Friday, September 15, 2017

Thank Blog It's Friday

Close-up of red spider lily
   We are joining Da DB Boyz for Flower Friday and this week we are sharing one of our favorite flowers.

Top view of red spider lily
   I took the bulbs for these Spider Lilies from my father-in-law’s home when he passed away. He was such a wonderful man and I miss him so much. I planted them but several years passed and not a single flower bloomed. I had all but given up on them. 
View of red spider lilies in flower bed.
One day we came back from visiting his and my mother-in-law’s (who was equally awesome) gravesite and I let the dogs outside. When I walked out to call them back inside, lo and behold there was my first spider lily. Now, each year when they bloom, it is like my in-laws saying “hello.”
   I have become quite a fan of 15 & Meowing and McGuffy’s Reader's Friendly Fill-Ins. Here is this week’s selection:
1. I have broken one bone. It happened when I fell out of a treehouse and broke my right wrist. I started first grade in a cast.
2. When I go out to breakfast, I order pancakes. I love IHOP’s butter pecan syrup the best.
3. As summer officially comes to an end, I look forward to cooler weather and college football Saturdays!
4. Before this year is over, I really need to lose weight by continuing to exercise and eat right. Of course, that means absolutely no pancakes!
                   
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43 comments :

  1. that are wonderful flowers... they look like fragile art pieces ;o)
    tree houses come often with broken bones... therefore my grampy made a "ground level" treehouse for me... not the real mc coy LOL

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    1. They look fragile but are really quite hardy! Treehouses are dangerous and are much better on the ground. LOL!

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  2. Mom remembers seeing spider lilies when she was growing up in Louisiana. They are such beauties!
    PANCAKES! yummmmmm

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    1. I love spider lilies! They seem to pop up overnight and stay several days. Pancakes are so delicious.

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    1. Thank you! They are one of my favorite flowers.

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  4. Love that lily!
    Make almond flour pancakes. They are healthier:)

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    1. Almond pancakes sound great. It's the butter pecan syrup that is the killer!

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  5. I love that story about the Spider Lilies! That is so cool, and I believe that things like that happen: a bit of divine grace.
    Butter pecan syrup sounds really good! I agree with cooler temps and football, but make mine The Packers! I am right there with you on #4! Thanks for joining us. Have a great weekend. Hugs to all of you!

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    1. I love your Friendly Fill-Ins! The spider lilies make me so happy. If you ever get a chance to try some butter pecan syrup, you will know why I am such a fan.

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  6. Very pretty flowers. Thank you for participating, great answers. We are going to try the South Beach diet to lose some way, I need to break my carb addiction, that is great you are losing weight. Of course now I want to go to IHOP and try this butter pecan syrup. Have a nice weekend!

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    1. If you get to IHOP, you MUST try that syrup. It is stupid good! LOL! We have cut out a lot of the bad foods that we used to eat. No restaurants either. It will be worth it though.

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  7. What a lovely story and a beautiful flower. We have never seen these before. Plantings mean so much more when they are associated with someone you love and not just bought from the nursery.

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    1. They are abundant here in the south and I think they are so cool. They don't have any leaves! I will dig these bulbs up when we move so I can transplant to our new house.

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    1. Thank you! They are quite unique looking.

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  9. What a beautifully delicate flower! Our mom is recommitting to losing 10 pounds.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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    1. I have a lot more than 10 pounds to lose but I know every pound makes a difference!

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  10. We never saw spider lilies, it's beautiful ! Your lilies have such a sweet story, we're glad they finally bloomed. Purrs

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    1. Thank you! I love them too and definitely think my in-laws smile down on us when they bloom.

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  11. LOve those flowers! so delicate and beautiful!
    hugs
    Hazel & Mabel

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    1. They look like upside down spiders! They don't smell like anything though.

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  12. What a beautiful story about the spider lilies! I agree you precious in-laws are saying hello.
    Hugs madi and mom

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    1. It makes me feel especially loved when they bloom.

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  13. Now that is a super cool flower!

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  14. That flower is very cool! Don't think we've ever seen one like that around here.

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    1. They are very plentiful here in the south and pop up all over the place.

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  15. What a gorgeous flower, loving the color! Thanks for the share, love checking out your blog!
    Henry

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  16. What wonderful memories your spider lilies hold!!! Thanks so much for hopping with us today!!
    xoxo
    Jakey and Arty

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    1. I was so excited that they bloomed in time for this week's hop!

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  17. The flowers and story are beautiful. IHop does have good syrup. As for #4...I don't want to be a skinny bird-like old woman so I eat. That's my story anyway.

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    1. Thanks so much! I love IHOP's syrup and most everything else. That is one of the reasons that I am FAR from a skinny bird. LOL!

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  18. Well maybe Dollar Pancakes, a local restaurant makes pancakes the size of silver dollars. I love Tiger Lilies, we had some come up once no clue where they came from, but they haven't come up again.

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    1. Ohhh, those sound yummy! I have never heard them called Tiger Lilies before. I like that.

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  19. Yep, the end of summer means SEC football. It seems like there is more spirit in college ball than there is in the NFL.

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    1. I agree and think it's because the players are out there giving their all for their team and college not the big paycheck and showboating.

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  20. They're pawfectly stunning!

    Nose nudges
    CEO Olivia

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  21. What a beautiful flower and story to go along with it.

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