Wednesday Weekly Smile – (Flowers & DIRT CURE Book Part 1)

After visiting with my blog friend Trent, and seeing his weekly smile challenge, I thought about what has made me smile every day for the last ten days. This colorful bouquet of flowers: __ This pink carnation broke off (but it was not missed at all – the bunch was pretty full)  The carnation sure … More Wednesday Weekly Smile – (Flowers & DIRT CURE Book Part 1)

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!

Contrasting Colors (Nancy Merrill photo challenge)

This week, the Nancy Merrill photo challenge theme is contrasting colors: Here is my floral take on the complementary pairs:   Care to Join in? Go to Nancy Merrill (here)  Here are a few of the “many” fun takes on contrasting colors: Variety over at Sonofabeach Cool Blue glass at The Day After Cee’s lily in stunning … More Contrasting Colors (Nancy Merrill photo challenge)

Two for Tuesday (Floral Dynamic Duos) and Ode to My Rose of Sharon

Happy Tuesday Everyone Today I dedicate this post to my Rose of Sharon shrubs. These sturdy beauties are easy to care for and they bloom nonstop. They greet me coming and going and I am grateful for these shrubs. I took a few photos at different times this summer. Today’s two for Tuesday photo features a … More Two for Tuesday (Floral Dynamic Duos) and Ode to My Rose of Sharon

Weekly Photo Challenge – Spring (walk in my garden)

The DP’s Weekly Photo Challenge is Spring and so I walked to my garden to grab a photo of my favorite SPRING flowering shrub- the Chinese Snowball Bush:   However, this walk led to some “rabbit” trails. The first rabbit trail… has to do with the Azalea shrub –  because it is one of the most popular spring flowering shrubs here … More Weekly Photo Challenge – Spring (walk in my garden)