Sunday, August 28, 2011

~It's a Bright Sunny Day~

 Happy Monday, its a bright, bright , bright sunshiny day! 
 There's nothing like a fresh bunch of  sunflowers to brighten up a day...
 They are good for the soul.
 They make my heart sing.
 And brighten up a room. The Sunflower can help make you smile.
 The orchid brings a sense of calm and peacefulness to a room.

The white is so pretty and sweet. My heart just goes all a flutter.

May this new week bring you sunshine and peace.



Dawn said...

Such different flowers, but both are beautiful!

GardenOfDaisies said...

You are so right abouta both of those flowers! I LOVE sunflowers.

Simple Home said...

What beautiful flower photos :)
Have a wonderful week!

Tina´s PicStory said...

Beautiful orchids :)

Clare said...

Beautiful and cheerful flowers.

Linda said...

Love the sunflowers. I'm patiently waiting for my sunflowers in the veg garden to open.
I don't have any luck with orchids, but they are very pretty.

Beverly said...

What a great way to start a Monday, Elizabeth. Thanks for the sunshine. Both flowers beautiful in their own way.

Jenna said...

Hi Elizabeth! fresh flowers are the best... sunflowers always remind me that fall will be here shortly. :o) have a beautiful week! Hugs, Jennifer

sandy said...

Oh beautiful..Love the orchids...but I also love sunflowers...

Brenda Pruitt said...

It's overcast here; hoping for rain!

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Elizabeth,
thanks for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment.

I always love seeing your smiling, pretty face.

Love the beautiful flowers. There is nothing like big sunflowers and lovely whites.


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the orchids! The white orchids are my favorite...and the sunflowers make me think of photos I've seen of Italy! ♥ Both make me happy! ♥

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Elizabeth and Gary,

Lovely flowers you show today. Sunflowers have a different meaning for this summer having been so sunny and HOT.
As to your comment: 'Hi Mariette,
Beautiful lamp! the roses are amazing and so pretty.
I love your kitchen, I have never seen two sinks one for hot and one for cold. I also love white cabinets. How cool to have food warmer, that would really come in handy when having a party.
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth'
We don't have one sink for hot and one for cold... The hot-water faucet to the left is special for quick tea, coffee or whatever. From a small boiler that is under the counter, built in by Pieter. The other faucet is just a regular hot/cold water faucet with the added feature of an extendable hose. And the cup & saucer warmer is NOT a food warmer. Only for heating up the china you will be serving from. In the michelin star restaurants, quality is being judged by how hot the food is being served at table. So heated plates rank higher, so do cups. Coffee and tea should have a certain temperature for highest quality.
BUT I do have a large food warmer too; that is great when I serve dinner for Pieter's Monday Night Club. In November I'm on call to serve for 15 plus persons a three-course dinner.
Love to the both of you,


Tablescapes By Diane said...

Hi lovely lady.
I love your Beautiful Sunflowers just goreaous. Thanks so much for your comments. also for your pray's for my friend Melanie she is a sweet lady,wife and Mother.
XXOO Diane

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

So cheerful. I should of picked up the bunch at Trader Joe's for my kitchen!

Cindy said...

I love sunflowers, I think I will get a few faux flowers at Michaels the next time I go. Yours do make me smile.
I have never had an orchid, I know it's very popular and yours is beautiful.
Hugs, Cindy

Rebecca Nelson said...

Happy Monday my friend! LOVE YOUR SUNFLOWERS! Bright and cheerful and perfect for welcoming AUTUMN! It can't get here soon enough for me!



Katherines Corner said...

beautiful! hugs

Richard Cottrell said...

I am new to your blog, came by way of Ms. Note Song, I am your newest follower and I sure wish you'd drop by and see me. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Bunny Jean said...

You are so right, sunflowers make me happy too. I also like daisys.

I have had orchids in the past and they last forever... but how do you get them to rebloom?

xoxo Bunny Jean
Home to Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

Anonymous said...

Hi Elizabeth! Oh, I love both of these flowers! I've seen so many pretty sunflowers lately! The orchids are gorgeous too.
Thanks so much for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

Hi Elizabeth! O those are gorgeous sunflowers, the do bring the sunshine inside:)

Lallee said...

The flowers are beautiful. I love both of them. They each bring a different feel,but both wonderful. There's nothing like fresh flowers in the house.

Ana said...

Beautiful flowers Elizabeth...Your orchids are gorgeous. Hope you are doing well me dear friend. It rained here a couple of days ago and yesterday and today it's been super hot and muggy :-/ Hope the weather is treating you a little better over there ;-) Sending you tons of hugs.

Much love,

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Nothing is so pretty in a home as fresh flowers! Beautiful!

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Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Hi lovely,

I love a bright, bright, BRIGHT sunshiney day!! I'm going to have that in my head all evening now!!

Those flowers are gorgeous. Isn't amazing how happy just a little flower can make you feel?


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