In The Kitchen

3.25.2012

While out working in the yard the past couple of days I have been enjoying a heavenly smell. I thought to myself it can't be honeysuckle already. Of course as strange as the weather has been this year I guess it probably could be, but it wasn't.

I went to the edge of the wood line where Mr. Savvy was trimming up the trees and there it was.

This was one long branch that was cut and then I brought it in and cut it to fill this pot.

I can smell it right now while typing this post in the sun room and the flowers are in the kitchen.

I don't know what this is. Maybe one of you do. I think it may be a Hawthorn bush.

I found out the hard way that it has very sharp thorns on the branches.

They are spread out rather far. Mr. Savvy found out the hard way, too.

It does make a pretty arrangement though.

And it made a good model for some overexposed photography.

All in a days work people. All in a days work.


Kirkland's Giveaway Here.

Post edit: after writing this post Mr. Savvy sneezed this morning after getting up and hit the floor in pain with his back again. This time I am sure he will get a MRI and most likely have disc surgery again like he did in 1990. He doesn't have much feeling in his left leg so it is much worse this time.
I am here playing nurse again. Say a little prayer for him.


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65 comments:

  1. Love flowering branches. You and Mr. Savvy are in my thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.

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  2. Your flowering branches are lovely! so bright and cheery! Blessings to you both as Mr. Savvy makes his way through back surgery!

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  3. The branches are very pretty.Make's a beautiful arrangment. I will keep you and mr Savy in my prays. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Your arrangement is lovely and I love the pitcher it is displayed in. I hope your husband is feeling better, sending a prayer over to you guys. xo

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  5. BIG sympathy for Mr Savvy - back pain is just too, too awful.
    I don't know what that flowering shrub might be, but I certainly would love to have something sweet smelling in the house from outdoors. Soon...

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  6. I am so sorry to hear about him being in pain again! That is so awful. I will be thinking of him and wishing him a fast recovery. I have a lovely sinus infection from all the pollen and Jimmy now has symptoms. Fun, fun! Also, this morning I spilled a full cup of coffee on my keyboard. Looks like we've got to get a new keyboard now. Sounds like neither of us is having a good morning.

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  7. Kim, I'm sorry to hear about Mr. Savvy and for you too! My thoughts and prayers will be with you both for a speedy recovery .

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  8. Oh my! Hope Mr. Savvy gets his back problems resolved soon. Pretty flowering branches, too.

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  9. Definitely saying a prayer for your man.

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  10. Hello Kim,
    i will pray for your husband...cause I know prayer works. Sorry he feels so badly. try to enjoy your flowers. Smiles, Susie(She Junks)

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  11. So sorry to hear about Mr. Savvy. My dad had major problems with his back and also had multiple surgeries. It's debilitating and difficult on everyone. Prayers going out to you!!

    PS. The branches are gorgeous!! Never thought about making an arrangement from a bush like that!!

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  12. I love the look of wild branches in a pitcher or vase and it's even better when then have a nice aroma! Hope Mr. Savvy is ok, my dad suffered with herniated discs and I remember there were many times he couldn't even get out of bed!

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  13. Such pretty flowers and those red curtains are so homey.
    Sorry about your husband. I have had back surgery before and it isn't fun. Prayers for sure.

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  14. I love the fresh branches in the pitcher....can't wait for blooms here!!! Hope your husband has a speedy recovery!!

    Patti

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  15. That poor man. It's amazing how a sneeze can undo a back.

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  16. Ouch! I will say a prayer for sure! Thanks for inpiring me each day!

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  17. I love the branches in the pitcher. I wish I could smell the flowers as well. Hope Mr. Savvy feels better.

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  18. Mr. Savvy and you are in my prayers, I hope he feels better soon!
    Love your photos, I think I can smell it from here!
    Debbie

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  19. Could that be a sweet olive, Kim? That aroma is HEAVENLY. Good luck to you in nuirsing your hubbie back to good health...

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  20. Oh gosh... wishing your husband all the best.

    The flowered branches are lovely as is that red and white pitcher. Spring is just wonderful.

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  21. So sorry Kim about Mr. Savvy! That is scary hitting the floor. Your pictures are gorgeous! Prayer for Mr.!

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  22. Whatever it is, it looks lovely in this pitcher, Kim. I'm sorry to hear your hubby's back is causing him pain again. I hope he has a speedy recovery.

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  23. Prayer said. At least your house looks and smells like spring!

