Tuesday, February 10, 2009

2/11 Outdoor Wednesday

Outdoor Wednesday logo Today is the “Outdoor Wednesday”. What is “Outdoor Wednesday”?

Every Wednesday participants will be posting pictures of anything outdoor on their blog.  It can be something outside of your home such as your porch, deck, patio, garden or lawn. Your photo can be outdoor shots of the beach, forest or mountains. (We don’t want to exclude anyone who might not have a yard). Or, you could simply post pictures of a favorite plant or flower. Only rule is it has to be outside!

To participate:

1. POST- Post your outdoor photos and the Outdoor Wednesday logo/button on your blog and link back to  http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/ so that others will be able to find all the links to other Outdoor Wednesday posts.

2. (Optional) PLACE LOGO - Place the Outdoor Wednesday logo/button on the sidebar of your blog. It lets others know you will be participating in future Outdoor Wednesdays.

Reminder: Do NOT link in until after your post is up.

3. LINK NAME & PERMALINK- Go to A Southern Daydreamer and enter your name and the Permalink to your post (NOT your general blog address) in “Mr.. Linky”.

  • Why use a permalink instead of your general blog address? A permalink points to a specific blog post after it has passed from the front page to the archives. It will make it easier for readers to find your Outdoor Wednesday posts whenever they get a chance to visit.
  • To create a Permalink: Either 1) right click on Outdoor Wednesday post and “Copy Shortcut/Link Location” or 2) click on your Outdoor Wednesday post title and copy the URL from the http window.
  • Copy your permalink into “Mr.. Linky” URL box next to your name and select ENTER. You are finished. You should see your name listed on my site.

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The weather was beautiful this past weekend so I took some photos at the “new” mall. The flowers at the entry…..

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and the trees are starting to get blooms…….

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but my favorite are the bronze statues throughout the area…. like these two in the courtyard…..

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and this one by Barnes & Noble……

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a better picture of the previous one…..

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Don’t you wish this one was you?

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and isn’t this one cute?

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and finally, flowers by the exit!

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53 comments:

  1. Hi Susan,
    The flowers are beautiful and so are the mall statues. I think I need to get in my car and just drive south for awhile. Thanks for hosting. Cindy

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  2. I love all the photos, the bronze statue's are just so amazing. All the flowers are so beautiful, I can't wait to see that here in Indiana....

    Hugs;
    Alaura

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  3. Aw! I want a new mall!
    That would be great...Beautiful statues and flowers.
    Thank you very much for hosting this event Susan. It was a really fun one.
    ~Melissa :)

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  4. Susan, those are wonderful statues, and I love the flowers, too! I like statues of children, particularly in park-like areas. They look right at home playing there.

    Happy Outdoor Wednesday, and thanks for hosting!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  5. Susan,
    thanks for hosting this fun weekly event. I can't believe you already have flowers and trees getting ready to bloom. For us the snow is finally melting but flowers are still a couple of month away. I like those bronze statues - very unique.
    Have a wonderful Wednesday,
    Tam

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  6. Hi Susan,
    I have to miss this week. I've got my plate full tomorrow figuritively and literally! Love your outdoor shots and all those statues are fun. Blessings...

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  7. I love the bronze statues. How cute that they are children.
    Roberta Anne

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  8. Susan, what great pictures. I especially love the bronze statues.. we had quite a day out today, and thought many times I wished I had taken my camera. It was letter perfect for a February day.. middle 70's. That's a heat wave for us here. lol. Thanks for hosting another great Outdoor Wednesday.. hugs ~lynne~

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  9. How did that get in there. This is Outdoor Wednesday not Tasty Tuesday. Oops. Can you take that out?

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  10. The statue's are awesome! I think it's cool that they're playing :)

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  11. Those flowers are so pretty, and the statues are really cute.

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  12. The flowers are just gorgeous, and I love all the bronze statues. They use to have some downtown here, but I think they travel around and after a few months they were gone. I thought they were so cute. Thanks for showing us the ones at your mall. Hugs, Marty

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  13. Actually, I wish I were stll able to do cartwheels! ;o)

    The statues are charming! It's my first time playing...thansk for hosting Susan!

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  14. Love the statues Susan...but really love the buds on that tree! ;) ~CC Catherine

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  15. Susan,

    I really enjoyed this post. The flowers are absolutely gorgeous and I love the statues, so life-like.

    Great original post for Outdoor Wednesday! Thanks for all your work in creating this fun day! :-)

    xoxo
    Jane

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  16. Susan, I love the bronze statues ... the details are amazing and they're so lifelike. My favorite is the little boy and girl on the tricycle.

    Thank you for taking the time to host "Outdoor Wednesday" for us.

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  17. I can't believe you already have flowers. Those statues are so neat. Love them. We have some modern sculptures downtown. Maybe I can do a post on those one Wed.

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  18. Hi Susan,

    I enjoyed seeing the pictures you made outside your local mall. Those statues are amazing. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  19. Hi,it is as if you live in another world.The flowers are so nice,it will be months and months before I see a flower growing outside.We just got more snow,I've never seen so much snow here before.I have not participated in any of these events yet but your instructions seem pretty clear,I may just give this a try.Cyndi

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  20. Beautiful flowers, especially the periwinkle blue. Such a nice breath of spring. But I really love the statues, particularly the boy on stilts - how cute is that! Thanks for hosting this Susan. Kathy

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  21. Great pictures. When I go to malls that have these bronze works of art, they always make me smile. I want one in my yard! But... they are WAY too expensive. laurie

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  22. The flowers at the exit just took my breath away. Love those colors together!

