Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Pink Fluff



 





Pink Fluff.
Our Japanese cherry tree is already losing it's pretty pink petals...
they seemed a bit different this year...more papery and ruffly.
 (not sure those are real words :))
Never the less, they were still so beautiful
 a few days ago when I took these photos.

A big hello and warm welcome to new readers and followers.
Many thanks for all your lovely comments.
It is so nice to meet new friends.

I did something really stupid yesterday...
...forgetting that even though I feel 20 something in my mind...
I'm fifty something and well...
...not exactly in the same great shape I once was.
Anyway...I pulled something in my back and it's rendered me helpless...motionless...bored and frustrated.
Grrrr...
I'm so mad at myself!
Hoping things will improve soon!

Hope you are having a good week.
:)

57 comments:

kathee said...

Hi Laura, I'm one of your new followers, yet I've seen your blog out there...anyway I love your style and have added you to my side bar..to keep up with you.
I feel 20 something also...but I'm 50 something ...and did the same thing the other day! So here's to things getting better!!! xok

Miss Holly said...

Oh you poor thing....I know exactly how you feel...pulling out the English ivy...days on my back..I read the Forsythe Saga!! Legs over a big pillow..on a heating pad...motrin ...chocolate....book...rest...hope your better soon...go slow!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Oh too bad! What a pain. Heating pad works wonders! I hope that goes away FAST! Don't you wish those blossoms would last? SO gorgeous!

Custom Comforts said...

Isn't it a royal pain getting older. I hate how my body can't or won't do what it used to. Don't like the limitations that come with age. I feel your pain.
Beautiful photos!!! Those blossoms almost don't look real, but they sure are pretty.
Cindy

Anne said...

What pretty photos of your flowering tree.
I know what you mean about hurting yourself.Honestly there are mornings I wake up and feel like I had a fight with my bed.Everything is sore.From what?Who knows I guess it is my body getting older.Although I refuse to get old my body just can't keep up LOL.
Anne

Susan S. said...

What beautiful flowers.....we don't really have those beauties in Texas. I guess it's too hot!

Hope you are feeling back to normal (or better) soon! :)

blhitchcock901 said...

Pretty in Pink-my favorite!

PURA VIDA said...

You are right ...pink fluff...reminds me of cotton candy at the fair

Ashley said...

These pink blossoms are beautiful!! Feel better soon! Xo ~Ashley

LizlovesVintage said...

I like the pink fluff!
Oh, no!!! I hope you have a speedy recovery.... speedy!!
xxx Liz

Linda Keaveney said...

great post...
awesome photos...
sorry about your back...
rest and relaxation..yeah, that's the ticket!!

Cheers!
Lina :o)

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Beautiful florals.

I am so sorry you hurt your back!

Hope it heals up really soon.

Sending prayers up for you!

Nella said...

Laura, is it really called Pink Fluff?? It is so gorgeous....I would love to find one for my garden....Japanese flowering cherry....Hmmmmm. Know about the seized back....not fun, take care of yourself.....N.xo

pballard said...

love love love your header! Back pain is the worst.. ugh take care and get some rest... Beautiful pictures..

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

The pink flowering tree is beautiful! I don't thnk I've ever seen those blossoms before.

We had our ganddaughter with us for almost a week. By the last day my back was killing me from lifting her in and out and up and down. But it was worth it. :@

The Feathered Nest said...

Hey sweetie, I'm so very sorry about your back!! Please take good care of yourself and rest, OK? and by the way, I LOVE your pink fluff! hugs and love, Dawn

oldgreymare said...

hello darlin'..sorry to hear you are not your rambunctious self right now. Be good and take care of that back.. everything else can wait, you are more important <3
xx
z

W. theAntiquesLovers said...

Take care of your self Laura!!! Yesterday i was in Venice with A&D at Corte dei Miracoli Flea Market!! of course my mind was thinking at you!!! leaving for tuscany on Monday!! see you soon!! Much Love....

