Good Morning! – FOTD – August 7

2020 - Good Morning Sunflower Quote

Here’s a pretty sunflower for those of us who need an extra pick me upper.

This is a picture I’ve taken years ago. It’s one of my favorites and it was taken from a park nearby. I’d love to grow these type of mammoth sunflowers in my garden someday.

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Let’s Get Motivated Photo #3

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Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it. ~ Maya Angelou

This photo of Mount Rainier was taking on a camping trip on Anderson Island, WA. Such a beautiful and relaxing place to be. We were fortunate to spend some quality time with wonderful friends.

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Oh Happy Day! FOTD – August 6

This photo was taken while on our family day trip in Shelton, WA. This beautiful rose was right next to their post office calling out “Hi” to me. It was a bright and sunny day.

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Happy Wednesday! FOTD – August 5

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Let’s Get Motivated Photo #2

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Let’s Get Motivated Photo #1

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FOTD – August 4 – Sunflowers

These are two out three sunflowers that survived our backyard garden. They have finally opened up a few days ago.

I want to be like a sunflower; so that even on the darkest days I will stand tall and find the sunlight .  ~ Unknown

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A Visit to Lynch Creek Dahlia Farm – FOTD

I’ve always dreamed of having a flower farm. We’re about 20 years past when we should’ve started one. It would’ve been crazy to start a farm with my husband’s past work schedule and little ones in tow. So the dream never came to fruition. We are very fortunate to have farms that we can visit in the area. We can just enjoy what our local farms produce and the little flowers I grow in our garden.

We absolutely enjoyed our visit to Lynch Creek Dahlia Farm. It’s a cute 3 acre farm full of color. There were so many varieties of Dahlia to choose from. You can pick your own flowers or you can purchase already-made bouquets. It was so fun to pick our own flowers. It was really hard to stop picking and clipping. I loved it! We shared what we brought home with our neighbors.

Here are some photos of the lovely Dahlias growing at the farm.

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Almost Ready – Sunflowers – Flower of the Day (FOTD)

These two sunflowers are just about to bloom. I love seeing all the little specs of what looks like hair on them. If you look closely you can also see a few spider webs.

There are so many spiders in our garden and around our house. I never fail to run into a web coming out of our house each morning.

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Mr. Bumble Bee Visits Our Garden – FOTD Lemon Sedum

Our daughter loves seeing bees, butterflies and birds flying around our garden. She insists on calling each bumble bee that she sees Mr. Bumble Bee. I was happy to catch this shot of Mr. Bumble Bee on a Lemon Sedum Flower.

How Doth the Little Busy Bee

Poet: Isaac Watts

How doth the little busy bee
Improve each shining hour,
And gather honey all the day
From every opening flower!

How skilfully she builds her cell!
How neat she spreads the wax!
And labors hard to store it well
With the sweet food she makes.

In works of labor or of skill,
I would be busy too;
For Satan finds some mischief still
For idle hands to do.

In books, or work, or healthful play,
Let my first years be passed,
That I may give for every day
Some good account at last.

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