This excessive heat wave we are having here in the midwest is not normal but should break later today. It is having a toll on all of wildlife where they are eating thin gs they normally don’t eat…like my daylilies.
Eating the bud before it even open, how rude! But they didn’t get all of them. some are still quite beautiful.
Guess I ought to be happy in that this is all they are eating, other than the tomato leaves on the side of the house. Weird.
Remember to share the beauty of you as you smile and be kind.
We all love the joys of being able to eat the products from our garden. Nothing quite like the tomatoes fresh from the garden. Being from the south, we love our tomato sandwiches.
Others enjoying their endeavors from the garden are the planters of the sunflowers…
Its fun watching them now begin to eat on the sunflower seeds from the flowers that they planted from the dropped seeds of the feeder. I wonder how they will feed on the sunflower that produced a three bloomer; I have never seen that before.
Enjoy the beauty around you and share the smiles you feel. Maybe that smile will produce kindness to share as well. We should always be kind.
What a week this is going to be starting with Sunday – Wow. But I take this 2 second pause to show you the love and beauty my daughter gave me. She knew what the week was going to be like and knows flowers are always a relaxer for me and along with Mimi to give me reason to pause, rest, and enjoy the peace only God can give. Not a bad week just super busy…every night plus working 3 days this week. So I may not have time to post but will enjoy reading your wonderful post as I slow down and recenter.
I post these flowers of love and hope you fell the love and peace they bring to me. Such happy flowers. I tie them in with Cee’sFOTD. Enjoy.
And always remember to share the smiles that flowers bring and be kind.
Boy this week has been busy and next week…I don’t want to think about it. What happened to slowing down when you retire??? But at least I am doing things that are fun, guess that is the trade off.
This week’s prompt from Nancy Merrill is Shades of Pink, and finally my Lantana is starting to bloom. They need summer warmth and it was slow coming this year. Also with Cee’sFlower of the Day, I can hit two wonderful challenges at the same time.
I do enjoy all of you who gives us fun challenges with a camera – my goal is a real camera soon. The phone does okay but I really miss good shots of my birds.
As we enjoy being in the Pink, remember to always reflect the kindness you feel, so they can be in the pink as well.
“And we know that all things work together for good”…Romans 8:28.
Mother nature is a finely tuned system to balance all parts of creations for the full support of the whole system.
Linda Hill’s challenge of 1LinerWed and Cee’s challenge of Flower of the Day are both pulled together here to show the beauty of the sun, blue sky, a sunflower and a bee – all doing their part in the system of nature.
And as always, remember to be kind to all things, even when its hard or if you have to run…
Since Cee has the wonderful lists for challenges, sometimes a single post could quality for multiple challenges. I am a major list person so I appreciate lists. So today my daylilies have really started blooming and this picture fits for two of her challenges, the FOTD and things of 5.
I do so enjoy my flowers. They bring me joy and happiness as they grow and bloom. Even the unexpected ones planted by my helpers, the birds. When life makes you smile, remember to share that smile to help brighten someone’s day.
The birds have been most helpful this year in making sure I had sunflowers growing in the yard since I did not plant any this year. And they showed some variety as some are taller, some flowers are larger some have different color centers.
The one above has the largest leaves and flowers. It’s bloom is a bright yellow like the petals. You can see it is taller than my mailbox and shepherd’s hook.
These two are taller than the one by the mail box, their leaves are smaller and they themselves have different color centers and petal structure. One is orangey yellow with short fat leaves and one is brown with long skinny leaves. I still have others that have not quite opened yet so we will see how they come out.
Sunflowers are like a large version of a daisy – they are a happy flower. I hope you seeing these happy flowers today will bring you a smile. And if it does, then share that smile and make someone else’s days brighter.