Monday, April 30, 2012

Monday Morning Flowers and Weekend Update


Happy Monday, Everyone!

Hope you had a fabulous weekend and are planning great things for the week ahead!

Last weekend, A Certain Very Nice Man invited me to go on a garden tour in Los Angeles.

Racy, right?




Some of the backyards had creeks running through them and bridges like this.

 Of course there were lots of gorgeous flowers too. 




These are some I picked out for you.




Here I am, pretending to be patient as I wait for the dinner held at the mayor's house which was included in the tour.

I am pretty sure I didn't fool the Certain Very Nice Man, especially when he eventually saw me head toward the table full of pies at top speed.



The dinner was held on the tennis courts.  Here are the tables in the process of being set up.  

There were geraniums on every table. 

 It was beautiful!



Hope you have a great week!


Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions.  All life is an experiment.  The more experiments you make the better.  What if they are a little coarse, and you may get your coat soiled or torn?  What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled in the dirt once or twice?  Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.  

--Ralph Waldo Emerson





41 comments:

McGuffy Ann said...

Wonderful post! Sounds like fun!

Daisy said...

The garden tour sounds lovely, Betty. I'm glad you got the chance to go. :)

Shelly said...

Good for you, Betty, good for you!

Lin said...

Oh, that sounds like a nice day! :)

Isn't it nice to smile again??? You certainly deserve some good times, Betty.

Gaston Studio said...

Looks like you had a splendid time Betty.

baygirl32 said...

sounds like a great time (the flowers on the tables look really nice)

Old Kitty said...

Oh BB!!! Glad you and a Certain Very Nice Man had a great time!! You are GLOWING!!! Yay! Take care
x

Hilary said...

I agree with Old Kitty. "Glowing" is the exact word that came to my mind. Happiness looks beautiful on you.

Linda said...

That's a beautiful picture of you, BB...frame worthy.

Anne Gallagher said...

A Certain Very Nice Man sounds quite intriguing, Betty. Good for you. The lucheon and garden tour sound delightful. And your picture is worth a million words. I can tell by your smile that you like A Certain Very Nice Man indeed. Yay Betty!

Madi and Mom said...

BB your flowers are lovely but my Dear friend that smile on your face could light up an entire city!
ACVNM planned a very nice outing and at the Mayor's abode...eagerly awaiting how he tops that outing.
Hugs C

Pearl said...

A nice man, you say? :-) LOVE.

Also: great pic of you, Betty. You look like an amusing little handful there, which I've always suspected you are...

Pearl

ellen abbott said...

A Very Nice Man? Love that smile.

Jennifer Shirk said...

Oooh-la-la! Sounds like a nice time. :-)

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Looks like you have a fun weekend. Ours was cold, rainy and I have a terrible cold. I really needed the Monday morning flowers today.

Kittie Howard said...

Beautiful orchids. Beautiful setting. Sounds like you had a wonderful time!

EmptyNester said...

Ah, there you go intriguing me once again with that Certain Very Nice Man and all. :) Looks like the day was nearly perfect! And you look wonderful! Beautiful! Marvelous! I think you got your smile back. Only now, it's bigger and brighter!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Glad you had a good time with A Certain Very Nice Man. And hope you didn't eat the geraniums while waiting for real food.

Green Monkey said...

Betty, the flowers are lovely. They made me smile. And then there is the picture of you, smiling. It made HAPPY. Your smile is contagious!

I have some lovely orioles for you. I posted them, knowing they'd go well with your Monday morning flowers.

Much LOVE, monkeyME

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

SO happy for you- looks lovely and the flowers on the tables are extra pretty.

Brian said...

That was one fun weekend! Pretty flowers too!

Ms. A said...

Hmmmmm, sounds like this has the potential to be continued...

Leah J. Utas said...

I'd be so at the pie table with you.

Tracy said...

Betty,
I hope you enjoyed every single one of tose pies too! Glad you had a nice time and the flowers are lovely!

Robin Larkspur said...

Food and flowers? Gardens and geranium-decked tables? A beautiful outfit, lovely smile, and a very nice man. Well, I am tickled pink!

Gigi said...

You racy woman you. Going on garden tours with a Certain Nice Man!

Sounds like a wonderful time was had - and I'm glad. THAT puts a smile on my face even more so than the flowers.

Have a great week, Betty!

Don said...

Things are looking up! And you're looking good!

Anonymous said...

You have a babygirl 32?
Is she with babyylovee 28?
NORTH BAY- ONTARIO?

Ann said...

So glad you and a certain very nice man had a good time. Good to see you smiling

Pat Tillett said...

You were the prettiest of the flowers!
It sounds like a fun time. I hope nobody was playing tennis while you were eating...

Retired English Teacher said...

Some other writer took the words right out from under me. You, my dear Betty, are the loveliest of all the flowers. Truly, you look so beautiful. Love the place you went for lunch.

LittleSilkDress said...

You look so relaxed and wonderful. Sounds like you had an excellent weekend!

SquirrelQueen said...

All of the flowers are bright and beautiful but it's your smile that lights up the page Betty. Glad to hear you have a nice weekend.

Noelle said...

You look so beautiful !

Heidrun Khokhar said...

Glad that bridges are in your life. Your smiles suggests a happier time is now here.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Betty - sounds like a wonderful day - just fun to be had by all .. so pleased for you .. and you look the belle of the ball ...

cheers Hilary

Nancy said...

Would love this! Beautiful surroundings for a luncheon. :)

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

You are living well, my friend. Do share more details about that Certain Man.

xoRobyn

Leanne said...

Sounds like an absolutely lovely day, my dear! Might I add . . . You look marvelous!!!!!!! :) Hugs!

Catherine said...

How wonderful! I hope you had a really nice time Betty. You deserve it girl!
xo Catherine

Kazzy said...

You look lovely. So glad you went and had fun!