Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A Flowery Photo and Posts of the Week

I took this photo from my front deck. Frank's car tire can be seen behind the iris. We'll be heading up to his family cottage for a few days but I'll have more photos for you Thursday and Sunday in scheduled posts.

"There is no object so soft but it makes a hub for the wheeled universe."
~Walt Whitman

And now without further delay, here are the Posts of the Week.

The icon to the left here is yours for the taking if your blog post has been named as a Post of the Week - either as top post or as a runner up, today or in past weeks.

This week's top post goes to:

Long Live the Mom Car
by Betty
at Bossy Betty

Other wonderful posts in no particular order are:

I Love DoUghnuts
by Brian
at WayStationOne

The Old Fruit Stand Truck
by Steve

at Take A Look Around

What Are They Smokin?
by Snappy Di
at The Blue Ridge Gal

A Disturbing Trend
by Nancy
at Life in the Second Half

Besieged by the Brown Tide
by Christopher
at Christopher's Views

Feeling Like a Nut
by Stacey Dawn

at Stacey Dawn Images

People and Plants
by Zuzana

at Life Through Reflections

by Alix

at Casa Hice

by Clowncar

at The Oort Cloud
***Reader's Choice***

Recommended by: Ethelmae Potter
Wondering Why on a Rainy, Cold Day
by Mountain Woman
at Red Pine Mountain

Recommended by: Joanna
What is That Woman Doing?
by Robyn

at Fragments Treasures Memory


Zuzana said...

I simply love your image today Hilary. And the quote that complements it so well; they are both so full of opposites and contradictions.

As always congratulations to everyone, I am looking forward to discover new lovely places with your help.
And thank you so much for the mention, glad you enjoyed the post about People and Plants.;)) I am flattered.;)

Have a great time at the cottage,

Anonymous said...

Fabulous image, and your quote is inspiring. Congrats to the POTW Nominees! xxx

Anonymous said...

Great image Hilary. Lovely.

Congratulations to the POTW winners - I am only jealous as much as a big bucketful of jealous stuff. ;0)

LadyFi said...

What a gorgeous flower shot! Superb!

Bonnie Zieman, M.Ed. said...

What an amazing marriage of photo and quote, Hilary - they were made for each other.

As always thanks for the links to good reads.

Enjoy your time away!

Sueann said...

I so love your photo of the iris. Beautiful!
I visited the POTW and they are terrific. Another fabulous posting Hilary!
Thanks ever so much

Tabor said...

How on earth did you get the quote that matched the photo? Stupendous.

Steve Gravano said...

Thank you once again, you are too kind. Have a great get-a-away!

Anonymous said...

Enjoy your time at the cottage... Getaways are always wonderful, oh... and love the photo today. You have such a knack for the unusual and beautiful.


DJan said...

This is my first time as a follower getting to find new posts. This of course is always dangerous, just when I think I can keep up, I find dozens more I can't resist. Like yours. Love the picture, BTW.

Unspoken said...

I like the image and the quote you put with it. This week I may have time to read the posts you selected! :)

Boozy Tooth said...

On behalf of Petrie and Casa Hice, THANK YOU so much, Hilary for mentioning us in your wonderful blog and including us in your POTW selections. It's been a crazy morning, so this has really made the difference and brightened my day.

PS: I'll be posting a photo of Petrie getting the news tomorrow!



Susie said...

I'm always amazed at how you find the perfect quote to go with your lovely shots.

Daryl said...

Wonderful choices .. and here's a treat for you click here

Bossy Betty said...

What a wonderful surprise to be POTW!!! I am thinking of getting a sash and a tiara for the occasion. (I am already wearing my sequined gown. It IS Wednesday after all!)

Thank you so much for this honor!!

Hope you have a wonderful time at the cottage. I am so looking forward to the presents (pictures!) you bring us when you come back.

Mental P Mama said...

Have a wonderful sojourn...and I am going to go a-visiting!

CiCi said...

The tire in the background give so much more interest to the picture. The flower is really lovely. This week's posts are great, some of them are new to me. I like to hear of blogs I have never seen. Thanks.

Land of shimp said...

Hey Hilary! I'm so behind this week! I have visited all the posts of the week, though and I'm the better for having done it (summer cold here, nothing tragic, just inelegant!)

Thanks, as always, for helping to make my Wednesday :-)

Nancy said...

Loved the Iris. Also, thanks so much for POTW mention!

Dianne said...

the flower framed by the hub cap is just wonderful!!

congrats to all the POTWs
I hope to visit as many as I can

Dawning Inspiration said...

Love the image..... mine is kinda similar today!!

And Hilary - THANK YOU - for the POTW nomination! Wow! What a surprise to get comments from people letting me know. How fun!! You totally made my morning and it is so appreiated! Thanks so much! Gotta run but will be back to visit others POTW soon!

Hope you have a great day!

Brian Miller said...

thank you mrs. hilary! hope you have a great the shot, framed nicely by the tire...i wonder did you find it or the quote first?

congrats all, will be around in abit!

Lisa said...

Oh the picture and the quote is perfect. Going to the cottage sounds like fun.

Anonymous said...

Oh, WOW... thanks for the mention, Hilary. I had a couple of congratulation comments on my blog today and had no idea what they were talking about. Guess I need to get my head out of the clouds and pay attention more often. Much appreciated coming from you and your wonderful blog. I love stopping by here and enjoy your work immensely.

The Blue Ridge Gal

Clowncar said...

thank you yet again. I'm honored. particularly since it really is a pretty bad picture.

thanks again. you rock. but you knew that.

Maggie May said...

Love the iris and the car wheel.
Lovely posts to read! Congrats to all.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Friko said...

A wonderful picture and quote.

I am working my way round your recommendations; in spite of all the rubbish that can be found in blogland, there are some real gems too. You are introducing me to very worthwhile blogs.

Unknown said...

What an intriguing photo and quote!

and I will visit ... slowly but surely. You share your blessings well. thank you.

Mage said...

Have a great trip and see you in your photos. :)

xxx said...

Thank you :) a lovely surprise for me to arrive and see myself listed as a readers choice.

I very much like your Iris shot... well spotted.

best wishes and congratualtions to all you have been listed.

Thank you again

christopher said...

Your images do make me stop and take notice.

Wonderful posts all around. And thanks very much for the nod.

Kelly H-Y said...

That photo is stunning ... and the quote that you picked to accompany it is simply perfect!

Rosaria Williams said...

Stunning pictures, each and everyone. I can't believe how close you get with your eyefinder. Beautiful. Congratulations to all your winners, and to you for taking the time to visit them and showcase their blogs so.

It's a wonderful service, and we appreciate it.

L. D. said...

The iris is so beautiful. Ours are all done blooming now.

Anonymous said...

That photograph and quote? Stunning. Absolutely stunning.

quilly said...

Karen (Kcinnova) sent me to see your gorgeous pic. She is right, it is gorgeous. While I was here I read your bio. You may want to stop by my place on Monday and check out my Punny Monday game. Come early though or it will be over. I put the post up at 12:01 a.m. every Monday.