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October 25, 2009


Fay Marie

First time I'm first answering. Thanks Kim for sharing those beautiful blooms with us, and Congratulations! Rhonda on winning that lovely heart made by Fifi.

Have a good rest of the day.

Fay Marie


Congrats to the where I live the summer blooms are slowly going to sleep lol..

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions

Love those flowers, Kim! Yes, fruits and vegetables can be beautiful, too. Although they make me hungry when I look at pictures of them! Just picturing those green beans done up with some garlic and oil ~ Mmmmm. Congrats to Rhondi!

Daisy Cottage

*waving hi to Fay Marie* - don't you look so cute up there being "first!"



We are past the blooming season for a few months now. I did bring some of my petunias indoors to see if they will last through the winter inside. We'll see...

Kelly~Rose Vine Cottage

Such beautiful blooms and a perfect way to spend the day!!


Oh KIm,

In my autumn world of dead flying leaves, cold grey rainy days and everything dying fast- sure was a nice breath of fresh air to see your lovely blooms. They are stunning.

Thank you for that beauty. I really needed it.

Hugs and smiles,



Woo!! You still have beautiful flowers there. Ours are gone. Thanks for the lovely walk with you. I, too, love Fifi. She's one of a kind.


Dear Kim
I can't believe I won! My husband says I should buy a lottery ticket because I just won three giveaways in a row! I am so excited to win one of Fifi's precious hearts!
((hugs)) Rhondi

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss

That Rhondi is one lucky girl, especially when it comes to giveaways in the Tampa Bay area! She won one of my giveaways about 6 months ago! GO RHONDI!

(Afterthought: maybe I should ask her to pick some lottery numbers for ME!)


It's so hard for me to imagine all those flowers at this time of year. It looks like a wonderful way to spend a morning.

Kelly Ballard

How lucky you are to be able to enjoy all those flowers this time of year! I'm a little jealous.

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Mary Lou

Such pretty pictures! Thanks!
Mary Lou


Here in Central PA, we can't decide if it's fall, winter or spring... we received some snow for Penn State Homecoming on the 17th, sunny and warm 70's the middle of this past week and the leaves are changing and needing raked as we speak ... it's just hard to see my roses in full bloom with snow around them.... it confuses me and them... thanks for sharing all the lovely pictures... flowers have a way of making my day a little brighter... just like you do with your blog.... thanks ...


Thank you so much for taking us along on your walk. I adore flowers but your fresh fruit pics are my favs.

Yoli :)

Nancy Hutson Maisenbach

Thanks for the garden tour. Your town is lovely.
Nancy M


Thank you for those beautiful pictures.

While I am enjoying the colorful leaves here, they will probably be gone by next week.

It will be awhile before we see flowers as in those pictures. We'll depend on YOUR PICTURES. :)


What a lovely post Kim...thanks for sharing it with us!
Have a great week!


After visiting your downtown (the Dunedin weekend with your new friend from the GA trip) at Patchwork Pig quilt shop, I know exactly where you were. It is so beautiful downtown. . . and the lake . . Beautiful. Love the veggies. Thanks for the beautiful pictures Kim. Blessings, Janet

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Jan!!!! Check your new comments!!!


She is Barbara Ansley and she wrote Katy (our tour bus quilt guide) and wrote the name Jean, but since I talk about you and Lakeland all the time Katy knew it was me. Yes, it was a great note. Thank you so much. Blessings and (((Hugs))) and Yes, I will definitely let you know. Jan

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YAY Jan!!!! And YES - it was Barbara Ansley!! I'm so glad my little note reached you!

It was very surreal to meet someone in Savannah (she and I sat together by luck) who was so nice AND who was on the same trip as YOU! What a small world...


Kimberly Padilla


You live in such a beautiful and charming town. Thank you for sharing the beautiful flowers with us. I pray that yours do just as well, and from the pictures, which I have seen - there is never a reason for your garden to be envious of anyone's.


Beautiful pictures.



Oh Kim, it's so wonderful to see all those beautiful flowers. Here our leaves are almost all gone and the only blooming flowers are at the florist!! What a great pick-me-up! Thank you!


Kim, your photos are breathtaking!! The flowers and even the produce are sooo beautiful!
Congratulations Rhondi on winning Fifi's pretty heart.
Hugs, Debi


congrats rondi! thank you kim, for the beautiful flower show :)


Beautiful flowers! Thank You!


Beautiful blooms.


Lovely pictures. Our flowers are all gone here in WV, but we do have some beautiful fall folliage.
Thank you for sharing them.

Congrats to Rhondi too.



What beautiful blooms. It looks like it was a perfect day for the flowers to show off. Your breakfasts sounded really yummy too. I was in Orlando for a wedding, where it was also beautiful. A perfect weekend. Petunias and pansies do especially well through the cold months that are coming. You might tempt yourself with some of those too.

Cindy S.

Ahh, such beautiful blooms. Makes me want to join the geese and fly to Florida for the winter. LOL! Your photos of veges are also beautiful. Hugs, Cindy S.

MJ Smith

Kim - you are indeed a lucky lady to live is such a wonderful neighborhood. Thank you for sharing!


Hi sweet Kim... so many lovely blooms in that part of your world... here, in mine, the land is going into a restful slumber as it prepares herself for the long winter ahead... so blooms are now in the forms of myriads of colorful leaves in bright yellows, browns and burnt reds and berries turning orange in the fall, so it’s been nice seeing so many flowers again; al least in photos… thanks for sharing




All those beautiful pictures of flowers and fresh vegetables. What caught my eye ... the "Sugar Rush" sign. I can just imagine what is in that store .... mmmmm.


Was that Munn Park? I didn't know they had that event and...a farmer's market??? Wow. I really MUST get over there to Lakeland!! LOL

The blooms were so beautiful

A Romantic Porch

Ah Kim, After chasing the car down the street (wink wink) it felt absolutely great to take a nice quiet stroll around town and enjoy the beautiful flowers.
Congratulations to Rhondi for winning Fifi's beautiful heart. Fifi is fabulous! of course! xo rachel

Cass at That Old House

Oh my.... torturing me with pics of gorgeous blooms as the nasty old autumn winds bring down the leaves here in New Jersey. Oh well -- I did enjoy that tour of your downtown Farmer's Market area.

And that French Toast? Go BACK and get it this weekend! :-)

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