Thursday, February 25, 2016

Birds, Blooms and Prayers

Our prompts for Friday's Hunt at Eden Hills this week are the letter 'I', our favourite and the colour blue.
Iris reticulata is a petite and early spring blooming flower in my garden. I am so ready for spring and to see colour and growth once again in the landscape.
I have two favourites to share, the above red-bellied woodpecker on a palm tree that I took through the screen covering the pool. It flew away each time I tried to go outside for a clearer photo but then would come back so I've settled for what I could get.
A birthday gift from hubby for this tea granny who loves lavender and this very well could become my most favourite teacup to use for afternoon tea.
Blue plumbago flowers on a shrub I pass each morning on my morning walks.
A reminder that there will be no Mosaic Monday Link Up on February 29 as we'll be on our way back to the snowy northern place we call home.
Prayers of comfort for the family of our blogging sister.

42 comments:

  1. Your Iris Reticulata is gorgeous, Judith. I wondered what that blue flower was (the plumbago) as it looks like hydrangea a bit or phlox. Thanks for sharing about Tina. It is very sad news indeed. Blessings to you and Glenn as you finish your vacation and travel north. Hugs and prayers, Pam

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  2. Hello Judith, lovely flowers, cool woodie and a greatpost. Tina aka EG Camera Girl will be missed dearly. Thanks for sharing news and the post.

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  3. Wow! That Iris!! Love it. Safe travels, Judith.

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  4. Hello Judith! Lovely pictures with blooms! Also, so sad, deeply sad to read the sad news about Tina from EgCamera Girl. So sad!

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  5. Beautiful flowers. Travel home safely won't you, I just read about Tina and her husband on another blog, so make sure you are safe. Our prayers are with Tina and her husbands families. xx

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  6. Vacationing in Florida gives you a great intro into the Spring coming soon here...I hope!...)JP

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  7. Lovely photos and tribute to our blogging friend Tina and her husband Tom our prayers are with them and their family. Safe trip home and have a good day !

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  8. Oh my gosh, I am so saddened by the news of Tina's passing. She had contacted me several times about my trips to the marshes in my town as she too visited there trying to capture the elusive owls. A lovely spirit. This has really struck me, and will pray for her family. Too, too sad.
    Wendy xox

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  9. So sorry about the sudden passing of Tina.

    Have a good trip home. Beautiful photos.

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  10. Love the iris and plumbago, I had never seen (or heard of) the latter before visiting FL last year - such a pretty flower. So very sorry to hear of the loss of a blogging sister and friend. Do be safe on your journey north.

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  11. Oh Judith, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Tina. I did not know this dear lady, but her family will certainly be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Wishing you safe travels back home, sweet friend. Hugs!

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  12. Hello Judith, your post is a beautiful tribute to a blogging friend Tina and her family. Keeping them in my thoughts... and wishing you a safe journey back home! xx

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  13. Beautiful photo's. I was surprised this week by many Robins flying to and from the trees in my yard. I do need to try and get some photo's of them. I too am ready for Spring!

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  14. A post full of beauty. Wishing you safe travels on your way home. Sad news about Tina, I enjoyed her blog.

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  15. I'm sending thoughts your way for a safe trip home - good weather, dry roads and clean rest stops!
    I was so sorry this morning to hear about Tina's tragic accident. She was a lovely photographer.

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  16. Judith, your teacup is really sweet. Be safe on your travels back home. I was not acquainted with Tina but it is really sad to learn of her sudden passing. I will say a prayer for her family and I will be thinking of you as you travel back. Take care, dear friend!

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  17. So sorry to hear of a bloggers death. Sending hugs to her family and friends. Lovely, lovely teacup gift. The woodpecker is always a delight to see.

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  18. Still in shock about Tina....so sad. Wonderful favorites....I will be on a break from 3/1-3/13 so I'll see you then. Safe travels.

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  19. I'm so sorry to hear about Tina. Although I didn't know her, I will certainly remember her family in my prayers.
    May you and your hubby have safe travels as you make your way home, Judith. Hugs and blessings to you.

