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 So, it is really hot here. Like 90+degrees every damn day.This, in and of itself, is not unusual, except that the mercury hasn’t dipped below 82degrees for like, four months. And that’s at night.We are used to long-hot-summers. We wrote the book (thank you William Faulkner & Tennessee Williams), but this is s-t-r-e-c-h-i-n-g it.The sidewalks are […]

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  • Art and Sand - Your dahlias are lovely and a Pimms Cup is such a nice treat in the heat.ReplyCancel

  • House Crazy Sarah - I don’t even know what those flowers are, but they are bee-utiful! And hey, Colorado is getting a good dose of flooding – something y’all might be a little familiar with down there in NOLA?ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - They’re Dahlia’s (they come in many colors and forms- I only have a few). ANd I know about Colorado- Are you Okay? PS: Take a look at yesterday’s post about a Designer Showcase House in Cashiers, NC that I was a part of. Just up your alley.ReplyCancel

  • Krisztina Williams - Beautiful flowers! Come up to Maryland – it’s actually chilly this week!ReplyCancel

  • Kim M - Just amazing. I guess some things do well in that heat! I hope they’re on pinterest…such pretty pics!ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - You know, they’re not….. I’m an idiot. On my way to pin. Thanks for the stop by and the heads-up. I can use all the advise I can get.ReplyCancel

  • Sue - Looks like your garden is getting bigger. Gorgeous flowers and photography, I like Lady Darlene. I never had a Pimm’s cooler and the whole special southern drinks thing like sweet tea, etc. intrigues me.ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - The garden is sadly the same size, but different things pop up all year! Pimm’s Cup is EVERYWHERE! Next time your out have one on me. I be there in spirit.ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne - I always think I’d like long hot summers, but it was 95 when we were in New York in July, and that was too hot for me so I’ve stopped grumbling quite so much about our Scottish weather. Pity we couldn’t share the weather out more evenly though…

    Your dahlias are gorgeous.ReplyCancel

    • A Pleasant House - You’re in Scotland????? OMG!!!!!! I SO want to visit! I love everything scottish- the food, the weather, the geography, the homes/castles, the people, the accent, the….. (Have I over done it?)ReplyCancel

  • Cathy - I love the photos of your flowers. They are gorgeous.

    You can grow such different and colorful flowers in the south than we can’t up north. Whenever I travel in the south I get jealous of the specimens I can’t plant up here. But then I remember the beauties we do have, and that this world is big enough to have different species around the world that are beautiful for us to enjoy.

    I love this post. Oh, it’s in the high 60’s here today. Fall is here early…

    • A Pleasant House - You CAN grow Dahlia’s up North. They just won’t last in the garden as long )must cut early) and as for your weather- I’m jealous. It too damn hot down here.ReplyCancel

Buzzzzzzzzzz6 am: Damn alarm! I can’t get up now. I don’t do this anymore.7am: Cab! I’m going to the Convention Hall. It’s about Blogging. Blank stare. Let’s just say a conference about how women and technology are taking over the world. Yes. That’s right. You’ll be extinct soon.8am: Is she really saying welcome with a […]

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  • Middle-aged Diva (Carol) - I’m addicted to taking photos of flowers. I can’t explain it. But I sure love yours!

    • A Pleasant House - I can’t either! If I see a flower I just have to stop/look/smell/click. If I can’t have flowers in my life I just don’t wanna be here- ya know what I mean? Thanks for stopping by Carol!ReplyCancel

  • bookworm - So, I’m not the only person to visit a big city and spend my time taking pictures of flowers. One observation I made – I love the associated architecture of those windows. One day I intend to learn more about architecture, especially that of the late 19th and earliesh (is that word?) 20th century. OK, OK, I’ll pin this.ReplyCancel

  • William Kendall - Looks like a pleasant area!

