Thursday, May 7, 2009

Pink Dogwood and Gray Skies



Can you believe this weather in the northeast US? It's been raining all week with no let up in sight.....and here all the flowering trees and bushes are at their peak.....the lilac bushes are full, bending toward the ground with their heavy purple blossoms. The buds on the azaleas have all burst open and are bright pink and beautiful......
If the sun were shining it would be a spectacular sight...
Oh what a difference the sunshine makes.....



But, on the other hand.....isn't pink and gray a pretty color combination?









































With or without the sunshine.....our world is full of beauty....we just have to look a little harder on a rainy day.....



Thank you all for your kind comments on my 100th post......I appreciate your words of encouragement! If anyone has not yet signed up for the "create your own 'give-back' prize" please click HERE and leave a comment to let me know you want to be included in the drawing.....you have until Monday, May 11th at 6 pm to get your name in.....and then one name will be picked out of the hat to receive a surprise treasure that suits you.....I will try to select something from my collections that fits your individual taste or interest.....It is a way to give back a bit of the kindness that has been extended to me....a way to "pay it forward"! This is going to really be fun! Good luck to you all!

27 comments:

Anne Marie said...

lovely....LOVELY!!....
I personally, prefer taking pictures on a foggy or cloudy day.....there is so much mysterious romance in a picture like that -
we are having THE BEST weather lately - 60* right now - and I'm headin' off to bed with the windows open and my summer 'frock' on :)

Tamerie Shriver said...

What lovely pictures of the dogwoods! I don't think we have dogwoods in California. I do miss them in the spring.

mimi charmante said...

It is funny because when I first saw the title of this post, I quickly assumed you must be here in the {gray, dark, rainy, cold, and quite honestly crappy} pacific northwest. Where is spring, I ask you???

Thank you for finding more beauty in gray - I love it, especially when it accompanies sunshine...
xo

Kerstin said...

Lovely photos...pink and grey is a beautiful cambination.. I love pink..
It`s raining and blowing here too...
I wish you a lovely day with or whitout sun...
Hugs Kerstin

marie said...

This is such a beautiful post! And a wonderful blog!
The colors are all so different than what I'm used to ~ but it's all so very appealing! Dawn at The Feathered Nest mentioned you on her blog. I'm so glad I visited!!

Michelle said...

Hi I really like your photos and I love dogwoods too. You and I own the same wire cloche! I like the mercury bird in yours...my toddler often puts his Thomas the Train in mine! :)

Allidink said...

That is a great color combination I love pink and grey! I bought a cosmetic bag set from Victoria Secret in pink and grey stripes it is so stinking cute. :) LOL I love that wire dome!

All the best,
Allison

jade said...

Oh, what wonderful photos!!!!!! Such beautiful flowers - thank you very much!!!!

Hope you have a great weekend (without rain) - now here in bavaria is the sun shining, but some minutes ago it has been raining.
Hugs Jade

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

The pink dogwood flowers are so lovey paired with the grey. Just love it!

Floss said...

I have taken, and viewed, an awful lot of pink blossom and blue skies photos this spring. Your take on pink and grey is really refreshing, so thanks! Of course I understand that the skies are not so refreshing for you - if it makes you feel better, we have having a rainy national holiday today here in the south of France.

*The Beautiful Life* said...

Lovely photos as usual!! I adore that wire cloche!!!

Heading over to your other post to sign up for the giveaway! :)

My 100th post is coming up soon -- I'm only a few posts away!

Sending some Florida (Lakeland, wink-wink) sunshine your way!
Ruth

B E L D E C O R said...

Dear Laura,
this are amazing photos with a mysterious but pure look.

Have a great weekend, with verry sunny sky
Hugs from Germany
Bine

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

loved the clear vases with the dogwood blossoms in them. I am afraid I will be forced to copy that one...have a wonderful day. v

Frippery said...

Goregeous. Love the color combo. So soft.

Frippery said...

Oops, I meant gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Lakeland?
Lovely!
Fifi

Rosemary said...

I think pink and gray look so pretty together.
Very nice photos. So sorry the weather has been bad.
Enjoy your weekend!
Rosemary

thewillowsnest said...

Very beautiful shots , I really love the old watering can one!,, your blog is soooooo..ooooo pretty!
Cheers , Helen

kristinco said...

Les photos, les lieux sont magiques ... un seul souhait être sur place !

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Laura,
Love, love, love that wire cloche and all your photos. You make me remember I'd better go get my old watering can out of the gardening shed and prop it up for a photo shoot. Very inspiring as usual - merci!
xo~Tracie

Debby said...

Oh, such a beautiful post. I love the pink and grey combo..Gorgeous.
Debby

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Hey Laura,
I just love dogwoods...reminds me of the old house I grew up in where we had 3 big trees outside our kitchen door. Sad I don't have any now....you know the saying the cobbler kids have no shoes...or in this case, no dogwoods!

Brenda said...

Very pretty together. As soon as I saw your first photo, I thought of elderly folks and newborn babies. Gray and pink. From one end of the spectrum to the other.
Brenda

Chrissy said...

BREATHTAKING!!! Your photos fill all the senses,enjoy your Mothers Day!!!Chrissy

maryboys said...

honestly - there is simply too much beauty to absorb in these photos! oh my.

lia said...

I like your pictures very much.
They are beautiful. Even on a rainy day.
I see very often on your blog, but do not always comment.
Have a nice weekend
greets Lia

Bonnie said...

Lovely, lovely lovely......PINK IS HOT....
And the sun is shining in your pictures and in your heart....so enjoy....
Nice day