Saturday, April 19, 2008


The weather here this weekend is much more normal for this time of year, cool, slightly overcast. Last weekend's 90 degree weather really took a toll on the yard. My poor little cherry tree's blooms are withered and brown. So disappointing. The snowball bush was rushed into white blooms with the heat. Many are singed around the edges but not so much you can't just get caught up in their beauty. I could eat them they look so good.

Whipped creamy good. I plan on planting another snowball this year, I can't resist them, their pretty white flowers and green cool foliage. In the fall they put on a pretty fall color display and then bare their branches for the winter.

What's up with you guys this weekend? I am doing a little stunt sewing and then some yard work. The weather is perfect for it, not too hot. Hope everyone has a good weekend!


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8:25 AM  
Blogger Dandelion Quilts said...

Beautiful blooms. I am celebrating the arrival of spring with a giveaway at my blog. Come on over.

8:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The snowballs are so pretty. Are they hydrangeas?

9:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am so in love with your snowball! Sucks about the heat, and I'm glad you got those fantastic shots.

I've got snowball envy! About 3 years ago, T & D gave me a snowball for Mother's Day. It's NEVER looked like yours. Though I did have mine in a pot - which actually was a good thing since I was able to bring it to the new house. Gonna stick in the ground here - maybe you can bless it with some PKM magic when you come.

11:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is such a beautiful bush.

I am just sitting here wishing I was with my two sisters on their quilting retreat. Sigh - instead I am dealing with car problems.

11:47 AM  
Blogger Sarah and Jack said...

These were my grandma's favorite thing.

2:25 PM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

I'm crazy for the snowballs, but for some reason they won't grow for me. The soil is probably too acid, too alkaline or something! So, I'll just enjoy yours. Thanks.

- Suzanne, the Farmer's Wife

2:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, what IS up with the weather! It's freezing down here today too! I've been working in the studio, I feel so behind after spinning my wheels for a few weeks.

I also did get some flowers to plant, maybe tomorrow!

3:39 PM  
Blogger Nanette Merrill said...

Love those snowballs. Good pics Pam.

5:10 PM  
Blogger Miss Jean said...

That's wonderful plan. I wish I had room to plant one - ooohh, maybe I do! It is in the spirea family and I have the bridal veil spirea. I love spring flowering shrubs and just wish they bloomed all summer long.

7:42 PM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

Nice weather here in South Australia but I wish it was raining! I have a snowball plant but it isn't in flower at the moment....being autumn here and all....and it is looking a bit stressed due to the drought but hopefully it will recover if we get some rain.....I have been tending to some house work this morning and am about to get into my sewing room - I have to make some headway with finishing things so I can start some more.

9:24 PM  
Blogger Thimbleanna said...

NICE snowballs Pam. Now I want some snowballs too!

9:49 PM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

Love the snowballs. Wondering if we can grow them in my neck of the woods, hmmmm! Think I am off to the nursery tomorrow!

9:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gorgeous snowballs! Yum yum!

4:04 PM  
Blogger Red Geranium Cottage said...

That snowball is gorgeous. Happy sewing Pam!!! Hugs

7:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How wonderful to have such beautiful snowball blooms to enjoy. We have real snowballs still where I live. I can't wait for the real thing (plants) to come forth.
No wonder people LOVE California!
Mary Lou Weidman

2:26 PM  
Blogger Angelina said...

I love the snowball tree! Mine is a bit behind yours in it's blooming but I can't wait!

How pretty!

3:15 PM  
Blogger Jona Giammalva said...

That is so beautiful! We had one of those bushes in our backyard growing up in Portland. I got on a boutonniere making kick and my mom obliged me by wearing them even though they were massive. I wish they grew here in Phoenix.

9:10 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I found your blog via Angry Chicken's blog comments and I'm loving it! If you don't mind I'm going to add you to my favorite blog links.


P.S. Those snowballs look divine! I wonder if they'd grow in Fresno...

7:56 AM  
Blogger Mom O Matic said...

Those are gorgeous! Absolutely my favorite flower.

1:25 PM  

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