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Wordless Wednesday - After The Rain

April showers bring May flowers.  Yes, that's true.  But for the Pacific Northwest April showers continue into May and June.  Sometimes July!  We shall see what this season brings.

How's your weather in your neck of the woods?

Writers And DIY-er's - Add Your Blog Link To Turn It Up Tuesday Blog Hop!

Welcome to the 36th week of Turn It Up Tuesday! Thanks so much to everyone that joins us each week and makes this blog hop the best that it could be!


As you may know, Turn It Up Tuesdays is all about being happy, excited, energetic...and having fun! Link up your favorite posts and meet some awesome bloggers in return! Link up your funny stories, DIY posts, recipes, mommy moments -- anything at all, as long as it is family-friendly. We want to laugh, be entertained, be inspired, and have a good time!
SPONSOR OF THE MONTH Angie from God's Growing Garden
In addition to being our fabulous guest host this month, Angie is also an amazing blogger. With over 40 years experience gardening, cooking, baking & canning, Angie can definitely be considered somewhat of an expert in her field. Her blog, God's Growing Garden, focuses on helping her fellow 'backyard farmers' and features some great blog hops including The Great Blog Train and Wake Up Wednesday Link Party. Angie is a…

Wordless Wednesday - Spending Time With A Minuet Mountain Laurel

Without our (most often times) dreary rain we wouldn't have such beautiful blossoms to look forward to in the Spring.  A couple of my favorites are blooming today!  I wish you could smell the peony :->

If you are looking for a shrub with a 'Wow!' factor I recommend the Minuet Mountain Laurel.  Right now this shrub is 2 feet high but it will grow up to 5 feet high and the same size around.  The stamens appear to be sewn through each petal.  Just amazing. The leaves are a shade of green that compliment the dark pink bud and the light pink blossom so perfectly.  No fragrance (I like all things in my garden to have a scent) however, the detail of each flower make this laurel so worth it!  It does well in sun to partial shade and that works great for Spring in the Pacific Northwest.

Do you have a flower garden?  What are some of your favorite blossoms?

Join The Blog Hop Turn It Up Tuesday!

Welcome to the 35th week of Turn It Up Tuesday!
Thanks so much to everyone that joins us each week and makes this blog hop the best that it could be!

As you may know, Turn It Up Tuesdays is all about being happy, excited, energetic...and having fun! Link up your favorite posts and meet some awesome bloggers in return! Link up your funny stories, DIY posts, recipes, mommy moments -- anything at all, as long as it is family-friendly. We want to laugh, be entertained, be inspired, and have a good time!
SPONSOR OF THE MONTH Angie from God's Growing Garden
In addition to being our fabulous guest host this month, Angie is also an amazing blogger. With over 40 years experience gardening, cooking, baking & canning, Angie can definitely be considered somewhat of an expert in her field. Her blog, God's Growing Garden, focuses on helping her fellow 'backyard farmers' and features some great blog hops including The Great Blog Train and Wake Up Wednesday Link Party. Angie is a…