Monthly Archives: August 2017

Birthday Cake

I took a photo of this Zinnia blossom because I thought it looked like a tiny birthday cake, complete with candles aglow. It wasn’t until I processed the photo on my computer that I saw someone was already eating it. … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Sunny

Nothing speaks of summer sunshine better than sunflowers (Helianthus annuus). Using my Artesa sunflower pocket vase, I’ve arranged three varieties, ‘Italian White,’ Lemon Queen’ and an unmarked gift packet item that I believe is ‘Pro-Cut Orange.’ Wild goldenrod (Solidago sp.) finishes the … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday

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Eclipsed

Millions of Americans witnessed yesterday’s solar eclipse, either through special glasses, livestreamed online or through pinhole devices. Where I live, we were predicted to have only 60% totality, so I wasn’t all that hyped. However, out of curiosity, I created … Continue reading

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The Tuesday View August 22

The sunflowers along the back have begun to bloom, Helianthus annuus  ‘Lemon Queen’ and ‘Italian White’ are to the left with a packet of mixed that look like they are all a variety used for the cut flower trade, not what … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Summer Sweet

Summer Sweet (Clethra alnifolia) lives up to its name by filling the air with its sweet perfume. A small shrub native to eastern US, it will flower in sun or light shade, growing 3-6′ tall and 4-8′ wide. Mine hovers around … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday

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