Monday, October 26, 2009

~ My Maria ~

flowers fading
weather changing
swift autumn......in all it's glory...like a bonfire of leaves
"Maria" my blue adventurous friend
how many more times will I be able to ride you
before our roads are covered in white?

45 comments:

Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE said...

Hi Koralee, your Maria is lovely indeed!! The flowers in the basket are just so pretty.
I just re-sent my address I hope you get it. I checked my sent emails and it was there so I forwarded it to you, hopefully it will work this time!!

And Happy Halloween week to you too :)
xx
Bunny

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello Koralee... I hope you have many more beautiful Autumn days to ride... we are in for a big storm with snow after midnight tonight... Yuck!... I potted all of my beautiful pink geraniums yesterday and brought them inside in my kitchen nook, I couldn't bear to think of them covered in snow and freezing... Your "Maria" is just precious! Bisous... Julie Marie

Julie Harward said...

Do you really ride this bike? It is SO cute..love the color and with those flowers you'd look just like a Mary Poppins! :D

trishiekoh said...

Love the flowers in the basket on a bike. Makes me want to go cycling in the countryside.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Of course you have a cute, blue bike...what else could we expect? I hope the snow stays away a long time. We are road tripping north for a few days, my boots are in the car just in case. Ick.

Sue

becky said...

Nice I love riding bikes.She will have to be covered up soon.make sure she keeps warm;)by the way love your new bluebird image for this week.Yummy and sweet.

Laura aka Lolo said...

This is my first time on your blog and I have to say what a wonderful blessing you are! Your pictures and words just evoke so many happy thoughts. Just pure beauty. Thank you

Beach Vintage said...

What a beautiful bike...is it yours? Hope so. I love bike baskets. Just think of all the things you can put inside them.

jqline said...

Dear Koralee, did i tell u how much i adore your Maria! I have always wanted lovely bike with a lovely bastket just like yours! Such a gorgeous photo...how beautiful! Have a lovely merry happy week and love to you!

jacqueline
http://jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

French Kissed said...

Absolutely love you bike!

~Jermaine~

A Sort Of Fairy Tale said...

aw, i love your bike! it is the perfect color. love the flowers and the basket too. how did you come up with the name "maria" for her? i have named my old red car, Rosie!
http://asortoffairytalegirl.blogspot.com

Savvy Gal said...

oh i love a bike with basket in the front. yours is perfect.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Koralee,

Your Maria is lovely ~ cute bike and I love the colour.
My old bike, I was given was called Gert (Gertrude) it was a lovely old maroon coloured bike, that I ended giving away to a friend.
I wished I still had her.

Have a lovely week and I hope that the snow will stay away so you and Maria can do some more bike rides.

Hugs
Carolyn

Carol said...

Riding through the colored leaves....swirling in her "wake"...sun filtering through the branches...window blowing in your hair....Ride on sweet Maria...ride on!!! Keep on riding, girl!

Maria said...

I was thinking the same thing ... white covered trees, leaves under snow, today as I took my routine walk along Maple Avenue... then I raked for a while with hat and mittens :o)
Warmer fall air still drops to the temperature that warns of winter.
Have a wonderful week Koralee
~Maria
ps. Great name for your bicycle ;o)

Gypsy Purple said...

Love it!! I also always name my cars etc...

Fifi Flowers said...

Ooooh I would love to see more photos of the bike like this! FAB for a painting!!!
BTW... any of paintings can be made into sets of 8 frameable notecards... if you would like a set of Pink Chair with La Tour View... email me!!!
ENJOY!
Fifi

AnnaVallance said...

I have never had a bike but after seeing your Maria, makes me want to get one and travel down quiet country roads.

niartist said...

Oh MY! What a gorgeous picture, and a beautiful Maria indeed! :) Can't believe I'm just now finding your blog - via beingRuby. So glad I am, definitely following from now on! hope you'll find time to stop by my place soon!

Kellie Collis said...

WHat a gorgeous arrangement of flowers - so pretty~ x

Rose said...

Is that blue bike yours? Its adorable, i wish i had one just like it!

Rose

Amanda said...

I hope the snow stays away so that you & Maria can have some more adventures together. She looks so gorgeous with the flowers in her basket.

Jacqueline said...

You have just brought back some childhood memories for me. I had a bike in exactly the same colour. My Dad painted it in the same blue and I loved it so much. Your photograph is brilliant...so professional. Hope that you get to ride it some more before winter sets in. XXXX

Dustjacket Attic said...

What a beautiful tribute to a totally awesome bike ... love that she has a name too and such a sweet one.
xoxo

Annie @ Birdcages n Butterflies x said...

That is one CUTE bike!!
Shes so priddy!!! Enjoy her in your autumn weather...Ours is very rainy this end of the world!
Annie x

Kelly said...

Lovely bike!
I hadn't ridden for years until the summer, I was a bit wobbly at first but had such fun!
Will be digging my bike out as soon as the weather permits. I'm sure if i had a bike like Maria I would be off riding all the time!!!

Kelly xxxxx

Tracey said...

Adorable bike Koralee! But of course you ride a super cool, blue, vintage bike!!

:) T

*jean* said...

ooo your maria is absolutely lovely!!! as is your new bluebird photo with the candy stick & marshmallows!

:: elk :: said...

you took a lovely photo here...keep pedaling flowers and all!

Jill said...

How delightful!! enjoy as many adventures as you can with lovely "Maria"!
Blessings!
Jill

littlebyrd said...

Maris is so pretty. She'll be waiting for you when spring comes back ;)

Claudia said...

Hi Koralee!

Your Maria is so pretty - and I love all the flowers in the basket! I know - winter is coming, I see signs of it all over the place here. The positive thing about it all is that when Spring comes around, it is all the sweeter.

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

What a lovely bike and those flowers compliment it beautifully!
Isabelle x

Simply Colette said...

I love when Maria makes a guest appearance on your blog! :)

cabin + cub said...

Cute bike! I am wondering the same thing.. I hear rumors of snow for the lower mainland for next week... so soon!!!!?

Charli and me said...

This is a lovely post! Maria is beautiful. I hope you are having a happy day ♥

Maria Confer said...

I adore your Maria!! She's so beautiful with flowers in her basket.

lululetty.blogspot.com

Kissed by an Angel said...

Maria is so beautiful! She looks particularly elegant with the lovely flowers on the front!! I hope the weather stays fine for you to have more fun with her!!

xxxx

shabbydreaming said...

What a breathtaking Blog!!! Love it!! Im bookmarking you so I can come back again & again!!
Mandii

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

My bike has pretty much been put away for the winter...but now I am Line Dancing!

Ha Ha, Carrie

Terra said...

Your Maria is such a lovely gal, with her sky blue color and pretty flowers in her basket.
Let us know when your last ride this year occurs, and when you let Maria rest inside.

BrnEyedGal said...

So cute as usual...
I love the color blue, it is so bright and with the flowers...just precious!!
Hope you are having a fantastic Fall season. :)

Elyse said...

GASP! i love maria! i want a maria!

how did she get her name?

xo

Elyse said...

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if you'd like one of mine, be sure to copy the html needed for the animation.

xo

Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

Hi Koralee,
I really like Maria, especially the pretty basket filled with flowers. What a perfect color she is for you!!
♥ Rebecca