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Profile Image Jacqueline P

awomanonabike

When I'm not on my bike, you'll find me in my organic-ish garden in #Cumbria. Favourite plants? Wisteria, hellebores, peonies, philadelphus...

Clematis Montana 'Elizabeth'

  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2023
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awomanonabike

Every year I wonder if I’ve overdone it and every year I get away with it 🤞 #clematis-montana #pruning-clematis-montana

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italydiva

It’s looking great 🌸👍

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awomanonabike

Now I’ve just got to deal with all the prunings but it’s just too hot 🥵 @italydiva

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vegandmore

Wow 😯 so beautiful 😍

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awomanonabike

It was Christine. It’s now looking a little bald! 😂 @vegandmore

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italydiva

Definitely too hot! Tomorrow’s another day, those prunings are going nowhere 😉

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awomanonabike

I like your style Angela! 😂 @italydiva

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

I know the feeling only one of mine got me on a bad day and ended up on the compost heap……😣

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awomanonabike

Every year I think I’ve over done it then, a month later, I wish I’d taken off more… #pruning #clematis-montana ✂️✂️✂️ #beforeandafter

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awomanonabike

Just a small section of the magnificent #clematis-montana Love the scent of sugared almonds 🥰

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anniew7

Beautiful. My neighbour had one in front garden which grew over my side which I didn't mind at all, but they dug it up for some reason. I've put a climbing rose over my side now as it looked rather bare.

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pelly

Wow 🌸🌸🌸

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Fabulous 🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸

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awomanonabike

What a shame. Neighbours should be more considerate don’t you think?! 😊 @anniew7

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awomanonabike

Thanks Jane. I do love this time of year 💗

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awomanonabike

It’s not bad is it Elaine 💕@wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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awomanonabike

I’m sure I post this every year... #clematismontana I wish you could smell the delicate almond perfume #smell-o-vision 💕

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pelly

It looks magnificent Jacqueline 😍😍😍

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awomanonabike

Thank you 😊 I wish you could smell it @pelly

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cee

Wow that's spectacular💗

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

I do love a Montana (that’s why I’ve got 4) 😏👌🏼🌸🌸🌸

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awomanonabike

Thank you Celina 😊 @cee

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awomanonabike

They are wonderful aren’t they 🌸🌸🌸@wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

They are I needed something for the pergola and they’re fabulous...

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joanboston

Both my Montana were badly frosted, but Marjorie is putting new flowers out now, but much smaller Jacqueline @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Oh that’s a shame Joan...I’ve got Marjorie too and she’s doing ok.. just beginning to flower...they’re fairly hardy I’m sure they’ll be back...

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awomanonabike

Yes that is a shame. Mine is very protected on a NW facing wall and with our neighbour’s house to the SW so it has never been frosted. I’m sure it will recover though @joanboston

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awomanonabike

Every year I think, have I overdone it and every year I get away with it 🤞 #pruning-clematis #clematis-montana

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joanboston

Mine is getting a total cut back when the blackbird fledges!

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

You’re a brave woman ....🤭😆

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awomanonabike

I made sure there weren’t any babies - a couple of little nests but both empty. I think the blackbirds prefer the pyracantha 🙄😂 @joanboston

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awomanonabike

Am I? 🤔🤨 I’m worried now! @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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joanboston

I started ours and a blackie flew out at me!

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awomanonabike

I hope you weren’t up a ladder 😱 @joanboston

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

If it’s worked for you in the past then there’s no reason for it not to work again...👍🏼

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awomanonabike

If I didn’t prune it we wouldn’t be able to get out the house 😉😂 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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joanboston

When we moved here seven years ago the Montana was pulling down a wooden arch. I cut it a foot off the ground and replanted it up against a fence. It resprouted and needs a good chop back again! @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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awomanonabike

29 Jun 2019 • Decided to try to deal with this more efficiently this year - with shears... Now waiting to see which bits wilt because I’ve cut through the stem 😕

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pelly

Whoops 🙄😱

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rachelbrooks

That’s how I have to deal with my Jasmine...it’s so rampant it would take me forever stem by stem!

