Sunday, September 23, 2012

Lowe's Gift Card Giveaway!

Summer is officially over and fall has wasted no time making its presence known! We have a frost advisory tonight! After the record breaking hot dry summer, the cooler temperatures are a welcome relief but I am not ready for frost!

Here are a few late summer pictures:
Hummingbird moth in the evening sun.



The verbena bonariensis is always a hit with the butterflies, hummingbirds, bees and hummingbird moths! Thankfully it spreads easily throughout the garden and was one of the few plants that survived our summer drought.


The hummingbirds were here yesterday fighting over the feeders. There were three or four of them still hanging around, diligently keeping guard over their  nectar source! This one was on the front porch all day long sitting on a dragon fly that stays in a planter. I took this picture through the front door side lights. 

The temperatures dropped into the 30's last night and the hummingbirds have not been seen at all today. Their departure is my signal that summer is officially over.
 

The Lowe's Creative Ideas project this month is all about mums! The best part is that I have a gift card for one of you! I've never had a giveaway on my blog before so I am excited to offer this Lowe's $50 gift card to one of my readers, (U.S. residents only)! To enter leave a comment on this post and  I'll use Random.org to pick a winner! 

The giveaway ends at midnight September 30, 2012. Only one entry per person please!

This giveaway is now closed! Thank you for participating!
See this post for winner information!

52 comments:

KallyLyn said...

I'd love to enter!

BTW, I'm currently hosting a giveaway on my own blog, for a LillaRose FlexiClip. I think your hair would look lovely in it! :-)

Blessings,
KallyLyn

Mami2jcn said...

I love the butterfly photo!

Thanks for the chance to win!

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Cassie Perry said...

How exciting! A giveaway! I would love to win - there are so many home improvement projects I could work on with $50!

Why do hummingbirds hum?

Because they don't know the words!

ha ha ha ha ha!

lauren guilbeau said...

Would love to win this for little projects for my new apartment I move into next week!
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Patricia said...

Beautiful photos, as always, Robin - and I'm so jealous of your hummingbirds.

And frost? Wow. We, of course, are still in the 90's, swatting skeeters and drinking iced tea. Surely fall will arrive before Thanksgiving. =)

Hope all is well with you and those you love.

Love,
Patricia

Barbara Thayer said...

Beautiful pictures Robin! I wish I could take such beautiful ones on my blog. I do my best but nothing as pretty as you and Pat Hunter my dear friend. Thank you for this giveaway. I would love to enter as we do shop at Lowe's all the time. Blessings to you friend!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Your summer photos are fantastic Robin. I love the hummingbird moth. I only saw one this summer and couldn't get a photo of it so it is especially good to see yours.

We even have a frost warning tonight. Had one last night too. It was nippy this morning. We still have hummers though.

I would have lots of fun with that Lowes card. Throw my name in the pot.

Jenny said...

I'm getting ready to do some serious shopping at Lowes when we replace flooring & do a lot of painting - $50 would come in very handy!

Barb Rosen said...

Thanks, Robin!

I'd love to enter your drawing and enjoyed your blog posts very much. When you get a chance, check out my website/blog too. I'd love to hear what you think!
Happy Gardening!
Barb Rosen

Barb Rosen said...

Sorry! my website address is ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com

Carolyn G said...

Ihave never seen a hummingbird moth. SO cool! Thanks for the giveaway

suburban prep said...

what a help this would be in purchasing a new toilet for the bathroom.
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Unknown said...

This is exciting, Robin! I am happy for you. Maybe I will win! You have a very artistic eye!

SolDucky said...

Those pictures are beautiful!

Cindy said...

Your photos are beautiful! Thank you so much for offering such a generous giveaway.

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Anonymous said...

Hello

Jewell Salmons said...

Would love to enter your contest.Your photos are beautiful.Love the hummers.Still have a few here in Ky around the feeder.

Alaine88 said...

I'd love to win :) Thanks for the chance.
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Beth Parker said...

Our summer is almost over too. There is a frost advisory for tonight.

Chef David Parker said...

I love the pictures, incredible picture of nature. I never seen a butterfly moth till now

Deanna G. said...

Gorgeous pictures! :)

Julie said...

Thanks for the chance! I love the butterfly picture. I can never seem to get one that sharp. It's beautiful; thanks for sharing it.

designeddecor said...

Everyone could use a $50 gift card from Lowe's, great giveaway!

siilenti said...

I love Lowes, last week they were carrying the exact soap dish I was looking for when no one else carried it :D

siilentii27 at gmail dot com

Bobbi McMillin said...

beautiful pictures.

Lona said...

We had frost this morning and I am so not ready for this either Robin or fall for that matter. LOL! I love Hummingbird Moths they are so unusual and pretty. I never saw one monarch this summer here. What a beautiful picture.

Tina said...

Thank you for the giveaway.
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Karry said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

JC said...

Beautiful photos, love the yellow !
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Lisa Brown said...

Aw, the hummer is so pretty. Thank you!
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Ashley said...

I would love this!

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sleepy headed mom said...

Your photos are gorgeous. I've never seen a humming bird sitting, just always buzzing about.

Sleepyheadedmom at gmail dot com

A Garden of Threads said...

The hummingbirds have left my garden, not to been seen until next spring. Fall has arrived. Beautiful photos!!

Carly H. said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Rachel Travis said...

awesome giveaway!! Thanks!!

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Julie said...

My husband loves Lowe's :)
thanks
you have a beautiful blog
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Nancy Rodriguez said...

You are right about Fall not wasting its' time. I feel the chills for the last few mornings.

Great Giveaway!

Mama V said...

Gorgeous photos! Thanks for the chance!

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RobinL said...

Oooh, Lowe's, my favorite!
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Neiddy Ruiz said...

Amazing photos, I loved them! I would like to congratulate you for hosting this giveaway, this might be the first one but I have the feeling there will be more to come. I also would like to wish everyone who is participating Good Luck. Personally I am very excited about this giveaway, I recently started shopping at Lowe's and is quickly becoming one of my favorite stores.
Thank you for the opportunity!

Neiddy
neiddy_ruiz@hotmail.com

Gina Wildorchid said...

Yay! This would be wonderful for upcoming fall projects

Thanks for the cool giveaway!

wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

Ashley said...

This would help us make some finishing touches on our deck :)

demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

Stacey said...

Your photography amazes me. We didn't see a single hummingbird moth this summer. We moved to a new house in Texas at the beginning of summer so we haven't worked in the yard much. I have put out mums and made the porch all pretty and welcoming. Can't wait to work in my yard and welcome the hummingbirds and moths next year. Soon we will put out pansies and some cool weather flowers. Can't wait!

It's very nice of you to give away a Lowe's gift card. :)

Shelley said...

love your hummingbird picture! thanks for the giveaway.

seashell210 at gmail dot com

Kerri said...

3 of my faves, butterflies, hummingbird moth and the hummingbird itself!! and to top it off - a Giveaway....can't beat that!!

♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬ said...

Those are spectacular pictures! Fall is such a great time of year, isn't it? Thanks for the giveaway!
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soccermom1 said...

Beautiful pics! I have a hummingbird feeder on my front porch and have a few that visit me daily!
Thanks for the chance!
rjs682 at yahoo dot com

Dee said...

I love your photos. They are magnificent. Nature at its best! :)

Thanks for the chance! Crossing my fingers.

email: deeg131 at gmail dot com

llodter said...

Love your photos!! I would love to win!

Stephanie Phelps said...

Lowe's is awesome. I love to buy from them! Thank you for the fantastic giveaway.
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Cyndi said...

I love your pics as always! Looking forward to your next project!

~Cyndi