Sunday, August 17, 2008

Malcolm and flowers

Here's a few flowers that are blooming in our yard right now:

Left to Right, clockwise:
Hydrangea tree, Cosmos, Globe Thistle, Purple Coneflower
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This is the back corner of our yard. I thought I would introduce you to this little boy who sits in our flower beds. His name is Malcolm. The kids gave him to Bob about 8 years ago and we have enjoyed seeing him ever since. You may wonder why his name is Malcolm? Bob named him that, saying he was "Malcolm, in the middle of the flowers". The show, "Malcolm in the Middle", was popular at the time and so the name stuck and we still refer to him as that.




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19 comments:

Musicaljean said...

Malcom!! That is so cute! And your back yard looks like a place of tremendous beauty and peace.

Andrew Bruins said...

Hey, always good to see malcom "the perfect son" Hope he has been taking good care of the flowers.

Mike Golch said...

Mari. that works for me! Hugs and God's Blessings to you and your family.My friend.Mike G. said that! (It's my A.A.thing)

linda said...

What a gorgeous backyard! I've never heard of a hydrangea tree but it looks beautiful. Are the blooms on the tree like the blooms on the hydrangea flowers?

I love that Malcom stands guard in your backyard...very sweet!

Cherdecor said...

Hahahaha! I love the little boy's name! What a lovely corner! All your flowers look so pretty!

This is probably crazy but I never have seen such a lovely thistle. I must get some of that! It took my eye first thing!

Cheri said...

You do have a beautiful back yard- I've always loved Malcolm too!

A Stone Gatherer said...

Very pretty! I like how Bob came up with the name!

Pat said...

How beautiful! I'd like to sit back there and share a glass of lemonade with Malcom...or you!

PinkDaisyGirl said...

I'm glad to know your *Bob* has an excellent sense of humor too, although mine doesn't go by the shortened name.

And how smart you were to put the names of the flowers for people like me who were going to ask. That Globe Thistle looks like a purple dandelion, and the Cosmos is such a cute little flower.

~ Kayren

Nancy said...

Your yard is so peaceful looking, I think I will go sit by Malcom. Beautiful Mari!!

KrisinTN said...

Your backyard looks so relaxing. A place to lay out a blanket and look at the sky.

Sandra said...

I love your backyard, I only wish I could keep flowers alive in mine, then again, it's Arizona, only thing alive out there is the cactus LOL

Pennies In My Pocket said...

Those pictures make me go :) ... the desert I live in makes me go :(

I am so jealous! Your yard is GORGEOUS!!!!!! How refreshing! I would love to just sit in your yard. Can I? lol

~melody~

Terri said...

I love the way you arranged your pictures. How do you do that?

Bob said...

God makes the flowers pretty, we just plant them.

SharonB said...

Mari I love your flowers. My dream is to put more flowers in my own yard so that I can just sit and relax among them. God creates such beauty in the world.

Amy said...

You have a beautiful yard! Nice to meet your little friend!

Rebekah said...

your yard is so pretty and inviting

Shelly said...

Love the garden. Love how you displayed the four pictures together like that and Malcom looks great too. That is a cute story also.