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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Serene Scenery Sunday

Woo, everypup and everycat.  It's me, Dave, here with another round of Serene Scenery Sunday.  Many of the plants in our garden are still in full bloom, so let's take a spin around the yard and not do too much chit-chatting, OK?

Let's start with some Tomato Soup!

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Tomato Soup Echinacea

I don't have a grilled cheese sandwich to go with that for you, but I do have a Flame Thrower Echinacea:

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Flame Thrower Echinacea

They aren't as full as they had been, but they're still cool-looking!

The Butterfly Weed is going strong:

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Butterfly Weed

Nearby are the Lavender plants:

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Blue Fragrant Lavender

...and just over the wall from them, on the very bottom tier, are the Crape Myrtle:

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Crape Myrtle

Let's pan out a bit, so you can get the full effect:

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Just beyond the Crape Myrtle are the three Rose of Sharon bushes with the white blooms; here are a few close-ups for you:

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Rose of Sharon

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Rose of Sharon

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Rose of Sharon

We just love the crisp white against our blue Kansas sky!

The other Rose of Sharon bush is still in bloom, too:

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Rose of Sharon

I hope the walk through our gardens helped you find a bit of serenity.  I'll leave you with perhaps the most serene pic of them all ... me, in my most peaceful state of mind:

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Me and my mom.  Total bliss.

Have a wonderful Sunday!



  1. I love the color of the tomato soup flower. Your mom sure makes a good pillow to sleep on.


  2. Good job keeping all those plants alive!


  3. Your Rosie Sharons are blooming ALREADY??? Ours won't do that fur a few weeks yet.

    Your flowers are gorgeous.. and now my mom is wandering around saying Tomato Soup and Grrrrrrrilled Cheese. THAT is some MAJOR comfort Food.

  4. You have some beautiful flowers. thanks for sharing. Our Rose of Sharon isn't blooming yet but it won't be too long before we can see them.

  5. what beautiful colors
    Benny & Lily

  6. what beautiful colors
    Benny & Lily

  7. The colors in your garden are just beautiful, Dave!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  8. I like the white Rose of Sharon. They're beautiful flowers.


  9. Those are some beautiful flowers. Love the Rose of Sharon. :)

  10. I loved all the photos. But that last one made me slip on to my MOM's feet and say awe. Yep I am relaxed and feeling good now.

  11. Your garden is so pretty! Our Grandpa in Kansas says his yard is one big crack from all the heat and everything is burning up. We hope you all get some relief soon! Davy, you are such a sweet boy! Our mommy wants to hug you!

  12. you lost us at grilled cheese sammich, Dave :D
    Your yard and flowers are beautiful! we hope you enjoyed your serene zone :)

    Pip, Smidgen, minnie, Hollie

  13. Hi Dave, These photos are absolutely lovely. I have a question for your mom. Could you please bark it to her? Does she use her iphone to take these nice photos? Is it the iphone 3G or 4? I am considering getting one so that I can snap sharp photos for my blog. I like what you have got. Send me some advice, yea? Thanks. paw five!!!!!

    I'll be back,

  14. Butterfly weed is my new favorite perennial this year. What a gorgeous color!