Saturday, June 13, 2009

Pink June

Hope this Saturday finds you in the pink of health! I ended up putting up my post later than I planned(meant to do it last night but I got sidetracked with a great book!) . I have just a few pics to share with you today. The first one is my silly old cat Toby(he is 16 and 1/2) sleeping ontop of my little cabinet. I thought he looked pretty cute next to the JOY sign. It turned out a little blurry as he had the habit of moving whenever I clicked the picture. He is a joy to me(except at night when he decides the best place to sleep is on my head!) and I hope he is around alot longer.

The next picture is of a flower at Powell Gardens in Kingsville Missouri, just outside of the Kansas City area and about an hour and 1/2 from where I live. Last weekend my neice, an old friend and I went there to take pictures. I think I took about 200(limited only because I only have 1 memory card for my camera). It is a wonderful place to go and I defintely plan on going back later this summer. I can't wait to see what will be blooming later in the season. I had fun playing with the photo in the editing software at It was a very bright day so one part of the flower was kind of blown out by the light. Anyway I was playing with the software and ended up with this. It doesn't look much like a photo but I like the way it turned out.
The next one is of some water lilys at the fountain area by the main building. There was a professional photographer posing a bride for official photos there so I didn't get but one photo of their lovely fountain. I think this one is one of the best I have ever taken. I am very happy with it.

The next two pictures I took last night when I decided to chase some lovely clouds I saw in the distance. I had just left the library, picked up some dinner and was on my way home when I spotted them. I just couldn't get pictures to do them justice where I was because so many telephone wires and electrical lines were in the way- I wish they were all buried! I started driving north to get out of town and find a spot that was good and ended up getting these two shots(among some others I will share later). It was a lovely sunset.

This little picture is of a tiny little lake called Lakeview. It is I think unknown to most of the inhabitants around her but a sweet spot I used to bicycle too when I was younger. On the other side, just to the left of this picture, is a road that divides this part from the part of the lake where people have a few homes right on the lake. I suspect the residents love having this little slice of heaven that most people are unaware of.

Well I am glad you were able to stop by today. It cheers me to no end to have a few visitors. I hope your weekend is blessed and beautiful. Don't forget to stop by Beverly's at and link to all the other ladies participating today.

Sweetpea Sue


Our Back Porch said...

Oh, I bet Toby is a joy!! So sweet!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Hugs and Blessings,

Smilingsal said...

Your pictures are all full of JOY. Thanks for sharing.

As to visiting my tree, I'm moving 4 1/2 hours away, so I don't think that will be possible. I'll have to rely on my picture.

My Crafty Little Page said...

Oh, those are glorius sunsets, Sweetpea Sue! (Love that name) Wish I could learn photoshop. :{
Have a wonderful Saturday. xoxo Nancy

kayellen said...

So pretty my flickr friend:)

Loove every photo!!!

Happy Pink Saturday!!!

Blessing to youuu,


Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

aww Toby is such a cutie! Happy Pink Saturday ~ I hope you have a great weekend ~ Susan

Anonymous said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Inspiring!

Claudia said...

Such gorgeous pictures! Every one of them is beautiful but my favorite is the sweet kitty!

Lori said...

Such a precious kitty! Aren't they all except in the middle of the night? Then not too cute! LOL Lori

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caren said...

Beautiful pictures. Didn't know you were from Missouri too! Happy PS!

Susie Jefferson said...

These are beautiful photos, the lily one especially is very Monet-esque (or should it be Manet - I always get them mixed up). Or it might be Degas...

Toby is a darling - it's a great pose - he must have known you had a camera around. Happy Pink Saturday!

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Sue! Your photos are absolutely gorgeous, but I'm afraid Toby steals the show!! He is just ADORABLE!!! I hope you plan on showing more of him! Happy Pink Saturday, and hope you're having a wonderful week!

Neabear said...

I have gotten behind reading again. Actually I am always behind. Seems that is a fact of life for me. LOl! Anyway, I just had to comment on your gorgeous pictures here. I love how the water lily picture turned out. That is awesome. And the pretty. Isn't it great when we get pictures we love? I love it when that happens to me too.

Send Flowers to USA said...

Nice idea! I never try to make a flower tissue before, Anyway, thanks for sharing this post. I've got an idea.