Saturday, May 17, 2008

Water Lilies and Roses

Hello! How is your weekend going? We have been busy getting ready for Phillip's birthday on Sunday! We are having his family and a few friends over for a cookout. The house and yard are nice and clean and I have a few pictures to share with you.

Water Lily
The first water lily of the season.

Water Lily
It loves the bright sun.

Water lily

Won't you come into my garden?
I would like my roses to see you.

~Richard Sheridan 1751-1816

My Joseph's coat climbing rose has so many beautiful blooms right now.




Can you spot the little visitor?

I hope you all are having a great weekend! I'll be back later with birthday pictures!


Michelle said...

Your flowers are absolutely beautiful. You could make them a bit larger and they would be beautiful desktop wallpapers...hint, hint....

Quinne said...

Hi Kelli :) It's been a great wknd so far! We will have a busy day tomorrow - Sundays always are :)

I hope that your celebration is wonderful, and that P has a lovely bday! Love, Q

ChrisJ said...

I always wondered what that rose was called -- the Joseph's Coat. It has the most beautiful shades.

Tori Leslie said...

Very pretty.I imagine your garden is lovely.
I have roses now so I guess I should take some pictures, but not today, it's raining!

on the ROCKS said...

I love the water lily it is so pretty. And what girl could not resist a rose. Such pretty colors.
Thanks for sharing your garden I love to look at the pictures, our roses are not in bloom yet and I don't have any water lilies anymore.

Michelle said...

Wow Kelli, all of your pictures are just gorgeous...thanks for sharing! Hope everyone enjoys a wonderful time at the birthday celebration!


Anonymous said...

Such beautiful flowers and the lady bug looks right at home.

dot said...

Your flowers are so pretty and I love the little bug.
Hope ya'll have a really nice time celebrating Phillip's birthday!

GranthamLynn said...

I knew you would be out in the garden. I seem to be getting ready earlier on Sundays so I have time to visit before church. I love your water garden we are still comtemplating one. The roses are lovely. Thank you for the visit. I brightened my day. Happy Cookout today!

Anonymous said...

Great pictures! Do I see a lady bug? I too enjoy lady bugs!

Susie said...

Hi Kelli,
I love the delicate pink of your water lily. Mine is sort of a creamy white and also in bloom.
Your roses are lovely. Bet they smell just great.
Have a wonderful birthday celebration!

nancy said...

Oh, Kelli. I want tolive at your house. At least, out in the yard! Your flowers are beautiful. Even the bugs are pretty! Imagine her, posing on the yellow flower to show off!

Kimberly said...

Isn't it fun to see things in bloom? I'm loving my iris which are going nuts. Also, my first bachelor buttons of the year have bloomed. Oh, and dandelions, those are in bloom, too! No roses yet, though.

Reginas Cottage said...

Hi Kelly
Your garden looks so pretty with all
this loveley roses.
I wish you a beautiful week

Unknown said...

Beautiful flowers. Very cute ladybird (that's what we call them here in Northern Ireland).

Anonymous said...

Hi Kelli, I hope the birthday was wonderful and you had a lovely cookout !!! Your flowers look fantastic. Have a great day.

Julian said...

Thoes flowers are so so gorgeous! Wow, arent you blessed? Thanks for sharing, and I hope you had a wonderful celebration.
Christina Gomez

Gena said...

Your flower pictures were lovely.

Happy birthday to Phillip! He and my Jamie share birthdays. We are celebrating on Sunday as well. I hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend.

Heather Anne said...

Kelli - your flowers are beautiful! You take such wonderful pictures. I think your garden is about 3 weeks ahead of mine - we are nice and green, but there are just a few things in bloom. I will have to go out before the rain and see if I can take a picture or two! I hope the rest of your weekend was a delight!


Michelle said...

Oh the rose is just gorgeous and I love the little visitor..have a great day..

Celestial Freak said...

I bought my house a couple years ago and I'm still learning the plants I have. I have a rose bush like the pink one you posted, and I'm never quite sure how to tend to it. I guess it likes where it is because it hasn't died. I have a green thumb, but normally don't do well keeping roses. Anyway, I was wondering if you had any advice, or to point me in the direction of information so I can make sure the roses do well and have many beautiful flowers.


Farrah said...

The picture with the ladybug is so cute! :-)

Linda said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope one day I find the secret of a nice clean pond. It was green when we got it, maybe a good clean is all it needs.