A Moth to the Flame & Mystery Photo 3

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“In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.” Aristotle And sometimes mysterious. As those of you who have played my mystery photo games in the past, you know I sulk when the photo isn’t all that mysterious and everybody, I mean everybody, guesses exactly what the picture is that I posted when I was sure it would …

A Rose is a Rose & Mystery 2

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Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses. ~Alphonse Karr Well, as old Abe Lincoln once said, you can fool some of the people some of the time, but not all the people all the time or something like that. Let’s just say my first mystery photo was not the most mysterious …

Dads, Mystery Pictures and Pies

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Dads: Every morning, my dad would have me looking in the mirror and repeat, ‘Today is going to be a great day; I can, and I will.’ (Gina Rodriguez) Happy Father’s Day! Isn’t it fun to celebrate our dads whether they are still with us or not. And I love the quote that shows Rodriguez’s dad believed in positive thinking. …

Birthday Time for Darrell

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Our birthdays are feathers in the broad wing of time. Jean Paul It’s Darrell’s birthday. He’s gathered quite a few of those feathers in that broad wing of time. And we’ve shared most of those years together. He says he doesn’t expect a big celebration, and he didn’t have one today with a doctor’s appointment taking up his morning and …

Flowers are Love

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I sent the prizes out for my recent giveaway, but that doesn’t mean I can’t share a few more of your gardening stories. I always enjoy reading your stories and each time one of you mentioned a favorite flower, I was right there with you seeing that beautiful bloom or taking in the scent. It was like a walk through …

Winners are Blooming Out All Over

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My spring giveaway is finished. It was fun hearing about all your favorite flowers. Some favorites were hardy varieties easy to grow like daffodils, sunflowers, tulips, iris, sweet peas and columbine. Sometimes the flowers were the kind Mother Nature plants and tends, like field daisies, Dutchman’s Breeches, honeysuckle, and violets you find out in your grass lawns. We had the …

Favorite Flowers and Stories

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Only a few more hours until the midnight deadline for my spring giveaway of the cute little Willow Tree Gardening Angel and books. I’ll contact the winners in a couple of days via e-mail and then announce the winners here on Sunday’s post. It was fun hearing about your favorite flowers and vegetables. I heard about a lot more flowers …

Remembering on Memorial Day

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The brave die never, though they sleep in dust: Their courage nerves a thousand living men. ~Minot J. Savage Our present day Memorial Day which began as Decoration Day was borne out of the Civil War and a desire to honor the soldiers who died in that war (over 600,000 men.) The holiday was officially proclaimed on 5 May 1868 …

Fresh as a Daisy

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“If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a lack of flowers.” ~Doug Larson No shortage of those daisies around here! I’m talking about ox-eye daisies like these that jump up all over the place to cheer up a field or a roadside ditch. They are sometimes called field daisies, common daisies, dog daisies …