Tag Archive | flowers

It’s Alive!

I don’t remember if I posted photos or not, but my roses had a mysterious malady.


That’s from early on. I tried a bunch of green, friendly remedies and by the fourth of July I had about six black, pockmarked leaves left.


The guys at Earl May said it was a fungus and sold me 30$ worth of spray. A month later, I am happy to report that it worked!!!


Not only are the leaves back and beautiful, but it finally flowered – which it hasn’t done since June.
Though it was the worst effected, all the roses except the brand new ones were in bad shape. The yellow rose was another one I was afraid of losing but…


It has a bloom too! Yes, I have now learned a valuable lesson: screw home remedies, just go for the real stuff to start with.
And now I have to get up at five a.m. – for a surprise – so I’m off to bed.
Have a good one!
Jo 🙂

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Pretty Flowers

So, a couple weeks ago we went to Omaha for the weekend, planning to go to the botanical gardens, because I wanted to take pictures of pretty flowers. A rainy day later, we went to the zoo, however, I have scavenged a few flower photos here and there, so I thought I’d share the springy-ness.

Hmmmmm. They’ve changed the way galleries are inserted. Luckily I figured it out. Yay! Behold, the gallery!

And last but not least, look what sprung up next to my garage, now that we got all that mess out of there:


The bleeding hearts are noteworthy because I have ALWAYS wanted some. When I was a wee lass, my grandparents lived in the country and next to their front porch steps were… You guessed it… Bleeding hearts. Since then I’ve wanted some but I’m not exactly green thumbed. So, to have some established is awesome! It has, however, change my plans to gut that flower bed and start over. Oh well.
As for today, another computerless day, so I cleaned, then hubby and I went shopping. Good times.
Speaking of good times, have a good one!
Jo 🙂

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Photos: Flowers

I said yesterday that it would be the last scheduled blog, but I lied. I am waiting for Mum to finish her emails so we can get back to Sherlock and since I have time I might as well finish up the last of the flickr photos – meaning I am now all caught up. Yay! No, not caught up with uploading them, but with blogging them. I’ll never be done uploading. I still have 80% of 2012 to get through some day, which is gonna suck because there’s a bunch of the in-laws when we went on a trip that January and since they’ve both passed on now…anyway, onward.

As this posts I should be in Iowa, and as you read it I will probably be safely ensconced in the new house. Oh no, not moved in by any means. Instead I will be staring at what is sure to be weeks’ worth of cleaning and painting. I doubt we can get it all done in a month but I am damned well going to give it a try. Depending on what time you read this I might even be doing some of said cleaning or else helping install bathroom flooring – we got a good deal on some remnant rolls from Lowe’s and so thought “what the heck” between youtube and how-to pages we can surely manage rolled linoleum. Other people do. Turns out, though, that we’ll need to replace the upstairs’ bathroom floor too. It’s going to have to wait a bit, as is the kitchen floor. The next floor in line is the laundry room/utility porch, but it has it’s own set of challenges as it needs built up and such. I’m sure we can do it. My grandmother could have done it, and if she could, I could, genetically speaking.

Anyway, photos. Just random flowers from May. Enjoy.

And that’s it for now. Have a good one.wpid-signature.png

Photos: Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park – Springfield MO

How’s that for a specific title? yeah, so I googled it and copied the official name. Fancy, huh?

If all had gone according to plan I would be heading to Villisca, or in Villisca, as you read this (unless you read it before noon in which case I am sleeping). But thanks to the inspection electric/gas debacle I’m not. What am I talking about? We bought the house. We paid for the house. We took possession of the house. Then we tried to get gas/water/electric switched on on Thursday. But no. Oh no. You can’t do that because it must first be inspected – AGAIN – to prove – AGAIN – that the electric and gas is all hunky dory – AGAIN – despite the fact that this was done during the due diligence period. because our inspector did not give us these handy little cards swearing some oath on pain of dismemberment that everything was fine. Meaning we have to hire inspectors – AGAIN – to have those inspected. The electric company has someone they prefer (*cough*) but the gas company? They have no idea because they’re in CEDAR RAPIDS! Yes, we had that same gas company when we lived in Mt. Pleasant! Talk about nuts! And with it being the Fourth of July weekend, well, no one is going to do anything until Monday. Isn’t that jolly?

