Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday and What's On Your Wall Wednesday!!

Welcome to Outdoor Wednesday, hosted by Susan at A Southern Daydreamer.

It's sunny, but a little chilly today and the blue skies are just a big tease for the warmer weather. I'm sharing pictures that always make me smile and I hope they put smiles on your faces too.

I pooch sit occasionally for Coco, my DIL's family Yorkshire Terrier. In July 2007, they adopted Chanel, another little Yorkie puppy, to their family and I got to pooch sit both little girls. I was so excited. Baby Chanel was 9 weeks old when they brought her home. A month later I was pooch sitting again and took pictures this time. (I think they each weigh about 4 lbs.)

Baby Chanel - 9 weeks old!

Baby Chanel sitting in my Wave Petunias. (She was about 13 weeks old.) The petunias didn't die last winter, they just continued to grow & bloom. I hope they last this year, but we've had some very cold nights, so I may be planting them again.

Chanel is sitting by a Limelight hydrangea. The flowers are amazing on this bush!

Big sister Coco sitting by a hydrangea. Coco was about 2 years old then.

Coco wasn't so impressed with the big flowers.

Please visit Susan's blog for the links to other Outdoor Wednesday participants.


Welcome to the first What's On Your Wall Wednesday hosted by Barb at Grits and Glamour.

I'm sharing two Thomas Kinkade paintings located in our family room with you. We have several of his paintings, I love the houses, but my husband prefers the mountain scenes and these are two of his favorites.

Lakeside Hideaway

Mountain Majesty - Beginning of a Perfect Day III

Please visit Barb's blog for the links to the other What's On Your Wall Wednesday participants.




Susan said...

Diane...what a cute little pooch! And your petunias are a gorgeous purple...and hydrangeas...ahh one of my favorites (I think I have 15-20 in my yard and they are a beautiful blue in late summer)

Thanks for sharing your flowers and Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

Melissa Miller said...

Aww Diane!
Chanel and Coco are sooo cute!

I love Thomas Kinkade.
I have quite a few I have collected over the years.
Yours are gorgeous!

Justine said...

Oh Diane, those puppies are so precious, I just wanted to grab them right through my computer monitor!!!!!

And that first Kinkaide I think is just gorgeous. Well, both are, but I like the first better.

Justine :o )

Dawnie said...

those dogs are adorable! I could snuggle up with them by a warm fire.

Thomas Kinkaide is one of my favorites. I do his puzzles every winter. I'm working on one now. I have 2 large ones in the basement waiting for me to glue them.

Bo said...

Those little Yorkie babies stole my heart!!! I love what you have on your walls too...but those precious puppies are to die for...
;-) Bo

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, how absolutely adorable! I can't even see the flowers I'm so in love with the dogs! Oh cute! Cute! Cute! Yorkies are some of my favorite dogs! Thanks for sharing. I'll be smiling all night.


Sheila :-)

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Diane, that sweet little puppy is a doll!!

I also enjoyed seeing your Thomas Kinkade's.

Maryrose said...

Darling babies.... thanks, Maryrose

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Diane, I love your sweet little babies. They are the cutest little things.

I also love Thomas Kinkade. This was a great post.

Lana said...

Ooh, what sweet little babies! Coco and Chanel are just bundles of love, aren't they!

All the best, Lana

Melissa Wertz said...

cute puppies and beautiful plants.

Bridget said...

I love the puppy pics and the What's On Your Wall meme is great, it's fun to see what someone chooses to decorate their walls.

Anonymous said...

Your cuties look like stuffed animals among the flowers. I wondered where you lived to have your petunias last through the winter. I'm just a short drive from you but it is too cold for petunias in the winter.

Lovely Kinkade's.
Kathy b

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Diane, Chanel and Coco are sooooo cute.. as well as your beautiful flowers. Your pictures are beautiful girl.. hope all is well your way..hugs ~lynne~

prof en retraite said...

Oh Diane...I love the little doggies! My cats might not even mind the little guys...too much! lol Your garden is beautiful, too!Great post...Debbie

mbkatc230 said...

