Friday, October 9, 2015

Friday Smiles

Can you believe it!  I'm here to share a smile.  I'm linking up with Annie at  A Stitch In Time.  

You may have wondered where I've been.   I've recovered from my knee surgery and have returned to work.  I was also planning to sell my one bedroom condo so I've been going through "junk" for ages.  Not really making time for my blog or visiting fellow bloggers.  I keep thinking about everyone but haven't jumped back in.  Hopefully this will be the beginnings of a regular thing for me.  If I at least participate in WOYWW on Wednesdays and Friday Smiles I'll be good!

I planted two peony plants in my backyard this year.  Isn't this bloom just gorgeous!  Such a delicate yet bold flower!  Yikes - my mistake.  This is NOT a peony!!!  Thanks to those that pointed it out in the comments!!

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.  Monday is a holiday in the States (Columbus Day) so I'll have an extra day to go through more of my "junk."

Peace,
Kay 

15 comments:

Annie said...

Oh wow. What a come back Kay. That bloom is stunning. Glad to hear your knee is now allowing you to keep busy. :-)
Have a great week....and thanks for linking this week.
Hugs,
Annie x

Anne said...

Hi Kay. That is a gorgeous plant. Love peonies. There are some made out of sugar ( sadly made by my friend to help me out with my nephew's wedding cake - it was a difficult time) on my blog! Good to see you back have been wondering how you were. X

Anne said...

Hi Kay. That is a gorgeous plant. Love peonies. There are some made out of sugar ( sadly made by my friend to help me out with my nephew's wedding cake - it was a difficult time) on my blog! Good to see you back have been wondering how you were. X

Shoshi said...

Beautiful flowers, Kay! How is your knee these days? I hope it is healing well. I have M.E. so I understand about your energy issues with Lupus and Fibro - you can imagine what it's like adding chemo fatigue on top! I am nearly there now and then I can concentrate on recovering to the best level I can. Thanks for your visit and your lovely comment. I'm gradually starting to pick up and do more, now I'm in week 3 of this cycle.

Shoshi

sue jones said...

I used to have a peony in my old garden but it was just dark pink - yours is stunning. have a great week Soojay x

Di said...

Lovely to hear from you Kay! So pleased things are going well - come and sort out my junk when you finish your own please :)

Pretty peony!!!

Hugs

Di xx

JoZart Quilts said...

I'm amazed how different that peony is to ours. Mine has multi petals.
Good to see you here and glad your knee seems to be healing,
Jo x

Lynn Holland said...

Hi Kay, smiling and waving from the UK.
Hope your de cluttering goes well. Can you come and sort me after please heehee
Lynn x

Barb said...

Hi Kay, pleased to meet you. Your flower is beautiful. Hope you continue to get strong after your surgery. Have a lovely week. Barbxx

mamapez5 said...

Your flower is so lovely. It looks like some of the hibiscus we have out here, and not at all like an English peony, but it really is so very pretty.
That was fairly brutal knee surgery you had. (I have to look under bandages too!). I do hope it continues to heal well for you. Kate x

Hettie said...

glad to hear you are back on your knees again!! That flower is beautiful and I thought it was a hibiscus - but then what do I know about flowers in New Mexico?? Or anywhere come to think of that!
Hugs
xx

Nikki C said...

Glad to hear your back into things again good luck with the purge and condo sell :)
No email which one did you send it too ? elusionay60@hotmail.com is the best one to reach me at I check it all the time :) I'm glad you like the little painting too

That is one big flower they where in bloom here last month some as big as your head wild aren't they.
have a happy dance kinda day !!!
now that you can
hugs Nikki

Twiglet said...

It's beautiful whatever it is!! x Jo

Angela Radford said...

Pleased to hear the knee is getting better. Lovely plant too.
Have a great weekend, Angela x

CraftygasheadZo said...

Such a pretty whatever it is! Take care Zo xx