Monday, February 2, 2015

A WALK THROUGH THE VILLA


Yesterday was a huge day.  Don taught the Adult Sunday School class for his friend Marlin (the regular teacher) who's wife had some knee surgery and needed his assistance at home.  Then Church and Communion.  Then back to our son's home for Super Bowl.  

So ~~~I slept in this morning, and when I woke up, the sun was shinning so bright and tree in front of the balcony had exploded with blooms.  I decided it was time to take a walk with  my camera in the Villa.


It you look real close, you will see my dearest reading on the balcony.

Everywhere I walked in the complex there was color and I just love it.  We move here in June, so I had never seen the spring colors.


I think this is a "Tulip" tree, but I don't know it's official name.



These lovely pink blooms just popped out today!  


I think this is an azalea bush, not sure.


The walkways are so nice and shady and full of sunlight and shadows.


There are several cats in the complex and this one had his eye on my as I walked around with my camera.  I had to think of Betsy when I snapped this one.
 This one is blurry (sorry) but they are all over the complex.



When I saw this I couldn't help but think it was out of place.  Christmas berries??


 There are many roses, but "No picking the flowers" But it sure had a sweet fragrance.


BTW ~ That Blackberry Cobbler was so good.  May be the best one I've ever made.  So glad I made a extra big one...there is leftovers.

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  1. Wanda, You live in a really pretty area. How nice to enjoy all those beautiful flowers. Your cobbler sure does look tasty. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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    1. I couldn't love our place more. We are very fortunate as there is a waiting list for these Senior Complexes.
      The Cobbler was really good with that vanilla ice cream.

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  2. How beautiful!!! I am happy to 'see' where you live now!!!
    We have a bush with the red berries!
    It's COLD in Texas today! We have stayed inside by the fireplace watching movies! A real day off!

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    1. It's hard to describe without seeing it in person our Complex. We are very happy here. Quite a change from a "house", but God knew what we needed at this point in our life. Wish you were in to visit on the balcony..so nice and warm. See the news of all the cold weather in the East.

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  3. I would call those winter blooms! haha. There's 6 weeks of winter left, Wanda! Your state is rushing the seasons! lol...

    Gorgeous blooms! That tulip tree is a Magnolia. We have one in the front yard, but it blooms in June.

    That dessert looks soooo yummy. One of my favorites!

    Love that balcony hidden in blooms! What a wonderful secluded spot!

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    1. How silly of me....yes Winter blooms. I was thinking that a magnolia tree had large white blooms.

      It really is secluded..we can see more looking down than anyone can looking up.

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  4. Such pretty flowers on your walk. The cobbler looks so so good!

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    1. It was a fun walk...also very fragrant. I think there must be some honeysuckle, I could smell it, but didn't see the bush...will have to go looking tomorrow.

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  5. Thanks for the garden walk Wanda....
    I really needed this today.....
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. I trudged through the snow on your blog Linda. Burrrr.. back to the balcony. HaHa

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  6. Wanda, I think you live in a special bit of paradise. Gorgeous flowers popping out all over and the walkways are just perfect.
    It's so wonderful that you have the balcony at your TreeHouse. it's the ideal place to read and just dream.
    But oh my....ending with that yummy cobbler was too much. Now my tummy is saying please feed me....

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    1. I quoted this verse to Don today. "Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart." He is doing just that.

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  7. We had a blizzard while you walked through blooms. Hard to believe, isn't it?
    I like you Villa very much, and I do love that guy on the balcony, the one in the rocking chair, Bible on his lap, whispering his prayers.
    :0)

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    1. I saw that... Oh my goodness what a storm. When I read your comment to Don, he said...."Bless her little heart"....You are my only blog friend that has actually been to the Treehouse.

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    2. I still see my dad out in his patio room sitting in his rocking chair. Bile on his lap, whispering his prayers. Seeing Don do the same made me smile.

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  8. It's so gorgeous. It reminds me of when we use to live in San Diego.

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    1. Our daughter lived in San Diego, and it is one beautiful spot. She lives in Brooking OR on the coast, and that's beautiful too.

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  9. I love the walkway. It makes me think about the paths that we take to the beach. Such a beautiful place to call home. Happy that you are happy there.

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    1. Thanks Bonnie...The only thing better would be if that walk way ended up at the Beach!! We do call it home now...we're settled in.

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  10. You invited us on such a pretty walk. I love all the shadows too. And what beautiful colours. You are well-hidden from the world - your own little oasis.

    It's 1:11 a.m. and the snow ploughs are out in full force... again. They were here from 2 a.m. to 6 am. last night. Had close to 30cm of snow in one day. I do love the snow and I was out in it a few times today, but I love your neck-of-the-woods too!

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    1. I can't think of anything pretty than your white snow, but to live in it after spending my entire life in CA would be hard, I think.

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  11. It is so beautiful there, Wanda. Lots to enjoy about this spot to live! The red berries are on a Nandina I believe. Man, I wish I had a bowl of that cobbler and ice cream! Ha! I'm with you on the bathing suit issue. ha! blessings ~ tanna

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    1. The Cobbler doesn't help any...HaHa. But I did limit myself to small servings. Back to the celery and carrot sticks.

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  12. Wow, Spring already. I had roses starting to bud, then it got down to the 20s Sunday night. I haven't checked on them yet.

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    1. What color do you grow...do you deliver. I especially like pink or yellow...HaHa
      Hope they didn't freeze.

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  13. Thanks for stopping by today. You new residence to be looks lovely.

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    1. Thanks Christine. We love our new home. Think I'll make one of your special dishes for dinner tonight,

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  14. that cobbler looks scrumptious. VERY>. Yum.

    The tulips tree is gorgeous and so love how your balcony is hidden away there. I really did have to look hard to even notice your hub's legs!

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  15. Thank you for the fun tour and then you just had to end it with a mouth-watering picture of your cobbler. now I am drooling!

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  16. Dear Wanda, The journey through pictures in your complex was so pretty. It is no where near spring here!! The ice and snow keep on coming! There are two more storms expected by Sunday! Well, I am not complaining though as long as everyone is safe and sound. xoxo Catherine
    p.s. the cobbler does look good. xo

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