Марина said...

Какие прекрасные фотографии!!! Невероятно вдохновляют! Как хорошо что я сегодня к вам заглянула в блог! Хотя сейчас я работаю над коллекцией "голубые цветы", мне захотелось от нее отклониться и сделать что-то такое же легкое, нежное, воздушное и розовое как ваши цветы. Спасибо Вам за эти чудесные фото.

FleaingFrance & French Shopping Tours said...

I feel your pain....literally! I really isn't fun having our backs, legs, arms...whatever body part of the day becomes....remind us that we aren't kids any longer.

Take care of yourself and enjoy the next set of blooms that are sure to appear soon.

Paula Parrish said...

Hello Laura,
Your cherry blossom are so pretty. Ahhhh, I wish you a speedy recovery.
Smiles, Paula

Andi's English Attic said...

Sorry to read about your back. Let's hope it feels much better for garage sales this weekend.

The flowers are beautiful. xx

ariadne said...

Sorry you are not that well! Lovely photos!AriadnefromGreece!

trash talk said...

Isn't it frustrating to feel like you can do anything you once could only to have the ol' body say "No..you can't. I won't let you."?
I could tell you to take it easy...but would you listen?
Love cherry blossoms...reminds me of the tree in our back yard back in the day.
Deb

Sea Witch said...

Such a lovely post and when the petals start to fall it is like a pink Christmas snowfall. Soooo understand the 50ish thing. I will be 58 in May and something is always telling me my age these days. LOL. Hope your back feels better soon.

chateau chic said...

Beautiful pink fluff. Love how you captured your blossoms on camera. Sure hope you're able to be up and around soon.
Mary Alice

Michelle Palmer said...

And at night... when nobody is watching~ the birds each gather a fluffy pink pom pom and start cheering you on! Hope you feel 100% soon~

found and sewn said...

Oh! I hope you feel better soon...beautiful photos x

Veronica Roth said...

Pink stuff always cheers the heart. Best wishes to you.

Andy's Attic said...

Oh, Dear, Laura!! I have had back issues for years and you have my complete sympathy. Take very good care of yourself. Sending you a very gentle hug :>)
Annette

pballard said...

Hi Laura,
I nominated you for an award. Head over to my blog to read more about it. Thanks for your inspiration.. Pam
http://momentslikethese-pballard.blogspot.com/

Fresh Vanilla For C said...

Hope your back feels better soon. Back injuries are the worst!!!! Love the cute pink fluffs;))

Get some rest and feel better

~Cheryl

Florence said...

Beautiful Pink Fluff! Let those beautiful flowers help heal you! Hugs! Florence

Fete et Fleur said...

Laura,

Your photos are breathtaking. I'm so sorry to hear about your back. I hope your up and around soon.

Hugs!
Nancy

Violets Are Blue said...

rest and take the time to catch up on reading and dreaming. Patty/BC

elza jazz said...

Un bel univers floral, très poétique.
On s'y plonge avec délice. Merci,
car toute cette fraîcheur me fait
le plus grand bien. Bonne fin
de semaine. Elza Jazz

Laura said...

Your photos are just dreamy. Thank you so much for sharing.
It has gotten chilly here in Southern PA. We have been so spoiled with warm temperatures that when it is normal we are surprised! But so many of our plants have bloomed so early, it is very unusual. I just hope the chilly temps don't do damage to the many orchards we have here.
I hope you feel better soon.
Laura

Carla B. Reeves said...

