May 7, 2008

The birds and the bees.......& an Award!

The reality of this blog is, that is was always intended to
be, and will be, the Tales from Three OC Cottages...(but
we went with the singular, since "Tales From Three OC
Cottages"sounded, well, a bit dumb).
For the most part I have only used pictures of my
world so far, basically because my sisters are slackers
and have not stopped their lives to takes pictures of
their homes for me! Sheesh! But as I get them, I will
be showing you pictures of my sisters' "cottages" too.
Right now tho, I do have some great pictures of Bee's
backyard that I think you'll enjoy...
She and my brother-in-law are always planting....

and re-planting...
potting ....
and pruning.

Their front and backyards look like they could be in a
magazine! (The squirrels and all the birds think so too!).

Last but certainly not least, mi amiga, Marcela from
gave me this award for being
a crazy gringa who sends her emails in Spanish!
Muchas Gracias a ti, chica!! Y un abrazo fuerte tambien!


  1. *Beautiful* pictures! I loved seeing all the pretty flowers!

  2. M,
    I just have to pop in most every day to see what you are up to. The flowers in your sister's garden are wonderful. I am getting so impatient for color here. We finally have some green and a few tulips, but that's pretty much it.

    Congrats on the award! You deserve it!

  3. I'm envious of your sister's garden, winter is approaching fast here in Australia, although I don't think our winters are as severe as yours, we can still plant out some colourfull winter annuals....what am I waiting for then??

  4. Beautiful flowers!
    And sheesh to your sisters ;)

  5. Wow beautiful!!
    Nice Place, beautiful garden
    Great work!!!!

  6. Such a beautiful garden, thanks for sharing!!
    Alicia ~ time worn style

  7. Your sister's efforts have certainly paid off in beauty.

    Congratulations on your award.

  8. Congratulations on your award!!!!
    Your spanish is very good!!!
    I used to speak english better than now...but I don't have many opportunities to speak english in my everyday life in my country...
    xoxoxoxo besos y abrazos

  9. Your sisters flowers are just beautiful!



  10. Congratulations of your award.... I'm here via Marcela's blog.... I love Bee's lovely backyard... so pretty!

    Nice meeting....


  11. Haha...I know what you mean about sisters. I have a sister that I am trying to get to send me pics of her beautiful place.....sigh. One of these days!

    The garden is beautiful!

  12. Oh so pretty, is there anything more beautiful than flowers in a garden!! Congrats on your award.


  13. Hi M :)

    What a beautiful garden!

    Of course y'all are worth painting a birdhouse for! LOL Good luck and thank you so much for coming by :)


  14. I've enjoyed the photos from cottage #1, perhaps you should take the bull by the horns and start shooting #2 and #3 . (Will your sisters will still let you in the front door after calling them slackers?)

  15. Your sister's garden is so pretty. And I am glad you found the blogging world and all of us who love to antique, thrift and junk. Who knew there were so many of us kindred souls? I hope you'll visit theVintageNest often. ~ Miles of Smiles ~ Lynn

  16. Such beautiful photos and a gorgeous garden.
    Congrats on such a sweet award! You are so deserving!!

    Your blog is a delight!


  17. Hi love all the photos thanks for the visit to my blog! Denise

  18. Hi M,

    Please stop by my blog and take a look. I'm having a contest!


  19. Your sister's garden is gorgeous!

    By the way, no one would ever believe you've only been blogging a month, or that you are a TechnoDork (great word!). It's always a pleasant and refreshing pause to stop by and see what you're up to!


  20. Hi
    Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. The flowers are beautiful. I am a gardener too.
    Rhondi xo

  21. Oh my, I can't believe you've only been blogging for a month!!! The garden flowers are so pretty. Thanks for visiting my blog.


  22. You make me laugh every time I read your blog.... those sisters...
    I thought the same thing about blogging... and here I am so amazed at how much I love and look forward to seeing all my friends.

  23. Hi, thanks for dropping by my blog, happy to hear you like it enough to return.

    I only started blogging on about Feb 11 and have now posted 285 times - so lookout addiction looms! Like you, it was a whole new world to me as well and now I spend more time reading blogs than do anything else online!

    Love the garden piccies, I have been working on mine all week and will be posting piccies in the next few days.

    Yes - London to rural Oklahoma, what are the chances huh! :-)

  24. Hi, thanks for visiting my blog and understanding my purchase! The garden is beautiful. I will stop by and visit again soon! Have a great weekend.

  25. Oh such lovely photos! Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog. I'll pop in again to visit soon. :)

  26. Your sisters garden is really beautiful!...Kathy

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