Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Are YOU watching ME?


Sunday, June 28, 2009

Livingstone Daisy - Today's Flower








The Livingstone daisy (Dorotheanthus bellidformis) is an annual with flat, succulent leaves. The flowers grow up to 8 inches high and spread to 12 inches wide. They require full sun and well drained soil. The Livingstone daisies are perfect for dry, sunny locations. While the ones shown here are being grown in a hanging basket they are great to use as a ground cover and are perfect for rock gardens. Livingstone daisies love the sun and the flowers close at night or on cloudy days. The plant originated in South Africa.
To see more beautiful flowers from around the world go to Today's Flowers.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Fields and Flowers - SkyWatch Friday






To see more great skies from around the world go to SkyWatch Friday.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Inside the Gold






Red Daze





So Red So Close



Tuesday, June 23, 2009

This is for You, My Followers

Al at Burnt Chicken Republic has passed along this beautiful award to all of her followers, including me. If you haven't visited Al's blog you have missed a treat and if I were you I would take a look at this fun filled blog. Thank you Al for recognizing all of your followers in this special way.

The great thing about this award is that there are no rules, no list this or that, no set number of blogs to pass it to, or any other rule. This award is given out of love and friendship to those who take the time to read your blog and leave comments. What could be more simple than that. You can give it to one or all of your followers.

With all of that said I pass this award to all of you. Please accept this award and pass it along to your followers. Love you all!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Mystery Solved



Do you remember a few post back when I showed you photos of a parachute seed pod of an unknown plant? If not click HERE to see that post.

The other day I was working in one of the flower beds and I found the entire plant. It really helps to identify something if you have more than a seed. I looked it up and I believe it is a Western Salsify or more commonly called Goats Beard. It is a weed, sorry I don't consider it a wildflower even though it is quite beautiful, because it is right in the middle of my lilies. At least now I know where all those little parachutes originate.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Lilies In The Park





To see more beautiful flowers from around the world visit Today's Flowers.
I have more Today's Flowers posted on my other blog The Road to Here.

The Big Moment is Here!

This is post number 100 on Through Squirrel Eyes.

To celebrate I thought I would share a photo from this morning, my elusive butterfly. It has taken two weeks of chasing various butterflies around the yard but this morning this fella decided to land for a few seconds and pose for the camera.

Most of the day has been overcast but this photo was taken in very bright sunlight which washed out the bright yellow of this beautiful specimen.

The Black & White Photo Challenge




The Black & White Photo Challenge is being hosted by Lynn at Musings From The Texas Hill Country. Go to Lynn's blog to find links to other participants in the challenge. Lots of great photos, take a few minutes to visit everyone.

Friday, June 19, 2009

SkyWatch Friday

The clouds danced to the music of the wind
And the daisies watched and sang a song of joy.



For more SkyWatchers' Photos click HERE.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Pretty Practice


Just a Little Construction Work


Just in case someone wanders in, I am doing a little construction, just minor. Basically at this point, "Ignore the squirrel behind the curtain". Hopefully this won't take too long to get the first page done, I will gradually get the earlier posts re sized.

Thank you for your patience, all this is for your amusement.

SQ

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Lemonade Stand Award

Hi everyone, my new friend and new blogger, Ali at From Lexi to Ali With Love has presented my blog with the Lemonade Stand Award. This award is given in friendship to fellow bloggers who have shown the an attitude of gratitude.

As I said before, Ali is new to the blogging universe and I hope each of you will pay a visit to one of our younger bloggers and welcome her to our community.

Thank you Ali for giving me this lovely award. I have something for you also. The Cat Herding video in the post below this one is one of my favorites but there is another that is even more fun.

Let's go running with the squirrels.


One Lovely Herd of Cats


My little photo blog has been honored by Sami at Herding Cats with the One Lovely Blog Award. Thank you Sami for this award. Everyone be sure to check out Sami's blog.

I love the name of Sami's blog because it reminds me of one of my all time favorite commercials. So in honor of Sami's Herding Cats blog here is the Cat Herding commercial.


Raspberry, From the Flower to the Fruit





Sunday, June 14, 2009

Today's Flowers






Today's Flower is the Blanket Flower (Gaillardia grandiflora), it is one of the few perennials that blooms continuously from Spring to frost. The flowers have a large bristly center surrounded by yellow and red rays. They are excellent for borders, raised beds and mass plantings. They thrive in the summer heat and require little water once established.
To see more beautiful flowers from around the world go to Today's Flowers.