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Hope After Despair–Flower of the Day

My heart opens to beauty and hope after multiple nights of pain and despair. See more flowers at

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This bright yellow bloom brought a smile to my face today. It was taken several years ago on the patio of my sister’s house in Colorado. Just a perky reminder that nature abounds with beauty. See more great flower pictures at

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And the Answer Is…Celosia

I asked the question about the name of this flower in yesterday’s Flower of the Day Photo Challenge hosted at Cee’s blog, and several folks responded with what must be the correct answer. Thanks to those who responded and for India’s comments about the bloom: “Celosia, commonly known as cockscomb. It’s one of the flowers… Continue reading And the Answer Is…Celosia

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What is This FOTD?

I love flowers, I just don’t know the names of any of them. Well, usually I can tell a rose from an iris, sometimes. Anyway, I happened upon this beauty and thought I’d pass it along with the question: anybody know what this is?

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FOTD Succulents and ???

During a recent visit to the deserted dog park some  blooms caught my eye, so I’m sharing them as my Flower of the Day Photo Challenge contribution found at Cee’s blog Since they were among the cactus garden, I thought these were of the succulent family, but obviously I am mistaken. Whatever family they represent,… Continue reading FOTD Succulents and ???


Thursday Doors

For some unknown reason this door on this shed reminds me of The Secret Garden. It doesn’t look like anything in the movie, it doesn’t have the charm of the magic place in the story, but I keep having that mysterious feeling about it. Located in the dog park where I walk the doglets, this… Continue reading Thursday Doors