Sunday, August 10, 2014

Serene Scenery Sunday

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie, here with Serene Scenery Sunday.  How about a little tour of some of what's blooming in our backyard to mellow out your morning?  Ready?  Let's head out there!

This is our Lime Zinger Sedum:

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Mom loves the name.  And that it appears to love our sunny garden.  Right next to that is a splash of pink from the Cherry Tart Sedum.

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Apparently, even though it's called Cherry Tart, you aren't supposed to eat it.  Who knew?

Not to be out-pinked by the Sedum, down on the lowest tier, we have the Crape Myrtle:

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Now that's a pop of pink!

Just over from that, along the fence, we have three White Rose of Sharon bushes:

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They're just swimming with blooms!  And the blooms are swimming with these:

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White Rose of Sharon bloom and a NoNoMaggieOwieNoMaggie!

For some reason, Mom doesn't want me to get close to them.  I'm not sure why; they look like they'd be mighty fun to chase!

Closer to the house, we have another type of Rose of Sharon bush; it has pink/purple/blue flowers on it!  Here's one of the pinkish blooms:

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They have interesting visitors, too!  Check out who was checking out a bloom:

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It's a Hummingbird Moth and those things are SUPER fast!  We love watching them zip all over the place!

That's a wrap for this week.

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"I feel mighty serene now!  And so does Cam!"

Yep.  We feel it!  Who's with us?

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Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

11 comments:

  1. A lovely garden tour this morning you two - have a relaxing day

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  2. Aaaaahhhhhh....we are feeling ever so serene now. But we bet you weren't too serene for WALKIES!!! We know we wouldn't be either!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  3. I'm with ya. MOM and I spent some time this morning watching the hummingbirds. Oh that was so relaxing. Happy Sunday girls.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  4. OMD OMD WOW WOW WOW You got a picture of a HUMMINGBIRD MOTH... they are sort of rare in this neck of the woods... butt are SO cool.
    We only see one every few years. They are the neatest thingys EVER.
    MOST folks MISTAKE them fur REAL Hummingbirds... butt they truly are a type of MOTH.
    THANKS fur getting the GRRRREAT picture and Sharing with us...

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  5. Cool! We had a storm here but now it has past we are outside chilling. Have a serene easy Sunday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  6. It always amazes us how beautiful your yard is - how do you do it? Mom could use some lessons. Our crepe myrtle and Rose of Sharon did not do so well this year - could have something to do with the Dadster not listening to Mom about when to trim them back:(

    Happy Serene Sunday from very wet OP.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

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  7. Awww, I'm feelin all chill-axed now affer lookin at yur purdy flowers an bugs.

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  8. The flowers are so pretty! Have a fabulous Sunday, Cammie and Maggie!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  9. We're right there with ya! We just been sleeping the day away. Mom is wondering if we need some vitamins.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley
    Mayorz For All Paws

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  10. What beautiful flowers and cute feets
    Lily & Edward

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  11. I feel SO serene after a visit to your garden! Ommmmmm....

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