"Following where my camera leads me!"

"Following where my camera leads me!"

Monday, May 27, 2024

Pink snow


Happy Memorial day to all

Memorial day wishes from Tansy! LOL

Enjoying the big bright Flower Moon this past week. So full, so bright. 

Not such great pictures, but this is what I got.

My little old fashioned Porch People are dancing underneath the full moon at their Moonlight Ball! They are celebrating summer's arrival. LOL

Here is how my collection came to be: (click below)

I do have alot of fun with them, LOL.

We have pink snow in South Carolina! ha ha LOL

This is the only crepe myrtle on the property, so I was eagerly awaiting it's summer blooms and it did not disappoint!

and then a late Fall thundershower came and washed everything fresh and wet and clean

Yes, Crepe Myrtles are VERY MESSY. 
.......and now, all of the pretty pink blossoms have been washed away, and Winter has come and gone.
 But I sure did enjoy them and photograph them while they were here!
Now, spring has arrived, Summer is nearly here..... and our crepe myrtle FINALLY got buds and leafed out, yay! It was later than alot of other trees for sure.
I don't expect the pretty pink blooms till late June or so I think they bloom? It bloomed in late June last summer.
 This is the tree now:

I'll be waiting for the pretty pink flowers again when Summer is here!

Today is Memorial Day.....I got out my summer pocketbooks! Working on my white skirts (two), white slacks, and white capri pants.  I have one pair of white summer sandals. And I think, one white pocketbook.

Yes, I still adhere to the hopelessly old fashioned and  to many, out-dated Southern customs of no white till after Memorial Day and never after Labor Day, ha ha LOL. 
With exceptions, of course. ("if you're a Bride, or playing tennis") was how it went in the "Old days". ha ha LOL.
 I still love and enjoy so many of our old Southern customs.

Our butterfly bush is in full bloom:
And here are the first four o'clock blossoms:
I dont remember varigated blooms before, but this year we have them, quite a pretty mix
the very first one, she was a delicate yellow:

Hoping everyone has a lovely Holiday today. 

And remembering, as always, "Freedom Isn't Free".

"God bless America, Land that I Love...."


  1. Love all your pretty pictures! Especially the moon and crepe myrtle ones. For some weird reason Louis Dean didn't like crepe myrtle trees and I had white ones lining the driveway when we married. As newly weds I allowed him to cut them down as well as a huge one behind where he parks his truck! He thinks they are messy! That's like the pot calling the kettle black!!!
    Anyway I have allowed some of the orphaned trees to come back even though LD dug them up by their roots!! Some still sprouted again! I would NEVER allow him to that today but like I said - we were newly married! Hahaha

  2. I love the pink blooms and all the early flowering bushes. It looks and feels like summer here for sure! I love your pretty dolls and need to redress some of mine! lol Freedom isn't free...that is so true! Hugs!

  3. All of the crape myrtle pink snow is so pretty, Debbie! We had a wonderful Memorial Day and wow can you believe it is JUNE! I love June! xoxo

  4. oooooh i do love this post, so many people showing off their red, white and blue, patriotic spirit!! i adore crepe myrtle, ours bloom in later summer, never before july but i think most i see bloom in august!! your pink one is stunning!! we just had pink snow from the cherry blossoms!!

  5. Wow...hasn't the year been moving right along so FAST. Keep that red, white and blue up and it will be July 4th soon.