Friday, April 29, 2011

Spring Pinks

I was out taking photos of my flowering plum tree
for Pink Saturday - when I looked across the street
and all I saw was pink!  

"Wait girls!  I have to get a photo of 
your fun boots!"  I called.

"Will we get to be in your book?" one asked.

"Do you mean my blog?"  I responded.

"Oh yeah, " they replied.

"Of course!"  I said as we took photos of their
fun boots.

Here is my spectacular flowering plum in the
front yard.

We lost almost a third of it last year with a late snow.
(We were out of town and came home to broken branches.)
The blossoms held the snow and it broke so many branches
off.  We had a snow emergency this spring too and I
quickly sent hubby out to shake the branches off.

Just like pink cotton candy!  The nursery kids sing a song
called "Popcorn Popping On The Apricot Tree".  This 
would have to be  changed to "cotton candy"  
on the plum tree.

Then they told me they wanted another picture
for the blog, not just their feet!
The oldest one is one of my Young Women at church.

 The little
girls are the ones who love to come and visit
my fairy garden.  The fairies should be returning
soon if the weather gets warm!

One last photo!

I just had to include this one; it made me laugh. 
I kept finding these around the house.  I am sure this was caused
not by a fairy, but little boys who prefer ears.

Ok, so I didn't plan on getting up
for the Royal Wedding,
maybe it was two posts this week that did it.  I woke up at
4:15 Mountain time and decided to flip the TV on and 
ended up watching the whole thing.  Loved it, loved
Catherine's dress and Pippa's - loved
the modest dresses - some of the hats were a little
too much but entertaining, 
loved the carriage, loved the choir and
especially the clergy's message on marriage.  I have
to say, I don't know how anyone caught a picture of
that quick peck we waited an extra hour for!  Katie
Couric was demanding a repeat and I agreed. 

to them!  I hope they have a long and happy marriage
like I have had - 32 years in 
two weeks (of course we haven't been in any spotlight!)

Most of you said no way
 to having a chance at being
a Royal.  I agree, I value my privacy!!!

I will be posting this on


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  1. Loved the boots and smiles. I didn't watch all the wedding but wish them the best and a long happy marriage too. Don & I will be married 45 years this June.

  2. Happy Pink Saturday, Jacqueline! I love your pink tree; how gorgeous is that! Fun boots too; especially like the leopard print topped ones!
    I like my privacy too much to be a royal although my mother would love it! Have a wonderful weekend.


  3. LOVE the pink blooms. Just makes my heart smile! But, the smiles when I saw the bunnies with no ears. AREN'T LITTLE GRAND BOYS THE BEST???????? I ADORE MINE! They sooooooo make me laugh. Have a great weekend.

  4. LOVE the gorgeous trees AND the boots/girls!!!!!

    Lana In Italy

  5. The boots are so very retro and they come in handy ( every gal should have a pair ) .... The tree is absolutely gorgeous , stunning and pretty all rolled up into one word ( I found the kind of tree i will in my front yard ) .... The Prince and Princess looked like no other royal couple I have seen so far in my lifetime ( every man and woman should have one : a princess or a prince that is ) .... The gown looked marvelous ( time to get mine out and wear it for my anniversary tomorrow night 23 years ) .... Have an enjoyable weekend !!

  6. Your plum tree is beautiful, had to chuckle at the image of your hubby out shaking the tree in the middle of a snow storm:@) I watched the wedding too, I thought it was great! They truly look like they're in love, so sweet!

  7. I really enjoyed this post Jacqueline. From the girls' boots, to their blog response, the chocolate bunny ears and of course the wedding!


  8. Those bunnies remind me of many things I find here:)

    Love the boots:) I love my rainboots too..well like..I have some billy boots..some fancier ones..and black plain ones..

    None new..

    But aren't they cute these days?
    Real Wellies would be a treat..:)

    Your tree is phenomenal..we have 3 flowering trees I breathe in every year too.
    Great captures:)

    Love your book:)

  9. I bet the little girls felt like "stars" when you took their picture! So cute.

    I had the TIVO set for the wedding, but I woke up one minute before she started down the aisle. So, I turned on the television and like you, I watched it all. Diana and I had our children at the same time, so I have always been interested in them. I loved every moment. My favorite...when Harry peeked at Kate and said something to William.

  10. Love your flowering plums! I didn't plan on getting up either. It started at 3:00 my time. My eyes flew open at 2:45 so I went downstairs and flipped on the t.v. I thought it was completely fabulous! I hope you enjoy your banana cream pie, we love it!:)

  11. The boots are fabulous and the girls look so cute in them. And wow to all the beautiful pink flowers on your tree !
    Happy pink Saturday.