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  23. Hi Susan
    What great pictures you took to share. The flowers and buds are so welcoming aren't they? I love those bronze figures too. I've never seen anything quite like that. They are soooo cute! They go perfectly with the surroundings of a mall don't they.
    Really great pictures.
    Have a lovely evening Susan.
    Judi

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  24. me again..
    Darn! I wish you had told me about glueing that broken piece back on that "milker" before I threw it out! hmmmmm... I would have liked to have had its mate to look at at least until I hopefully find a replacement. Too bad I didn't think of doing that.
    Judi

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  25. Love the bronze statues and the flowers are so pretty.
    Happy Outdoor Wednesday.
    Charlotte

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  26. I love the tricycle one. They are all cute but that one is super cute. I love those blooming branches on that tree. Any idea on what kind of tree it is.

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  27. Hi Susan, I love all the bronze statues esp the men on stilts. The flowers looked lovely, glad you are having some lovely weather, Happy Outdoor Wednesday, Kathy.

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  28. Susan I want to just laze around outside the mall let alone go in and shop.
    Leave it to the South to have outside beauty like that.
    Love Claudie
    P.S. My award looks good on you!

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  29. Hi Susan, very pretty. Makes me want to go shopping at your mall. I can't wait for some time to plant in my garden. All this inspiration and no time ... boo hoo for me. Thanks for sharing, Maryrose

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  30. Love the bronze statues! They really capture the essence of the playfulness of children. Great post today!

    Blessings, Lana

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  31. Susan,

    What lovely spring time pictures. I loved seeing the blossoms on the trees and the beautiful flowers. We received snow again today... My yard is pure white!
    It’s a beautiful mall and the Bronze statues are so charming and carefree. I loved the children doing cartwheels. Thank You for hosting this fun event each week!

    ♥♥♥

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  32. The statue's are great ! And the flowers even more !

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  33. What fun statues, they make me smile.
    Kathleen

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  34. DEAR SUSAN,
    ENJOYED YOUR POST SO VERY MUCH. I LOVED THE BRONZE STATUES...IT REMINDED ME VERY MUCH OF EDMOND, OKLAHOMA. I HAVE NOT GOT TO SEE THEM ALL BUT THEY HAVE A LARGE AMOUNT OF BRONZE STATUES....VERY GIFTED SCULPTORS.
    I'M SOOOO ANXIOUS FOR SPRING TO COME.
    BLESSINGS FOR THE WORK YOU DO HOSTESSING OUTDOORS WEDNESDAY
    debbie

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  35. What lovely flowers and it is so exciting seeing the trees beginning to bloom! What playful sculptures! Glad you had a nice weekend! Thank you for hosting Outdoor Wednesday! :D Jewel

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  36. Hi Susan...seeing your post today really puts me in the mood for spring! Someone had a brilliant idea to put those wonderful statues in the courtyard... ;-) Bo

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  37. Love the statues! After each pic, I would think...well, that's my favorite. I love them all!

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  38. The bronze statue's are Fabulous.... I have seen them at a few places and they are so darn cute.....and of course the flowers are sooooo pretty....I know spring is just around the corner....
    Hugs,
    Mo ;-)

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  39. I live close to a mall with similar hard scape. Your mall is more whimsical than mine, though.

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  40. All these photos are great, Susan. I love the boys on the stilts and the blooms. I'm ready for Spring...but as you know livig in GA we get so much pollen.

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  41. What pretty flowers and fun bronze statues. Happy OW!

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  42. Susan, don't you just love it when the flowers and plants start waking up? I love the sculptures of the children play. Lovely post.

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  43. Yea,signs of spring.I know we are ALL so ready this year.Lovely pics.Thank you...Ann

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  44. The bronze statues are really mesmerising, aren't they? And the gorgeous flowers speak for themselves...I'm so ready for spring blossoms! :-)

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  45. Susan,Thank you for hosting OW, I have really enjoyed visiting with these ladies.
    Your mall looks like a great place just to visit,...not to mention shopping. Have a very blessed day.
    Blessings,
    Sue

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  46. Your mall reminds me very much of the neighborhood I live in! We have wonderful sculptures, too, which I will try to get photos of for another Outdoor Wednesday. The flowers are so pretty!

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  47. I love the statues! I need one for my garden. I need some pansies too!

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  48. The bronze statues are so playful! I had some stilts when I was a child! The pansys are my favorite, blue-ish purple-ish and yellows.

    Happy O W
    Kathy b

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  49. Susan,
    Love the flowers....my favorite statue was the tricycle...It's so cute! We have had beatuiful day too! It rain this morning...now it's sunshing...in the 70s. Off to go to my Mama...It's her 70th Birthday...I will come by and visit the Outdoor Wednesday tonight...Love your post..Have a Bless Day! Kathy

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  50. Wonderful photos, Susan. Makes me wish spring was just a little bit closer!

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  51. What a neat shopping area. Flowers and statues are a lot better then the usual boring walkways.

    Thanks for the sympathetic ear offer. You are always so sweet.

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  52. I love all the photos, but especially the bronze statues. They are so "happy"

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