Tuesday

~Flags, Flowers & Fluffy Clouds~

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Flags at city cemetery, Memorial Day Weekend.

Outdoor_Wednesday

Welcome to Outdoor Wednesday, hosted by Susan of A Southern Daydreamer. Beautiful outdoor photos can be found, when you stop by Susan’s, each Wednesday.

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cathy's peony A Peony bloom, next door.  The remainder of the flowers, yard and gardens are ours.

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Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

69 comments:

Cathy said...

Beautiful!!! Your gardens ar lovely!!! I love to see "Old Glory" standing tall and proud...what a glorious photo!!!

Happy Outdoor Wednesday!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Helen said...

Hi there! Your photos today are just wonderful .... each and every one.

Deb said...

Hi Pat! I love the puffy clouds,flowers, and I just adore the sitting area in the back yard! How are you and the family! I hope well. Deb

Deb said...

Oh! I forgot! Love your new banner! I love ice tea!

Janie's World said...

I love those flags all in a row.

I know this is going to sound crazy, but is that little red bird real? I've never seen a bird like that except on a baseball uniform. The birds in So. Cal are so boring and have no color. The only other dazzling bird I've seen is a Blue Jay in Yosemite. There is a faded red robin (?) who comes to my fountain once in a while. I get excited to see him. When I was growing up, I always wondered, "Who would want to be a bird watcher?". Then I found out there are beautiful birds out there and it is exciting to see them in person.

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Simply beautiful! ☺ Diane

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I knew when I read the title of this post, I was going to love it, and I wasn't wrong. Your photographs are beautiful! laurie

prof en retraite said...

Hi Pat! I love your photos...gorgeous! I must say that your backyard certainly is inviting! I would love sitting in those chairs with my morning coffee! Hope you are having a great week!...Debbie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Pat, these really are something else! WOW! Love these images.

Happy OW!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Charli and me said...

Hi Pat, Your photos are just beautiful! Every one of them so pretty. I especially love the one with the bird. Your yard and deck are just lovely ♥

Cindy said...

Pat,
Your photos are always the best! I am so amazed at how good you are, kudos to you! cindy

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Outdoor Wednesday Pat! Your gardens are GORGEOUS!!! I love peonies... and the roses...and the achillea ... oh I could spend all day in your yard! Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan

Happy To Be said...

Beautiful photos my friend...alway know I'm in for a real treat when I come here..May you have a great Wednesday my friend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

PamperingBeki said...

Such beautiful pictures!

I hope you had a wonderful holiday.

Melissa Wertz said...

Pat, lovely photos of your gardens! The dog and cardinal. I just love peonies. I did not get photos of mine this year. Working 24/7 and the rain they were all spent before I knew it. Yours are beautiful!

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Your yard is beautiful. Love the cardinal pic. I've been seeing a cardinal couple at my feeder. They are so much fun to watch. Always love seeing Old Glory blowing in the wind.

Thanks so much for sharing your pics.

Lisa said...

Your flowers are so pretty! I'm waiting for the rain to stop so I can get in my garden - maybe tomorrow...

Lisa

Rosemary said...

Really beautiful photos Pat!!
Hope you have a nice week,
Rosemary

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Love that new banner! AS always love your photos....Susie~

Yira said...

Great pictures...such bright greens and I love the picture with the dog...nice job.

Amy said...

Beautiful garden. I love all the pics, but the one with your dog is my favorite. I would have a houseful of them if I could!

amy@maisonbelle

sunnymama said...

Beautiful pictures! I can't even choose a favourite they are all so lovely. Thanks for sharing your wonderful garden with us :)

Gypsy aka Tam said...

Pat - your gardens are sooooo beautiful and your photography is absolutely stunning!!!!!
I just love visiting your blog!
Have a wonderful Wednesday,
Tam

Tammy518 said...

What beautiful shots! The flowers all look so lush and full. Your dog is so cute, standing watch over the yard.

Jadehollow said...

Pat .. absolutely gorgeous! The Flags just took my breath away. I could get lost for days in your garden.. so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
Debbie

Shelia said...

Oh, Dear Pat! This is just outstanding! The plants are gorgeous! Again, you're the best picture taker in Blogland!
Be a sweeie,
Shelia ;)

The Decorated House said...

Hi Pat~
Your garden pictures always make me happy! Thank you.
Donna

ellen b said...

Pat! You really took some gorgeous shots of your beautiful yard for us to enjoy!! Blessings...

Picket said...

Hey girl...how on earth are you....I have missed visiting you...these pics are glorious....love those knockout roses...do you cut yours back each year? I have over 20 in the back yard and I want some more...but I adore the pink ones(ohhh...don't tell Beverly I said that!)

That farm house table in the last post is so beautiful....I would love a table that size!!!

It is so good to visit you again my friend...I feel like I have been on another planet for the last week or so...but things are getting back to normal...still have hard days...but they are getting better...I was petting the cat today and just talking to her and I called her 'Maggie Girl' and she looked up at me like 'MOM! This is me...BB!' lol Thanks so much for all you kindness and support...it really means alot to me sweetie....take care and have yourself a fantasic week!

Kathleen said...

Beautiful..so green and lush..Love the flags flying!

Mary said...

The pictures are all so beautiful that I couldn't pick a favorite if I had to. Have a wonderful Outdoor Wednesday.

Donetta said...

Oh! My goodness!

Light and Voices said...

Excellent photograph of the neighbor's white peony. Seeing the American flag took my breath away for a second or two. I enjoyed seeing the red cardinal too. Lovely post as always.
Joyce

Beth at Aunties said...

Your yard is so beautiful and I loved seeing the cardinal. The beautiful Peony blossom from next door was gorgeous. Ours haven't popped open yet...but close. The flags always bring grateful feelings. Beautiful OW post.

