Saturday, May 26, 2012

LAVENDER BLUE, DILLY, DILLY


Okay, I know my blog is supposed to be about things that I 'pick' and then 'paint', but I just had to share my gorgeous hydrangeas with you.  Every time I look at them, I hear Burl Ives singing, "Lavender blue, dilly, dilly".  I'll bet there are very few of you out there who even know Mr. Ives.  So, I decided to look him up on Google and came up with these You Tube videos.  Burl Ives sings Lavender Blue.  What sweet memories.   And, then this one with Mickey and Minnie. After coming across this clip from the 1948 Disney movie "So Dear to My Heart" with Mr. Ives and Beulah Bondi, I've just got to find the movie and watch.  I don't even remember seeing this one. This would be a good one to give to the grandkids.  Love those OLD movies.  


Anyway, I didn't mean for this to be a commercial for Mr. Ives music or movies, I just want to share my flowers with you and wish all of you a WONDERFUL Memorial Day Weekend!!!  







Hey, I did pick a great ole big bouquet of these gorgeous lavender blue flowers last night so that I could enjoy them inside the house.  So, I guess that qualifies for 'Pickin', don't cha think???

Thanks for stoppin by and ya'll come back soon.  8-)


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22 comments:

  1. It certainly does! Love the blue, had a huge bush this color in one of our prior homes. Now we have pink ones (8 bushes)and I love them too. Absolutely my favorite flower in the whole world.

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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    1. Did you know you can change the color of the blooms by changing the ph of the soil? Here's a link http://gardening.about.com/od/floweringshrubs/a/HydrangeaColor.htm

      Thanks for stopping in!!!! 8-)

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  2. Definitely qualifies! Love these! Thanks for stopping by Quirky Vistas and leaving me a nice note. I appreciate it.
    Liz

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    1. Thank YOU, Liz. Come back to visit soon.
      8-)

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  3. Candy, your hydrangeas are gorgeous, looks like a nice healthy bush. I also like your use of the watering can & boot, it's soo cute.

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  4. And, thank you, Sherry. There are actually about 6 bushes there across the front of the house. THANKS FOR STOPPIN IN. 8-)

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  5. You are one talented lady. I love the table you painted. Painted furniture is one of my favorite things. I have hydranga in my yard.Aren't they lovely? Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    blessings to you.

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    1. And, thanks to you, Lois, for visiting here. COME BACK TO SEE ME!!! 8-)

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  6. What a beautiful color. I think it's definitely worth the break in normal picking and painting! Thanks for sharing, liz

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    1. Thanks for stopping in, Liz. Come back to visit often. 8-)

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  7. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving the sweetest comment. I am loving all your painting projects - I love your distressing and painting style :) Following along!

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    1. Thanks so much. Hope you'll come by often.

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  8. They are gorgeous! I'm kind of jealous!

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  9. Ahhh, thanks Laurel. Come back and check out my painting projects......that's what I usually do here. 8-)

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  10. Your hydrangeas are gorgeous! I recently just transplanted a small hydrangea in my yard and I can't wait for it to get big and beautiful like yours! :)

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  11. They are so pretty and take NO work at all. That's the only reason they ARE so pretty. Thanks for stoppin in, Ashley. 8-()

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  12. Picking and enjoying is so much more fun than picking and painting...If I was your neighbor I would be picking these flowers lol! You are so right about my folding screen, I am going to take it apart and put it in my booth

    Carol

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    1. Love your screen.......soooo feminine. I want a GURL ROOM. Someday!!!

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  13. What gorgeous hydrangeas! Simply heavenly! I do remember the song, Lavender Blue, being sung to me by my grandmother. Sweet memories. Thanks so much for sharing. :-)

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  14. Thank YOU for stopping in. 8-)

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  15. Beautiful hydrangeas...they are my favorites! And I remember Burl Ives well. The funniest family story we have is the one about my ex-son-in-law who used to call him Burt Ivy all the time. Now when we hear him singing (usually at Christmas) we all look at each other and say"it's that Burt Ivy guy"...LOL
    Blessings, Lorraine

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  16. Funny story, Lorraine. I heard that Burt Ivy guy singing a gospel song on the radio this morning. I'd forgotten how much I loved his singing.
    Thanks for coming by and I hope you visit often. 8-)

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