Those babies are adorable! I love yorkies, they look like little stuffed toys! And their faces are SO expressive. Your garden is lovely, its so cute that some of the flowers are bigger than the pups. Thanks for the day brightener. Kathy

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

Love the names of the puppuies!
I think it suits them so much... Just because they are the most adorable puppies everrrrrrrrrrr!
Debbie Moss

dana said...

Those little Poochies are soooo cute---"Pooch Sitting" would be so much fun with them--especially if I got to enjoy them while surrounded by your beautiful flowers! Your TK prints are great!

Have a great Wednesday! Dana

Momovthree said...

Oh I love the doggie pictures. So cute! They remind me of my little pup.

It's so nice to see some flowers as well, with snow and ice piling up outside right now.
Thanks for sharing!

squawmama said...

Hi Diane... What cute little dogs your daughter has... And Chanel & Coco... mmmmmmm wonder where their name came from... I can smell it...LOL LOL As for your Thomas Kinkade's they are awesome... Definitely one of my favorite artists... They had a wonderful gallery in St. Augustine which my honey & I always enjoyed visiting... Did you know if he is in the area you live and at a gallery visiting he will put additional highlights on your painting... There are quite a few little interesting things about his paintings as I am sure you already know... Very cool huh??? Have a wonderful day...


~♥~ Monica S said...

Love the paintings.. and the dogs are SO adorable.. sooo tiny! :-)

Great post!


Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Thanks for sharing these pics. The little one among the flowers is so cute. I love hydrangea but never could get mine to bloom. Enjoyed.

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Love the dogs! And the Thomas Kincade paintings are lovely. Happy WOYWW!

Tootsie said...

those faces SCREAM mischief!!!! no good can come from some one that CUTE!!!!

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Diane, your dogs are adorable!! They look so happy playing in the flowers. Your Thomas Kinkead paintings are really pretty too. Kristen

Happy To Be said...

Oh Diane you had me at the Yorkies...did I ever tell you I had 5 of these all at the time time..all females..just loved my girls..if I laid on the sofa they laid all over me..I had one that laid on my head, one on my hip and one in front of my chest and 2 at my feet...and they were so funny if one moved like they were going to another spot they would all growl...Oh girl I just loved those fur babies..my last one died in 05 and I have never replaced them yet..its too hard when I lose them..I really go into depression..
Love your paintings girl..have you ever been to his studio in Placerville yet? its well worth the trip if you haven't..every Dec he is there signing his new Christmas pictures..tell hubby he got great taste...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

JudyBug said...

The puppies are so adorable! Love the pictures with them among the plates. The lilac hydrangeas (sp) are stunning!

Claudie said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the puppies, but then I'm a puppy lover can you tell?
Happy OW that was so cute.
Claudie from Canada

Linda said...

I love the way the light glows in the Kincades....makes you want to jump into the pictures! Cute little doggies! Linda

nikkicrumpet said...

Those puppies are the cutest things ever!!! I wanted one of those but my hubby said "NO CHICK DOGS" He said if it fit in my purse it wasn't a real dog lol. They are adorable!!!!! You are so lucky to get to pooch sit them!

imjacobsmom said...

Om My Gosh! Could their faces be any sweeter? They are so tiny not much bigger than a petunia. Darling! ~ Robyn

Anonymous said...

Awww! They are sooo Cute! Love your flowers...just gorgeous. Happy Ourdoor Wednesday... Love your Thomas Kinkade pictures..Beautiful! Katherinellen

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Ooooohhhh how adorable those pups are. Shhh, don't tell my kitty I would sure love one of those lil' cuties.

I've got one small pic from the painter of light. My friend introduced me to his artwork several years ago. His paintings are stunning!

Thank you so much for your visit!

Sweet Wishes,

The Muse said...

Oh how sweet...PUPPIES... I want to hold them! :)

Jill said...

Hi Diane, Thank you for stopping by! I love your puppies!!!! I read a few of your posts and I am hooked. I went to look for a followers list but you don't have one? Any way I am putting you on my blog list so I can come back often!
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