How fun to meet and visit with precious Jeanne! Last Thursday I was tracking our plane and think we flew over Franklin NC and I wondered if jeanne was right below... but I have a hunch she was with you! I enjoyed catching up with your posts!

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hi Pat,
What amazing and beautiful pictures!!! I so enjoyed looking at them! I loved them all, but there is just something wonderful about watching the clouds!Thank you for sharing.
Sue

Maryrose said...

Beautiful photos. The detail is amazing. Thanks for sharing. I especially loved seeing those flags. Happy OD Wednesday
Maryrose

Patty said...

Oh my gosh! I love your gardens. Thank you so much. It reminds me so much of my Mom's. She was always known for her green thumb and I miss seeing her yard every spring. You certainly have the same talent she had. Beautiful!

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

Oh wow! What a beautiful garden you have there. And the flowers are just amazing. Love the pink flowers by the fence :-)

Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

Li

Stacey said...

Simply stunning!!

sarah @ a beach cottage said...

goodness this doesn't look real it is so good, just so jaw-dropping

my favourite shot is one of the chairs under the tree, mmm mmm

great outdoor wednesday post, I enjoyed my visit here today for sure!

Sarah

Love Bears All Things said...

These are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
Mama Bear

CurtissAnn said...

Your photographs are absolutely stunning. Thanks so much for sharing them-- and inspiration.

Becky K. said...

Every photo is stunning!

The peony is awesome as is the photo looking down the steps to the outdoor seating. Very inviting.

jeanne said...

Good morning Pat, I'm glad you posted your flags again. They are glorious. The first thing I want to tell you is... I am having my coffee in our room and I 'love' not having coffee in a paper cup. Thank you again for my personalized mug. Bill is jealous. Lucky me.

Your garden photos are just beautiful Pat. I must learn how to use the macro setting on my camera. Awesome, as always. Your cardinal photo is terrific with the bird feeder setting. How perfect is that? Your photo of your dog looking out from the porch is a classic. Your view out your window is gorgeous.

I left a comment on your previous post in case your don't check back. I love your table.

We are looking forward to checking out the park today.

Hugs...Jeanne

Southerncook said...

Beautiful photos Pat. Your garden is amazing. I could while away the day in your garden.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

Catherine Holman said...

Great photos and your flowers are beautiful Pat!
Hugs,
Cathie

dana said...

Hi Pat!! Your outdoor photos are so wonderful. We visited a local cemetery on Mon. where they line the drive with flags. It's so moving to see Old Glory so beautifully displayed.

I loved your other photos, too. The cardinal and your dog were wonderful additions to the plants!

Oh, and that farmhouse table!! Gasp! It's wonderful!! Looking forward to how you decorated it for Thurs.!! Have a great day! Dana

Sharon said...

What beautiful photos.
That one of the cardinal up close I really enjoyed. We have them in our yard but I can't get that close with my little camera.
God bless

Anonymous said...

Pat, Absolutely beautiful pictures! Your Memorial Day post was perfect.
Kate

Mary said...

Pat, Your gardens are beautiful, and I'm impressed with your photographic skills. You have an eye for lovely composition!

Deb said...

Sweet Molly looks so beautiful on the deck overlooking the garden! What a great picture :-)

BECKY said...

Wow Pat!! The photo of that peony is breathtaking!! You captured the beauty the Creator intended for us to see in this photo!! Amazing!!

I love the landscaping of your home! Impeccable, as is everything you do!!

Have a joyful day, and thank you for the joy you bring to us through your photos!!

Love 'n hugs,
Becky

Smilingsal said...

What a happy place! I love that brilliant cardinal.

Beverly said...

Pat, I can imagine you enjoying all of this beauty surrounding you. I so appreciate you sharing it with each of us.

Nancy said...

Pat, Everything is BEAUTIFUL!

xinex said...

You take amazing photography, Pat, and your flowers are stunning!...Christine

Brenda said...

Your yard is just as beautiful and inviting as your homes, Pat. Nature, whimsy, flowers, sitting areas. Lovely photos. Happy to gaze through your windows!
Brenda

Melissa Miller said...

~WOW! Pat is the beautiful cardinal real?
It is always a pleasure and such a treat to view your incredible talent.

Have a blessed day.
~Melissa :)

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Pat, gorgeous photos....I am crazy for the one with the red cardinal!!!!!

B E A U T I F U L!!

Barb

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Oh Pat lovely photos! I have the exact same little hummingbird rain gauge. Of course, I've had to replace the glass measurer a few times, due to breakage. . .like I forgot to bring it inside before winter and it broke :(

Blessings,

Sher

Sandra said...

Oh what a beautiful garden you have! It is stunning! I'll have to look around your blog and enjoy more garden pics. :)
Blessings,
Sandra

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Beautiful pics, Pat! Molly is so cute looking out at the backyard.

Susan said...

Your table is lovely! I love the chicken!!! Can not resist a chicken!!!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

You take such fabulous photographs, Pat! I almost feel like I can touch the real images. I love how you captured a red cardinal in one!

Susie Q said...

Your photography is always incredible. Just a joy to see...your garden must be one of the prettiest places ever! Our knock out roses have popped like crazy this week! Aren't they wonderful!

Love,
Sue

Mama said...

Stunning garden and photos Pat, how lovely to see the little Cardinal and your gorgeous blooms. Kathy.

Dana and Daisy said...

the peony! breathless!

Also very striking composition of the flags!

Terri and Bob said...

I could smell the peony through the computer!

The cloud picture made my heart beat faster. Beautiful!

manila realty said...

wonderful pictures you've got.