    Jessica
    stayathomeista.com

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  24. Your cut branches look so pretty. Looks like it is sunny in your area. We have had gray and gloom all day.

    Hope Mr. Savvy is feeling better soon!

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  25. Oh Kim- I am sooo sorry about Mr.Savvy. How miserable for BOTH of you! I have played nursemaid several times in our marriage and it is not an easy job-mainly because you just feel kind of helpless most of the time. I am saying a prayer for him. Amazing what that a sneeze can bring you to your knees, isn't it?

    Your branches are beautiful but I have no idea what they are. xo Diana

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  26. Just prayed for you and Mr Savvy! Praying for wisdom for the docs, etc too! Praying for a total healing and him getting back to normal!Not many know that I have arthritis in my back. It is sometimes so difficult to get on with my day. I'll continue to pray for him!

    I love those flowering branches too! When I saw your blog title I was shocked! I thought you were cooking and had a recipe for us! HA HA! I have read on a couple of your posts that cooking is not a joy to you!
    Happy day, Kim!
    Yvonne

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  27. Prayers said....hope he is feeling better soon...minus the surgery.
    Love the branches even though I have no idea what they are...wish I could help there..
    I wanted to let you know that we finished the bathroom! It is done...I painted the vanity with ASCP to match the mirrors....
    Nancy
    http://wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  28. I love the branches framed against the plaid drapes! Very snazzy! I had the same problem with my back until I started yoga stretching 15 years ago. Never have that numbness now, or tingling down my limbs. I do it twice per day every single day. Getting ready to do it now whilst listening to the national news. He should check it out. Lifesaver for me for sure.
    Brenda

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  29. The same thing happened to my husband a few years ago. He literally had to crawl to the bathroom. He didn't have surgery but looking back he probably should have. Good luck to you both. I so wish I was close enough to bring you a casserole or something...hang in there. Prayers coming your way.

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  30. It's a lovely arrangement and photo. Sending best thoughts to the Mr.

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  31. I know first hand what it is like to have a sore back. I hope Mr Savvy layed on the floor on his back. Then he should pull his legs to his chest to stretch it out. Hold on to his legs and rock.
    I have degenerating disc in my back. Just turning the wrong way can send out the pain.Here's to a speedy recovery.
    Love all flowering branches.

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  32. Definitely sending positive thoughts for Mr. Savvy. Too much yard work!
    Take care of the patient and yourself. ~ sarah

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  33. We (the family) went bike riding today and I was so enjoying smelling all the fragrant blossoms so early in the year, what a delight. Blessings for a speedy recovery and pace yourself while taking care of him :)

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  34. Hopefully your husband just overdid it with the yardwork and a day or two of rest does the trick. If not, best wishes on a speedy surgery and recovery.

    Your blossoms look so pretty in your red and white pitcher!

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  35. Ugh, poor Mr Savvy. I have been there and its no fun. I have also had to play nursemaid to my Hubbs and that no fun either. LOL Hopefully he can get some good muscle relaxers or medical care and be mended soon.

    I don't know what the flowers are, but they are gorgeous in that pitcher against the red buffalo check panels. Nothing like sweet smelling flowers to lift your spirits. God's gift to us all. Prayers, Barb

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  36. Praying for Mr. Savvy, Kim! I'm so sorry that he is suffering again. Keep us updated. Your arrangement and photography looks gorgeous! Love the container you placed the branches in, so springy and pretty.

    Heather

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  37. Kim, I sure hope your husband is okay. He will be in my prayers.

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  38. Pretty branches, Kim. Don't have a clue as to what it is though. Sorry to hear about Mr. Savvy's back. We'll keep you both in our prayers. Let us know if you need us for anything.

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  39. Mr. S. has proven yard work is hazardous, almost as hazardous as sneezing. Unless he just likes to have you be his nurse? Time to be repaired rather than being down and out repeatedly, but that probably means the rest of the yard work is yours.

    Bliss

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  40. I love the flowering branches! I do hope Mr Savvy will be better soon! I certainly have both of you in my prayers!

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  41. Hi Kim, Your flowering branch looks so pretty in that cute pitcher on your table. I sure hope your husband gets some relief for his pain.
    Mary Alice

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  42. SO lovely, and the pitcher is wonderful...

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  43. Oh No! I hope he doesn't have to have surgery! I love your pretty pitcher tho! And I love bring things from outside in and plopping them in a vase!

