Thursday, June 30, 2011

Crazy For Daisy

With a strange weather we had this year, I don't see many Gerbera daisies around, even at local nurseries. Too much rain and not enough sun are not good for many of my flowers either.

My fascination always began at the heart of the flower since it was such an amazing complicated sight of structure. The petals too were remarkable, layer after layer!

I haven't seen a color of gerbera daisy that I don't like, and they come in many different colors! This year the gerbera daisy did not in abundance at all.

Linking to Give Me Your Best Shot, Flaunt Your Flower, and Macro Friday!
 


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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Pale Color Pink Rose

Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open.
~John Barrymore

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet. 
~James Openheim

Joining Wordless/Wordful Wednesday, and 52 Weeks of Happiness!

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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Shaved Snow Cone

Being 12 was not fun when it came to Mother's day to buy a present. However, JoJo was very resourceful and created this beautiful shaved snow cone as a gift for me.

He took wood-shop in school and had some ideas on how to use wood. He took a small discarded piece of wood from school, and worked on shaving the woods into strips at home.

He then made the cone out of paper, and glued all of these curly strips together to create the look of a snow cone. While his big brother and sister could afford a better present, this one came from the heart of a child. Yes, it is now a treasure for me.

Joining Midweek Blue!!
 
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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Extraordinary Marking Lilies

This beautiful marking on the lilies were just extraordinary, and the orange color was very bright. It was so vibrant to pass up the opportunity to photograph.

Special marking lilies
They were on the shelf at Lowe's and tipped over, hanging above my head. So I just took shots of these beautiful marking lilies.

Close up shot of lily
I just love the special look on these lilies. They really just grabbed my attention, and demanded to be stars of the blog for this week.

Linking to Give Me Your Best Shot, Flaunt Your Flower, and Macro Friday!

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Fleabane Growing

Fleabane daisy
I like watching things grow, and as this beautiful lavender fleabane daisy grew, so were my photos collection!

Sea breeze daisy
This flower is also known as Sea Breeze daisy, and the color is so pretty to see. Summer is best since I can see different flowers, and colors all around.

Joining Wordless/Wordful Wednesday, and 52 Weeks of Happiness!

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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Crab Apple Blossoms On a Blue Plate

Yeah, you can say that I'm nut...no, maybe just a bit quirky! While the crabapple flowers blossomed, it rained for days and I couldn't stay outside for long, so I grabbed some flowers and brought them inside.

Then I arranged them on my beautiful blue plate as an offer to Sally for Blue Monday! Ok, now you can say that I'm creative in my desperate attempt :-). Have a great week!

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Deep Pink Columbine Flowers

Deep pink columbine flower
There are so many varieties of columbine flowers, and this specie has many layers of petals, which I love. In a recently trip to the Belle Isle Conservatory, I saw patches of columbine flowers around the pond.

Light and deep pink columbine
They must have seeded themselves each year, and can grow through the gravel paths without too much fuss. Yet, when I bought them and grow in my garden, they didn't seem very happy.

Pink Columbine


I give up the thought of buying them this year, and just enjoy looking at them from wherever I see them. My soil is not right for them to thrive, and I'm not a successful gardener. Enjoy your weekend!

Linking to Give Me Your Best Shot, Flaunt Your Flower, and Macro Friday!

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Orange Gerbera Daisy



We are officially on summer break since today is the last half-day for the year. Students are out of school until September. We had a couple of really hot days, and now it is back to cooler temperature.

Many of my flowers that I've planted from seeds this year have not germinated since they're lacked of sun light. How is your garden growing?

Joining Wordless/Wordful Wednesday!

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Online Savings With Discover Bank

If you are looking for an online banking, and want to know down to the numbers, you should check out Discover Bank using a savings interest calculator. You can sign in if you already have an account with them, or sign up for one if you are a new customer.

You have four options to consider: a regular online savings account, Money Market, CDs, and IRA CDs. Respectively, the yielding is currently at 1.15%, 1.05%, 2.35%, and 3.00%, and is insured by FDIC. Moreover, you can also monitor your account on the go with your mobile phone.

Using the savings bond calculator will give you an idea on how much you would earn on your investment, and meet your goal for the future. It is always a smart idea to start as soon as you can, and I am looking into this option seriously. The IRA CDs is grabbing my interest at the moment.
 
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Sunday, June 12, 2011

A Complete Set of Blue Dishes



This is a complete set of blue tableware I saw at TJ Maxx. I love the flower pattern, but my boys didn't really go for them. Too feminine for them, they said! Both of my sons love blue color, and in fact, their rooms are painted dark blue!

In any case, they are perfect subject for me. Enjoy your new week!

Joining Blue Monday and Midweek Blue!!

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

My First Allium Flowers

For two years, I watched my neighbor's allium flowers bloom, and always admire the ball-shape of these gorgeous flowers. I look for seeds at the garden center, but I hadn't crossed any.

I asked my neighbor for the dried allium flower heads last year, and patiently removed the seeds myself. Then I planted all the seeds that I had gathered just to make sure some of them would survive, and yes one did.

Yup, I was happy beyond words when I saw the bud of this allium. A handful of seeds yield just one flower, but a good one indeed. Well now you know! I'll be collecting the seeds again this year, and plant more of these gorgeous allium flowers.

Linking to Flaunt Your Flower, and Macro Friday!

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Violet in My Yard



It is always wonderful to look for wild flowers in my back yard, and these violets had really taken off this year after so much rain that we're having! In fact, violets are covering everyone's lawn. Some have more than others, but violets thrive in wet weather.

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