Monday Morning Blooms – Research about Gardening for Mental Health

Happy Monday Readers,  It is time for Monday Morning Blooms. This time with a little research about why gardening is good for mental health. Many of us know this already (and linking to Trent’s weekly smile because gardening brings a smile) but there is empirical support for this garden and improved mental health connection. I had to make a video about … More Monday Morning Blooms – Research about Gardening for Mental Health

Monday Morning Cherry Blossoms – from Richmond and D.C.

Happy Monday Readers,  It is time for Monday Morning Blooms.  Both of City Sonnet’s color challenges match my post today –  colors and letters: “wild rose color shade” photo a day: “creative” There is a hint of mild, wild rose shade in the cherry blossoms. Our “hanging in there cherry tree” bloomed in early April this … More Monday Morning Cherry Blossoms – from Richmond and D.C.

FLOWERS ON FRIDAY (Let’s Celebrate the Sunflower)

Happy Friday Readers, End of Summer brings many things our way. This includes SUNFLOWERS.  When I saw the Friendly-Friday Photo challenge was “leaves” this week (here) I decided to feature this summer gem.  Here is a slideshow with the rest:     Have you had a chance to walk this week? We took two walks this week … More FLOWERS ON FRIDAY (Let’s Celebrate the Sunflower)

Monday Morning Blooms: Lemony-Yellow (& Dickinson’s Bobolink Poem)

Happy Monday Readers,  City Sonnet’s color today is Lemon (here) and so here are lemony-yellow blooms.  Here is the Emily Dickinson poem for this post: The Way to Know the Bobolink (popular songbird in the 1800s in Massachusetts and Dickinson calls the Bobolink the “bird of birds”):  List of Emily Dickinson’s 1,775 Poems HERE Slideshow with some … More Monday Morning Blooms: Lemony-Yellow (& Dickinson’s Bobolink Poem)

Monday Morning Blooms with a Splash of Blues

Happy Monday Readers,  The  Snowball Bush is today’s featured bloom.           __ Some Blues…. Blue Blooms:   Blues Vibe Music: The song for this post is Sean McConnell’s song, “I Don’t Want to Know” McConnell’s “I Don’t Want to Know” song starts with the harmonica and seemed to fit this “bloom and … More Monday Morning Blooms with a Splash of Blues

Monday Morning Blooms – 13,000 Daffodils, oh my!

Happy Monday Readers, Last week, I looked up daffodils to see the different types.  Going HERE I found that there are over 13,000 distinct daffodil “varieties.”  And HERE they noted “there are between 40 and 200 species, subspecies or varieties and over 32,000 named hybrids.” Well I just know that there are lots of them.  … More Monday Morning Blooms – 13,000 Daffodils, oh my!

Mandevilla at Night (Square photo challenge 9-10-18)

Hello Readers. After being inspired by Bushboy’s September square images (and many other photographers who join in with this challenge) I had to contribute to Becky’s Square Photo Challenge: In the Pink Today I am featuring Mandevilla at night: _____ If you want to join in: The theme for squares this month is ‘In the Pink‘ and the one rule as … More Mandevilla at Night (Square photo challenge 9-10-18)