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.

Monday Morning Blooms (Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #94) +NIACIN FLUSHING

This week, the Lens-Artist’s theme invites us to share photos from “at-home” mode. Decided to share some Monday Morning Blooms.      ___ _____ Last at-home photo to share: Niacin Flushing >>> ___ Closing with a little humor Hope you have a great Monday  CARE TO JOIN in with the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge and share some … More Monday Morning Blooms (Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #94) +NIACIN FLUSHING

Street Shots while Social Distancing (Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #93)

This week, the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge is to share some morning photos while adapting to the “new normal” of COVID-19.  Today’s photos are all from Virginia. We have been staying home to do our part to flatten the curve. However, last week we went to pick something up and had a walk around – so I grabbed some photos.  __   ___ … More Street Shots while Social Distancing (Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #93)

Canned Soup Kinda Park (Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #86)

This week, the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge theme is Reflection.  Usually archive photos come in handy when photo challenge themes come out. However, this weekend we had the chance to visit a small little local park and grabbed photos for the “reflection” theme.   … A little later in the day – after we visited this small park… I told … More Canned Soup Kinda Park (Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #86)

Filling the Frame in Alabama (Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #66)

The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge this week invited bloggers to “fill the frame” (here) For my entry, I have more photos from Alabama. First, this flower from a rest area: Let’s fill the frame as Patti suggested: An employee saw me taking a photo of that first flower. She went out of her way to come over … More Filling the Frame in Alabama (Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #66)

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!