Thursday, August 11, 2011

Simple Pleasures: Pink and Green

It's hot! 117 degrees! So there's not a whole lot of blooming going on. But I did spy these pink blooms on my way to the grocery store.





And was inspired to crochet and stitch some pink and green of my own.

I'm joining Dayle at A Collection of This and That for Simple Pleasures.
Project Simple Pleasures2

"What a desolate place would be a world without a flower! It would be a face without a smile, a feast without a welcome. Are not flowers the stars of the earth, and are not our stars the flowers of the heaven." - A.J. Balfour

Have a blessed and beautiful day. Tammy

35 comments:

MosaicMagpie said...

I love the thread you used for the green flower!
Deb

Becky~ said...

Oh such pretty pink just here and there to add some beauty.I love the pink flower you crochet too!

Little Treasures said...

My thoughts exactly!!
I am surrounded with crochet flowers in all possible colors and enjoy myself!

Pradeepa said...

I think the flower is bougainvilla, right?

Heather - The Good Life said...

What a great quote and so true. Flowers are inspiring. Pinks and greens are some of my favorite colors. Have a great day Tammy. :-)

Diane said...

Pink and green are such a pretty combination. I love the crochet in those colors - I'm sure you just drank in those flowers. Diane

Gwendolyn said...

We have had the air on all summer it seems. Today for the first time in quite a while I put on long pants. The temps have cooled down into the 70;s but I still can't convince Ernie to turn off the air.
Hope it cools down soon for you.
xo

Linda said...

I like how you found your inspiration from those flowers. :) I imagine that in your part of the world, there's barely a day where you can say "it is cool out".

Thankfully we're experiencing a bit of cool here - though still in the 80s during the day, so the air goes back on during the day, but it goes off at night where it's been cooling down to the upper 50s (!) at night, unseasonably cool for August, but that's okay. I'm ready for a bit of that.

Considering our schools do not have air conditioning throughout, I know that the teachers and students are hoping this keeps up for next week, but we'll see. Even with temps in the 80s it will be hot in those school buildings, but such is life.

Hope you have a wonderful end to the week.
Linda :)

Teresa said...

When in doubt... flowers, always! My apartment is full of plants and flowers all over, even in photos, pictures or dried. I guess it's my way to bring in the sunshine all year round. And of course, pink and green are my favorite color combinations... :)
xxx

Theresa said...

Oh my gosh Tammy, that is one hot day! I should plant those pink flowers, about July mine all seem to wither because I am too busy to do all of the watering that I need to. It is cooling down here and the cooer nights make it easier to get a good nights sleep. Happy crocheting! t. xoox

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

I love the pink and green in your header photo..always have! So your post today made me smile ...double!!

koralee said...

Oh lovely...isn't it nice to find unexpected surprises. Have fun creating. xoxo

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Tammy,

Wow, those bougainvillea are very strong plants that thrive all over the world on little food and water...
You create your won color; smart way.
Love to you,

Mariette

Garter Mademoiselle said...

Wow, those are some temperatures you are having right now. I can hardly imagine, especially when we think that we are having a heat wave right now at 75°. That is pretty warm considering what we have had for the rest of the summer. I am surprised that flowers can grow at all in that heat. Love the pink ones that you found though. It has been a few days since I have last posted or been to visit your blog to comment. Having some computer troubles. One time it works, one time it doesn't. I feel lost without it! Hope you are having a good day. ~Debby

Sarah (Nikki) said...

a splash of color always makes everything wake up....

blessedmom's simple home said...

Okay, so now I'm rocking out to "A Horse With No Name"! It's a perfect song for your blog, such a great "desert" song :)
Most of my blooms are gone too, as the heat has gotten them. How nice to find some pink!
Thanks so much for the birthday wishes for my boys :)
Blessings,
Marcia

Cozy Little House said...

Can you believe it's been nearly that hot here???
Brenda

LuLu Kellogg said...

I really want to learn how to knit and crochet too! Love your pretties Tammy!

LuLu~*xoxo

Serena said...

LOVE your little creations, Tammy! WOW...I don't think I could breathe properly in that heat. Stay cool ~ xo

Dayle said...

Finding pleasures where you can, and making a few of your own. I like that, Tammy.

A Vintage Chic said...

Oh my, that's hot, Tammy! Glad it's a cool and breezy 68 here today! (we're very coastal and foggy in the summer--not too bad!)

Love what you created from your sweet pink inspiration--beautiful!

Julie

val said...

that pink is so pretty and soft......love your crochet...

Sheila R said...

Oh, I couldn't image 117 degrees! We had temps over 100 degrees, but nothing that bad. Today was only 87 and was so delightful.

Isn't great to find inspiration in the most unexpected places?

Have a great week.

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

There you go, walking to the store again. So glad you found those touches of pink to brighten you day. Pretty hand stitched posies too. Great quote and describes just the way I feel about flowers.

Hong Kong Badger said...

Those are so pretty! It's brilliant that you can get inspiration on the way to the grocery store.....

Ms.Daisy said...

Tammy,
Oh boy, I will never complain about our heat again...117 degrees YIKES! I love the pink and green combo and the pink and green crochet is perfect.


~Jean

Tammi said...

Oh your crochet is just gorgeous and depicts the colours of nature beautifully.
x

Simply Me and the Woodman said...

Pink and green are perfect together!
A very pretty expression of you sighting those lovely flowers!
There is always something of beauty waiting to surprise us :-)
blessings..Trish

Zuzana said...

Oh yes, life is all about simple pleasures. And I love flowers, how amazing it is to find things blooming under any conditions.;)
117 seems a lot, but considering the extremely bad summer we ave been having, I would some heat. We have only been up to around 70F as the most.;)
Thank you so much for your recent visit and a very kid comment, it is good to be back.;)
xoxo

Naturally Carol said...

Hi Tammy..I admire the way you have taken something out of your day and created something new!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Wow 117! I am gonna have to go open the freeze and stand in front of it just thinking about 117! :)

Love pink and green together. :) Your cross stitch and crochet are coming along nicely. :)

Blessings always

nanny said...

Will your weather ever cool off????? How long witll the break be when you get it? It would be very, very hard to handle the heat you have!!

Kelly_Deal said...

Oh how pretty!
Hugs,
Kelly

Anonymous said...

For some reason, as hot as it is, I feel comfortable in it...not that I would sit outside in it though. Love the colors of your doilies.

Love Melissa

Anonymous said...

I love that you are on a mission to find (and create) color in your every day!! It makes me smile to know the simple things in each day that bring you joy! We have a lot of brown here too, but I will be looking for those special patches of color, and when I see them, I will think of you!!!

Love,
Renee

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