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Friday flowers/vendredi fleurs

{I am still loving geranniums...}

Yes it is that time of the week again, another week has speed past at what seems like record speed.

I am still painting the kitchen but hope to be finished by the end of the weekend and will be sharing some photos of our progess to date.

Wishing you all a very happy Friday and a fabulous weekend/
Je vous souhaite un vendredi heureux et un week-end fabuleux,

L x


  1. What intense colour! They're lovely and very cheery for a Friday. Have a wonderful weekend :)

  2. Vivid and happy weekend to you too. Flowers are shinny and a great Valentine's Day gift here in Brasil which we'll celebrate on Saturday. At tout a l'heure!!! Bela.

  3. Bon weekend à toi!

    Your geraniums are bright and cheery, very unlike the weather here on the wet west coast.

  4. It wouldn't be summer without big pots of red geraniums.

  5. I love geraniums too! Being in our winter there is not much colour in my garden and these photos are always a very cheery site.

  6. Those geraniums are lovely,the color is so bright and intense.. just perfect to cheer me up on a Friday morning! Thank God the weekend is almost here..
    Bon courage for your painting job, so glad it's almost finished so I can get to see the final result soon!
    Bon week-end chérie
    xx Flaviana

  7. Lovely photo! I love geraniums too although I only planted mine to keep away the mossies originally!

  8. I love the simple happiness of geraniums like this. They always look so gorgeous. Inspires me to go and plant up a few pots! Have a lovely weekend Leeann. I'm glad there is an end in sight to your painting! You've been working so hard at it. xx

  9. will always love geraniums... my white ones will go in this weekend! enjoy... xx pam

  10. Wishing you a great weekend! I just planted some geranniums. (pink ones) J'adore!

  11. Happy weekend to you Leeann, and I look forward to seeing the new look to your kitchen.
    Red geraniums, always make for a pretty show.


  12. I never tire of geraniums either. I have planted quite a few large pots with all different colours and scents of geraniums. One of the few plants that bloom prolifically in our Melbourne winters. My fav is the rose and lemon verbena scented.

  13. Hello hello.
    I am back in blog land again.
    I've been busy with house remodeling and travelling. see you around.

    Julie xx

  14. I usually buy white, lavender, pale pink and blue flowers but, geraniums have to be red. They look fabulous. XXXX

  15. It could be my inherent French bias, but I think the flowers in that country are more vibrant and artfully arranged than the ones we find here in the US.

  16. I found red geraniums on sale and have been happily planting them all around our house this year! And I must say, you were a big influence, posting all those lovely images for us to see! Can't wait to see your kitchen reveal! Excited! ~Lili

  17. geraniums are hearty plants, great with any garden settings! hope you are having a fantastic weekend! looking forward to viewing your newly painted kitchen...verbena cottage

  18. These are just lovely and remind me of my childhood. I especially love how easily geraniums are propagated.

  19. The geraniums are gorgeous, so vivid.
    Red is such a wonderful accent colour.
    Glad to have found your blog.

  20. These red Geraniums remind me so much of home (in France) It seems every french house has pots of red geraniums, my mom's are huge and gorgious. back from Lot et Garonne. i had a lovely time visiting parts of Dordogne with my parents.

  21. What happy flowers! You have some great finds on your blog.


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