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energy, and situations;
always avoid negativity.


Life is too short to wake up with regrets.
So, love the people who treat you right.

Forgive, and then forget about the ones who don't.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Suntanned, Waterlogged, and Happy

We had so much fun at the lake, we just couldn't come home.

I have a gazillion pups photos to share, but I need some help identifying an interesting bush (in above photo) I discovered on a lake island.

The round balls are fragrant and the butterflies and bees love it.

Does anyone know the name of this beautiful plant?

Thank you, Jackdaddy, for identifying the mystery plant as a Buttonbush!
I would love to have one in my yard...
Hmmm, Maybe I should take a shovel and bucket the next time we visit the island.


Life with 5 dogs said...

What a Wonderful Place! What a Pretty plant, I have no clue what it is. Thanks for Sharing.

Sharon said...

I have no idea, very pretty though an unusual blossom! Glad you had fun!

Frankie Furter said...

Frankie's Mom here... I have actually seen that plant here in S.E. Ohio... It does not grow here Wild, but I saw it at a Lily farm. They are beautiful and I was sooooo intigued.. butt no one there could tell me anything about them. ... I SMELLED them before I saw them.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

No idea, but it sure is a beautiful bush. Looks like a great vacation too. Welcome back, we missed you.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Maggie Mae said...

Welcome back Everybodys!
Ummmm, I thinks dat bush is called "I Have No Idea" :)
The butterflies are pretty, you tooks beootiful pictures of dems.

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

bellaboo said...

It's beautiful..I wish I had one in my garden!

Bellaboo :o)

snoopydog said...

Sorry, I can't help with the plant identification, but your photos are really fabulous! Ros

JackDaddy said...



kks said...

can't help with the plant id...but, how wonderfully relaxed you look!! can't wait to see more pics!

Ina in Alaska said...

What a beautiful retreat, gorgeous pictures! Nice way to beat the heat, but I am certainly no plant expert...xoxo

Gloria said...

Very interesting and pretty bush! Glad you were able to find the name. Did the smell of the plant over come wet doggie smell? (hehe)

Kari in WeHo said...

I don't think I would want to leave that place either!

Don't forget, we moved to http://dogisgodinreverse.com/

Susan said...

Great to have smart blog readers!! Beautiful pics! I am glad you are home, but I know you want to go back!

JackDaddy said...

What did you do about the dog ramp for the boat?

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Welcome back! Your vacation looks wonderful! Lots of love, Holly and Mom

MISTAYA said...

It looks like you all had a real good time at the lake. The pictures of the Button Bush are great...a very interesting plant. Hugs and wags, Mistaya

Anonymous said...

Sure looks like an ideal place to relax and have fun. I'd like to have a plant like that one, especially if it attracts butterflies.


Mr. Pip said...

Those butterflies are SO PRETTY!

Your pal, Pip

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I'm glad you're back, and glad that you had a wonderful time too!! I've never knew there was such a thing as a buttonbush--and I collect buttons! :-))

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...


Those pikhs are all inkhredible!

The new header just took my breath away!


countryliving said...

Button Bush - good name.
That video was wonderful.
I so want to do that.

KT and Lady said...

What a wonderful slide show/video. Just like we were there! Lady is still totally in love with Buddy. He is one sweet, handsome boy.
So glad you are enjoying your summer. Best,
KT and Lady

Madi and Mom said...

opps I missed yesterday post...I'm still humming A Summer Place...
I've never heard of a button bush but the name is quite appropriate.
Madi and Mom