Saturday, March 19, 2011

My Favorite Shades of Aqua

Yesterday the water was a beautiful shade of aqua during our walk.

It's so nice to know the Winter is slowly releasing it's icy grip. 

Can you believe it was a balmy 61 degrees here, and our inland areas broke a record at 68 degrees. 

Here's a Cooper's Hawk I tried to get a clear shot of the other day through my window.  It's a little out of focus but he was in between branches the entire time and this was the best I could do. 

Here's a bundle of miniature roses I picked up on our last trip to the grocery store. 

I bought them right after I found this trio of vintage aqua bottles at a thrift store. 

We're already enjoying our taste of Spring, both inside and outside. 

Good thing because next up is Mud season, of which I will spare you any pictures from. 


seanymph said...

The roses are so pretty, Im craving some too. Mud season? lol Im in that now. I cant wait for summer so I can dry out!

Kelly said...

Beautiful pictures of the hawk, roses and shore. I can imagine the sweet smell of the roses. Yes, it is full blown mud season here. Emma and Lucky are tracking a majority of the mud in. Usually just afer I clean the floors.

SprinkleBakes said...

Glad to see you are enjoying the warm weather. Our spirits have been lifted by the sunshine and spring flowers here in East TN.

Love those turquois bottles too! Oh, what I would give to go treasure hunting with you.

Country Girl said...

Pretty photos and hey, that's a cool one of the hawk. Yesterday when I came home from work, I saw a murder of crows and some of them were dive-bombing a tree. Sure enough, they were going after a hawk which flew away, with the crows following.

hometown girl said...

lili hello :) i love your blue bottles they match the color of the sea! i have a thing for blue bottles too!! hope you are well, thank you for your kind heart! xo susan

Lisa T. said...

Oh that picture of the roses and old bottles is just lovely. Spring really is coming-I was beginning to wonder...


Anonymous said...

Love the hawk's breast feathers... sort of looks like a suit of armor.


spindrift,me said...

I count that as one more sign of spring--when the ocean in Maine surrenders its gun-metal color and shows us a little blue green! Wahoo!! Lovely photos, Lili. The mountains behind are another shade of aqua. Thanks for sharing with us.

jojo said...

looks like spring is headed your way! You are giving me Spring fever...if only we could catch a glimpse of her..sigh.

beautiful photos Lilli..;j

Polly said...

More beautiful photos from you!! Oh the roses are just lovely! And those bottles you put them!!

so glad you are having nice warm weather!! We've had a few nice days too!! :-)



Piecefulafternoon said...

Wonderfully fabulous photos. I love all the colors - and those vases are so sweet.

That picture of the hawk is amazing - so close up.

We don't get a mud season - and from the sounds of it - I'm glad we don't. Our flowering trees are blooming all over town - crocus abound and daffodils are starting to bloom - as glorious spring!

Darla said...

I love to look at your pics...... Just beautiful. The color of the water, just love the old bottles and the roses. How something so simple can be so beautiful....... Amazes me......It's all in how you look at it.

Lisa RedWillow said...

So very very georgeous

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Lili, how quick your weather has changed . . lucky you or should I say, "You are blessed my lady". Enjoy the sunshine and the rose pics are too pretty. Sandy:O)

Privet and Holly said...

You had me
at 68 degrees!!
Yowzer, those
are some pretty
the little bird
is SO sweet. Enjoy
this time before
the MUD!!
xx Suzanne

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

The bottles are gorgeous, perfect for roses! From warm to snow again on Monday, now sun, but still cold. I do think of Spring in March, but the reality is a tiny bit different.

jennyfreckles said...

Gorgeous photos again Lili - sea, hawk and roses. An eclectic mix but a lovely glimpse into life in your patch.

outlook hosting said...

Beautiful pictures!! All are just so amazing!

Mickey (Michel) Johnson said...

i love aqua too...especially mixed with creamy shades of white. love the wee roses. xoxo

Stitchfork said...

Your photos are gorgeous! And love the aqua bottles.

Simply Stated ~ Rebecca said...

I was just thinking of you the other day...while looking at my vase I purchased from you last year...yes, the prettiest shade of Aqua. I still love it.
Would love warm days here ~ more snow today and tonight with sleet thrown in for good measure (and cold too).
All the best ~ Rebecca

vicki said...

Lili - the vintage aqua bottles are fabulous - love the photos with the roses - just beautiful. That water is truly lovely - (and we just came from a cruise full of beautiful aqua waters!).

You did indeed have a beautiful day for a walk - each day is a treasure - and a (weather) surprise!


Barry said...

That Cooper's is a beaut! Love that blue-gray coat. Could you tell if it had checked britches to match the vest? We had one like that in the yard a couple of weeks ago and I just don't have to optics to capture a good pic.