Friday, April 23, 2010

Loving the Colors Outside My Window!

The simplest things can make me the happiest! One of those is all the color I'm beginning to see from my kitchen bay window these days. I can sit at my table and enjoy the view! (No curtains or blinds on those windows)!!

Just in the past few weeks, my azaela bushes have bloomed.





Then shortly after, my knockout rose bushes (love those bushes) started getting buds on them and some have already bloomed!




Not only do I get to see these sitting from my table, but we walk past them every time we walk to or from the car to go anywhere (which is alot, believe me)!



They are just covered with buds about to explode with colorful blooms!



I'm still waiting on my huge crape mrytle that frames the pool deck entrance to bloom. It doesn't bloom until a little later, but it really makes a colorful statement out there as a focal point when it does! Click here for a picture of it in bloom last year!

God really was creative with all the colors he designed for the flowers and bushes. I'm just so thankful for these little things....the beauty in the colors outside my window! :)

Have you taken a minute to enjoy the simple things and thank God for them?

10 comments:

The Crafty Crow said...

Beautiful Tammy,,,have a great evening.
Blessings,
~Ronda~

Julie said...

I have always been so grateful that I am not blind so that I can see color. What a blessing!! Great post, Tammy. Have a nice weekend. Julie

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

I love my knock out roses, mine are new this year but are already in full bloom.
Molly

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

All of the flowers look so pretty. We had snow yesterday, and today the kids are outside in short sleeved shirts. Go figure :-) I'm so glad to read about another step along the way to getting Luke. As Marla at Always Nesting would say, "Woo Hoo!" You should start sharing these things on her Woo Hoo Wednesday!
Blessings,
Marcia

Robyn said...

What wonderful colors! Only things in my yard with color are my dandelions...
Have a great weekend!

Joy ~ Doodlebug ~ said...

I love our backyard! When I'm doing math it's relaxing to look up and see all those pretty colors! LOL! You know how frustrating math is. I love our bushes most of all. And I like our Azelea bush too.

Love you! 8,
Love Joy :)

Valerie said...

oh I have been looking outside at all of the color too. Isn't it just beautiful? I love the simple things too. Those are the important things. I have enjoyed my visit to your blog.

Kindra said...

I had to laugh at Robyn's comment about her dandelions. :)

I just love this time of year (minus the tornadoes). Everything is in bloom and just beautiful!

Kathy S. said...

Ooh,beautiful flowers! I can't wait for more color in Northern WI!!
You have a beautiful family!
Kathy

Tanya said...

Hi Tammy,
I love knockouts as well and I've pretty much got them mastered (they are pretty self caring!)BUT I need some tips on Azaleas!!! I've tried them and they never make it back the next season. Any helpful tips would be greatly appreciated....YOURS are gorgeous...and so is your outdoor landscaping...pool deck/decks look so very nice....Want to see pics of that pool area too...You definitely have a green thumb....