Winter Flowers and the One Lovely Blog Award

Thursday, January 15, 2015


This week it was a happy surprise for me to find that Julie, author of the beautiful floral and gardening blog, Peonies and Posies has nominated me for the One Lovely Blog Award.  Thanks Julie!  I met her in Holly Becker's Blogging Your Way course a while back and have been following her blog ever since.  It features many gorgeous flowers that she grows in her home garden and then masterfully arranges and photographs.  It is truly inspiring and always gives me plenty of creative ideas for planning and planting my own garden.

I am delighted to accept and have added the award button to my blog.   As a requirement for the award, I will share five things my readers don't know about me.

1)  I spent my first year out of grad school teaching Kindergarten to 27 sweet little people who have since grown up and graduated.  It was an experience I will always treasure although I moved on to teach at the college level in the field of art history.

2)  I love to cook- but not breakfast.  Yes, it's true, the most important meal of the day is not one I'd like to be fixing.  So, I have a collection of easy recipes for "morning muffins" that I make (and freeze) to have with coffee.  Sometimes I eat too many...

3)  Ballet is my favorite form of exercise.  

4)  I collect art books and actually read them.  I do not think that one can ever own too many books!

5)  My first garden was about 8x8 feet and filled with flowers, herbs and vegetables all mixed together.  It was a beautiful mess of pots surrounded by crawling oregano and mint with little muscari blossoms coming up in the middle every spring.  My Dad helped me tend it and it was always such a happy place.  


Now I'd like to nominate five blogs that I find lovely for the One Lovely Blog Award.  Please accept only if you want to as I will not be offended if you don't have the time.  It was hard to choose as there are so many blogs that I enjoy but these stand out for their lovely decor, food, photographs, and/or flowers.  



On another note, the winter flower photographs in today's post are of paperwhites and a beautiful pink amaryllis that was given to me as a Christmas present last year.  The bulbs for both flowers were forced indoors.   A few blooms in the house always help tide me over until our garden wakes up for the spring.

8 comments:

  1. Lisa,
    Congrats on the blog award. Love your photos. I'm just learning on how to take them with a new DSLR camera and can really appreciate what an art it is. The pink amaryllis is precious and I love the look of paperwhites. So delicate and fresh. However, my hubby hates their fragrance so I'm forcing a hyacinth instead this year. ;)
    Have a great weekend!
    Patti

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    1. Hi Patti,

      Thank you... Happy to hear you have a new camera- such fun and the possibilities are endless once you learn the basics. I'm still learning too. Thanks so much for stopping by...

      Lisa

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  2. Your flowers are beautiful. It was fun finding out more about you.
    Mary Alice

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    1. Thanks, Mary Alice. I'm glad you stopped by...

      Lisa

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  3. Lisa,
    Thank you for visiting me, and enjoying my Baby's Breath.
    Your photos are stunning and ethereal. I also enjoy indoor blooms and during the course of the
    Winter months I bring a variety of plants from my little Greenhouse inside to brighten up dark days.
    Congratulations on your award, this is exciting news! I enjoyed reading about your first garden, I have always had a penchant for gardening, myself.
    I just have to pin this amaryliss-stunning.
    Have a lovely weekend,
    Jemma

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    1. Hi Jemma,

      Thank you for the visit and for your kind comments about my work. It must be fun to have a greenhouse to keep flowers growing throughout the year!

      Have a great week,

      Lisa

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  4. Such fun to learn more about you, Lisa! I adore the photo of the narcissus, one of my top three favorite flowers. I hope you have a super weekend! G

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    1. Thank you, Georgianna. Narcissus is a favorite of mine too... It has such a a lovely scent!

      Have a great week!

      Lisa

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