Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday

Time again for "Outdoor Wednesday" hosted by Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/ . Thank you Susan for hosting this weekly event. This time of the year when it get so hot most blooms are pretty well spent, there is one that you can count on to show its beauty - The Crape Myrtle. When out and about the last couple of weeks I would forget to take my camera most of the time - you would think I would have learned by now. I was on a mission today and remembered it and when I pulled in the parking lot, I saw these gorgeous blooms. Never mind where they were located. :-D

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And yes, I went inside . Of course, both stores! But Hey - I was good. I did not buy one single thing - Oh but I was tempted. Anyway, I had just left Kirklands, where I did spend a little as I am redoing what is on the wall behind my sofa (another post), and it was on sale.

The sky was such a pretty blue a few days ago.

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This is my contribution to "Outdoor Wednesday". If you have not already go over to see what Susan and the other participants have to share.

Hope you are having a great week.

Glenda

64 comments:

grannyann said...

beautiful crepes.

D said...

Beautiful pics. I just became a follower. :)
D

Cindy said...

So pretty, how did you refrain from buying? Cindy

Maryrose said...

Hi Glenda,
Beautiful crape myrtles and shopping all in the same place. You are a very lucky girl ;)
Happy OD Wednesday.
Maryrose

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Glenda, those crepe myrtles are SO pretty, and you're right, the sky is incredible. Glad you had such lovely weather. Very pretty. Thanks!

Happy Outdoor Wednesday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

The Tattered Cottage said...

Glenda -

I so enjoy your pictures and these of the crepe myrtles are beautiful! Makes me miss the two I had in my backyard when I lived in Calif. One of the myrtles I had was pink and the other a lavender, both were beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
Toni

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Glenda!
Thank you for sharing. The crepe myrtles are absolutely breath taking. I could never have one of those in Phoenix. I have signed up to follow your BLOG, and I can't wait to see what you post next. Please pop over and say hi, I would love to have you sign up to follow my BLOG as well. Country Hugs, Sherry

Becky K. said...

I received an email from Kirkland's today...as I am a faithful shopper there...and nearly went to pick up a thingy or two. Alas, I did not go. My wallet says thank you but I would have loved it so much.

Have a happy day!

Becky K.
Hospitality Lane

Janie's World said...

I love those purple crape myrtles all in a row! Beautiful!

Lisa Shatzer said...

Crape Myrtle is so beautiful. We have some pretty ones in the Home Depot parking lot!

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

Ohhh my goodness -- dont you think that writing a blog keeps our senses just tweeked enough that we can find great spots like these?

You also have a fun place to shop!! lol two of my favorite stores... i dunno if i couldve been as good as you.

Thanks for sharing.

TTFN~~Claudia ♥

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hi Glenda,
Love crepe myrtles, especially the real dark pink, beautiful sky too. Thank you for sharing.
Sue

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Hi Glenda,
Your pictures made me chuckle. I got in trouble for taking pictures inside a William Sonoma store, just for my blog. I've gotten in trouble a couple times since at other stores or restaurants. I never thought blogging would be such risky business. The things I go through just to publish a post! Heeheee. Happy OW!

RobinfromCA said...

Beautiful photos of the crepe myrtles and in front of two of my favorite stores as well - and a gorgeous blue sky to go with them. Lovely!

Happy Outdoor Wednesday!
Robin@Miscellaneous Thoughts

mbkatc230 said...

What beautiful crepe myrtles, especially that huge one. And great shopping at the same time - what a treat! Kathy

suzeeez said...

What beautiful trees.
Have a great day! :o) Sue

KBeau said...

I love crape myrtles. The ones in my yard haven't started blooming yet. They always seem to be a little later than most but I can see the buds.

prof en retraite said...

Beautiful crape myrtles! I have 5 varieteis and I am finally seeing blooms on one of them. The others all seem to be late bloomers! Thanks for sharing. They are gorgeous!...Debbie

debbie said...

Dear Glenda,
beautiful crepe myrtles....I love it when they are at that full thick point of blooming....I got around late and have not posted yet.
Thank you for the beautiful sky
Angel hugs
debbie

xinex said...

I love crape myrtles, Glenda and those are gorgeous. I have a few tree in our yard but they do not have as many flowers as those trees...Christine

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

I love it when they make parking lots look nice! You were good to resist spending money. Stay strong! :)

Christi

Smilingsal said...

Your crepe mrytles are the prettiest I've seen! I loved your post. Happy OW.

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Pretty. It must be too cold for them in Northern Illinois because I have never seen them. Shopping...very tempting. Beautiful sky.

stefanie said...

see, you can find beauty anywhere.

Brenda said...

We don't have those wonderful stores here, so I have to enjoy them through their catalogs. I do, however, have crepe myrtles in my yard blooming white, light pink, and dark pink!
Brenda

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Glenda, your pictures are lovely!!

Thanks again for all your help with the header.....really appreciate it!!

Barb

Mary said...

Your pictures are just fabulous. They are lovely trees. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Terry said...

What beautiful pictures, I also like your header picture, I don't think I have ever seen that color.

