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Throwback Thursday 2

From Thursday, August 9 2018.

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Self Love – Flower of the Day 7/10/19

“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.”

—Oscar Wilde

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Dragonfly

Except from Why the Dragonfly

The Dragonfly normally lives most of its life as a nymph or an immature. It flies only for a fraction of its life. This symbolizes and exemplifies the virtue of living in the moment and living life to the fullest. By living in the moment you are aware of who you are, where you are, what you are doing, what you want, what you don’t, and to make informed choices on a moment-to-moment basis. The eyes of the Dragonfly symbolize the uninhibited vision of the mind and the ability to see beyond the limitations of the human self. Dragonfly’s can be a symbol of self that comes with maturity. They can symbolize going past self-created illusions that limit our growth and ability to change.

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Purpose

There is a purpose for everyone you meet. Some people come into your life to test you, some to teach you, some to use you, and some to bring out the very best in you.

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Flower of the Day 6/29/19

Out of 4 Mammouth Sunflowers planted this is the only one left in the garden.

Most of it’s leaves are missing, thanks to the rodents, but inspite of that it still shines brightly.

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The Future and the Past

If you don’t leave your past in the past, it will destroy your future.

Live for what today has to offer, not for what yesterday has taken away.

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Feed Them and They Shall Come

I have had 2 Hummingbird feeders filled with the store bought nectar for quite a while now hanging from trees and they never came.  I don’t know if it was the nectar or the location.

After watching a couple of videos I decided to make my own basic nectar and to move the feeders.

The nectar is a 1 to 4 ratio (some sites give a different ratio). Add 1 cup of sugar for every 4 cups of water.  Mix together well in a pot and boil.   Make sure you stir well.  Let cool then pour into feeder.

Now you wait…..

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By the next morning there were Hummingbirds! By the time I got my camera ready they were gone.

Once I came home from work and after messing in the garden for a few minutes I sat and waited for them to return.

I did not have to wait long….

I believe the red one is a male Ruby-throated Hummingbird  and the less colorful one is the female Red-throated Hummingbird.

Why are males always more colorful in nature?

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Lurking Turkey

My garden needed some upgrades, a much higher gate and a much higher fence. Over the weekend a friend and I fixed the situation. Next is to paint it and get some stone to keep the door looking nice not so muddy.

It seems like we fixed the fence and gate just in time to keep a lurking Turkey out of the garden… at least for now.

Arai noticed the Turkey hanging just behind the new fencing. It appears that she was sizing it up.

I am glad that she decided to move on. Once she realizes she can easily fly into it game over for my little garden.

On my post from yesterday, I mentioned how I have not cut the grass by the garden since last summer. You can see just how wild the grass and bushes have gotten.

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Wild Berries, a Rose and a Surprise

I finally started cutting the grass on the other side of the garden. This area had not been cut since last year and it is truly out of control.

Under most of the brush there were berries. They were all over.

I also found that there were still some wild Roses that have not completley fade away yet.

As a bonus I found a Praying Mantis!

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Flower of the Day – 6/21/19

People often say that motivation doesn’t last.

Well, neither does a bath. That’s why we recommend it daily.

– Zig Ziglar

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