Sumptuous photos! I just love those Cherry Blossoms. They don't grow here in Santa Barbara. When I visited Vancouver, Canada, they were in full bloom everywhere and just stunning. Sorry about your back...has happened to me also. However....although I wish I were 30 something...I'm planning to continue acting like I am, even though I'm 60 something! Hope you feel like you're 20 something again very soon!!! Carla

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Hi Laura - WOW! Your blog and photography is awesome! Thank you for your visit and comment on my new blog. I'm delighted to find you. I'm an avid gardener, amateur photographer, and collector of many, many things. I can tell we're gonna get along :-) With cheers from DC, Loi

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

PS - Just added your blog to my blog list. Have a great weekend, Loi

BailiwickStudio said...

oh! I do hope you heal quickly! Our spirits never age, so I too feel like I'm 20 something even though I'm really 50 something! It's hard to remember sometimes. ::Jill

Leslie said...

LOVE your new banner! And the photos of the pink blossoms are exquisite. Thank you for bringing spring to my cold, gray, rainy day.

So sorry to read about your mishap. Back pain can be so thoroughly miserable.

Feel better soon. Thank you for all of your beautiful posts. Although this is my first comment, I have enjoyed your blog for over a year and look forward to each new entry.

Warmest regards ~ Leslie

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Laura...do take care of yourself! There is nothing worse than a hurt back. Although I dropped a little wrought iron bird on my foot the other day...so painful!

I am loving how you are changing up your header to match your posts! Your blog is looking pretty in pink!

Carole said...

Take care of that back girl. Not fun when you're afraid to move. Your garden is lovely with all these mature trees. I just have my potted ones here to enjoy. I guess thats better then nothing:)
x
Carole

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Laura,

I love these pretty blooms! Indeed so fluffy and pretty. So sorry to hear about your back. I developed a herniated disk 2 yrs ago, and it stopped me from doing a lot of things too. I had a housecleaning business, and I can no longer do it. :( I know how you feel. Hope you're better soon. Just give it some time.

Hugs,
Debbie

Heaven's Walk said...

Hey Laura - What is better than something that's pink and ruffled...? :) Those blooms are so so pretty! I hope that you're feeling better today, sweetie. It's no fun having an achy back.

xoxo laurie

Sandi said...

I sure hope you feel better soon Laura!! It is hard to remember that we are not as young as we used to be. Especially when we feel young at heart!! Get well wishes and prayers for you!
Blessings~

@nne said...

wish you a nice weekend, @nne

Dorthe said...

Dear Laura, I wish you a quick recovery you poor one.
Your pinkies are stunning, and so very beautiful, and that goes for your new header,too.
HUGS, and a glad week-end to you.
Dorthe

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dear Laura!

Oh how sorry I am to hear you hurt yourself. I did the same thing late last summer which warranted several trips to the chiropractor! Your fluff is just the right kind of pink I love. Thank you for visiting today! Anita

Ninja said...

Beautiful...
Spring where are you, it´s still winter here?

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Oh my Laura,
These photos are stunning!!! And your new header is just gorgeous!!
I'm so sorry about your back! I know what you mean, I was moving furniture around yesterday and pulled something in my lower back, I keep forgetting that I'm not 20 years old too! :)
Hope your feeling better soon and have a lovey weekend.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Les Cotrions said...

Ciao Laura,
Your photos are faboulous!
Hope you're getting better! I use to "abuse" of my body too forgetting I'm not 30 anymore! May be it's stupid but feeling young means being young in some way!
Take care!
Vale

Laura said...

Lovely blog with so many interesting and inspiring posts! Love your work:) Would you like to follow each other?

Evi said...

oh no....I hope you are feeling better really soon !!!!!!!AFTER ALL, bRIMFIELD IS WAITING FOR YOU.
My back is still acting up too....maybe we should hold hands...
The tree is beautiful. Mother Nature does it perfect!
Talk to you this week,
Love and hugs,
Evi.
PS. News on Ebbie's eye is not good.

June said...

Now that's what I call a gorgeous bloom!!!
I am so sorry about your back Laura. I hope by the time you are reading this it has healed up and you are back to doing something crazy soon.
hugs...

bec said...

I adore your images, the japanese cherry is stunning. I am trying to find an equally beautiful tree for our sub-tropical garden... I'm thinking a crepe myrtle!
lovely blog x