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  44. Love your branches! I have no idea what it is? Love the pitcher you have them in! Love the way the checks match the curtains. So sorry to hear about your hubby and hope he won't need surgery. Keep us posted.

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  45. Oh, Kimmie! I'm so sorry to hear about Mr. Savvy's back! I will be praying for him and for his nurse! :)
    This is a very pretty flowery branch. I'm not good with knowing the names of things. It looks lovely in your sweet pitcher.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  46. Loved your post with the flowering branches with a fragrance that is so memorable. I believe those are the branches and flowers of MISS KIM. I have them blooming outside my back door and the fragrance right is downright intoxicating!!

    My best to your husband (and to you) My husband just had a knee replacement and doing everything for him all day long wasn't always easy. He is doing beautifully and is now without his cane (6 weeks tomorrow) Funny how he still wishes to be waited on!!! (I hope the very best for Mr. Savvy!) ox

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  47. Kim, what a pretty arrangement those branches make! Up here in New England we had the craziest 80 degree week last week and all of our magnolias, crabapples, forsythia, crocus, daffodils, you NAME it they ALL started blooming last week! This is insanely early for us and I'm in heaven. Just hope those gorgeous blooms of ours don't get ruined when it gets down below 30 tomorrow night :-( I'm so sorry about your husband's back. I hope he doesn't need surgery again. My husband has had 2 of those and it's been 110 years (knock on wood). Take good care of him, and enjoy the spring.

    Michelle
    New England-Style.com

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  48. Oh, I'm so sorry to hear about your husband's back. My husband has had two disc surgeries--the last one was a pretty easy recovery. There is nothing worse than back pain. It is stressful for both of you, but I always try to count my blessings that it's something that can be fixed and things will get better... best wishes...

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  49. So sorry to hear about your hubby's back...that is truly no fun! Hope they help him to feel better! Your photos are lovely!

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  50. Cute vase. Best for hubby

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  51. Poor Mr Savvy - back pain is so debilitating! Lovely spring looking arranegment. x Sharon

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  52. The branches are gorgeous. So sorry he hurt his back again. I will keep you both in prayer. Hugs, Marty

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  53. Oh gosh, I'm so sorry to hear that your husband's back has gone out again! The branches are lovely in your beautiful pitcher. I hope Mr. Savvy is better soon...without surgery hopefully!

    Kat

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  54. Very nice and that picture is too cute.

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  55. He's on my prayer list!..So sorry to hear that he is experiencing his back pain again..My daughter in law is a young thing and she has already had major back surgery...

    The flowers are gorgeous in that oh so cute enamelware pitcher!..Could it be Indian hawthorne or Confederate Jasmine...?

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  56. I believe you have Confederate Jasmine there. I am surprised it is blooming this early though. We have it on the horse farm where I work on Sundays. When it blooms it smells Heavenly and does mimic honey suckle. I would love to get this vine to grow in my yard!

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  57. Your flowering whatever-they-are are lovely and I can just imagine the sweet smell. Maybe it's better I imagine (no sneezes). So sorry Mr. S is having back pain again- praying he is healed completely, in whatever way God chooses to do it. Praying for wisdom & strength for you as well. My dad suffered with pain in his hip for over 20 years thinking it was arthritis from a bad car accident. Stubborn man finally went to doctor and found out his hip had never healed- he'd been hobbling along with a broken hip all those years!

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  58. Just now reading this Kim. Wishing Mr Savvy well. My kids' dad has had back surgery a couple of times. The first time when we were still married. He was in his early 30's. It just seems once you have a back problem it is there to stay. Hoping Mr S is 100% after his surgery!

    One of the things J can no longer have is a MRI. Can't do that with a pacemaker. Didn't know it until he had it implanted.

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  59. Someone may have already told you, but I'm pretty sure those branches are Jasmine. I came across some at Home Depot for the first time yesterday and you're absolutely right..the scent is HEAVENLY!

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  60. Flowering branches are wonderful in the home! I need to go get me some!

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  61. Kim, The branches add that extra touch of Spring to your home...very pretty. I hope Mr Savvy has a speedy recovery.
    xo, Sherry

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  62. Will pray a big prayer for Mr. Savvy. Back pain is awful.

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  63. You and he are in my prayers. I know how painful back pain is.

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  64. We used to have that in the church courtyard, but I don't know what it is either...

    And back surgery SUCKS but it's better than it not being fixable, I guess.

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  65. The flowers look so pretty in that vase. I am so sorry about your husband. I will definitely send up some prayers.
    Hugs,
    Laura

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