Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is photos that have basically two colors.
FOTD: “Mystic Illusion” Dahlia and Bud
I have a whole lot of beautiful new flower pics, after my visit on Monday to Chicago Botanic Gardens – yay!
This is one I found unique and very striking: “Mystic Illusion” Dahlia.
Cee has a fantastic sunflower bud for her Flower of the Day, 8/25/22!
FOTD: Potted Beauties
If anyone knows the name of this flower, please let me know!
CFFC: Reflections and Shadows
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is reflections and shadows.
Ironweed is a plant native to northern Illinois and its purple flowers attract butterflies due to its bright color as well as the plant’s abundant nectar. It grows among the grasses and other plants along the edge of one of our ponds here at The Moorings.
FOTD: Platycodon Grandiflorus
Platycodon grandiflorus, more commonly known as “balloon flower,” is a perennial that blooms in July. I acquired mine from my sister many years ago, which she gave me from her own garden. I planted them in my garden outside my house where I lived for 25 years, then I dug them up and transferred them to my new home when we moved 3 years ago. They now happily bloom on my patio in a large pot, which they share with columbine, another perennial that blooms earlier, in June.
SYW: Short Answers & Smiley Faces
1. Do you prefer to live in a single story property like a bungalow, a high rise apartment, or a house?
House. We live in a duplex, or what is here called a “villa.” I like it because there is only one stair in the entire house – the step from the garage into the kitchen!
2. If you won a large amount of money on the lottery, would you want publicity or keep things quiet and low key? Probably keep quiet, although that’s not easy for me, lol!
3. How do you like your eggs? (No, this is not a trick question)
Just about any way, except runny yolks! My favorite is my husband’s omelets, which he makes once a week!
4. If cars were no longer available, what would be your choice of transport?
Metro or walking (I used to ride a bike, but now I have balance difficulties.)
Our aim is to make at least one person smile every day.
I belong to a group here at my community called “Bright Side,” where we talk about and promote positive feelings and attitudes. The first Friday in October is designated as National Smile Day. Since we are still required to wear masks in our community’s common areas, it’s hard to give and receive smiles. So we are planning an event for the first week of October to promote smiling! Maybe we will give out smiley face stickers to everyone, or have a “feel good” event.
This is a patch of sunflowers from someone’s garden in our community garden.
Go to Cee’s FOTD 8/15/22 to see her sunflower today as well as other’ submissions of beautiful flowers!
Travel With Intent: Dust
Debbie at Travel With Intent has a “One Word Sunday” challenge and this week her word is dust.
I drew in the dust on our rental car’s back window after driving along dusty roads in Saguaro National Park, in Tucson, Arizona. This photo was taken from inside the car.