Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Happy Anniversary...and some flowers and birds

Hello my sweet blog friends.  I just wanted to share a card I made for my parents Anniversary which happened to be on Easter this year.


Again, nothing too facy.  I tried to make it a mix of masucline and feminine.  I think it turned out pretty good.




These are Evening Grosbeaks and are migrating through to the north for the summer.  I saw one of them out back the other day and he was pretty timid.  Then today when I looked outside there were two males on the tray feeder.  The females are brown and look like an overgrown sparrow.  I haven't seen any of them.  I am assuming they are sticking around taking a break while enjoying the yummy food that I put out every day.  I have this whole pole system from Wild Birds Unlimited and also a feeder out front.  Guess how many bird baths I have?  I have 4 in the back yard and a fountain in the front yard.  Can you say SPOILED? 

This is a beautiful two tone Bouganvilla that I planted in the backyard.  I can't wait until mid summer and it is full bloom.  I will take more pics when all my flowers start to grow.


It was cloudy the day I took this photo.  These are the seed packets that I planted into the ground.  The Zinnia's are already up and  have a couple leaves on them.  I wonder how fast they will come up here.  I can tell you that digging in this nasty red clay that is here in Alabama was horrible and filled with rocks.  There are mountains all around so if you dig...you will find rocks.  I miss my wonderful balck soil in Iowa.  Everything was sooo much prettier there.  It is amazing how much the soil quality makes a difference.  I will take a picture of the clay before I put the mulch on top. 


Hope you enjoy the rest of your week.  I will be back at the end of the week with the new stamp sets that are being released by Nina Brackett at The Craft's Meow.  You will love them...I sure do.  Then again, I love everything Nina designs.

Thanks for stopping by,
Heather

26 comments:

Jen said...

So very elegant Heather. Your charming creativity is so inspiring. I adore that flower. Are they hydrangea petals accented with a perfectly placed pearl? You, absolutely, got the balance right with the masculine as well as feminine. The twine/jute bloom is pretty spesh too. Magnificent card!

~amy~ said...

Such a gorgeous card heather...lovely work! Love all your pics too!

dstandard said...

Beautiful card - so jealous of people who can plant what they want. We have deer and if it doesn't stink you can't grow it here! So VERY limited on what I can plant. Bought 3 acres expecting to see Southern Living and have San Antonio zero scape.

Jean Martin said...

This is beautiful Heather!

Lynnda Hosni said...

Beautiful card Heather.... !! Love your pictures too...hugs...xoxo

lynn said...

your garden pics are lovely-great pic of the birds:) and i think your card is so pretty without being fussy--perfect for an anniversary:)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Heather! Love the label and mix of patterned paper! Happy Anniversary to your parents :)

Ros said...

Great card Heather ... such a clever look of not too feminine or masculine ... hard to do ... hope your parents had a lovely day ... love your photos ...I spoil the birds too ..

june lanum said...

that card is gorgeous, I love the flower

Teresa said...

What a perfect mix of feminine and masculine. I love all your texture. I know you miss our black soil but its still really cold here for planting. At least you have warm weather!

Cheryl Nelson said...

Stunning card and Gorgeous pics! Hope your parents had a wonderful anniversary!!

Lindsay said...

So so lovely Heather! Love the colors and your pics are gorgeous!

Marlies said...

Beautiful card Heather Gorgeous flower! Your parents will love this!
hugs, Marlies

papertrails leaver said...

I think it's the perfect touch of feminine and masculine for your parent's anniversary! I bet they love this! Great photos! :-) Amy

Linda R. said...

Such a lovely card.. Your parents are just going to love it. I know how much your son and you love birds.. So it much be alot of fun watching them.. My little humming bird hasn't been around the last couple of weeks. I hope nothing has happened to him.. He is usually always at the feeder..

Hugs, Linda

Rema said...

pretty card!

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Very nice...love the color combination.

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

WOW!! This is so beautiful!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Heather!

Such a pretty card! Love the flower you used and the birds in your garden look so pretty! Love birds so much!! I was emailing with Lynn and heard you were out of electricity due to the huge storms coming over... Hope all is well with you! We've been hearing such awful things here on the news about the hurricanes and it's like something I could never imagine, but it sounds scary, the force of nature! All the best to you! And your card is a beauty!

Hugs, Wendy

Stella said...

Gardening seems like challenge when I read about tocks and clay :) I love that picture of the Bouganvilla; it looks gorgeous.

Your card is gorgeous; as usual :) It has a classic elegance that I love and its always there on your cards. I know for sure your parents love it!

Hugs,
Stella

Renee VanEpps said...

Great card, sure your parents love it! I enjoyed reading about the birds and your flowers! Sorry you have the icky clay! Maybe there is a bright side to it, is there some gorgeous plant/tree/flower that only grows in AL that doesn't in IA? maybe??! Take care

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

wow, gorgeous creation dear.

Betty Wright said...

Heather, pop in and let us know that you ALL are safe from the tornadoes that ravaged your state yesterday!

Kathy said...

Hope all is well and safe with you and your family, your card is just beautiful.

Di's Crafty Flair said...

Love your layout, of course, anything to do with flowers I just love.

Jane said...

Beautiful card but BTW, those are Rose Breasted Grosbeaks not Evening Grosbeaks:)I'm waiting for them to arrive in my yard very soon!

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