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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Serene Scenery Sunday

Woo, everypup and everycat!  It's me, Dave, here with some photos to help get you into a wonderfully serene state of mind.  Let's start with a panoramic sunset!

IMG_0890 11SEP12 sunset over the Flint Hills
Sunset over the Flint Hills.  And the neighbors' roof.

For the record, there weren't two moons out, accompanying the setting sun; I think Mom has a speck of dust or something on the lens of her iPhone.  Woo.

Remember the PowWow Wild Berry Echinacea we planted on one of our south-side-of-the-house tiers?  Let's go check in on them!

IMG_1043 PowWow Wild Berry Echinacea

I sent Mom over the walls for some close ups!  Check these out:

DSCN4359 PowWow Wild Berry Echinacea

DSCN4361 PowWow Wild Berry Echinacea

I like that bold pink!  

You know what else is bold pink and blooming?  Some of the mums out front!

IMG_0938 Dave and the Mums

This is their time to thrive, so I'm sure we'll be sharing more pix of them with you in the weeks to come!

Tucked in the back part of that part of the garden is one of our Russian Sage plants.  This is a Lacey Blue Perovskia - we thought the drought/heat and a certain friend of Zim's who stomped it shortly after Mom planted it had killed it, but it's making a come-back!

IMG_0936 Dave and the Lacey Blue Perovskia
(Oh.  I studied Russian at the SZK School of Siberian Studies for a while.
I thought it would help the Russian Sage if I greeted it in its own language.)

If you look closely, like I was, you can even see some of the purple flowers!  (Mom found the brick chunks when she was digging in the garden and put them there to help protect the plant.)

Speaking of digging in the garden, Mom took out a bunch of dead bushes and put in three new-to-her kinds of sedum.  Here's one of them:

IMG_1044 Sedum Lime Zinger in front of Blue Dune grass

That's a Lime Zinger Sedum in front of one of the Blue Dune Grasses she planted earlier this season.  I like that name - Lime Zinger!  You know who really likes that name?

IMG_0854 Zim
"Now that's a cool name for a plant!  And I can sedum from here!"

Ha woo.  Even when he's in his Zen of Zim Zone, he's funny!

You know what else we can see from way up here on the deck?  The "14-inch" ornamental grass.  Take a look!

IMG_0874 Plume Grass
Plume Grass

The facts that (1) Mom checked the label before she planted the grass and that (2) the plumes are about 10 feet tall now make her serene.  Ha woo.

That's all I've got for you this week.  I hope you feel as serene from all of this as I do.

IMG_0856 Dave
Me, Dave, so thankful for all the beauty that surrounds us.

Have a wonderful Sunday!



  1. OMD I gotta say that your mom takes some AMAZING pictures. I am so glad that the poor little plant SURVIVED the horrid HEAT and DROUGHT. I think it deserves an extra helping of Plant Food.

  2. Zim zone of zen is hard to say, but it looks worth trying out.


  3. I like the name of that sedum too. It sounds funny. Thanks for sharing your garden. I feel more serene already.


  4. We think repeating Zen of Zim Zone is a great way to relax. Just saying.

  5. that was VERY serene....makes mom wish she had space for a garden (and didn't kill plants on sight - MOL)

  6. Have a lovely serene Sunday too and lovely pix.
    Best wishes Molly

  7. Those are such beawootiful photos! Maybe your neighbor can move their house over a bit though. We're feeling very serene so will nap the day away in a sunpuddle.

  8. That sure is a lot of beauty that surrounds you guys. I don't know how you get any work done with all that serene surrounding you. I'd be like walking in a serene daze all day long.

  9. your two moons reminds us of Star Wars, Dave :) thanks for sharing the beautiful sunset. You pups sure have a lot of pretty flowers with cool names :D enjoy this SUnday!

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

  10. What a beautiful buch of pictures and we are feeling much more serene.

  11. Maybe they meant 14 feet.


  12. Oh,yeah!
    That is a very good reason to be thankful for!
    Happy Sunday!
    Kisses and hugs

  13. Brilliant colors and shades!!! Lovely!!
    Mom loves the furs on the porch, says its the BEST photo!! ;-)


  14. Wow Dave your flower is beautiful
    Benny & Lily

  15. I feel totally serene now. Ommmm...

  16. That sunset it a beautiful picture. I love bright pink so those flowers are my favorite ever! What a peaceful post this was and now I am off for a nap.

    Loveys Sasha

  17. We just love the color of the Echinacea! The close up pictures are fabulous!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly