Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Watery Wednesday

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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Answers to Last Weeks Quiz

If you played last weeks name that flower quiz here are the answers:
  • red background, lilac petals w/yellow center = avantegard clematis
  • white with a touch of pink in the center and yellow stamen = belle of working clematis 
  • lavendar vareigated petals with the deeply colored center and thin petals in the second layer = empress clematis
  • periwinkle blue wide petals with green stripes in them, then white feathery petals and yellow and green center = crystal fountain clematis

I am pretty sure everyone knows the pictured flowers are daffodils. I want to thank Jeannie for supplying me with flowers to photograph and even a helping hand to hold them still in the fierce wind today.:-)

Gardening Made Easy gives us some tips and info about our pretty ruffled spring flowers:

  • The typical flower is 1 to 3 in diameter.
  • Most bloom one flower to a stem but the 'Texas' offers several to a stem
  • The 'Foundling' measures approximately 6 inches while the 
  • 'St. Keverne' measures 20 in.
  • 'Thalia' is a fragrant species
  • 'Jetfire' is fiery red or orange
  • Toss a handful of 'Homefires' on a slope and let them bloom where they land
  • Smaller daffodils such as 'Jack Snipe', 'Beryl', 'Tete-a`-tete', and 'Baby Moon' work well in rock gardens
  • Do not plant near a shallow rooted tree such as a maple where they will have to compete for water
  • Plant in early fall
  • In most zones if you plant 1 to 2 inches deeper than recommended the daffodils will reward you by returning year after year. 
I hope you enjoy your daffodils. Take care and God bless. 

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Wordless Wednesdays - a Bi-color Tree

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Can you name the flower?

Jeannie had given us some flower pictures to identify last week and some of you had been adventurous enough to offer your guesses. For the pictures click here.

Thank you Squirrel Queen, Mumsy, and Doan Legacy for playing. Mumsy has correctly guessed no. 2.

Because flowers go by so many different names I would not discount anyone's answers, because they very well may be correct. I really appreciate your playing.

Above we have three new flowers. These  and the one shown here have been borrowed from Summer Stone Nursery. If you can't wait  a week for the answers, you could probably find them in their seed catalog.

O-k, I'll give you last weeks answers:
  • bells - the green bell shaped flowers
  • tickseed - the vibrant orange
  • redbud - the variegated pinks
  • czarn (cumin)- the blue flower
Thanks for visiting. Take care and God bless!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - Pink Blossoms

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Alliteration Challenge

I was out buying a few groceries when a friend called and wanted to have lunch. I was happy to join her, and she is co-conspirator in that she helps me find photo worthy objects so this was going to be fun! It was a challenging day for photography in that it was very windy. I took 113 pictures and had to toss a few, but I still do not regret the adventure. :-)

I told her about my beautiful starling, and she spotted one sitting in this red tree. This little starling had purple in it's black glossy feathers along with the iridescent gold. Unfortunately the sun was at his back and he sat in the shadows. I talked to him, like Chan said but he only flew away, as if I could coax him into posing for me in more favorable lighting. It was only a thought, which flew away with the bird. 

Beverly, or Bev, as I call her will pull over at the nearest spot and encourage this love of photography in me. I'm trying to get her online, but she has not purchased the internet yet. Who knows, I may get her blogging yet. Once bit, you can't quit!

I want to challenge you to an alliteration challenge. How many times can you use the same sound in a post? I don't care which sound you choose. I chose "B" today. Here is my poem:

Beautiful blossoms bounce on the trees
Bouncing to a beat caused by the breeze...
The bold blond blogger braces the branches
Brandishing her camera as she takes her chances.

The blazing beautiful tree is brilliantly awesome
There's a bird, there's a bee lighting on a blossom
She breaks to the left, she breaks to the right
With break necking speed captures the beautiful sight.

Judy Sheldon-Walker

I hope you enjoy my little poem as much as I enjoyed writing it and look forward to reading yours.

Take care and God bless.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Jeannie's Gift - Name the Flowers

Jeannie emailed me some pictures of flowers she took. She is already working on her flower beds and had me take some pictures while I was visiting the other day.

She thought it would be fun for us to guess what these are and she has named them for us, but I won't post the names until next week. Good luck guessing. After you guess, I'll share my score with you. :-)

For more of Jeannie's pictures check her out at red bubble. She goes by tractor gal there. 

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - Creeping Myrtle

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Somebunny Wishes You a Happy Easter!

I was driving through town trying to find a spot to catch the sunset as the great golden ball lowered itself into the horizon when I passed this lawn ornament. Fortunately no one was behind me because I stopped rather short. (I checked first!) Isn't it cute?

Children love Easter goodies and tales of the Easter bunny and these are a wonderful part of childhood, as long as we remember to remind them of the true meaning of Easter. My grand daughter asked me today why they would put April 1st April's fool day) in the same month as Easter, and I had no answer, but they do think of more than fun and candy. :-) I suggested she "Google" it.

Here is another cross Jeannie gave me. It's perfect for Easter as it shares the image of Christ with a child. In becoming childlike we obey Jesus. Hope to see you in church Sunday. Take care and God bless!

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