Friday, June 18, 2010

Nature's Beauty

The weather here is absolutely gorgeous today!

Just look at that pretty blue sky!
These are the tall, straight pine trees
across the road in front of our house.

Perfect weather for hanging clothes. :)

This is my clothespin bag a friend of mine
bought for me last summer when she went to England.
The packaging said it was a 'peg' bag,
but I've always called it a clothespin bag.
Maybe clothespins are called pegs in England.

Oreo loves to be with me when I'm outside.
He's such a sweetheart.

Here he is sharpening his claws
on the locust tree in the backyard.

Our day lilies are beginning to bloom.
I think they're so beautiful!

Our magnolia tree in the backyard.
As you can see, there's a swing in it for Katie.
She and Lilly love it back there.

Beautiful magnolia flower.
They have a wonderful lemony fragrance.

Our willow tree.
It's only a few years old, but it has grown!!

Our fig trees.
Kids love to play in them. :)

See the figs?
They'll be ready around September.
The tree is just full of them! There's plenty to share. :)

I was able to get the bee
on this Rose of Sharon flower.

See the white butterfly on the right?

This yellow butterfly is a little easier to see.

Hope you all will have a wonderful weekend.
Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there!



  1. Your pictures made me to see everything growing and critters fluttering and flying.

    I can smell the wonderful smell of outdoor dried clothes....mmmmmmm just so fresh!

  2. I think it is neat, Melanie, that you hang out your clothes like that (I would do that but no room in backyard, LOL) I bet the clothes smell so fresh when they are done drying!

    you look like you have such a nice yard! lots of different varieties of trees and flowers!

    I hope you have a great weekend too!


  3. What a beautiful post! I especially love the Rose of sharon and the bee. So pretty.

  4. Oh, Oreo is so cute and sweet! I love all the plants and flowers we have! And, those butterflies are so cute! LOL

    Katie :)

  5. Hi Melanie ~ Thank you for visiting my "little space" fun to have a new friend to share thoughts and ideas with. I love clothes hanging on the well as all of the pretty pictures from around your home. Blessings for your weekend! Hugs ~ Teri

  6. How nice you are able to hang your clothes outside and what a beautiful day and back yard and pets. You have so many lovely flowers there. Bet it is nice and peaceful. I've missed you. Almost home.


  7. Oh how pretty it is there. I sure wish it was green like that here :-)

  8. Oh I loved this post. Thanks for giving us the virtual tour. I could pretend I was there. I love seeing laundry hanging! BTW thanks for stopping in and praying for us. Right now we are in a motel. Cowboy got a job and started this morning. We are waiting on God right now to give us direction. I am spending my day writing a few reviews, reading and posting and visiting friends. Thanks for your words or encouragement and for your prayers! Have a great week.

  9. I really like your pictures! Your flowers are really pretty! Your cat Oreo is SO CUTE!!!

  10. Hi Melanie,
    What a great post! I enjoyed all of the photos. You have a beautiful backyard. I would love to have a clothes line. We had one when I was growing up. I like your clothespin bag too. Your kitty is so sweet...I love his name.

    Have a lovely evening! :)

  11. Ahhh, clothes hanging on the line. One of my favorite things in all the world.

    Ohhh, and your weeping willow. They're so pretty and fun to play under (remembering when we were kids).

  12. Hi, Melanie, I so enjoyed all of your pictures!! Your cat is so cute, and I really like your clothesline. I wish I had one :) I hope you are having a wonderful summer day! Karen

  13. Beautiful pictures, Melanie! What do you do with your figs? Do you eat them fresh or preserve them in some way? I don't know much about figs, but would like to know more! :)

  14. my computer just started working and saw your post. loved your photos. have a good day.

  15. Beautiful photos. I really like your Willow tree and clothes line. Love your clothespin bag (I call it that too). Have a great week.


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