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awomanonabike

I can’t believe that’s what I’ve done previously... 🤷‍♀️ @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

🙈 I bet it will be absolutely fine 👍🏼😘

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awomanonabike

10 May 2019 • Even on a cold, dark, wet day #clematismontana looks and smells fabulous 🌸🌸🌸

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Keely

Wow that's spectacular 😍😍

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sieveheadsarah

It's amazing Jacqueline 😍

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awomanonabike

Thanks Keely. If you have the space to let it flourish, it will! @Keely

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awomanonabike

Thank you Sarah. It definitely brightens the place up a bit! @sieveheadsarah

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Diane76

😍🤗 that's fab

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Wow 😲 that’s spectacular Jacqueline it never fails does it....🌸🌸🌸🌸

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rachelbrooks

Wow. Wow. Wow. 🌸💕🌸

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cee

Oh My! That is spectacular😍

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dan5584

Just stunning!

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pelly

Oh my, that is special 🌼🌼 I'm thinking of having one of these on my front garden fence.

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lovemygarden65

Absolutely gorgeous 💕

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awomanonabike

29 Apr 2019 • We’ve only been away for 4 days but there’s obviously been lots of rain and now sunshine and I can hear the garden growing! None of these were out when we left, now they are all ready to just spring open. I can’t wait, the perfume is wonderful 🌸🌸🌸

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rachelbrooks

What a lovely welcome home and such a beautiful photo 🌸💕 #bestofapril Does she smell as good as me though? 🤔😉🙊🤣😘

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awomanonabike

Thank you and it was and no, of course not 😘

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rachelbrooks

😂😘

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suerichards

Such a beauty. Great photo 💖

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awomanonabike

Thanks Sue 😊 @suerichards

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awomanonabike

23 Oct 18 • Just spotted this. Not really #stillgoingstrong more #atitagain 😉

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pelly

Beautiful 😍😍

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rachelbrooks

Pretty pretty 🌸💕🌸

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Exquisite 👌🏼

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awomanonabike

It is lovely on its own isn’t it. In spring there are so many you don’t really look at the detail 🌸 @pelly

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awomanonabike

Very very 💕🌸💕 @rachelbrooks

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awomanonabike

Thanks Elaine 😘 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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awomanonabike

22 May 2018 • #clematis-montana in all its glory 🌸💕🌸

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Annettenoosa

WOW what a spectacular sight

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columbiariver

Wowee! You've got some beautiful flowers there Jacqueline. Gorgeous!

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grandmagizzy

💕💕💕💕

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rin_peruna

Incredible!!

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rachelbrooks

That is stupendous!! 🌸💕🌸

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jojonunes

That looks amazing!!!

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lexijane

Wow 😍😍

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clustyroen

Oh my gosh! It's beautiful

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Denise16

Wow😍

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awomanonabike

21 May 2018 • So what does Clematis Montana smell of? I think it’s sugared almonds, OH insists it’s vanilla 🤔 🌸🌸🌸

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awomanonabike

A prettier view of the C. montana...

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rachelbrooks

I love Clematis seed heads! They're all so different and fascinating 💚

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awomanonabike

They are amazing aren't they? And this is just your common or garden (what a strange expression😉😊!) montana @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

It's a very strange expression! 😂 I've often thought that! A lot of sayings are very odd, but I do like to find out the etymology of these things! I'm off to google it..! 👍🏼😂

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awomanonabike

....🤔 @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

I'm back! Common as in a public open space and used in conjunction with garden to denote that it is not a specifically bred/grown plant! We can sleep now! Well...if it wasn't so hot! 😆

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awomanonabike

Thanks Rachel, we can! How interesting. 😃 I hope it cools down for you. It's bearable up here @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

It feels a lot cooler tonight! Although I haven't been upstairs yet...😬

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awomanonabike

It is the annual taming of the beast...

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jaynehynesburton

😂😂 You make me laugh

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awomanonabike

It really is a bit of a beast Jayne. Honest! 😂😂 @jaynehynesburton

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jaynehynesburton

😂😂😂

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rachelbrooks

Hope you had your shredded wheat this morning?! 😆

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pelly

Did you do that in this heat Jacqueline? 🤔🤔🤔

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juliesgarden

🤣🤣 they do get bit lairy don't they !!

