Friday, October 29, 2010

Bee And Aster


When there is flower, there is bee! The wild asters are still in bloom everywhere around my home, and on rare occasion I still spotted bee.


The bee was in its own zone, and concentrated on sucking the last nectar of the season.  This year, I found two bee nests around my home, and when they started to come inside the house, I had to call in for help. 


We say we love flowers, yet we pluck them. We say we love trees, yet we cut them down. And people still wonder why some are afraid when told they are loved.
       - Anonymous


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Thursday, October 28, 2010

A Spare Room And a Confession

As the holidays coming closer, I'm thinking about replacing my small dining room table for a bigger one.  With just three siblings and our mom, we have around a dozen people already, without the kids' friends.

We have a separate room to use as a formal dining room, but it is a catch all room right at the moment.  The kids come home and throw all their things in there since it's right off the kitchen.  Oh yes, it upsets me, and I want to turn that room into a useful space, but without a formal dining room table in it, it will not happen!

The picture above is my dream table set since this will fit my family comfortably for those gathering time.  For now, I call my spare room a junk room until I can afford to fix it up and make use of that space.
I am always hesitating to have people over because I really dislike my catch all room.  My fear is that it will become something like what I saw on the television show Hoarders. However, as soon as I clear it out, my kids come home with new one, and this is my confession for this week.

Now, tell me that you have a "catch all" room too, so I can stop yelling at my kids!

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

White Rose of Sharon


It is getting harder to find blooming flowers nowadays, but these beautiful white rose of Sharon burst into bloom after we had two warm days of weather.  Some mornings, our temperature was in the 30s, we also had thick fog, and chilly rain.  It was very unpredictable.

I took these photos last week, now all the green leaves have turned brown and yellow.  There were still many buds on this plant, but I'm pretty sure they will just remain buds.


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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Spotting Blue



These pictures were taken in September when we were at a carnival! Those most of the time I just followed my little boy, I managed to snap a few rides without realizing those had blue colors on them.


I think I was more interested in the sky and the cloud than the scary looking rides, but they turned out better than what I had in mind.


Summer is over, but with an archive full of photos, I can always revive it! I'm pretty sure my son was on all of these rides at least three times each!

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Beautiful Mums


“Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it”
Confucius quotes

It is that time of the years to see mums in all different colors! These beautiful mixed of red, yellow and orange scream autumn to me!  I picked up two pots of these mums to plant in my front garden just to bring in some freshness to the yard, since everything else is on the way to hibernation.

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Little White Grass Flowers


I saw these beautiful white grass flowers about a month ago, but the photos were lost in the archives!  I finally came across them and had to upload them right away before they disappear again.

There are very limited things at the moment to take pictures since the weather turned.  However, I am still looking for small treasures every day.  It is frustrating, and exciting all the same.

Linking this post to Wordful Wednesday, White Wednesday, and Outdoor Wednesday!

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Chicory Stands Strong


Although the weather is more on the colder side these last few weeks, the chicory that grew wild around my house are still blooming, and beautiful.


The heart of this chicory is blue when the cloud covered the sun.  I'm still amazed at its beauty and admired its strong character.  After the grass was mowed, the chicory came right back if the weather warmed up.


Chicory has many medicinal benefits, and one that Judy Sheldon has spending lots of time researching.  If you are into herbal remedies, read her article here.

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

At The End



As you can tell from looking at this pink coneflower, it is at the end of its life cycle.  Everything is now wilted and ready for the long winter slumber.  The bee though seems to still enjoying whatever nectar left on this flower.



Looking at things change all around me, I think I'm ready for the winter too!  Our day is shorter, and night comes much faster than a few weeks before.  It can get dark quick by 7:00 o'clock now.

Linking this post to A Few of My Favorite Things, and Finding Beauty Friday!



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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Basil Flowers


My basil plants came back on their own this year! Some grew in their pot from the previous year, and some grew in my garden area.  Since they were plenty, and we could use them all; they flowered.  These beautiful little white flowers were just very beautiful to see.

My little point and shoot camera gave all she had, as I zoomed all the way in.

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Blue Hydrangea


Outside at the local fruit market, these beautiful blue hydrangeas are still available.  Some people told me that it is good to plant them at this time, so I bought a small one, and plant it in my front garden.


I love hydrangea since the flowers are in plenty, and come in so many different colors!  This blue one as a bit of purple tint on them, and is my favorite.


I thought this full bloom was so gorgeous and amazing that they can weather the cold and wind that we had last week. Well, come to think of it, they probably were brought indoor for those day since they were still in pots. Silly me!

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Growing Upside Down


Oh I have something beautiful to show you this week!  See those gorgeous yellowish orchids?  What do you think?  They were actually growing upside down, and not planted in the ground at all.


Yes, they were growing upside down, and I was in awe when I saw them at the Detroit Belle Isle Conservatory.  This scenery was just breath-taking with so many wonderful colors combined!


So here they were!  They grew in these crates that hung down from the ceiling!  They were like the popular upside down tomato plants that we have heard of these last couples of years!  It was genius idea, I think!


Here was another view of the crates! It was such a great use of the vertical space, and it was such a thrill for me to see.  It's great to learn new thing.


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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

White Morning Glory


I saw these beautiful white morning glory flowers on the side of my neighbor's house, which was also growing over onto my driveway. Yes they were beautiful and glorious to see for only a day. They opened when the sun was out, closed up at night, and gone the next day.

These morning glory seeded themselves, and they seemed to thrive among the weed also.

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Friday, October 1, 2010

Colors Changing


In order to accept change and the suffering it brings, we need to find meaning in it
- Mary Norton Gordon


The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
- Lao Tse


They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
- Andy Warhol

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