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Big Black Dog: Pink Saturday with some Smoke

August 8, 2009

Pink Saturday with some Smoke







This is my Smoke Bush (Cotinus Coggygria), isn't it gorgeous! It was terribly damaged during our awful '08-'09 winter and I was afraid it was not going to come back at all. After pruning out all the dead branches almost half the bush was gone. But here it is, albeit a little bit smaller, but still gorgeous all the same.


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Every Saturday there's a little flea market in the next village and I try to attend whenever possible. Last week I took my camera and snapped a picture of this gorgeous Lilly.


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And finally a delicious Fresh Strawberry Salad. The Strawberry Dressing is so good my first batch never saw a salad, I stood and ate all of it, spoonful by spoonful, straight out of the food processor! Please click here if you would like to print the recipe.


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Thank you so much for visiting my blog for Pink Saturday and please visit Miss Beverly of How Sweet the Sound and see what the other Pinksters are up to!

And don't forget our Pink Saturday motto:


Get Pink !!!

It's not just a color, it's an attitude.





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22 Comments:

Blogger Kat said...

I have never seen a pink bush like that, it is very pretty and pink!

August 8, 2009 at 7:22 AM  
Blogger LENORENEVERMORE said...

So lovely!
I adore pink, it makes me smile...Thank salad is YUM!!
Lovely weekend dear~

August 8, 2009 at 8:03 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

I have never heard of Pink Smoke...it is so pretty. I wonder if it would grow in my area...I must explore this. Thanks!

August 8, 2009 at 9:16 AM  
Blogger Hélène Glehen said...

Yes Michelle, your Cotinus Coggygria is absolutely gorgeous and the pic of the lilies is inspiring. Have a happy PS and thanks a lot for visiting my blog. :o)

August 8, 2009 at 9:19 AM  
Blogger Claudia@DipityRoad said...

always such a nice stop to visit.

What a cool PINK bush you found.

Stop by and say hi if you have a minute... :) would love to have you.

TTFN~~Claudia ♥ ♥

August 8, 2009 at 9:34 AM  
Blogger Sit-N-Chat said...

How beautiful. I've never seen one but will be looking into whether or not they would grow here in dry, hot West Texas. Your salad is dreamy and don't feel bad about eating right out of the blinder. Hope to try the recipe.

Blessings,
Jennifer

August 8, 2009 at 9:53 AM  
Blogger Catharina Maria said...

Very nice your pink posts !
Have a nice weekend !
Rini the Netherlands

August 8, 2009 at 10:36 AM  
Blogger Sares said...

That bush is very unique! I'm glad it survived for you to enjoy. I am definitely going to be trying your strawberry salad recipe, it looks and sounds delicious. Happy Pink Saturday and have a wonderful weekend!

August 8, 2009 at 10:40 AM  
Blogger Susie Jefferson said...

Great post, fabulous strawberry dressing! Glad you liked the swans.

Happy Pink Saturday!

August 8, 2009 at 12:04 PM  
Blogger Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Michelle! I have never seen a smoke bush before. This is just beautiful and pink! The lilly was beautiful too that you took a picture of, but honey I would like one of these strawberry salads. How devine is that? I am going to check out the recipe also. Sounded wonderful. Thanks for sharing this Pink Saturday with me. Please stop by and say hi, I would love to have you visit. Country Hugs, Sherry

August 8, 2009 at 1:58 PM  
Blogger Tami said...

What a pretty bush! and those strawberries!! YUM ..thank you for sharing.
Happy pink Saturday!
xo Tami

August 8, 2009 at 2:24 PM  
Blogger California Girl said...

We picked up a GORGEOUS pink lily today and planted it because they are beautiful and everyone but me has one so now I do too. Lovely. Salad looks excellent.

August 8, 2009 at 3:21 PM  
Blogger Claudia said...

Ummm - strawberry salad! The smoke bush is so striking and beautiful! Happy Pink Saturday!

August 8, 2009 at 3:25 PM  
Blogger Lori E said...

Smoke bushes grow really well here. They are so pretty in the landscape.
As for the strawberry salad it is one of my favorites. I will eat spinach and strawberry salad with poppy seed dressing until it is all gone.

August 8, 2009 at 3:54 PM  
Blogger Jenny S said...

Love it!! Pink is an Attitude!!

August 8, 2009 at 6:03 PM  
Blogger Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

What a delightful pink saturday post, and the smoky pink bush is pretty cool. I wouldn't mine having one of those in my yard.

Have a Wonderful Evening-

August 8, 2009 at 7:03 PM  
Blogger Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Michelle! Your Pink Smoke plant is so unusual and beautiful! Looks so delicate but managed to survive the storm! Your salad looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Have a lovely weekend!

Tina

August 8, 2009 at 8:08 PM  
Blogger Elyse said...

wow, what cool photos!

happy pink saturday to you!

xo

August 8, 2009 at 10:19 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

I want one of those bushes!

August 9, 2009 at 6:59 AM  
Blogger Sheila Mitchell said...

What a unique plant. Don't think I've ever seen or heard of one. The salad looks yummy & unique as well.

August 9, 2009 at 12:39 PM  
Anonymous caren said...

Your smoke plant is beautiful...never seen one before. Also, that strawberry salad would be eaten asap if I could find a way through this computer! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Happy Pink Saturday - late!

August 10, 2009 at 10:38 PM  
Anonymous Kayte said...

Everything looks so beautiful...well, except for the Lily as I am deathly allergic to lilies. Can't breathe with a lily present...it seizes me up, but everything else is absolutely gorgeous, and truthfully, as long as I can just look at the photo, the lily is also gorgeous.

August 13, 2009 at 10:10 AM  

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