One Word Sunday: Vertical

Debbie S. at Travel With Intent has a challenge called One Word Sunday. This week the word is vertical. You know spring is coming when you see vertical shoots emerging from the ground in your garden! Des Plaines, Illinois, USA Vertical columns at the ruins of Caesarea, Israel Upright slab (stela) with vertical symbols at […]

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FOTD: Rose

My rose bush goes dormant for awhile, then all of a sudden, new roses bloom! This is a rose from my rose bush that bloomed this past week.  Maybe it’s all the rain we’ve been having. :- ) For more beautiful flowers, visit Cee’s Flower of the Day, 10/6/18.

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FOTD: Roses

My rose bush revived and bloomed in August! Note the insect half-buried inside one of the roses. I think it’s some sort of beetle. Posted for Cee’s Flower of the Day, 9/9/18.

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FOTD: Red Lily

In front of my house, in July, this beautiful red lily: Another angle, same flower – I played around with the exposure and highlights. See more beauty at Cee’s Flower of the Day, 8/25/18.

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FOTD: Blazing Star

This is my prolific blazing star. It has “migrated” and shoots appear in random spots in my garden (including the middle of other plants)! This is part of the original “main” plant. (I discovered that there is a white version of this also, and at Chicago Botanic Gardens, it is referred to as “Gayfeather.” I […]

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FOTD: Coneflower

My coneflowers are now blooming, good for attracting butterflies! Yesterday I saw a monarch butterfly in my garden for the first time this year – unfortunately, it flew away before I could get a photo of it! Posted for Cee’s Flower of the Day, 7/10/18.

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