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My winter flowers.  One of the Paper White Flowers has it’s own little face which is a little scary.


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All summer long the weeds have been launching a fierce attack in my garden area. So I’m trying to counter attack and my efforts are paying off.

Weeding can be good therapy, but not in 103º temperatures.

Luckily, I was rewarded with a few creatures coming through my little piece of land.

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First,  I saw a bunny rabbit resting quietly in a corner. I’ve seen him before, he visits frequently.  Sometimes a friend’s dog will chase it, but he can’t catch him; the bunny is too quick.

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Dragon flys have been cruising around my plants.  My favorite is the orange colored one.

A strange looking one showed up this year for the first time. It has a baby blue body and it’s wings are transparent with some black rectangles on them.  But unfortunately my picture does not do it justice.

Time to get back to my weeding.

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My roses are finally blooming and because of all the rain we have had, they look healthy and quite pretty.

The top rose is my favorite and is a climbing rose.

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This second rose starts out a creamy white and then it blushes as it matures.

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My last rose is so unique in that the outside of the petal is cream colored and the inside of the petal is a bright red.♥♥♥♥


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My tulips amongst blossom petals.♥♥♥♥


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My blooming chrysanthemums.♥♥♥♥


It’s been hard to blog lately, life has been a little busy, so it’s nice to start again.

Because of the extreme heat, the drought and all the mountain fires that have filled the air with unhealthy particulates, my poor garden has suffered.

But there was a nice surprise the other morning when I did my morning walk through the garden, there was a huge morning glory flower looking fresh and healthy.  The only thing is,  there was just one big blossom, the others were small.

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My magenta colored dahlia keeps on blooming.

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And my roses are trying hard to look pretty

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We are all yearning for the coolness of fall, and a little bit of rain would help so much.♥♥♥♥


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Morning cactus bloom.


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The other day I needed some tomatoes, so I went to my garden.  I started to  pick some tomatoes and when I got to the last one,  I stopped.  There were some weird bugs on the surface of a good looking tomato.

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Never having seen these strange bugs, I decided I didn’t need this particular tomato.

Today I checked on the tomato plants and found some more bugs on a different tomato, so it looks like something needs to be done.  Just not sure what.🍅🍅🍅🍅


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A few weeks ago we were walloped with 100+ temperatures, which fried many of my plants along with my craftiness and creativity.

Last week and this week we have enjoyed the 90’s, which feel so much more comfortable, it’s actually been cool in the mornings.

Fortunately my sunflowers loved the heat.

This morning I found a little beauty of a sunflower. I has a tinge of red on the petals.

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This next one came out a few weeks ago.

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The dreaded heat is making a comeback to the Central Valley of California just like it always does and it makes me want to give up on the garden, but I force myself to go out into the heat.

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Stay cool as we continue to sweat it out.♥️❤️❤️♥️



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