    Six in the morning is a foul hour to be out and about…ReplyCancel

     My husband and I have been blessed with a very rich life, full of love, health, happiness, and a few houses.     One of them is still in our hometown in Ohio.     We have hung-on there so that we would have a place to hang our hat when we visit, for births […]

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  • Sharon Greenthal - Oh my gosh I would miss those flowers too if I were you. Alas, I have a black thumb, so the only flowers I have are the ones my husband plants and the ones I buy at Costco and Trader Joes.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - I’m not a member of Costco but I do LOVE Trader Joe’s! They have the most exotic selections. First time I ever saw Birds of Paradise! The flower- that is.ReplyCancel

  • Janie Emaus - Your photos remind me of the garden I had in Michigan, a million years ago.ReplyCancel

  • keithdubarry.com - Such beautiful pictures of your flowers! I’m sorry you have to see them gone 🙁ReplyCancel

  • Dana Hemelt - Gorgeous pictures – I hope the new owner will love the flowers as much as you have!ReplyCancel

  • Krisztina Williams - Beautiful pics. That last one is so gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - It had just rained and the bloom hadn’t fully opened! I want to be buried in that flower!!! HahahahaReplyCancel

  • Darcy Perdu - Stunning photos — ravishing flowers! Wish you could just transplant them all to your other home!ReplyCancel

  • Grown and Flown - Cheryl, a difficult decision to pull up the roots that your house offered you for many years, I am guessing. The flowers are beautiful and probably seem like old friends. Glad you shared them with us as you said goodbye.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - Actually- not so much. This is a second home we have and it’s time to move on- always with New Orleans as the MAIN BASE. Thanks for your sweet comment. Nicely said, ‘as you said goodbye” my friend. I wish I had used that line.ReplyCancel

  • Jenny Lynn - Those are some really pretty flowers. It would be hard to say goodbye to them.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - Hi Jenny! It’s always hard for me to say goodbye to my flowers- and kids. Sometimes the Hubby.ReplyCancel

  • Home and Lifestyle Design - Your flowers are incredible and so is your photography! One big thing you have on your side is the ability to grow just about anything in New Orleans. My husband says he can spit out a tomato seed and watch the plant grow in front of him in the soil of New Orleans. Can you move your flowers to your home in New Orleans? I guess sometimes we just have to let go and move on & it sounds like you are doing exactly that. Enjoy!
    Thanks, PattyReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - Hi Patty! Thanks for stopping by!
      It’s ALMOST true. A lot of things grow well here- even too well (if that’s possible) but some of my Northern favorites just wilt under the heat. Peonies are one of them. Oh well, I have a beautiful garden without them. And I will always have that picture!ReplyCancel

  • Ruchira Khanna - Awesome Cheryl

    You have a green thumb dear and would love to keep seeing those precious clicks.ReplyCancel

  • House Crazy Sarah - those are gorgeous Cheryl! (Must be hard to leave) Are you still going to live in New Orleans?ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - Oh yes. These are some of the flowers in my garden at a second home we own in NE Ohio. New Orleans FOREVER!ReplyCancel

  • OhBoyMom - What gorgeous photos and flowers! My husband has worked very hard on maintaining our backyard garden and he says it’s one of the reasons he doesn’t want to move from this house. I can definitely understand how you felt here…ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - Your husband’s got a big heart. It’s always hard to leave the things/people/flowers we love- but another adventure awaits!ReplyCancel

  • Mëlissa Bakër - So beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Sue - Love the pictures of your Good-bye flowers. If ever we move, I would take pix of some of our favorites around here too.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - I have sooo many pictures of the flowers of my life. I really should go up in that photo drawer that is such a God Damn mess and find some…. no, too much work.ReplyCancel

  • Petra - Oh how well chosen as a title, I couldn’t agree more! Your gals are beyond lovely Cheryl, true treasures! Can’t you take the roots out (and with you), at least for the peonies that should be possible? In any case I do congratulate you on your very green thumb and your beautiful taste!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl Nicholl - No- peonies don’t like to be moved, and anyways, this is only ONE garden I get dirty in. I have others. HeheheReplyCancel

  • William Kendall - Gorgeous pictures, Cheryl. I hope the new residents enjoy the garden.ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl Nicholl - I hope they do too and can you believe I actually took those pic’s with my very own little camera and my awesome eye/hand coordination?ReplyCancel

     When the weather gets cooler, and the days shorter, it’s just a darn good idea to visit a big hothouse space to soak up the artificial light and smell the dirt (Ya gotta take what you can get).      So don’t get S.A.D. (Seasonal Affective Disorder), get G.L.A.D. (Gorgeous Light All Day) […]

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