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Friday, May 29, 2015

Willy Nilly

Some fun for Friday
 The pot of violas that I received for my birthday in March is still blooming - and the scent is heavenly.  I have put it in the middle of the little table on the deck, near the deck chairs. It is one of my all time favorite gifts.
 In our city, Bellingham, Washington, they paint the buses.  I had a perfect view of this one from a grocery store parking lot.  Usually my view is obscured by cars and trucks.  Hop on board - you can ride all over town - go up to Lynden or out to Maple Falls.
 The Golden Chain trees are in full bloom - one day I shall have one of my own.

 A clever idea and a great play on words - a window box!
 This honeysuckle is growing on a fence near a favorite cafe in the tiny town of Bow, Washington
 And the roses are beginning to bloom
Our grandson Donnie - sunshine in my heart!


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That golden chain tree is amazing! I've never seen anything like it. And I love the window box and painted bus. I hope you have a beautiful weekend my friend. Have fun! Hugs, Diane

eileeninmd said...

Hello JoAnn, lovely blooms and images. The Golden Chain trees look gorgeous. And I love your pot of Violas. The painted bus is nice and I like the window box. Your grandson is cute, adorable smile. Happy Friday, have a great weekend!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Is what you call Golden Chain tree what we call Laburnum JoAnn?

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

Donnie is one gorgeous little man!
We had a golden chain tree in our yard in NJ when I was a child.
Beautiful pix as always, Jo.
xo, m & jb

Amy at love made my home said...

Great things! I like the window box!! xx

Julie Fukuda said...

We had a golden chain tree in the house where I lived as a kid. Your pictures bring back memories. The one of Donnie, though, takes the prize.

Nonnie said...

so many gorgeous blooms, that the golden chain tree- amazing, I've never seen anything like it. grandson is adorable, of course! the violas remind me of pansies I once had- sweet adorable "faces" that make me smile.

A Colorful World said...

Oh the violets! What a wonderful gift! And that golden chain is glorious! I have never seen a tree like that before! It reminds me of wisteria, only that sunny yellow! Sweet grandson. And what a cute idea to paint the buses!

Marigene said...

Wow, that golden chain tree blossoms are beautiful. Cool buses in your city!
Love the little smiling faces of the violas.
Your grandson is a cutie!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Oh my that bus is fantastic but those golden chain flowers--spectacular! I've never heard of those! My girls work in Alaska :) I'm a new visitor to your blog :) I love that pic of your family when you moved there.

J said...

I found myself saying, "oh wow!" at every photo!
The violas are beautiful and your picture shows them in perfect clarity.
How nice to see a bus that's not plastered with ads!
Little Donnie! aww! This melts my heart and he's not even MY grandson! I imagine you are just over-the-moon that he belongs to YOU!

Anonymous said...

The violas are pretty. I love a gift that keeps on giving. Nice paint job on the bus. I've never heard of a Golden Chain tree, either. Wow! Grandkids are one of the greatest things ever!

Ida said...

What a nice set for WNF5
The Viola's are so pretty and charming.
Cool decor on the buses there.
Awesome Golden Chain tree shots - they are very pretty.
I like the "window box" planter - very clever and cute.
I bet that Honeysuckle smells divine.
Same with the lovely rose.
Your grandson is adorable looking.

Tanya Breese said...

donnie is too cute and i love that chain tree, i've never seen one before....actually all the blooms in this post are beautiful...what a great looking bus too! thank you for linking and have a wonderful week!