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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Colorful Spring blossoms to share ...

Nasturtiums abound
yellow, orange, and hybrid hues
thriving on neglect

I don't plant these seeds
they lie dormant in the ground
sprouting on their own

"Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it." Confucius

"Laughter is a tranquilizer
with no side effects." Arnold Glasow

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"Don't let yesterday use up too much of today."
Cherokee Indian Proverb

1. I've enjoyed spending a good portion of today catching up on blog visits and am hoping to get to the rest tomorrow morning since my Windows 7 class doesn't start until 11:30. Molly will get a MORNING walk for the first time in a while, so she should be a happier pooch when I have to leave the house.

2. I managed to dig up and transplant quite a few shrubs over the weekend to create a space for my Veteran's Honor rosebush on the parkway. I plan to pick up a bag of potting soil and leave it on the patio next to the rose hoping my gardeners will remember that they promised to plant it for me on Wednesday. They'll probably come while I'm at school so I won't be here to remind them.

3. Two of my Amaryllis plants are almost in full bloom and several more are well on their way. One last purple & yellow iris opened today ... the yellow and white ones should bloom soon. I'll share more photos another time, but it's 8:30 and I'm about to turn the computer off because I'm tired and Molly needs some attention.

4. I've shared more blessings (and a few challenges as well) in my Five Faves at Happily Retired Gal and Just for the JOY of it at Small Reflections this past week ... just because.

See my Daily Gratitude List
in the sidebar at Small Reflections
and the lists I've transferred to Happily Retired Gal

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Thought for Today
"We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them." Kahlil Gibran


Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

And nastursiums also do well if you forget to water them! When we lived in dry eastern Washington (and the kids were little) those were my very favorite flowers -- pretty and colorful in our yard -- and without much work. I still like them a lot!

Regina said...

All are pretty!
Enjoy the springtime.

Liz @ MLC said...

They're so pretty. Happy MYM!

Mine's here.

Linnea said...

I love those flowers. They do grow like weeds, don't they. You know you can add them to your salads. They're kind of peppery and add a lot of color.

LadyFi said...

Flowers - how I long to see some. These certainly are cheerful!

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

You've been busy with blog visits this week! Much appreciated! Beautiful bursts of color to start the week with. Just lovely.


Ginny Hartzler said...

I would have never known these were nasturtiums, perhaps I've never seen one before. They look kind of like petunias.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

HRG: That is such a colorful bed of flowers.

Alice Audrey said...

Thriving on neglect? That's my kind of garden!

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Good Monday Morning to you!!!!! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Sounds like you did... Your flowers are GORGEOUS. I hope we get some pretty colors here soon!!!! But today, it has been snowing... Gads!!!!

Hope you enjoy your Windows 7 Class... I'm so glad I finally got away from Windows and am using a Mac. It is TERRIFIC.


deb said...

Love your nasturtiums!! So bright and cheery!

Martha said...

You always find such colorful mixes of pretty flowers. Have a wonderful week :-)

Sylvia K said...

Such lovely flowers in your world!! Beautiful colors! Thanks for sharing them with us! Hope you have a great week!


Randi said...

What a lovely spring you have. I have to wait until summer to be able to enjoy these flowers.
I wish you a great week!

Joe Todd said...

Love the colors and I appreciate your comment on my blog. Things are starting to "green up" in Ohio and we are getting a little more color than gray LOL

Self Sagacity said...

The flowers seemed to thrive on their own. I had some in my backyard once and they were called wild...;-)

Barb said...

I planted Nasturtiums in Denver for the first time last spring, and they were beautiful. Now, I'm wondering if I'll get any back this year. I was thinking they're annuals but I'll keep my fingers crossed!

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Icy BC said...

What a wonderful post! I love your flowers, and wish I have some of those.

George said...

Thanks for sharing all of your beautiful flowers with us. We have Veterans Honor rose and really like it. I hope you will like yours as much as we like ours.

Carver said...

I love nasturtiums and yours are so beautiful. Lovely shots.

Oman said...

these are truly amazing shots. you must have smile on your face when taking these because the outcome are truly heartfelt. great shots. thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

Oh how I love those bright yellows, reds and oranges--so vibrant! They perk me right up!!