Tuesday, May 31, 2011

White Tulip

I do love watching my tulips grow, as they try to stay alive just when the winter was done, even though the weather was still cold for human to thrive.

I'm very sure that the menace squirrels around my area are responsible for the disappearing of my tulips. We used to have many different colors, but now just mainly white ones!

It's the simple pleasures for me to watch flowers blossom, vegetable growing, and trees filling out with leaves. It is the renewal of hopes!

Joining Simple Pleasures, and Wordless/Wordful Wednesday!

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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Blue Jay Landed

We had bread, different kinds of bread, sandwich bread, beget, french bread, hamburger bread, hot dog buns, etc...We have more bread than I care to see because my oldest boy loves bread.

Yes, bread gets stale faster than we can eat, but the birds love them! Blue Jay comes in pair to eat them, fight with each other, and noisily takes over the back yard.

My point and shoot camera couldn't get any closer for better pictures because these blue jays can sense when human is around. Any movement from me then they would take off.

Joining Blue Monday and Midweek Blue!!


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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Fancy Purple Columbine Flowers

As soon as we have a break with the weather, I went to the home store to see their garden area. There were so many beautiful ones to see, and these deep purple columbine flowers were dancing their way to my heart.

The many layers of petals on these columbine flowers were just amazing, and the head seemed to be heavier than their body can hold, but they held up just fine.

Since I love columbine, I bought one pot to grow, but they didn't like my environment and left a hole in my heart, not to mention my pocket! I'm now contented just to see them in other people's yard or at local garden center.

Linking to Flaunt Your Flower, Photo Feature Friday, and Macro Friday!


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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

White Bleeding Heart Flowers


I've always like to see bleeding hearts, and very tempting to have them in my yard for how I love the flowers lined all up in a row like this. However, giving the fact that I have black thumb and very little space, I just have to enjoy looking at them in the nursery.

Seeing all kinds of flowers blooming makes me happy, and it is also a stress reliever for me. When I had enough with my own environment, I escape to the nurseries, or go out in nature for a short time.

While out and about, I forget the thought on a messy house, pile up in the garage, or what needs to be done. I always  have to face those chores and tasks when I get back home.

Joining 52 Weeks of Happiness, and White Wednesday!

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Bowling for Columbine Paints a Vivid Picture

Content by Mitch Osborne

I watch a lot of documentaries and I like the fact that my Direc 4 U satellite On Demand feature lets me see them when I want to free of charge. Recently I saw Michael Moore's “Bowling for Columbine,” and it had a big effect on me. I felt sorry for the families of the kids who were killed or wounded and also the families of the two shooters. Moore's point of view is that those boys were also victims of the culture of violence that exists in America. I had little trouble agreeing with his argument.

He does a good job recounting the tragic events that occurred that day in Colorado, but the piece also paints a vivid picture of the gun culture in America. I have to say I was totally blown away to find out how little gun crime takes place in other industrialized countries where gun laws are much stricter, less than 100 per year each in Britain and Japan. There is a hilarious and poignant animated section tracing the history of the 2nd Amendment, which provides the right to keep and bear arms. . And, with the help of two of the victims of the shooting, Moore persuades K Mart to stop selling ammunition, which was incredible. I didn't think they had a chance of succeeding but they did. It proved to me that activism still has some teeth in America.

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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Blue Weed Flower


This is a tiny little flower that growing everywhere in my yard. It is actually as tiny as a little dot, and without a zoom lens I would have missed it. Even with my 7mega pixel point and shoot camera, it did an amazing job.


This little blue flower only opens when there is sun, and folds up when the weather is gloomy. Now, after this discovery, I stop yanking these weed out and let it grows.


These blue flowers are my models for the week. Poor things, the camera is constantly in their face ready to capture their movement.

Joining Blue Monday and Midweek Blue!!

Entering in Bella Photography's Contest "Blue"..

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Cluster of Deep Purple Columbine


It's hard to decide on a particular color for these columbine flowers. In a certain light, they looked maroon-ish and in a certain light they had purple tone.


Some time the bright sun is hard to aim and shoot when I have no manual control on the camera to allow just a certain amount of light in. Oh, it is even extremely harder when the flowers were not mine.

Deep dark purple columbine
Sneaking around to shoot flowers is fun and thrilling, but when the pictures didn't turn out the way I wanted, I had to blame it on something or someone, right?

Linking to Flaunt Your Flower, Photo Feature Friday, and Macro Friday!

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Blue Lobelia Magadi


The sign on these little flowers said Magadi Lobelia and Lobelia Magadi. This was the first time for me to see these pretty blue flowers.


Yes, my eyes are trained now to look for blue flowers, or other blue things when I'm out and about. I have no problem spotting red, yellow, orange, or white, but blue takes a bit searching.


These magadi lobelia are known to be heat tolerance and attracting butterflies to garden. They are easy to grow as in baskets, as border, in containers, ground covering, as well as slopes. The magadi lobelia is annual, but comes in a variety of colors such as, blue, dark blue, violet, lavender, pink, white, pink, and a mixed of spotted white.

Joining Blue Monday and Midweek Blue!!

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Join An Affiliate Program With Blue Global Media

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Have Your Car Delivered

As I have mentioned before, my neighborhood is currently suffering the tight squeeze of the economy. Many families have abandoned their homes and fled to another state for refuge. An old lady neighbor has just confirmed to me that she is leaving by air, and using Car Transport service to deliver her vehicle.

I'm very happy to know that there is Auto Transport service like this to help her out. She is in her 70 and driving long distance alone is not such a good idea. She has her personal belongings delivered to her sister's home in Florida.

The sad part for us all is to say good-bye to this dear old lady, who has lived in this neighborhood all her life. She is like a walking history book for us when she told us about the changes around our area.

If you know someone who is in similar situation or needs assistance, you can go to Car Shipping to get a free quote.

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Friday, May 13, 2011

A Flower Bouquet For Mom


This bouquet of flowers was given to me for Mother's Day by my sons, oldest (25) and youngest (12)! I had a great day as they both were very attentive to me.


Beautiful pink lily was all opened to greet the world. The bouquet had many different flowers and different colors.


This pink carnation looked very fancy with so many petals, and were so soft to the touch. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Linking to Flaunt Your Flower, Photo Feature Friday, and Macro Friday!

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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Bugola Jack Frost


These tiny blue flowers look a lot like forget me not, but they are not. The tag actually said they are called Jack Frost Siberian Bugloss.


They are the size of a dime! Tiny but beautiful and perfect for this week. I'm leaving you now so you can get your weekend on, and enjoy the celebration!


Some mothers are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together.  
~Pearl S. Buck

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