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Friday Evening Doodads — yard update

It's time I did another update on the yard.  Remember when I was complaining that all of the Asiatic lily variety pack were the same (beautiful) shade of pink?  Well those ones were the early birds and have come and gone.  Right now some of all of the rest are open, and oh my goodness… Continue reading Friday Evening Doodads — yard update

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Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, August 7th 2019, daisies

A million yellow- cushioned buttons, white-framed polka-dotted carpet. * yellow featureless faces, wearing white bonnets look up in the field * A sea of white with yellow polka-dots -- a bird's eye view. * Warm summer winds -- music that makes daisies hula, dreaming Hawaii. * Yellow, white, green a perfect summer outfit sunny field… Continue reading Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, August 7th 2019, daisies

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Carpe Diem Haiku Kai — Fields of Flowers

image link textured color rainbow or monochrome -- happy, tired bees drone * sea of white lilies sweet waves rise in warm afternoon -- calls bees to swim * summer flowers, colorful and social, cluster across fields * Pollack's ideas whispered to him from flowers – color-splashed canvas. * Ants and grasshoppers dine under colored… Continue reading Carpe Diem Haiku Kai — Fields of Flowers

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Monday Doodads — more yard pics

Don't think I'm ungrateful.  These giant beautiful lily blossoms are to be enjoyed and appreciated.  They are so fragrant!  I saw a hummingbird moth at them for at least a few minutes yesterday.  What is troubling is that this was supposed to be a 20-bulb VARIETY pack, with each variety chosen by color and name. … Continue reading Monday Doodads — more yard pics

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Carpe Diem #1711 flowers (modern kigo) – Troiku

image link   depth of a flower butterfly straw sucks too much droopy-bottomed flight flying away with the bee a yellow fuzzy jacket shed at hive some mystery -- why do orange blossoms taste the sweetest?     Chevrefeuille is the host of Carpe Diem Haiku Kai.  Chevrefeuille says: Today I have chosen a modern… Continue reading Carpe Diem #1711 flowers (modern kigo) – Troiku

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Thursday Doodads — Flora & Fauna out back

An abrupt early afternoon thunderstorm blew through here and then it was back to hot and muggy.  Not nearly enough rain came down.  It's staying in the air.  I did get a chance to walk out back today and check on things.  Mostly good, some things of concern.  Some pictures and videos.  Hope you enjoy… Continue reading Thursday Doodads — Flora & Fauna out back

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Saturday Doodads — Garden Tour

Today a friend and I toured 8 different gardens in 80+ degree heat.  The temp in the car said 88 on the drive home.  Thankfully some of most of the gardens were in shade which helped.  Before going on to the pictures, I have to say a universal plant in each of the yards was… Continue reading Saturday Doodads — Garden Tour

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Friday Doodads — The yard

It's been in the 80's all week, which means too hot to do much outside for most of the day.  I just went and got the mail out of the box, deadheaded the hanging basket of petunias and verbenas the kids got me for my birthday -- yes, I just had a birthday, yay --… Continue reading Friday Doodads — The yard

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Doodads — The Yard — 6/18/19

I took all of these on Monday, 6/17/19 and tried to capture anything in the yard that looked interesting. Clearance hostas I bought last year.   fish with a ground cover.  have had this for awhile   peace lily in bloom.  this plant came from my stepdad's funeral climbing rose bush that was here when… Continue reading Doodads — The Yard — 6/18/19

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The University of MI Peony Garden and Nichols Arboretum trip 6/4/19

From the University website: The University of Michigan Nichols Arboretum Peony Garden presents a stunning spring display, currently with 350 historic herbaceous varieties (cultivars) from the nineteenth and first half of the twentieth century. These specimens represent many of the important American, Canadian, and European herbaceous peonies of the era - and over half are no… Continue reading The University of MI Peony Garden and Nichols Arboretum trip 6/4/19