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Spring arrived the other day, and this has turned my mind to what annuals I will be planting this year. We are limited here with what can go into the yard because of the deer and jack rabbits. We are also limited with the unimaginative selection available at the local Home Depot. Rarely do we see anything other than petunias, pansy, lobelia, and alyssum. When we made a day trip to Jackson recently, we stopped into the Lowe’s there, and I was amazed at the array of plants that they have. Why can’t our Home Depot do this too?

I had my camera in hand that day, not wanting to leave it in the car when we went in. So today, I am going to share with you a number of the stunning flowering plants they had available!

Taishan Orange Marigold

Taishan Orange Marigold

Blueberry Shake Bacopa

Blueberry Shake Bacopa

Kangaroo Paws

Kangaroo Paws

Gerboa

Gerboa

African Daisy

African Daisy

Columbine

Columbine

Helleborus

Helleborus

Anthurium

Anthurium

Fuchsia

Fuchsia

And finally, this stunner!

Ranunculus

Ranunculus

Thanks for taking the time today to drop on by! Have an amazing day! Be well… ^..^

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I really enjoy the lovely and exotic orchids. There are so many varieties and colors, they are truly an amazing flowering plant! Let’s check out a few…

Looking at these flowers makes me think that they are laughing at me! How about you? Do you agree?

They are laughing at me!

They are laughing at me!

Here are the other beauties…

Lovely veins

Lovely veins

Pretty in white

Pretty in white

Magnificent magenta

Magnificent magenta

Spotted throat

Spotted throat

Stripes

Stripes

Are they beautiful?

Thanks for taking the time to drop in today! Have a spectacular day today! Be well… ^..^

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Jen H. over at WordPress has chosen the topic “fresh” for this week’s photo challenge. What came to mind: Fresh vegetables from the garden! Are you ready to see my view of fresh? Here we go!

Who doesn’t like fresh sweet corn from the garden?

Sweet, sweet corn

Sweet, sweet corn

There is nothing better than fresh broccoli fresh from the garden!

Broccoli

Broccoli

Tomatoes from the garden beat store bought hands down!

Heirloom tomatoes

Heirloom tomatoes

Here is a photo of some freshly picked potatoes that I grew last year.

Colorful potatoes

Colorful potatoes

I love the sweet fresh sequoia strawberries from my garden!

Sweet, sweet strawberries!

Sweet, sweet strawberries!

Love my raspberries too!

Raspberries!

Raspberries!

Fresh acorn squash is a perfect accompaniment to ham!

Acorn squash

Acorn squash

I love those green beans too!

Green beans

Green beans

Well, there you have it! My view of fresh!

Thanks for stopping by today and be well! ^..^

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Today, I wanted to share with you some photos of flowers that I have taken over time. The photos move me, and maybe they will move you too! These photos speak for themselves! Ready?

Butter and cream

Butter and cream

Pretty in pink

Pretty in pink

Sunshine

Sunshine

Pink clusters

Pink clusters

A splash of red and white

A splash of red and white

Glory in yellow

Glory in yellow

Hanging its head

Hanging its head

Shades of yellow

Shades of yellow

I hope that these flowers spoke to you! Thanks for stopping by today, and have a spectacular Saturday! Be well… ^..^

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I love the topic for this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge! Cheri Lucas Rowland is asking for us to, “consider the walls you’ve erected and decorated, the halls you walk down each day, or the exteriors you’ve ignored or neglected. What do these walls reveal about a place, people, or you?” So, let’s hit the wall running!

An artistic wall in Murphys, California.

The texture found in a rock wall

The texture found in a rock wall

A remaining wall of the Kinishba ruins of in Arizona.

A look down a side wall of the village

A look down a side wall of the village

A rock wall in Placerville, California.

Rock Wall

Rock Wall

An inside wall in one of the Las Vegas casinos.

A wall in a building

A wall in a building

Glass walls on a cruise ship.

Glass panels

Glass panels

A cracked wall in Georgetown, California.

Cracked

Cracked

A wall of bells at Arcosanti.

100 bells

100 bells

I hope that you enjoyed my selection of wall photos! Thanks for stopping by today, and have a fabulous weekend! Be well… ^..^

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It is always fun, where ever I find myself, to catch reflections. Here are some photos for today of reflections that I captured in Alaska. I hope that you enjoy these!

Shades of gold

Shades of gold

Icebergs

Icebergs

Moss and fern on a pier post

Moss and fern on a pier post

On stilts

On stilts

To catch a starfish

To catch a starfish

Behind the seagull

Behind the seagull

Straight trees

Straight trees

Moving reflections

Moving reflections

I hope that you enjoyed today’s photos! Have a wonderful Wednesday and be well! ^..^

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Michelle over at WordPress has chosen the color orange to be the focus of this week’s photo challenge. She says, “This week, share a group of photos where orange is either the dominant color, or provides a bold highlight. Shoot for at least three photos, and look for different shades — bright neons, deep rusts, delicate peaches.” So, here we go into my orange world!

Up close to this flower are many orange folds, making it appear as if it is a skirt!

Orange ruffles

Orange ruffles

Here are lovely shades of orange in an Arizona sunset…

Saffron Sunset

Saffron Sunset

Shades of orange adorn this marigold!

A bit of sunshine!

A bit of sunshine!

Here is one of the Sierra Foothills natives. It is in the azalea family…

Close up to an orange native

Close up to an orange native

I love the orange color of cheddar cheese when it has melted over a really yummy mac ‘n cheese!

Cheddar on Mac 'n Cheese

Cheddar on Mac ‘n Cheese

There is nothing like the sweet, flavorful taste of a Tuscan melon, especially when it is home grown!

The beauty inside the Tuscan Melon

The beauty inside the Tuscan Melon

There you have it: My view of the color orange! Thanks for stopping by today! I hope that you have an amazing weekend! Be well… ^..^

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