It’s a Sunny Morning!

It’s beautiful outside!  The sun is shining, the sky is BLUE, the birds are singing!  Glorious! I snapped a few photos to show you, so I can share my sunshine with you.  My kitchen faces west, but you can see shadows in the grass.

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And, out the front door (east) the yard is all nice and sunny.  When I am sitting at my kitchen table I can look out both the west facing bay window and the east facing front door.

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You can see the last remaining white magnolia blossoms and to the right is one of our (?) flowering bushes.  We also have a larger one which got a little clipping yesterday.  I made a bouquet with quite a few of its blossoms.  They smell absolutely heavenly!

Does anyone know for sure what these are?  We didn’t plant them, so we don’t know.  They smell and look like lilacs, but I couldn’t find this variety anywhere on the internet.  Last year, I must have found a photo of these because I then thought that they were honeysuckle.  I just now searched for honeysuckle and these do not look like the photos I found at all.  Hmmm… any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you.

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Thanks to Orli and April for the links to my flower question from yesterday.  These are called Creeping Charlie here in the U.S. with a European version called Lamium amplexicaule.  Yesterday I discovered this “weed” growing in our yard, but with the fuchsia or magenta blossoms.  They are from the mint family, so a bouquet might be nice.


Hope you all have a beautifully sunny day.  If not, I’m sending some your way.

Bye for now!

16 thoughts on “It’s a Sunny Morning!

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Thank you for the link, Becky. Our two viburnum shrubs do not get berries either… that I know of. Hope yours is in bloom, they are wonderfully scented. We have a second sunny morning in a row! Enjoy you’re sunny day today.

  1. Catherine

    It’s probably a kind of lilacs. There are many varieties of lilacs (It looks like Tinkerbell Dwarf Lilac Syringa , but I’m not sure!).
    You have a beautiful sunny monday! Summer comes soon!!
    Have a good afternoon!

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi Catherine,
      This shrub sure acted like a type of lilac; it had me fooled, but it sounds like it is a viburnum. We have a second sunny morning in a row here in Illinois! There are some clouds this morning, but I see blue sky… and it is supposed to get nice and warm. Hope your Tuesday is beautiful too!

  2. Joy

    I wondered what the tiny purple flowered stuff was in the lawn at my husband’s childhood home. Seems to die out in the heat. Creeping Charlie it is. Good thing I didn’t try and transplant some. Love your photos. So green and lush.
    Happy you finally have some sun. Makes all of the difference.
    We, however, have fog this morning. Living 20 miles from the Pacific coast it is our natural air conditioning. A few days of heat and bam in comes the fog.

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi Joy,
      You are too funny. The thought of you transplanting Creeping Charlie in your yard when it sounds like it is impossible to get rid of paints the craziest picture. Your husband would not be happy, mine isn’t. He might be happy if I go outside and pull all of the Creeping Charlie weeds. I’ll get ’em Sunday! We are starting day 2 of “sunny days”. It must be wonderful living so close to the ocean… hope your fog is gone today.

  3. Jeanne @ I Dream of Jeanne Marie

    HI Cindy,
    I think Sue is right…it’s Vibernum and such a pretty bush…
    I’m SO SO glad you got some sunshine. I just got a comment from Marilyn and she was telling me they got a sunny day in the midst of all the snow they’ve had. I told her I was happy Colorado got sunshine, now we just had to work on getting some in Cindy’s part of the country! I see you finally got some. I’m very happy you did.
    Thanks for the info about the blue light. I think I’ll check that out more…
    Lovely pictures today…
    Blessings, Jeanne

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Good morning Jeanne,
      Sunshine yesterday and sunshine this morning… we hit the jackpot! lol! We are supposed to get really warm too, although we have a bit of frost this morning. I hear CO is a sunny state… with lots of snow though. Hmmm, don’t know which is worse to have in May, clouds or snow. I hope your day warm and sunny!


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