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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Daylilies and Doggies

Back in June, I wrote about visiting a new friend at her charming Sears house, and how perfectly the house reflected its owner. I love a home that could only belong to the person who lives there.

That post, about that visit and the lovely vintage plant stands Barbara gave us for That Old House, is here.

Last week, Anne and I visited Barbara again. And this time, I took pictures.

I will write a post soon about the house itself, as it is just so charming.
It will be our Mystery Trip!

Don't you want to see more of this house?

Another time. We will stay outside, on Outdoor Wednesday.

My mother is not having a good day -- I will be leaving soon to be with her.
A quick post today.

At the end, a Wordless Wednesday picture. I think you will grin. I know I do.


For now, just a few closeups of some of the beautiful daylilies in Barbara's borders:

I love the pollen on the rich red of the bloom.

This was the last bloom of the season for this pale and interesting beauty;
in person she is the softest pink.

This one has a visitor:

Peek A Boo!

The gardens at Barbara's house are what I hope mine will be someday.
I will show more in a future post, along with the house, and her three sweet little Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.
See them peeking out a front window, below?

On our first trip, we brought Mr. Dion, our own Cavalier.
Oh dear.
L'amour! L'amour!
He was just a little too fond of the three ladies, and made a pest of himself.

You would think that at 10-1/2 years old, he would know better.

If Dion hung posters above his Wally Bed, he would hang that old 60s one:
"Make Love, Not War."

He stayed behind at That Old House last week.


And now.... for Wordless Wednesday, the picture below:

'Nuff said -- Cass

Outdoor Wednesday is hosted by Susan of A Southern Daydreamer. Click here for more of Mother Nature's amazingness. To check out other Wordless Wednesday posts, click here!


  1. Cass, I hope your Mother feels better soon! I love this post - I am partial to both daylilies and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels!

  2. Sorry to hear your Mother is not doing well. Your friend's flowers are beautiful. Poor Dion. :-)

  3. Hope your mum is better soon !
    Can't wait for more of this post, I love houses which reflect their owners unique taste.
    What delightful flowers, and wonderful shots of them.
    Do you have a zoom lens or macro shots ?
    Either way, just the BEST!

  4. I love the bee in the flower photo and the dogs are all too cute. Hope your Mom feels better.

  5. Beautiful, beautiful photos!

    bloghopping for WW

  6. Best thoughts for Mom.
    I can picture this place in my head already. I look forward to the reveal.

  7. What spectacular photographs. Thanks for sharing them with us.

  8. Best wishes to your Mother. I hope she is feeling better real soon.

    As for the flowers, I love the pink one. Yes, I do!

    And on the subject of the dogs. The girls are mighty pretty, you'll have to admit!

    See you later Cass,

    Becky K.
    Hospitality Lane

  9. Love lillies and love dogs so I enjoyed this post.
    I hope you're mother is feeling better soon. Prayers and positive thoughts coming her way.

  10. Ohh I would love to see photo's of Barbara's house. We own a Sears House too - 1916!!

    Love the parting photo:)

    Wishing your Mum sweet love!


  11. Love the pics, your doggies are adorable.
    I wish your mother well, hope she feels better soon.

  12. Lifting your Mom up in prayer. The picture of your dog is just too cute.

  13. Cass prayers coming for your Mama and for you my Dear friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  14. Hi Cass,
    This is a darling post and that cute little dog of yours going after the ladies at 10! HA! Good for him! Your friend has lovely flowers, I can't wait until your next post! Hope your Mom is doing OK. Hugs, Cindy

  15. Hi Cass.
    Wow! Those lilies are amazing! So beautiful! Looks like the pups enjoy the view too. ;)

  16. I will hold your mom in my thoughts and prayers. Mr. Dion and Cavalier are just too precious. Wonderful photos!

  17. I'm sorry to hear that your mum isn't well - such a worry.
    The Great Dane is heading across the mountains on a similar's the time of life.

  18. Thanks for visiting my blog. I love your beautiful old house!!! The daylily picures are so pretty and your dogs are so adorable! Hope your Mother is feeling better. Love & blessings from NC!

  19. Hi Cass....sorry to hear your Mom isn't doing well...Hope she's on the mend soon....I'm looking forward to seeing more of the Sears house...when I lived in rahway our neighbor across the street built a Sears was pretty cool but looked like a little drive thru bank....and he used alot of those glass was very interesting...

  20. Beautiful lilies and what a Wordless Wednesday pictures -- it appears to be "the end of the world"!

    Prayers for your mother.

  21. Sorry about your mom.
    These are beautiful blooms.

  22. Thank you for visiting my blog and those nice comments. I grew up in Morris County - seems like a hundred years ago. Hope your mother feels better.

  23. There's nothing I like better than some fragrant Lillies! Too bad my hubby is allergic to them :(

  24. Those flowers are divine Cass. I'm so glad my little blog tips were helpful!


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