Monday, November 30, 2009

Yellow on Blue - Mellow Yellow Monday

I had to dig into my archives for yellow, these photos were taken a few weeks ago. For more yellows to mellow out your Monday visit Mellow Yellow Monday.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Teasel - Today's Flowers

A patch of teasel along side a road.

Teasels are monocarpic perennials. Monocarpic plants are those that flower, set seeds and then die. The plant grows as a basal rosette for a minimum of one year, then sends up a tall, flowering stalk and dies after flowering.

The plant has a thick stem that grows from three to six feet. Common teasel, which is native to Europe, blooms from June through October.

Ancient Romans used the hooked bracts of a variety of teasel to separate as well as nap the tangles of woolen fabrics.

At one time commercial cultivation of the teasel plant was a major industry in New York State, it was used to raise the nap on woolens. Modern machinery has yet to match the comfortable finishing provided by the teasel plants.

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For more flowers from around the world visit Today's Flowers.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Overcast with a Chance of Sun - SkyWatch Friday

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Want to see more skies from around the world? Visit SkyWatch Friday.

Signs of the Season - THIS way ThursWAY

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To see more roadside and roadway photos visit THISway ThursWAY

Wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving. I am thankful for all of the dear friends I have made here in the blogging community.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Snake River - Watery/Outdoor Wednesday

The last boat ride of the season. This part of the Snake River is in SE Washington state. Click on any photo to enlarge.

To view more watery outdoor photos visit Watery Wednesday and Outdoor Wednesday.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Blogging Friends

Some of my dear friends here in the blogging universe have presented my blog with awards. Each award of course has its rules for acceptance and distribution but I would like to make a few changes. Instead of focusing on the awards I would like to introduce you to these wonderful bloggers.

One of the sweetest bloggers I have met is Naqvee at When Almighty Desires! Naqvee is a 22 year old law student living in New Delhi, India. This young blogger writes with total honesty and sincerity. She has been very busy with her studies lately and hasn't had a lot of time to blog. Please stop by her blog and wish her well and perhaps follow her lovely blog. Naqvee, thank you for giving me the One Lovely Blog Award.

My blogging friends are all over the world, for instance Gunilla at Norrskenets Tradgard lives in Sweden. Even if you don't understand the language the photos are still magnificent. Please visit Gunilla and take a look at her wonderful photography. Follow!

Lindy MacDuff's blog is A Photoblog by Lindy MacDuff. Lindy lives in Indiana and describes her blog as "
A remembrance of places visited and creatures encountered in daily life." Please visit Lindy to see her beautiful photography and don't forget to follow while you are there.

Thank you Gunilla and Lindy for presenting me with the Best Blog Award.

And last, but definitely not least, from Sassy Sasha the Lovable Shih Tzu is the Circle of Friends Award. Anne and Sassy Sasha received this award from Tweedles at Through the eyes of Tweedles and passed it to all of her followers. I would like to do the same and present it to all of my followers. You can do a post about it or just put it on your side bar. The idea is to keep the circle growing so let's see how far we can make the circle can reach. Thank you Anne and Sasha.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Up up and Away - Mellow Yellow Monday

These photos were taken last May during our Balloon Stampede. The balloons take off from the fairgrounds and fly directly over our house before landing.

Yellow is always mellow. To mellow out your Monday visit Mellow Yellow Monday.

Seasons of Sedums

A beautiful addition to the garden, sedums are colorful and easy to grow. Even in poor soil they will thrive.

They are also a favorite of butterflies like this Skipper. A Skipper has traits of both butterflies and moths.

The honey bees are very fond of the plant.

As summer fades some sedums, like the Autumn Joy, add their own color to the garden.

Stonecrop Sedum. Click on any photo to enlarge.

To see more beautiful flowers and interesting critters please visit Today's Flowers and Camera Critters.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Ageless - The Brenda Photo Challenge

The theme for this Brenda Photo Challenge is Ageless. "Ageless can mean, Anything that represents something that Father Time can Not touch! Something that is Timeless...Ageless to you!"

The ebb and flow of time changes all as it passes. From the smallest of insects to the universe itself, there is none that can resist its touch. All we are and all we hope to be will fade with time. But there are two things I sincerely hope will never change, two things which I hope will be ageless.

The first is Beauty.

The second is Love.

To see more photos for this theme visit The Brenda Photo Challenge. Be sure to check out all the entries and maybe even join us. Thank you Donna for this great challenge.

Friday, November 20, 2009

A Day in the Skies - SkyWatch Friday

We share the skies, I may have a view that's different from yours but one big sky surrounds our world. To see more beautiful skies visit SkyWatch Friday.