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Monday, July 9, 2018

black eyed susans


while some of the wildflowers wilted
in last week's heat
the black eyed susans 
stood tall

we live in a small circle of houses
with an open area and a pond
I often take wildflower photos 
in the grass and in the
wild area around the water

the mowing crew the association uses
came to do the grass a couple of days ago
I was delighted to see that the 
clump of flowers below had been mowed
around instead of over!
 



19 comments:

  1. __ Sandy, so good to see your new post, nifty as always and I hope all is well with you! Too, I thank you for your visit and comment. __ The birds hum; this different song; new flowers._m

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    1. Everything is fine. I just took a short break to catch up on my "to do" list. Speaking of new flowers, I found swamp candles near the pond this year. We have been here four years and this is the first time I have seen them.

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    2. I'd love to see a photo of those Sandy, what an intriguing name for a flower.🌼🌼

      You have such interesting flowers, insects, birds ...in your area. So nice to share via your blogs, through the years.

      I saw some gorgeous dragonflies at another blog recently, huge, with iridescent wings. It was amazing!!! CAN you tell I love dragonflies?😂😂

      Have a great weekend and week.🌞

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  2. Sometimes, I too mow around flowers. Lovely photos of your flowers that endured the strong heat!

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    1. I used to do it, too. What tickled me this time was guy who did it was a tough looking kid with tattoos! You just never know who appreciates nature.

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  3. One of my favorite flowers, there are a lot of these growing wild in BC.

    Hope you are having a lovely summer Sandy and that it hasn't been too hot where you live. We are waiting for rain here, over 3 months without much at all. TOO dry but the sun is appreciated always. :-)

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    1. Good to hear from you Geraldine. It is dry here, too. We have only had a few really hot days, though.

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    2. Here's to the rain arriving soon. From the weather forecast for Eastern Canada, I would have assumed you also had a lot of rain in recent weeks. It was pouring day after day down East, but now the heat has taken over.

      I left a question for you in my comment reply at My Real Life Reviews, when you have time to stop by. No rush.😊

      🌼🌼Hope you have a lovely weekend.🌼🌼

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    3. Just visited your place!

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    4. Thanks for the answer!😊

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  4. i love these flowers - they grow wild up and down our mountain highway. Nice that the crew mowed around them instead of through them.

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  5. I always think of black eyed Susans as hot weather flowers. I grew up in Oklahoma, and they were everywhere.

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  6. I can count on black eyed susans every year. So lovely.

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  7. I can always count on these every year.

    Adelaide

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  8. They are so lovely. And it pleases to know that the mower circled them. :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping in Rose. I will be by to check your blog soon.

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  9. Lovely little suns...
    I also have black eyed susans in my garden and find them very refreshing and decorative.
    We've had scorching heat lately and the whole year is very dry. It's not good for anybody, gardens and fields suffer from the lack of water.

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    1. I have reading about your weather. It is hot here right now, too. We got a lot of rain last week, so our dry yards are better. I am worried what the future holds for all of ua.

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  10. Great pictures of this summer flower …

    All the best Jan

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