Monday, April 7, 2008

~~ Wonderful Monday ~~

Today was lovely and I think I had a touch of Spring fever. This morning Carl went over to the river to fish and later in the morning Lily and I took a ride over to see how he was doing. Isn't the river pretty and so peaceful...there was just a slight breeze and you could hear all the little birds chattering, I even heard a dove cooing. I saw a sea lion playing in the water and earlier there had been ducks and a turtle swim by.....I wish I had seen them, oh well maybe next time. Now about the fishing.................. No luck.....just lots and lots of nibbles and a wonderful relaxing morning. My hubby loves to fish and he has a great time whether he catches anything or not. While he was fishing Lily and I walked along the levee...it was heaven, beautiful trees, lots of wild flowers the rustle of a light breeze through the trees and little birds singing and talking to each other. It's hard to believe just about a mile away is the hustle and bustle of the city. Carl and I had some delicious coffee ( why does everything taste so good when you are outdoors) and after about an hour Lily and I headed home. Lily promptly took a nap and I puttered in the yard, pulling a few weeds and doing a little trimming...........
I love the color of this Azalea....this is a huge bush in the front yard and sometimes I'll cut some of the blooms for the house. This is Mr. Lincoln. The petals remind me of red velvet and the fragrance is just beautiful so yummy....
I love Camellias. This bush is quite large and filled with blooms. While the Camellias are in bloom you'll always find them in my home . I love to bring the outdoors inside...I love and enjoy nature.

Until we talk again, listen for the birdies and enjoy Mother Nature... she is amazing. Hugs, Linda

18 comments:

Andi said...

I love being outdoors in the springtime and seeing everything blooming and colorful. Reading your description of the good coffee made me long for a cup...but alas, it's almost 10 pm here...I'll have to wait until morning for my coffee.

Love your wonderful photos...the flowers are lovely.

Sharon said...

What lovely roses! What a lovely day!

:0) Sharon

Cottage Contessa said...

What a beautiful place to be! Glad you had such a lovely day sweetie!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Hi Linda, how lucky you are to live by a river! I just love the way Mr. Lincoln roses smell. I agree, everything always tastes better outside! So glad you had a blessed day! blessings, Kathleen

Swampgirl said...

Loved seeing your Mr. Lincoln! I have one,too. Mine has the first, tiny little buds of the season. I am so looking forward to blossoms like yours!

Nancy said...

Your husband looks very content with his fishing pole in his hand.
Your flowers are beautiful. Glad you had good coffee too.

Monica said...

Sounds like a nice relaxing Monday!
I love camelias too , I grew up in the south and my grandmothers front yard was covered with them .

Rosemary said...

Hi Linda,
The flowers look beautiful!!
Thanks for stopping by. I just did a new post. I was really busy over the weekend.
I appreciate you checking in.
Rosemary

Betty said...

Linda,
Spring is finally here and I am embracing it wholeheartedly...I've been working out in the yards....

Enjoyed my outing with you and appreciate you visiting with me and commenting on my 'found' earrings..just made my heart sing...Betty

ohiofarmgirl said...

Sounds like you had a wonerful day! We spent the afternoon putting up a new fence....it really was kinda fun...and it looks wonderful. Our spring is getting slow start but I have been seeing little peeks of green here and there! Dianntha

Michelle said...

What a great photo of your honey .. nothing better than springtime on the river.

Your flower pictures are so pretty - I love the color of your camelias.

Michelle

kbbryant said...

Hey Linda,

did you watch American Idol tonight? I thought of you immediately, when Jason sang "your blog song", Israel's version of Over the rainbow.

Kathy b

Tracie said...

Hi Linda,
You've been doing what I have - waiting for things to bloom. Mr. Lincoln always touches my heart, so beautiful.
The river sure is pretty~I have the feeling we're in the same neck of the woods. Too bad no fishies for dinner though... Looks like a wonderfully relaxing day - the best kind.
xo~Tracie

Nora Lee said...

What a wonderful day you had. I love this time of year also, when everything seems new again.

Hope you have more of these days :)

Sandra

Mermaid Queen said...

What beautiful flowers! I love the scent of the Mr. Lincoln rose, and your azaleas are gorgeous. ~Martha

Lib said...

Hi LInda,
I Love being outdoors. We see so much we normally don't see .
Sounds like a fun ,relaxing day:o)
Have agreat day
Blessins',Lib

JanaBanana said...

You are soooooo lucky! Our lake is still a solid sheet of white! Snow and ice :( However they are calling for 69 on Sunday.. we are so excited because we havent seen that since Sept.. we woke up to snow today again!

The Rose Room said...

What a lovely day, gorgeous Azalea's:) Rachael