Monday, May 9, 2011

Tickled Pink Tuesday And A Lot Of Pics

It's officially Tuesday, although I haven't been to bed yet so in my mind it's still Monday.  Today, Sam and I went to a beautiful place, and I couldn't resist taking pictures of the spring glory all around us.  I think it's safe to say that winter is over.  I can't tell you how much that tickles me.

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We took my latest quilt on a photo shoot.  The pictures that follow are from where my wedding reception was held, almost 20 years ago.  It's a historic home and acreage.

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This was a very tiny tree, I have no idea what it's called.  It reminds me of an umbrella.  The bark is silver, and the flowers are just gorgeous.

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But my absolute favorite was this stunner.

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These are the flowers.

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If anyone can tell me what this tree is, I'd be forever grateful.

Another thing that tickled me this weekend was our Mother's Day dinner.  Hubby made a complete turkey dinner, and my mum and his mum and dad came.  He even baked a CHOCOLATE cake.

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Very soon gone.  It was too warm when he frosted it, because we were encouraging him loudly to "git 'er done".  Sad to say my vintage tablecloth will never be the same.

A pic of my mum [on the left] and Jeff's mum.

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And to top it all off, here's the kind of day we had.

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Bliss.

What's tickling you today?  Join Cheryl and I and let us know!

35 comments:

BubzRugz said...

Oh wow... spring has sprung..... yummo cake... I am pretty sure that is a Magnolia tree..... just lovely.... both mum's look so happy...
Hugz

Kali said...

How beautiful. And I agree, it is a Magnolia tree...my favourite.

shez said...

Allie what a beautiful spot to have been married in.And boy does that chocolate cake look the best you have ever seen

Michelle Ridgway said...

What a beautiful spot to get married and your photos are gorgeous. I think your tree is a Port Wine Magnolia tree. Lovely post.

Val said...

I love the gate in the wall. It looks so fairy story like. The place looks lovely and yes I would say the tree is a magnolia:
http://www.tree-pictures.com/magnolia_tree_images.html

Love the cake :)

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Magnolias are gorgeous!!! What a beautiful place for a wedding reception!
Love the cake...but you'll need to go shopping for another vintage tablecloth. Maybe you can use the good bits of the stained one for a runner??
Big hugs
Jenny
xxx

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

That is a Mag-Noli-Bob Tree....my own special name for them :)

Oh it looks and sounds like you had a wonderful day.

What tickled me today? Sad to say, my kitchen floor is clean!! You should have seen the dog prints everywhere....it was overdue.

Smiles,
Kelly

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Allie.....wow....great photos of the Mums...

Cheryll said...

All the beautiful blossoms... out so pretty and colourful! Enjoy the feeling of spring....as I head into winter! YuK! :(

Mickie said...

Yes the last flowering tree is a magnolia. The one with the umbrella effect is a flowering weeping cherry. I love your photos! What a beautiful place to have a wedding! So glad you got some wonderful weather finally! Have a great day!
Hugs, mickie

Terry said...

Looks like a lovely day all around! And what a beautiful place to be able to visit! I love the door in the stone wall! :0)

West Michigan Quilter said...

Great pictures. Looks like you had a beautiful day. Your mums look so sweet.

Anne at Film and Thread said...

Now you REALLY have me excited to see your whole quilt in that beautiful setting. Doesn't it feel good to say goodbye to winter?

Dolores said...

Oh Allie, thanks for the pics. I love that first photo of the blue wooden door. Those are some really gorgeous trees. What a lucky woman you are to have a hubby make dinner and bake a cake. Have you thought of Oxy to get the chocolate stains out of your tablecloth?

WoolenSails said...

What a beautiful place and so nice to see the flowers blooming, nice to have spring come back, finally. What a wonderful mother's day treat for you, mine cooked, but I got hamburgers, lol.

Debbie

Loralynn said...

Gorgeous pictures! What a wonderful mother's day you had!

Sandra :) said...

YAY for perfect Mother's Days! Gorgeous photos, especially the mommas! Spring is finally here too, although it's still a bit on the cool side, I actually prefer that to the stifling heat :)

Cyndi said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos, Allie! That little blue door set in that stone wall reminds me of a Hobbit House! :o) I bet that was an absolutely beautiful place for a wedding reception. And I'm really happy that your Mothers' Day celebration was a good one!

Oh, and I think your tree is a Japanese Magnolia!

XOXO,

Cyndi

Anonymous said...

In the South your beautiful flowering tree is called a tulip tree
.............magnolia family. My mom in law has one in Ohio. What lovely grounds for anything to be held on.

Mama Pea said...

That's all just great. Mmmmm...my chocolate-deprived mouth is dying for that cake! I love your photos! Very cool.

Mama Pea said...

I just made a comment but think I clicked the close box before I entered the nonsense word. Shoot. If you have double comments, sorry.

I love all your photos, and that chocolate cake looks to die for! My chocolate-deprived mouth is watering!

Martha said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Mother's Day (as well as your mom and your mother-in-law). The photos are gorgeous -- what a beautiful spot for your wedding, and that cake looks so delicious. I like to frost bundt cakes when they're warm (but maybe not on a vintage tablecloth).

Dorothy said...

Beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing with us.

jan said...

Lovely trees! I used to have a tree like your 'mystery'. We called it a tulip tree and it got bit by a late frost more often than not. When it did, the lovely flowers turned to brown slime in the driveway. I love to see them, though - in other people's yards!
Happy Spring!

Cheryl said...

Wow Allie......BEAUTIFUL pictures! Love the mum's photos!! And that cake looks so yummmmmmy!

Margaret said...

Definitely a Magnolia, and a sure sign that Spring has sprung 6c here in Victoria Aus. today. I too am a chocoholic.

Joanne Lendaro said...

It's is a Magnolia. Growing up we had both a magnolia and tulip tree in the back yard. The magnolia was right by the back door to the house. Looked and smelled WONDERFUL, but the blooms don't last too long, and sad to say they are pretty messy. With three kids and a dog, Mom was always fussing about all of the pedals. lol!! AND the tulip tree...well it has green flowers, not smelly and it dripped sap. Of course it was right next to the driveway where dad parked his truck! He was always fussing about the sticky mess on his truck!! lol!! But they sure are pretty....

Joanne Lendaro said...

Oh, almost forgot! Love the pictures ESPECIALLY the moms!

em's scrapbag said...

Looks like it was a beautiful day! Love the picture of your mom and mother in law. Family is the best!

susan m hinckley said...

Looks like beautiful spring in Allie-land! Flowering trees would be on my very short list of favorite things in the world. As would cake. And cute mother pics. So this post had all the bells and whistles. Thanks, Allie!

Lizzie said...

The tree is a tulip tree and is related to the magnolia. I love them too. your blog is lovely! Lizzie

Diane said...

I just love looking at your blog! I think that tree is a magnolia tree:)

Ivory Spring said...

Lovely pictures, Allie. Glad you were spoiled on Mother's Day!

Lauranie said...

Chocolate cake??!! Turkey Dinner??!!! Aren't you spoiled!! As you should be!! :) Awesome day, and beautiful pictures!! I have a Japanese magnolia "bush"! It is just starting out, but I LOVE it!! My blooms are a deep pink and white...and then they are gone and the leaves start coming in! Magnificent! I can't wait until it gets bigger!! Happy day!

Elisa said...

Hi! Is the blue door in Michigan? I live in Ferndale and was wondering if it was nearby. Thanks!

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