Thursday, July 14, 2011

Pretty In Pink

This is what I see every morning when I open my bathroom blinds.


Here is a shot standing outside on my front porch looking at this pretty Crepe Myrtle.

While I was on the porch taking a picture, this little fellow landed on the feeder.  I was shooting into the sunlight, so it is more of a silhouette shot.

Welcome Home,
Penny

33 comments:

Pat said...

The crepe myrtles were beginning to bloom at the lake last week. They are planted everywhere down there. We won't be going back for a couple more weeks. They should be full, by then.

All of my hummer shots are in silhouette. The lake feeder is on the east and they like to visit early in the AM. We don't have as many here at home.

Wonderful photos, Penny!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Great shot of the hummer....they are beautiful!

Shelia said...

Hi Penny! Oh, what a beautiful Crepe Myrtle, I love love them. I have one but it's slow in blooiming!
Your snap of the little humming bird is beautiful. Have a wonderful day!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Pondside said...

Such a beautiful view from your bedroom window. How could you awaken with anything other than a smile!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The crepe myrtles are so pretty this year...so many bright blooms! And what a great shot of the hummer! We have one coming to our balcony now and it's fun to watch...but hard to photograph! Enjoy your day! ♥

Vee said...

Your crepe myrtle is lovely and in the perfect location. Now that capture of the hummer is so nice. I don't know if I'll ever succeed getting such a shot. I haven't yet.

Pen Pen said...

Hey Penny. My birthday is this month and it seems that all the crepe myrtles are in bloom on or around my birthday. I like to think they are "my" special trees!

Kathleen Grace said...

The Crepe myrtle is so beautiful! Most of the flowering trees around here only bloom in early spring, I would love to have something blooming now. I can't see a hummingbird without feeling happy:>)

Blondie's Journal said...

I'd love to wake up to this view...I'd be a happy camper the moment I opened my eyes!! Your pictures are absolutely beautiful, Penny. I think you got the hang of your new camera!!

XO,
Jane

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Beautiful shots Penny, I love the one of the hummimgbird! Martina

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

So that is spectacular Penny!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I meant to write "oh that is spectacular!" lol

Snappy Di said...

One of our homes in Arizona had bougainvillea right outside the bathroom window and it greeted me almost year round. Loved the look of it just as I love the view out your window!

Donnie said...

That was a great hummingbird shot and a beautiful crepe myrtle. Have a great day.

Lorrie said...

Lovely summer shots, Penny. There are so many wonderful things to enjoy at this time of year.

Lisa@southern-days said...

I love crepe myrtles! I just did a post on my backyard garden where we have several blooming now. I love them in every color too! Love your blog!

Eileen said...

Oh, how lovely! I just love Crepe Myrtles. I had three of them in my yard at one time, all different colors. You just can't beat the color.

Terra said...

Gorgeous pink Crepe Myrtles.

Darla said...

What a nice way to be greeted int he morning....great hummer photo.

Cozy Little House said...

But what a great shot, Penny! I have crepe myrtles, about five or six, in my side yard. Boy, are those blooms making messes!
Brenda

T's Daily Treasures said...

Beautiful! Our temps hit 126 today so everything is dry and brittle -- no pretty blooms to brighten the day. :/ Enjoy! Best wishes, Tammy

camp and cottage living said...

Every time I attempt to get a hummingbird shot-it flies away! Great job!
I've never seen crepe myrtle or any myrtle before. Is that just a southern bush?
It is beautiful!

Donna said...

Your pink crepe myrtle looks beautiful outside your window, Penny! What a delight. I was thinking the same thing the other day when I looked out our living room window and saw lots of pink.
Great shot of the hummingbird. I can never seem to get a good photo of birds.

Hugs,
Donna

see you there! said...

I am always delighted when I spot a humming bird in our yard. They seem like such magical creatures. Love your photo.

Darla

Beverly said...

Pink! You know I love it. I'm using our crepe myrtles for my Pink Saturday post this weekend.

Your hummingbird photo is stunning.

debi said...

Fabulous photography!!!
More for the book :-)

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Fabulous view Penny. A calming way to start your day.
Sam

Mary said...

The crepe myrtles seem to be the only blooming things loving this ongoing torrid weather - they are such heat and sun lovers. At least their lovely colors give the southern landscape a boost while everything else seems to be dying before their flowers have a chance.

I never have much luck catching my hummingbirds on camera - they are just too quick. This is a great shot Penny.

Happy weekend to you.
Mary X

bj said...

Love that shot of the hummer...:))

Joy said...

Just discovered your blog and such a delightful place it is. You certainly picked the right title!

Susie Q said...

That is so pretty Penny! I always loved the crepe myrtles we had in our Southern yards...and your hummer photo is a wonder. Makes me smile!
Love,
Sue

Jeanne said...

Good morning Penny, I think I have been experiencing vacation 'lag' Sighing here. I can't seem to get back to my computer and visit. However, I am really missing everyone, so this morning I am on a visiting jag.

I scrolled down several of your posts to catch up. Your mantel looks charming and the paintings are perfect. I am always interested in your decorating ideas. I love your decorating ideas and you inspire me to do some of my own.

The Biltmore gardens are always beautiful. I would love to find time to see the Tiffany display. We haven't been in a while.

The crepe myrtle is so lovely. There is a gorgeous crepe myrtle in the garden in our town square. It is so full the branches are hanging down. This crepe myrtle is called Tonto and I am heading to the garden store to see if I can find one. This is the first time I haven't had a crepe myrtle in our yard. I miss the gorgeous blooms.

Bill just opened the bedroom door and here comes Cheri', she and Bill were sleeping in. Time to go and make some coffee.
I loved catching up with you this morning.
Hugs, Jeanne

Cindy @ Barkley Hall said...

What a nice view outside the window and oh...I love the shot of the hummingbird!