Anyway, photos. Spring was late this year and so though I thought we’d be too late for most of the flowers we were too early – nothing but Hyacinths and daffodils. I still managed to take a ton of photos though because I’m good like that.


As always there are more on flickr.

have a good one and enjoy your beds! wpid-signature.png

Photos: More Flowers


These are from My Aunt Carol’s yard 😉


I should have asked what these were



flower texture

petal texture



tiny bud

tiny bud

tiger lily frame

tiger lily




love that color


too cool

I think three more photo blogs should catch me up.

You can cheer.

SOng playing at the moment – Joleene’s Song – Hedda

Old Flower Photos

(originally from May 2008)


Yes, here are MORE flower photos! Oh wow, huh? I actually got caught by a neighbor taking these and we had a discussion on whether I was a painter or not. Apparently her niece was one and she would wander around and take her own reference photographs and the neighbor would say “That’s not a pretty picture” and her niece would tell her “You just wait till I get it done” and sure enough, they always were beautiful when she finished them.

really close iris.jpg

Still one of my favorite photos

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inside an iris

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had to use flash…. and it shows….

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yeah, I did some filtering here 😉

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an ant on the peonies – it’s the only time I am jealous of ants. Imagine being tiny enough to climb inside one of those. Wouldn’t it smell beautiful?


rain on the iris

yellow iris 2.jpg

yellow iris

yellow 2.jpg

cute little flowers

And that’s it for today!

Fv song of the moment – “Wake up” – Story of the Year

Cool Photos

(originally from May 2008)


Just some pretty pics….


Sunlight through the wings



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I keep trying to get good photos of this stuff and it never works

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peacock’s feathers


still one of my fav’s



fence row.jpg

on the edge of a journey


I did not do any color isolation here – it’s the dust from the gravel road!

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no trespassing

Fav Song of the Moment: “Deep Breath” – 32 Leaves

New Photos – Ducky Pond Take 2


I know. Three new blogs in a row. Time for a heart attack.

Another trip to the ducky pond, as I affectionately call Dunnigan Park.  Yes, I think everything needs nicknamed. However, I am not into really original nicknames, so it’s pretty much what they sound like.

swans 2

dramatically lit swans


goose peeling bark

he’s peeling the bark off that poor tree!



I love my new camera


fluffy rock

this made me think of some kind of creature from Dark Crystal…


what are these flowers

hummingbird flowers?


it looks like a foot

it looks like a foot!


what is this

what *IS* this!?!?!?!


egg shell 4



daisies 5



tiny flowers

not sure if the image is too purple or if the flowers had a tint to them… probably the first one.


you can see their feet

and since I call it the ducky pond – here’s some duckies!



okay, not at the ducky pond. This is the tree across the street on a foggy night….

And that’s all I have for now. Alas, I must take the dog out and head to bed. Fun, fun.

song playing at the moment – Stand – REM

New Photos – Dunnigan Park


Well, earlier this month, anyway. I have so many more to go through and upload… never enough time in the day.

I’m still not up to professional grade by any means, but there is a definite improvement

red and green

very green



I just have a thing for the red and green together


little white flower 2

purply white flower and part of a dandelion


creek 2



cool texture

cool texture


soft focus moss

This moss was SO soft



I just thought this plant was pretty. Very smooth looking.


odd flower

Weird flower – none of the shots of the side came out good


catapiller escaping

An escaping caterpillar

And that’s all she wrote – er – took? Okay, doesn’t sound as clever as I thought it would :p

song playing at the moment – Island in the Sun – Weezer

Spring Flower Photos

(originally from April 2008)


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That’s snow on the flower

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Grape Hyacinths

not bad close.jpg

Kinda pretty


would look good as a color splash

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still one of my favorite photos

Fav Song of the moment – Asshole Father -Sick Puppies

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