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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

"B" Is For Buds - Alphabe-Thursday

This week's letter is "B" - 
For Buds...

What do you think of when you hear the word "Buds?"
The definition of "buds" is 1. A small protuberance on a plant; 2. Small rounded part; 3. Begin to grow.

For most of  us the first image that comes to mind is this...


Our rhododendron, which is one of the first shrubs to bloom for us in the Spring.
 How about those silly ear buds that come with iPods, etc. -
I much prefer a comfortable pair of ear phones that cover the ear, not get stuck into them.

"This Bud's For You..." oops only have Leinenkugels and Alaskan Amber in the frig. Better leave that one alone...

In quilting - we often make appliqued flower buds...

We can find a delicately painted rosebud on my china demitasse cup...
Even more delicate - precious baby ears - just little buds when so young...
My Mother-in-law at a very young age - Sydney, Australia
 My favorite Buds? These ladies...

We are officially called "The Garden Buds," Quilters all...friends through thick and thin...we never go dormant on each other. We enjoy one another's company - to share ideas, whether we agree with each other or not. Joys and sorrows, can I vent today?, We need a road trip or let's meet for lunch at our favorite tea shop. With these ladies, I can be myself and at the same time grow and continue to learn and be a part of friendships that have truly blossomed.

Visit all the other "B" postings over at Jenny Matlock's. 



16 comments:

Christine said...

What a sweet post. Love your bud idea, especially the ones in the last photo.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

You ladies group sounds wonderful. I think everyone needs a group of friends to vent and share with

Esther Joy said...

First thought I had of "buds" was taste buds. Guess I must be hungry! Enjoyed your post!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Enjoyed all your buds. What a wonderful picture of your mother-in-law. Say hello to The Garden Buds!

Teresa said...

What a great B word! It looks like you have some great buds in your life.

JCnNC said...

B B is for "best blog" - I just love reading about everyday on your blog. Sending you some more Spring. Judy C

Lainee said...

The Red Buds were beautiful here this spring...your last picture of buds are the best kind of buds!

lissa said...

nice chosen B word. I like the last one - Buds - the best. friends are priceless.

have a sweet day.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

No buds here yet, but you and your buds could come visit and cheer me up!

lol, RMW

Donnie said...

What a sweet post and I loved all your choices of "Buds".

Jenny said...

Oh, what glorious buds you shared here with us.

I think my favorite is the last group of buds. How neat to have 'thick and thin' friends to hang out with!

Lucky you!

And...

This Buds for you!

ha!

A+

Cheryl D. said...

Great B post! Buds are great to have!

Terra said...

baby ears. Precious!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

A perfect post of a variety of "buds" :o) Love the photo of your MIL when she was a bitty baby! And how wonderful to have a great group of buds to hang out and do things with!

Blessings & Aloha!
Oh! And Rhododendron's look like they are cousins to the magnolias! Our Magnolia tree is full of buds ready to burst :o)

Hope you get a bit of time to come visit :o)

Friko said...

Buds for buddies, what could be better.

Pomona said...

How lovely to have a group of loyal friends like that! A very precious thing, indeed.

Pomona x