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Friday, September 30, 2011

You came to visit me.

Dragonfly, Trinity county.

I think you know I wanted to be there.  Thank you for coming and visiting me on your own.  Love.

Dragonfly, Trinity river.

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Red Hot Poker, Weaverville, California

This flower is so distinctive and different from ther flowers.

Red hot poker is the name and it looks exactly as it sounds.  As if you were to poke it into the fire.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

My Pink Striped Bathrobe on Television, The Middle.

I don't want a huge amount of television shows, I prefer movies.  A couple that I do like in the main stream television, are the Middle and Modern Family.  

Recently we were watching the Middle, and I noticed the lead actress, was wearing my bathrobe. 

I have had this bathrobe for several years, and that show just came out fairly recently.  

How do they get the wardrobes for those television shows I wonder?   Has anyone else ever seen their bathrobes on television?  Just a couple questions. :-)

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Gardenia's in the Garden Tract, Shasta County

This flower is a beautiful bright white, and smells absolutely fabulous.  You can smell the fragrant as you walk by.  It had so many blooms this year it was amazing.  These were taken in July and the plant still has some blooms on it.
Our favorite thing to do is have mini vases filled with a few of these in a room.  You will never need to buy air freshener again.
Gardenias grow well in Redding.


Flowered gardenia and budding gardenia.

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Monday, September 19, 2011

Roses at Rollins lake Inn California

Roses, color of fire.

I love this color of roses, they remind me of fire.  

Rollins Lake Inn, located on Rollins Lake, close to Grass Valley, CA, has some beautiful grounds with gorgeous roses, such as these.

I particularly love these bright orange red roses, which look like fire to me. 
Great job to whoever is taking care of the roses, they really looked nice while we were visiting the Inn.

Pink roes, and Rollins Lake in the background.

Roses at Rollins Lake Inn

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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday!!!  

Hope your birthday is filled with fun, family, love and joy!

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Kitty and the Lizard under the car.

Kitty and lizard under the car.


The kitty cat loves to entertain herself and enjoys recreational activities such as lizard chasing. 

The actual lizard was never harmed in the activity.  I am not sure, if the lizard itself was consenting to this game or not. 

This is actually quite a large lizard.  We have many of them around, but usually not quite this big.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Pink and White Oleander

Pink Oleander

This beautiful pink flower is toxic is all it's parts, especially to animals. 

Oleander is sually used for an ornamental plant.  It grows very large, tall, wide, bushy, and blooms white and pink flowers. For years on Interstate 5, in northern California there was Oleander that was planted in the middle of the north and south interstate.  Today it is being removed.

Pink Oleander

Nerium Oleander

Nerium Oleander, White

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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Hollyhock Volunteer in Redding, California

Pink Hollyhock flower.

Hollyhock volunteer flower in Redding, California.

My Mom took this photograph.  :-)

For two years now this pink hollyhock volunteer has been growing by the white picket fence.

A volunteer plant, means a seed came along via the wind or something and planted itself.

I love this flower and I love the fact that we didn't ask for it.

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Thursday, September 08, 2011

Petunias in Redding, Shasta County.


My mother planted these very pretty  petunia's back in June.  The dominant color was a bright purple.  As they bloomed and re bloomed over the summer they changed colors.

Petunia's early summer bright purple and white.

Petunia's in August, light purple and white.

Now if you look the below the petunias are not nearly as bright of purple and the flower is predominately white.

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Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Pomegranite Tree in Chico, Butte County

Pomegranate blossom in the sun.

I love pomegranates, they are so delicious.  I remember eating them when I was a child, and eating the seeds sometimes but not all the time.  

Recently, I read the seeds are really good for you.  Pomegranates in general are very good for you.  Wonderful as an addition in salads. 

Pomegranate just starting.

My friend has a pomegranate tree in Chico, California.  The blossoms were just turning to fruit in early July.

The pomegranates are probably about ready now, and I should call my friend and see if they are ripe yet.  

Pomegranate just starting and blossom dying off.

This is the tree which is quite dainty.

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Saturday, September 03, 2011

Garden Hebs, Shasta County

This year I decided to plant some herbs to cook with.  I planted English thyme, Italian parsley, and some regular Thyme.  I had some chives which were already growing in a tiny clay pot for a couple years.  Also oregano, which was in the same clay pot, but  I replanted this year, to be with the parsley and oregano and it seems to be doing much better.   

Thyme, chives, oregano, and Italian parsley.

Italian parsley growing in a pot.

I absolutely love having the fresh herbs on hand to cook with.  They are great for adding to a sautee of vegetables, or roasting a chicken with herbs and garlic.

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