Gizzy in Heaven!

Gizzy in Heaven!
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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Azaleas, Dogwoods and more...

Yesterday, Gizzy and I had a nice walk around the lake. I hope you like the photos:

My Azalea boy!

White and pink Azaleas in foreground of Lake Irma

Gizzy's familiar stomping ground

Duck Attack!

Fearless ducks eat while Gizzy barks

...and barks

...until he loses interest

..and walks away to investigate

.. with persistent duckies in pursuit

Does anybody know what plant that is? It looks like a Christmas cactus to me, but I've never seen that fruit (or whatever it is) on them before.

Fragrant blossoms - might be a Honeysuckle?

Passing the Nature Trail, I love to look at all the fern growing in the woods

Down the steps to the Nature Trail are bridges and walkways along the winding brook for a nice little scenic walk.

I call this photo "Heaven and Earth"

Azaleas and Dogwoods in bloom

Great White Egret sitting at the left side of the small peninsula in Lake Irma

(a closer look)

On the other end of the lake, a Great Blue Heron stalks his breakfast near the Boardwalk

(a closer look)

A busy sky is brewing up rain showers

Meeting some friends along the way (Gizzy is on top of the table looking down)

Pretty Clematis growing next to a mail box

I don't know what it is, but I like it!

Spanish Moss covered Dogwood trees

Ok, mom, I'm done walking now - come and get me!

Lastly, I want to show you the snuggle blankie bear I crocheted yesterday for my neighbor who needs it for a family member's baby: I found this pattern in a Crochet World magazine, dated April 2008. You might be able to find it on their website at

Betty liked it very much and now I'm going to finish up a hoodie for another neighbor's baby boy.

It's raining off and on today, so it's a good time to stay inside and crochet. Stay well!


mommaof3 said...

beaautiful pics like always
and the pink and whitle baby blanket you made for your nieghbor is adorable. i love that stitch. where did you find that pattern?

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

As we look out our window at the falling snow, it is quite refreshing for Mom to see these beautiful photos, every one is just gorgeous. We wonder if that plant might be some sort of holly, the leaves look like holly leaves.

And that blanket is so nice. We would love to know too where you found the pattern.

Anke said...

Schoene Bilder! Vor allem da es bei uns seit gestern so richtig grau und regnerisch ist. Die kleine Decke ist richtig niedlich geworden.

Chatty Crone said...

Doris were those your apartments in the background and that lake is your view - are you that close to it? Gosh it is gorgeous there - your lake is awesome. The flowers are out everywhere - you meet your friends on the walk - you are growing your own garden - what a wonderful home. sandie

Silke said...

Wow, this is a beautiful time of the year here, isn't it?! Although today is so stormy, but finally raining a little... Gorgeous photos and I love that little blanket... Love to you and Gizzy! Silke

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

What beautiful scenery and photos Doris. It is not that colorful here yet. We need another week or so. Woke up this AM with a cover of snow on the ground. The sun did shine, however this afternoon. Blessings

Karin said...

You have taken awesome photos again! You do live in a fantastic area - all those blossoming trees! Just stunning! The reflection photo are incredible! Doris, I think that's a Holly bush with the blue berries. From the leaves, that orange bush looks like a rhododendron, but I'm not really sure they come in that color. What a beautiful walk! Thanks for taking me along.

Very cute crochet gift!!

Heather said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos! It looks like you have a wonderful nature trail to enjoy. Your blanket is darling. Enjoy your Sunday evening. :-)

Sharon said...

Beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing!

Ginny said...

I love your blanket! Your beautiful reflection pictures are my favorite! Gizzy's barking doesn't even phase the ducks? Then THEY chase HIM??? Too funny! I think the tall orange flower may be a lupine, it looks like the onmes here.

KATHY said...


Mausie1 said...

Wunderschoene bilder Doris.. Gizzy ist ja voll in fahrt mit seinen Die decke sit echt suess haste gut gemacht....schoene woche an dich und Gizzy,.,,Hugs from Indiana...Birgit

Ann said...

What a beautiful place to go for a walk. All those azalea are gorgeous.
Love that little bear blanket, so cute.

Kerrie said...

Gizzy is so darn cute!! Your pictures are gorgeous and I love the little blanket with the toy in the middle, so sweet! Luv n hugs, K

Nikki said...

I'm not sure how I found your blog, but I'm here!

I live in Georgia, too, and I love azaleas. It's not spring without blooming azaleas and dogwoods.

That blanket is adorable! I enjoy making baby blankets, too, and I just give away the excess.

Sandyhook said...

Wow...what wonderful photos! I am jealous.....wish I had such beautiful scenery near me.

The blanket is adorable. :)

Thank you for your kind comment about my scarf....and thanks for visiting my blog!


Su-Tra said...

Hallo Doris,

das sieht alles so schön Frühlingshaft aus bei Dir... wir müssen immernoch morgens Eis von den Autoscheiben kratze! (seufz)

Deine Frage: was ist ein Stövchen?
- Es ist meist aus Porzellan oder Metall und darauf wird eine Kanne Tee oder Kaffee warmgehalten, mit Hilfe eines Teelichts.

Wir fast Ostfriesen trinken ja bekanntlich gerne viel Tee. (grins)

Eine schöne Woche wünsche ich Dir!

Lg Su-Tra

the booker man said...

good mornin' miss doris 'n gizzy!

are the sunshinies out at your house today? they are here at my house after 3 straight days of rain. it's so nice to work on my tan again! teehee.
thankies for sharin' your pics from your recent walkie! boy howdy, me and asa and mama really do think you live in one of the most prettiest places evarrr. we love the azaleas already in full bloom! ours here are teasin' us with buds, but they aren't openin' yet. silly azaleas! anywho, gizzy, i think those duckies were tryin' to gang up on you. who do they think they are?!

the booker man

pee s -- oh, gizzy, you're in luck, dude! my mama said she'd make you your very own meat 'n tater pie. heehee! :)

Julies Knit and Sew Corner said...

Hi Doris, you always pick out some good pictures for us to see, you could make an interesting calender with this collection.
I love the crocheted blankie, its so cute.
best wishes Julie.C

Nuo said...

always a pleasure to have that "walk" with you & Gizzy.

Luv frm CA

AkasaWolfSong said...

I truly enjoyed the walk today Doris! Such gorgeous flowers!
The lake looks soooo inviting!

Wishing I was there to walk with you and Gizz!

Love and Blessings Dear Heart!

P.S. I think the one bush may be related to the Holly Family? Similar Leaves.

Clara said...

My gosh, what beautiful surroundings you have and such wonderful places to walk with Gizzy.

Clara said...

Oh yes, I wanted to add that the snuggle bear and blankie are adorable.


Gizzy is so cute! beautiful pictures! hugs from São Paulo, Brazil!

Mariette said...

Liebe Doris,

Die Pflanze wovon du fragst wer die kennt, ist eine Leatherleaf Mahonia Berberidaceae (barberry Family). Also google das mal.
Die andere ist kein honeysuckle aber eine Rhododendron, common name Azalea, and fragrant as most are in Georgia... Ha, ha geh ich in English über. Bin keine Deutsche aber lebte nur 20 Minuten von der Grenze bei Venlo in Limburg. Also fast da. Wir leben im Zentrum von Georgia, right in the heart of it on I-16 = Dublin.
Ich werde dich an meine Georgia Bloggerliste zufügen.
Lieber Gruss,