Sunday, July 13, 2008

Look who I found

Good Morning!!! Look who I found in the pumpkins! My pink flamingo was a little jealous to be stuck up in the attic when he heard what a great time The Stone Rabbit's new friend was having. So when I heard the crying, I told hubby to go get him down. He has been neglected the last 6 years...poor thing got put in the attic when we moved here. I wasn't sure where he should go at this house...at our last house he had been a housewarming gift (a gag housewarming gift) but I loving placed him near the pond we put in. So here he is 6 years later...a happy bird in the pumpkins. I hope you enjoy the story at The Stone Rabbit, I know I sure did!

The pink flamingo in his new home.

Pumpkin flowers...they're so big and bright and the bees love them!


A pumpkin anatomy lesson...this flower bud is a male...no pumpkin bulge under it.

This one is the female...can you see the little bulge below the bud? (Right where the vines divide)

An update on our first pumpkins progress. Saturday, July 12.

No new treasures to share. We had a busy weekend! Saturday we went to the Detroit Tigers game...we have season's tickets right by Magglio Ordonez on the right field side. Magglio is on the DL, a couple of weeks ago we watched him walk off the field with an injury. I missed seeing him there but he will be back after the All Star break. Sunday we worked around the yard and did errands...not so fun stuff. I think today I will check out a thrift store.

Have a great day! Hugs and happy treasure hunting!

Kim

22 comments:

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Beautiful post Kim! I like the flamingo :) Your pumpkin is really growing! The flowers are pretty! I hadnt seen pumpkin flowers!

Hope you have fun at the thrift store! I am going to the Salvation Army in a bit to look for a quilt :) Hope you find what you are looking for!

Hugs,
Amy

Barb said...

Hi Kim,

Your pumpkins are definitely growing.
You will have to keep us posted with lots of pictures.

Your flamingo looks very fetching peeking out of the vines.

hugs,
Barb

Rosemary said...

Hi Kim,
Thanks for visiting my blog.
How great to have pumpkins growing for the Fall. I tried it once, but it didn't work well for me.
How exciting.
Enjoy!
Rosemary

Garage sale gal said...

Hi Kim,
I read the story from Stone Rabbit and was laughing alot :) thanks for sharing that and I'm glad your little pink guy is out of the attic! Wow, your pumpkins are doing great and I don't think I've seen a pumpkin flower.Thanks for sharning. :) Happy Monday. Warmly, Deb

Melissa said...

Love the pumpkin pics! I tried to grow some several years back but only vines came up with no pumpkins? Does that happen often?
Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Happy Day!

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

I wish you could come to my sale too. I would love to meet a fellow blogger.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

Wendy said...

Very cool! I have been wanting to try and grow pumpkins, maybe next year!

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Hi Kim, Congrats on the pumpkins! I love watching things such as that grow! Your flamingo cracked me up! I ordered 4 off of Ebay, and got them in a couple of weeks ago. My husband just happened to be here, of all days when the mail man delivered them! Let's just say he wasn't impressed and thought I had lost my mind! LOLOL! When we were down at Calabash last month, I saw where someone had some in their yard and had painted them polka dotted! They were so cute! I haven't found a pretty color in the plastic painting spray paint to redo mine with yet! I'm going to put them at the lake! I just loved The Stone Rabbit post Saturday with the flamingo! You girls are too funny!

Hugs, Rhonda :)

Jen r. said...

Oh Kim, I love your pumpkins! Mine aren't any where near that! Thanks so much for the birthday wishes for my hubby! it really made his day! :) Jen R

Dana said...

Your Flamingo looks soooo happy positioned in the middle of your punkin' patch! I'll be sure to show my Flamingo and THE STONE RABBIT the wonderful new spot where your bird now resides! I know he just must be thrilled to pieces to be released from the attic!! I'll bet the punkins get HUGE now that the Flamingo is there to watch over them!!!

Jeanne said...

Kim, I love your flamingo in the garden. He looks younger then six though. :) I loved the pumpkin lesson. Isn't it amazing that a little old pumpkin can imitate life!

Love ya,

Jeanne

Ps. You and the stone rabbit might bring about a new flamingo rush! :)

A Romantic Porch said...

Your pink flamingo is so darling positioned right there beside the beautiful yellow pumpkin blossom!xorachel

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Kim!
Love your pink flamingo! I had my grandma's old plaster one by my little pond but it finally kind of flaked apart so it had to go to flamingo heaven! Thanks for the lesson in pumpkin anatomy. I didn't actually know how they look, I thought all blossoms ended up as pumpkins DUH!
Have a great day!
Hugs, Sherry

Kim V. said...

Kim V.??? I am Kim V. I saw your comment on Daisy Cottage and thought I would losing it- lol. You have a great blog. Please check out mine sometime when you have time. I am new to all this stuff. Have a great week!

Joy said...

Our pumpkin plants are just starting to come up. Some of the seeds we planted didn't come up.
Love the flamingo. Have you ever been flocked?

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Kim,
thanks for dropping in on my blog today. I'll add you to my list. You can add mine if you want to!
Thanks,
Diane

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Kim!
I tagged you! Stop by my blog to see!
Hugs, Sherry
If you don't have time for it I understand.

Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

I love the flamingo. It adds that liitle something to your yard. I may "hunt" for a few this weekend.
denise

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

hey that is a good ideal to put the flamingo in your garden Kim.

thank you for your visit.

Judi said...

Well I think that is a perfect spot for a flamingo...he might be the only flamingo that has his picture taken in a lovely garden. Your garden DOES look soooo lush and healthy.
Judi from Ontario, Canada.

CIELO said...

Gardens are a delight... and what an awesome garden you have! I have enjoyed every pic... thanks for sharing...

cielo

Sarah and Jack said...

I am jealous of the pumpkin progress. This is the second year we have had a vine, and no pumpkin yet. Last year I lost every blossom to the squirrels. Pesky critters!