Condo Blues said...

I'm torn as to which is prettier the crepe myrtles or the treasures in William Sonoma! :)

Caroline said...

Beautiful pics...I love those trees. Never been to a williams sonoma..don't think we have one in canada...may have to google that!

Mary @ Framed and Tagged said...

Love crepe myrtles...I have mostly white in my yard.
I don't think I would have been able to be good in those stores..;)
Happy OW!

Nancy said...

Beautiful Crepes...mine are just now starting to bloom. Nancy

the wild raspberry said...

those trees are magnificent!!!
thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day.
chasity

Domestic Designer said...

Just Beautiful!

Amy said...

So beautiful....and the blooming trees were nice too. LOL! I love Williams Sonoma soooo much. Thank you for sharing your lovely photos. Amy :)

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

I love the crepe myrtles...mine aren't quite blooming yet...they will be soon...and did you know that Decor Direct is an outlet for Kirklands...we have one in the town where I live...a great place for great bargains...

Bill said...

Beauty is where you find it, and you definitely found some gorgeous color!

The glory of nature and the thrill of a shopping spree -- sounds like a perfect day!

Bill @ Affordable Accoutrements

kbbryant said...

The trees here have not started to bloom. I think this is late this year, I'm missing that gorgeous color.

Kathy b

Rain said...

Lovely photos! That purple blooming tree is so amazing! And I'm a sucker for clouds so I loved the sky shot too!

flmom said...

Absolutely breathtaking color in the first photo - wow!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Glenda,
the one in Jackson is closed now...so the one here in Union City is the only one I know of in TN...

Floss said...

What beautiful trees! I don't think we have that type of tree here, but I guess it would survive - I will have to look out for them at the garden centre.

Suzanne in TX said...

Wow--I love the color of those crepe myrtles! Thanks for stopping by my blog again. I'm having fun getting to "know" more fellow bloggers.
I love your photos--very professional looking.

Sandi (Meme) said...

Thanks for stopping by to visit my blog! I enjoy seeing new names every week, and especially meeting new people. Come back again sometime, I will be having my 100th blog giveaway soon it looks like!

Amisha said...

Wow, beautiful pictures!

Merrie said...

I came this close () to putting crepe murtles in my cart when I was shopping for the 'sanctuary'!

Love, love, love them. But they die back every year around here and start over each spring.

Thanks for sharing them and that beautiful sky with us.

Lori E said...

Look I have to live vicariously through all you bloggers that live in the US. I am in Canada and don't have half the great stores or deals you guys have.
You must shop and buy things for me to whine about. It is all about me.

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Glenda, I love crepe myrtles too and these are gorgeous! Also love those stores!!

I had to laugh at your comment on my fried corn post. I guess you are right. I'm just a "city-fied" Tennessean! LOL!

Pam said...

Those blooms are beautiful. I definitely would have been tempted to buy something though.

Crystal said...

Beautiful photos, plus my favorite stores. Kirkland is a must visit all the time. I just became a follower also.
Thanks for stopping by and leaving your nice comment.
Crystal

Linda Merrill said...

Hi Glenda - that blue sky pic is beautiful! We've had so much rain this year that it's quite refreshing! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Anne Fannie said...

That first tree is so beautiful!
Of course, the sky picture is so pretty, sometimes we don't stop to admire something so magnificant!
~Ann

Patti Cakes said...

They are beautiful!!

Debbie at Mountain Breaths said...

Glenda, I love crepe myrtles too and these are gorgeous! My eyes opened wide when I saw the pictures of those stores! All my favs :-)

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

What a gorgeous color! Love the blue sky pic, too! :-)

Heather said...

Thanks for stopping by the other day! I really like my apple peeler and if you eat a lot of apple pies and crisps I would really recommend it. It saved my wrists a ton of work!

Have a great day,
Heather

Kim-Fille de Fleur said...

Hi Glenda, Thanks for stopping by my blog. Yours is really fun I like all the different subjects and the way you jump from one thing to another! It keeps my attention since I think that is the way my mind works!
Kim

Carrie said...

Crepe Myrtles have such fabulous blooms!

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Gorgeous Crape Myrtles! Mine are just starting to bloom.

Manuela

JennyMac said...

Gorgeous!

Blondie's Journal said...

Glenda,

I don't know which I admired most~the crepe myrtle or the stores behind them!!

I am very much the same as you, I love to go into these stores. Then I see the prices and try to make a graceful exit!! I never really feel deprived because you can find basically the same quality at TJ's or Marshalls.

Loved this post! Happy Outdoor Wednesday, Glenda!! :-)

xoxo
Jane

Sofia Striffler said...

I love crepe myrtle trees. I hope to plant one in my yard soon. Thanks for visiting my blog and your comments.

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Good mornin' Glenda! I recognize that shopping center! Looks like we're from the same town! The crepe myrtles are really coming out! I have a white one in the front yard though that seems to bloom just a tad later! I admire your willpower! God Bless! Lauralu:)

Phillips Phamily Mama said...

Made me smile! Crepe myrtles are so Southern to me, too!