  12. Jacqueline, love the pinks. ;-)

    Those earless bunnies are too funny. I like the lineup ~ partial ear to no head at all. LOL

    Like you, I thought the Kate and Pippa's dresses were exquisite. They are gorgeous young women. The entire event was certainly a happy occasion. I, too, like the message on marriage. It's been a wonderful day! ~ Sarah

  13. So pretty!

    Would you please come and see my PINK, thank you!

  14. I love all yoiur funa ndf pretty pinks, Jacqueline!

    I watched much of the wedding and was so happy for William and Catherine and I wish them much love and happiness always. I agree...I would not want to be under such scutiny!

    Happy PS!

  15. Wonderful rubber boots, all so pretty. Fabulous flowering tree. I to got up early to watch the wedding. Happy Pink Saturday:)

  16. Love those boots (and the adorable girls wearing them)!! Your blooms and the bunnies made me smile.

    I found you from Pink Saturday and am now a follower. *waves*
    My Blog

  17. Hi,
    i'm dropping by from Bev's Pink Saturday.
    love the title of your blog.

    Take care,

  18. When people used to ask me what I did, I would flippantly say, "I'm a princess." Don't you want to be queen?" they would ask. "No way," I would say..."Way too much responsibility!" I had decided not to get up to watch the wedding would be shown incessantly on television all day today. But...the Yorkshire Terrorist had to go outside at 5:00 AM, so I flipped on the kitchen t.v. while waiting for him to come inside...and there stood Kate at the front of the church with her father, so I watched it after all. I did take a long nap this afternoon. Cherry Kay

  19. You found some great things for pink day and made a group of young girls happy. Your plum tree is absolutely stunning in full bloom

  20. Your photography is always so amazing. I enjoy my visits here. Just recently did a post on the boots. Cute! The ears happen to be my favorite part of the bunny too!

  21. G'day Jaccqueline, you captured the girls boots beautifully! What fun!! Your flowering plum is as full as ours, it is such a LIFT each day to enjoy in the morn, as we sit on the terrace sipping tea.

    Happy PS weekend ~
    TTFN ~

  22. Happy Pink Saturday Jacqueline Sweetie...
    What a gorgeous share today. I love your magical blooming tree. It truly does look like a forest fit for a fairy. I love it. So gorgeous. Do you cut sprays to bring in the house now and again? I would imagine they would smell as heavenly as they look.

    Love the boots, and how sweet of the girls to pose for you. I love it that they also wanted us to see who was attached to the boots. That is just priceless.

    I was up at 1am to begin watching the royal wedding. What a wonderful time it was. I wouldn't have wanted to miss a single bit of it.

    Hope you have a glorious weekend sweetie. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

  23. Aren't you glad you were outside with your camera. The picture of the neighbor girls in their boots is divine!

  24. The boots are cute and the plum tree puts on a lovely show. I didn't intend to watch the wedding either but we ended up watching it all too!!

  25. Beautiful blossoms and boots..HPS.

  26. Hi Jacqueline, what a lovely blog, I'm so glad to have found out. Just thought I'd let you know that I've become your newest follower. Please feel free to visit my blog

    Happy Pink Saturday !!

  27. I have had a hard time finding you this week as I was looking for food yummy, but what you did show us is such beautiful eye candy. I would love to have that tree it is gorgeous! And as for the wedding, I too watched the whole thing, unplanned! I found it enchanting and thrilling even if I had a hard time keeping my focus during the day! It is a special day!
    Happy Pink Saturday!

  28. Love those boots! The pink cherry blossoms are so lovely!

  29. OOh Happy Happy Anniversary way early! I watched too, but had Bible Study at 5:15 so much of the wedding was dvr'd. Loved your spring blossoms.. so very pretty. Happy Sunday.

  30. That is a spectacular flowering plum! So much pretty pink!

    Fun chocolate bunny photo with the missing ears. Too cute to imagine what they were thinking.

    Loved the Royal wedding and watch it all.

  31. Enjoyed it all....Good post, good job.

  32. Love all your posts on the royal wedding. I have to admit...I asked my sweet Tyson to wake me up to watch the unveiling of Kate's dress. And of course he did and watch the whole ceremony with me, cuddled up on the couch :) Made my day. What a gentleman, only his mother's son would do such a thing!

  33. Oh, Audra, what a sweet compliment. It was so romantic wasn't it?

  34. so many darling pics... i amshamed to say the bunnies are doing me in, i love gardens and boots and flowers galore, but chocolate is so baseline i melt and swoon!

  35. Believe me, you're famous in your own right Jacqueline! I didn't see any of the wedding, and had planned on British cookies, but never got around to it:( Fun post!


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