Sunday, April 25, 2010

Bloom Where You're Planted!

Hello, Dear Ones! I love that little saying from Mary Engelbreit ~ Bloom Where You Are Planted! So I thought I'd share a little of my plantedness in the back yard.


Have you ever smelled a blooming lemon tree? The aroma is glorious and intoxicating! But you must be very careful of your most tiny nose - there are bees buzzing round these blooms. So don't plant your nose too closely to a bloom or you'll be in for a big surprise! :)



My Easter lily is still going strong! Now I must confess, it is not planted in the ground but a pot! But hey, this little sweetie is certainly blooming where she's planted! The sweet smell of this most beautiful flower is very strong and sweet. So strong in fact, it burns my most gorgeous baby blues and that's why this little stinker is sitting outside! :)

Hope you have a most blessed day and you will Bloom Where You're Planted! I'm joining our Dear Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday!

Again, I hope to see you at my Daring Darling Bathroom Beauty Snapping Divas Party on May 7th! You can check out what the party is all about on the little pink button on my side bar.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~


Lemon Tree

When I was just a lad of ten, my father said to me,

"Come here and take a lesson from the lovely lemon tree."

"Don't put your faith in love, my boy", my father said to me,
"I fear you'll find that love is like the lovely lemon tree."
Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet
But the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat.

Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet

But the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat.
One day beneath the lemon tree, my love and I did lie

A girl so sweet that when she smiled the stars rose in the sky.
We passed that summer lost in love beneath the lemon tree
The music of her laughter hid my father's words from me:

Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet

But the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat.

Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet

But the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat.
One day she left without a word.
She took away the sun.

And in the dark she left behind, I knew what she had done.
She'd left me for another, it's a common tale but true.

A sadder man but wiser now I sing these words to you:
Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet
But the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat.

Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet
But the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat.

~sung by the Kingston Trio

35 comments:

  1. Hi, very beautiful mosaics! I hope that you have a wonderful new week!
    Hugs...
    Bobbi

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  2. Hi Sheila... Your lemon tree mosaic is so pretty! We sure don;t have lemon trees here.. and now I am intrigued to smell one:-)
    Bella

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  3. I have never seen a lemon tree...oh I bet it smells good.I like your mosaic and your song.Trish

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  4. Lucky you, you'll have an abundance of lemons! Very pretty mosaics! Just beautiful!

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  5. What pretty images Sheila!! My neighbor in New Mexico had a lemon tree in a huge pot that her hubby would take in somewhere (the garage?) during the winter. They did get a few lemons here there.

    Oh I wish we could grow lemons here- I love fresh lemons!

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  6. Beautiful! I've never seen a lemon blossom, so this was a first for me.

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  7. Hi Sheila
    I love the smell of lemon and orange tree blossoms! Reminds me of my grandmother's yard!
    I love all your pretty blooms in your mosaic picture too!
    ~Ann

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  8. Just gorgeous Sheila~
    You have some gorgeous plants! I always enjoy seeing others backyards and flowers, it just make me happy! Oh dear, you have that party coming up. I need to figure out how to get brave! hehe.
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  9. Your mosaics are just breathtaking, I have never seen a lemon tree in bloom before.
    I do remember that song it was very popular in the UK for a while.
    Happy MM
    ~Maggie~

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  10. I think it would be amazing to walk outside and be able to pick lemons, how fun!

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  11. Good morning Sheila, yes, I do know how lovely lemon blossoms smell. Our lemons were huge and delicious. Grapefruit as well. We had citrus trees in Florida. I sure do miss them. Your lily blooms are beautiful and they do have a strong smell. Outside is a good place for them. You can visit them anytime you want to.

    Enjoy your day.
    Hugs, Jeanne xoxoxo

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  12. Your mosaics are beautiful and no, I have never smelled a lemon tree blooming. I do love to smell lemons though. I bet is smells divine.

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  13. All your blooms are beautiful! Be blessed. Cindy

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  14. Ooo, I've never smelled a lemon tree, but I can imagine that it's a touch of Heaven on earth.

    Your lilies are happy guys.

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  15. Shelia, what wonderful photos!! I can almost smell these blooms :)

    LuLu♥

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  16. So pretty! I love the smell of lemons, so would probably like the smell of the blossoms.

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  17. Hello, Sweetie! I have never seen a blooming lemon tree -- very pretty!

    Did you get a lot of that hard rain like we did? Now everything seems to be saying "Thank You" and is blooming like crazy!

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  18. What a beautiful mosaic Shelia. How wonderful to have a lemon tree in your yard. It must smell wonderful.

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  19. Love those lemon tree blossoms! I've never smelled one before but I think I understand what you mean. My black currant bushes do the same thing - so sweet and fruity when they first bloom!

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  20. Hi Sheila
    I have never smelled a lemon tree, I don't think they grow well over here. I do have a small tree called a Lemon Balm Tree. If you squeeze the feathery branches you can smell lemons.
    Lindsay
    x

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  21. Such beautiful blooms...I can almost smell them now!

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  22. Thanks for visiting me for Mosaic Monday, Sheila!

    I've never smelled a lemon tree in bloom! It must be heavenly but as the song says the fruit is hard to eat ... at least if it doesn't come squeezed into a glass with water and added sugar ..lol All kidding aside I wish I had a lemon tree as I love to cook with lemon.

    Your Lily is so pretty too! Mine are just beginning to grow buds.

    ♥ Pat

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  23. Your flower collage is lovely. It would be great to have a lemon tree in the backyard. There are no lemon trees around here and I'm always buying them to make lemon bars, lemonade,etc.

    I enjoyed the song lyrics - it's been a long time since I heard that one.

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  24. Hi Shiela
    I always loved that song by the Kingston Trio - and anything else they did!
    I have never seen a lemon tree in bloom - it is lovely. I hope you'll show off your lemons in another post.

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  25. Those blooms on your lemon tree are beautiful. I think the smell would be fabulous! Your Easter Lily is quite happy in her pot! Hope you are enjoying a great Monday.♥

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  26. Love your lemon tree bloms. Now, I wish I could smell a lemon tree. Lovley photos, have a great week!

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  27. Love the lemon tree my friend and the smell of them is awesom...I have one in on sun room that makes my whole house smell wonderful...I pray all is well in your world today my Dear friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  28. Dear Shelia, Your mosaics are gorgeous! The Lemon tree is so pretty. I have never seen one up close. And your Easter Lilies are perfect!

    So nice stopping by and visiting with you!

    Kindly, ldh

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  29. Hi Shelia, you got me singing that song, and I remember the Kingston Trio.

    The lemon blooms really emit a sweet scent. And I love them!

    Have a good harvest and many lemon pies!

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  30. I don't believe I have ever smelled a blossom on a lemon tree. I have smelled the orange blossums in Florida and that was awesome. I had a fellow in a meeting say that same saying about blooming where you bloom. It was as Oprah says a aha moment for me. I thought I will adopt that to may life as sometimes you strive too hard to be a part of the big picture instead of being the best in your own small space. Thanks. Valerie

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  31. Beautiful flowers, beautiful mosaics. I haven't thought of "The Lemon Tree" song in years. laurie

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  32. So very pretty! Have a great week & come & visit, I'm having a give-away!

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