Monday, June 15, 2009

Guess who I got to meet today?

...Betsy from Tennessee and her sweetheart, George! I also got to see all of her beautiful roses...and day lilies…and they truly are beautiful. Are you wondering how a girl from Cincinnati got all the way down to Tennessee for a visit? It's simple. We stopped at Rick's parent's new house on our drive home from our vacation on Hilton Head Island. Rick's parents moved to Betsy's neighborhood three weeks ago. How small a world is that? When Betsy and I figured out I was going to be within minutes of her house, she graciously invited us over to visit. I guess birds of a feather really do flock together, because I liked Betsy the minute I saw her. She and her husband were so kind and welcoming…just like she is on her blog Joyful Reflections. It’s so much fun to meet other bird-crazy people. Thank goodness for the Nature Blog Network! I wish we could have stayed longer, but we had to head for home...good thing we left when we did, because we narrowly missed tornadoes and severe storms along I-75 in Kentucky. While I was there I took a few photos of her beautiful roses and lilies. I don't know their names, but who needs to when "Exquisite" covers them all:










...and roses were not the only beauteous thing around. Check out George's day lilies...





George and Betsy...what a cute and happy couple!! 
For some reason, I don't have a photo of Betsy and me...
I have one of George and Rick, though...

...they are both bloggers too 
(as well as also being cute and happy). 

George dug up several clumps of Primroses for my back yard. I can’t wait to plant them tomorrow morning. Thanks, Betsy and George!! You are two of the most welcoming and gracious people I’ve ever met!! Rick, Mary and I enjoyed meeting your today.

p.s. …and for those of you who really didn’t like the bug posts, no worries! The bugfest is over. Starting tomorrow I will be posting gorgeous Hilton Head Island, South Carolina birds… Also...while we were down there (from June 4 till we returned this evening) we had really slow internet connections, so I fell behind visiting all my blogs. I hope to catch up soon!!

30 comments:

NatureStop said...

Looks like you all had a great time.I know Betsy had been out to meet her two blogger friends earlier last week:)She has a gaerden with lovely blooms and your shots are terrific!

Kathy said...

Oh I bet you had a blast meeting George and Betsy. Love the shots you took of those beautiful pink roses.

Jayne said...

Dang! I am so jealous! I missed meeting Shelley and Leedra and now you too Kelly! :c) (I am just south of Chattanooga.) Maybe one day, we can all meet up on the Cumberland Plateau again.

Sue said...

Those roses are so gorgeous...I wish I could grow them. It's my one "black-thumb" flower.

Laure Ferlita said...

Oh, what fun!! Isn't it great meeting cyber friends and feeling like you've known them forever! And such gorgeous flowers . . . . sigh . . . . I could look at them forever!

Heather said...

That's great that you got to meet Betsy. It must be the season for meeting bloggers face to face!
Lovely shots of the blooms in Betsy's garden! Glad you made it home safely.

Shellmo said...

Kelly - I wish I could've met you too while we were in Tennessee!! Glad you got to meet Betsy and George and see all their beautiful flowers!!

Roy said...

Isn't it great to actually meet people you "know" online? I've had that privilege several times, including getting to meet our own Dot-Com. It's always fun!

Mary said...

Well, gosh...all the bloggers in this area seem to be meeting George and Betsy. I guess I will have to hit the road to Tennessee on my next trip. Those photos of the roses and lilies are great.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Friend, Where did you get those pictures of those gorgeous roses and lilies????? ha ha ha.... I'm so glad you came to Fairfield Glade. Hope you come back often. It's no telling what will be blooming when you come again!

We loved meeting you and Rick and your mother-in-law. Thanks for posting our flowers. You have a 'camera-to-die-for".....

Hope the periwinkle grows for you!!
Love you,
Betsy

Abe Lincoln said...

These are very nice photos. It looks like and sounds like you had a nice time together.

holdingmoments said...

It certainly is good getting to meet up with like minded people from blogs. Looks like you all had a great time Kelly.
Stunning rose pictures.

Nature As Is said...

Supper shots Kelly I love love your flowers fab. By the way I wanted to let you know that you did an awsome job with your bug photographs I was really happy to see them. I did notice however that people truely did miss your bird shots though :) That is you calling Kelly.
Crista

Chris said...

Hi Kelly,
It looks like you enojyed yourself there. I love your flowers pictures, they are erally good...

Cicero Sings said...

Lucky you to meet Betsy and George. What a happy couple they are. So fun to meet up with fellow bloggers.

Vickie said...

Heart warming post. Wonderful that you could meet and enjoy such a welcoming visit. Betsy's flowers ARE 'exquisite'!

Ken Browne. said...

Hi Kelly.
I am glad you had a lovely trip. I look forward to seeing any bird photo's from you. Great floral pictures Kelly.

JRandSue said...

Hi kelly,lovely flower Images.
You made them look so touchable.
well done,by the way I see that you love Cornish Rex Cats.
Sue and I are both Cornish-British.
Love your Blog.
John.

Warren Baker said...

Welcome back Kelly. So you got some rain too now! It never stays too bad for too long here, fingers crossed!!

Roy said...

Wow! Kelly, stunning flower photos, how beautiful.

Montanagirl said...

Absolutely wonderful photos! Such beauty abounds there. Lucky you to get to visit George and Betsy!

Anna said...

It is always to have nice time, and wow those two are bloggers too. Having said that, these are some beautiful photos of the roses, love the pink versus green background contrast. Anna :)

dAwN said...

Kelly,
Isnt it so nice that blogging makes our world a little smaller ..so to speak..Friends around every corner..with common interests! I hope that someday we can meet and have a birding adventure..

Your photos of the roses are stunning..
love the first few...with the bright pinks and solid green backgrounds!

ROSIDAH said...

Hi Kelly, I come from Betsy's blog to say hello :)! I believe that meeting up close and personal was a wonderful event. You took some great shots of Betsy's and George's lovely garden. Best wishes from Indonesia. Have a nice week.

Connie said...

I just came over from Betsy's blog. It looks likw you guys really hit it off.

What great photographs of Betsy & George's flowers.

Susie said...

How nice you got to meet Betsy and George. I bet they are as sweet as they seem. I'm glad she told us about your blog. I'll definitely be back for another visit.

Craig Glenn said...

Glad you found Betsy, what a great lady! I look forward to following your blog and seeing your birds!

Craig Glenn

Darla said...

Betsy and George are wonderful people. You are so blessed to have met them. You took wonderful photos of George's flowers!

Busy Bee Suz said...

What wonderful picture...especially the cute folks!!

SquirrelQueen said...

Hi,
I just came over from Betsy's blog to say hello. Looks like you all had a wonderful time, beautiful photos of Betsy's flowers.