Linwood Gardens Peony Festival – 2021

Today, I went to the Linwood Gardens Tree Peony Festival near Pavilion, NY. This is the third time I’ve been there – I previously went in 2016 and 2017. They didn’t open to the public last year because of Covid. I took a friend, this time – it was her first visit. The weather was perfect – warm, but a nice breeze, so it was quite pleasant. Here are a few of the photos I took of the gorgeous gardens and peonies!

AND……..the next photo of a gorgeous Tree Peony was NOT seen at Linwood Gardens……nope……this one was photographed in MY very own back yard this morning BEFORE we went to the festival!!!

To learn more about Linwood Gardens and their annual Tree Peony Festival, click here!

May Daily Photos – Week Three

May is closing in to the end……where is the year going off to so fast???

Here are the next week’s worth of Daily Photos:

SOMETHING SMALL

SOMETHING SMALL – 2

THIS MADE ME SMILE

TO MY RIGHT

SHADOW PLAY

DINNER

MIRROR SELFIE

HOME DECOR

Catch Ya Later!

May Daily Photos – Week Two

I think we can finally have a reasonable expectation of continued warm weather and sunshine! The past few days and the foreseeable forecast have been amazing! My gardens are coming to life brilliantly and my hummingbird friends are back in full force! I’m a happy camper!

So, now, on with the second set of May Daily Photos:

WINDOW LIGHT

OUTSIDE

OUTSIDE – 2

MESSY

ON TOP

ON THE SHELF

A WALL

A PASSION

(Honeydew and Kiwi Boba Tea – YUM)

PATTERNS

Until next time…..enjoy the blossoms and the sunshine!!!

May Daily Photos – Week One!

OK, so let’s get started with the Daily Photos based on the May Topic List – here’s Week One:

SOMETHING YELLOW

THIS INSPIRES ME

IN THE DISTANCE

SOMETHING COLORFUL

SOMEONE I LOVE

AN OBJECT

HALF

There you have it…….

April Daily Photos – The Last Batch

So, April is all said and done……tomorrow we begin May! WOW! Another year is flying by us!

Here is the next (and last) batch of April Daily Photos. I missed today’s photo – it was “spider web” and I didn’t see one….it was a really busy day, so – to be fair – I didn’t get out to search for one. I know I have a really cool photo of a web in the misty morning on the canal bridge in my archives, I could have used, but I’ll be darned if I could find it! Oh well……here are the ones i DID get:

MOON

TRIANGLE

UGLY LOCATION

UGLY LOCATION – ANOTHER ANGLE IN COLOR

ICE CREAM

PATH

STOP

MADE FROM WOOD

And……here is the list for May:

See ya later, alligators……

April Daily Photos – Next Group

We had a little bit of excitement this week…….a new baby joined our family – my niece had her first child – a girl……..we had a nasty return of winter in the form of a ton of wet, heavy snow that destroyed my beautiful Bradford Pear Tree – I’m heart broken…….and I got to go see an in-person live show at our local Cabaret!

First – let me share with you the demise of my beloved tree:

Taken the day before the snow hit……it was in full bloom and stunning at dawn on Tuesday!

Then, this is what I woke up to on Wednesday morning – April 21st!

And, later in the day, I came home to find half of it broken off and laying on the ground!!!

A total loss……destroyed…….my heart is broken!!!

But……I will replace it……thinking maybe replacing it with an Ivory Silk Lilac Tree……maybe…..still thinking!

And, now…..on with this batch of Daily Photos:

MONEY

NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY

GRAFFITI

CRISP

PASTA

SOCK

I didn’t miss the one for “Kiss”…..it is of my niece kissing my brand new great niece and I won’t put that on this public site!

Catch ya next time!

April Daily Photos – Next Up!

Spring just keeps on coming…..gorgeous days, buds popping, leaves sprouting……loving it!!! And, here are my next daily photos to keep the excitement going!

A MOOD

A BEAUTIFUL SIGHT

DONUT

A PICTURE

MIRROR

WATER DROPS

CLEAN

Catch ya later!

April Daily Photos – First Up

Hello April! So happy to see you!

Here are the first group of my April Daily Photos:

THE SKY

It may have been an April Fool’s Joke, but the snow that was falling from the sky on April 1st was NOT funny!

PEOPLE

From my archives…..I forgot to get a pic that day……these people are in Skagway, Alaska

CHAIR

The weather on the 3rd was much better than it was on the 1st!

FENCE

BALLOON

SWING

VEHICLE

Looking forward to the rest of the month……

March Daily Photos – Week Four

So, here we are….the end of March…..the end of the first quarter of 2021……the end of winter……and the end of Alphabet Month! And…..we’re on to spring…….Q2 – 2021…….April Showers……and regular kind of Daily Photo topics! How’s that for deep thoughts on a Wednesday night? Hahaha

Let’s just get on with the final Daily Photos for March, shall we?

V is for VALISE

W is for WORKOUT

X is for X

Y is for Y creating a “Sling Shot to the Heavens”

Taken in 2019 in Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

Z is for Zzzzzz’s

A FAVE WORD – “Congratulations!”

I was having lunch when Senator Ortt presented the owner of the restaurant with

“Small Business of the Month”

MY AGE

Whatever my age, I’m not too old to be excited to see the Easter Bunny!

MY FAVE SPOT

MY FAVE BOOK

Whatever is on my Kindle if I can read it outside on a gorgeous spring day!

I’M PROUD OF…….

……this photo I took a few years ago in Mt Albion Cemetery!

Yeah, it’s an awesome photo, but the REAL reason I’m proud of it is cause:

I actually got myself out of bed, dressed, and out early enough to capture the sun through the fog before it lifted!

Hahaha

So — that’s it……Alphabet Month is done! I have to admit I struggled a bit with the alphabet, this time! So, I’m happy to see a normal list of odd photo prompts for April……and here is April’s list:

Can’t wait to see what I come up with……..Catch ya later!

March Daily Photos – Week Three

Spring has sprung here in Western NY……today was an amazing day and the rest of the week is predicted to be pretty awesome, too. Of course, it is still only March and there will be that usual March roller coaster of weather, so hang on to your hats! But, for now……my Spring Fever is getting a good dose of just what it needs – warmth and sunshine! YAY!

So, now for the Daily Photos from the past week:

O is for OATMEAL

P is for PRITT

Q is for QUARTER TO ELEVEN – time to snuggle under the QUILT

R is for REINDEER

S is for SOUNDS of SILENCE and SOLITUDE

T is for TEA

U is for the UNDERSIDE of an UMBRELLA on an UTTERLY gorgeous day

There you have it…….see you next week…..if not before!