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awomanonabike

😂 I had a boiled egg, but survived the encounter @rachelbrooks

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awomanonabike

I did Jane, but only until the sun came round to that side of the house 😎 @pelly

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awomanonabike

Lairy. What a great word. Yes, definitely need scalping! @juliesgarden

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rachelbrooks

Well you remember the old egg campaign slogan...go to work on an egg! 👍🏼

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awomanonabike

The view from my desk...I think I might need to prune my clematis 😉

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columbiariver

That's so lovely I think I'd be at my desk all day

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awomanonabike

😂😂 I'm sorry Laura but even this view doesn't keep me there (though it probably should) 😉

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awomanonabike

And I'd love the view you have from your kitchen sink - the other place I spend too much of my time 😂😂 @Jasonsparkes1

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awomanonabike

Too right! Hope your sink view survived the weather alright though @jasonsparkes1

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rachelbrooks

Green is conducive to brain activity so it's perfect 👌🏼👍🏼💚

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awomanonabike

Perhaps...but it's the white computer screen in front I'm supposed to be looking at 😂 @rachelbrooks

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awomanonabike

...and a bit more 🌸🌸🌸

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awomanonabike

#fragrantfriday #almondscented ...and completely unaffected by the frost Rachel @rachelbrooks

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pelly

Absolutely beautiful Jacqueline 😍😍😍

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awomanonabike

Thank you Jane 😊😊 It is coming out of the ground under the balcony stairs then goes up. And up. I have to stop it going onto the roof - though I suppose it would insulate it well 😂😂 @pelly

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juliesgarden

Stunning 😍😍😍

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awomanonabike

Thanks Julie 😊😊 @juliesgarden

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rachelbrooks

Brilliant Jacqueline! So pleased it survived! 👍🏼👏🏼 and it is indeed spectacular! 👌🏼🌸💗

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awomanonabike

Thanks Rachel. Although the scent is subtle it is another that needs #smell-o-vision It smells like those Italian sugared almonds 🌸🌸 @rachelbrooks

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awomanonabike

Thanks Suzy. It must have taken a few years. I remember my first attempt with a small one failed as it kept getting eaten by slugs. 2nd time round I bought a more mature plant, so it was a little woody and less tasty and it romped away. Now the job is to keep it under control... @suzyw

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riakat

Ooooo..... so excited I bought this variety! Stunning!

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awomanonabike

Wow! Thanks Suzanne 😊😊😊 @suzyw

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awomanonabike

It can't fail to be stunning Elisa 🌸🌸@riakat

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awomanonabike

Thank you! It is a wonderful plant 🌿🌸🌿 @gjones

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awomanonabike

I reckon one more day and the air will be full of the scent of almonds...unless it snows of course.

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riakat

😂😂 I recently planted this since I read it was a vigorous grower....I'd say your photo proves that! I can't wait for my Elizabeth to take off and grow. 😃

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jacq1075

Look forward to seeing this in full bloom 🌸🌸🌸🌸

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juliesgarden

Wow that's fab 😍😍

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awomanonabike

@gjones It really will & the scent is gorgeous. Fingers crossed the forecast is wrong!

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awomanonabike

@riakat Yes I think you can certainly say this one is vigorous Elisa 😂This is 1st floor level - it is growing out of the ground under a wooden balcony. I cut it back hard after it flowers & do have to stop it growing into the gutters - but it's worth it 🌸

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awomanonabike

@jacq1075 Dont worry Jacqueline, there will be photos 😂🌸😂🌸

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awomanonabike

@suzyw No me neither. Though it has been much better than the forecast so at least it's been in our favour. Thanks Suzanne 😁

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awomanonabike

@juliesgarden Thanks Julie. Can't wait for it to flower 🌸🌸🌸

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awomanonabike

It's snowing 😟@gjones @suzyw

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awomanonabike

@suzyw Not in the garden but there are hills I can see from the kitchen that have gone white ❄️ ❄️ ❄️ 😱

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awomanonabike

@suzyw No weather is bikini weather for me 😱😉😂

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