ones! Janice

    1. Thanks so much, Janice. Things are moving pretty slow around here and hope I have a bit of new pics. Sometimes it is hard to think of something to write about. I don't know how ones do it every day!..xxoJudy

  6. Amazing decorations, I especially love blue shades ❤

    1. Thanks so much, Kinga. I love all the blue shades too..xxoJudy

  7. Judy, you are very welcome. Your lilacs are gorgeous. xo

    1. Thanks so much, Linda. The crop of lilacs did do well this season. I can never thank you enough..xxoJudy

  8. Love catching up, the flower letters sound wonderful!

    1. Thanks so much, Jain. The Flower Letters are so charming and such a wonderful idea from a young couple who started them. I have gotten two of them so far and they are so much fun..xxoJudy


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