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  20. Amen to some color to the landscape! I love woodpeckers, not sure what it is about them, but they always delight me.

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  21. You have pretty flowers, Linda. I hadn't seen iris like these. We had a woodpecker at our home in Montgomery (Texas) for the longest. He/she liked the tree outside our bedroom window. It didn't leave when I would come out. Too much noise to hear me? One year her babies came with her, about five young ones. They flew fine. And weren't skitish either.
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  22. lovely plumbago, I see it often here on Maui

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  23. Lovely photos. That woodpecker you managed to catch is a lucky shot. Your blue is lovely.

    R. Täysin arkista

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  24. I'm very sorry to hear about the tragic passing of a fellow Canadian blogger.

    Wishing you a safe drive back home...please bring back some sunshine and warm weather with you!

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  25. I love plumpago capensis flowers, theyr shades of light blue enchant me !

    I'm so sorry for your loss, I'm sending a prayer to the Lord ... may she rest in Peace.

    With so much thankfulness I wish you a Most Beautiful day, sweetest friend of mine, and a wonderful end of your week, have a good return to home !
    Sending dear, big hugs to you
    with love
    Dany

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  26. Your flowers make me wish even more for spring! Yes, so very sad about Tina. Prayers for her family and friends.

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  27. Thank you for your very good site….
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    tattoo thoughts

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  28. Beautiful tribute to Tina and Tom. Lovely flowers! I am really getting spring fever with the warm weather we have today. That teacup is adorable! I always enjoy the woodpeckers, even though they are pretty shy about having their picture taken. Thanks for joining up this week, and have a safe trip home.

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  29. Your teacup is delightful! Lavender is one of my favourite flowers as it reminds me of my grandfather, who had a garden full of it. Safe travels.

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  30. A poignant tribute for Tina. What a shock it was. So terribly sad. Love the flowers and your gift from your hubby and very nice shots of the woodpecker. Happy and safe travels back home.

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  31. Very sad news about your blogging friend.
    Your flowers are delightful, and wow, aren't we ready for them!! I know you will be enjoying tea from that beautiful teacup.
    Safe travels home Judith! Blessings, Deborah

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  32. Oh no! I did not know this about Tina! Terrible news :(
    Safe travels to you , Judith and I hope when you arrive home it's not too cold...

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  33. I am so saddened by the news of the loss of our beautiful Tina. I'll keep the family in my prayers. And I'll pray for a safe trip for you too. I woke up thinking about you and wondering if you were headed North this week. Take care! Sweet hugs, Diane

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  34. Tina's tragic accident was such a shock, wasn't it. I do hope you have a safe and uneventful trip home to the northland. March is our snowiest month, but at least should be trending warmer. That is a beautiful new teacup!

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  35. Judith, so sorry for the loss of your friend. Lovely tribute and photos. Happy (and safe) travels!

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  36. Beautiful tribute to Tina! I was so sad to hear of the tragic passing of Tina and her husband. Her photos were always beautiful and meaningful. I hope her family will be comforted by all of Tina's wonderful blog posts and her love for nature and all around her. Your photos are lovely today, Judith. Have a safe voyage home!

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  37. Safe travels. I am saddened by the loss of your friend and offer my condolences. Your photos are lovely as always.

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  38. Love the flowers and that's a nice tribute to Tina. I posted a collage today without a link. It's a handy format.

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  39. Hello, Judith.
    I am very shocked to lean that Tina suddenly passed away. Her blog icon was a beautiful Canadian maple leaf. I visited her a couple of times and she gave me kind comments. She will be missed. I hope you arrive home safe.

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  40. Lovely tribute and your flower shots are beautiful!

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  41. Hello Judith - my first visit to your blog, having 'hopped over' from Eileen's blog.

    Love the colour in your photo's - and that teacup looks great - I've just made a cuppa myself!

    Hope your travels have been good.

    All the best Jan

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  42. I have been off line and was just over at your blog to see if Monday Mosaic was up yet and was so shocked and saddened to read the news about Tina. We visited often through the shared memes we participated in and I felt she was more than an acquaintance....She will be missed.

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