Flower of the Day Challenge #22: Golden Ray

This golden ray of sunshiny beauty adorned my table at a restaurant recently. A beautiful part of the decor that enhanced the dining experience. Hope it brings some sunshine to your day today especially if you’re in colder climes. Thanks to Cee for hosting the Flower of the Day prompt. Thank you for journeying along. …

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City Blooms© [a Haiku]

KaleidoscopicDisplay, between city streetsAutumn flowers bloom Smack dab in the middle of the concrete jungle that is NY City appears this rainbow array of floral splendor which stopped me dead in my track. I grabbed my trusty iPhone to capture this photo. It’s deserving of its own Haiku. 2021 All rights reserved ©createdbyDEEsign.com Thank you …

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Flower of the Day Challenge #19: Rose Anatomy

The roses are holding their own, defying the cold and still pushing out blooms, warming my heart and providing offerings to share with you Behold the delicate intricacies of a rose’s anatomy Thanks to Cee for hosting the Flower of the Day prompt. Thank you for journeying along. First time to the site? Welcome! You …

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Flower of the Day Challenge #16: Fashionable Foxglove

Presenting MsFoxglove, fashionably adorned in a lavender-polka-dotted-glove-like ensemble taking the 1st place award for the “most delicate” in the garden. Thanks to Cee for hosting the Flower of the Day prompt. Thank you for journeying along. First time to the site? Welcome! You may start here👈 and for more follow the blog here👈In creative solidarity, …

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Flower of the Day Challenge #15: Mums & Raindrops

Currently unfolding in my potted garden is this gorgeous mum. And nothing betokens the arrival of autumn like mums in their rustic glory: Here’s to mums gloriously draped in raindrops. I hope this brings some joy to your day. Thanks to Cee for hosting the Flower of the Day prompt, Sheryl for hosting Your Daily …

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Sunday Photo Reflection #17: Remnants of the Garden

Reflecting on how wonderful it was to have a garden (my first). Thank you garden, you blessed me immensely this spring to summer and heading into autumn you’re still giving vibrant offerings. And also for Cee’s Flower of the Day prompt (though there is more than one flower today). Thank you for journeying along. First …

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Flower of the Day Challenge #13: Roses Are Red

My garden is still giving me vibrant vibes. Here’s to pretty red roses—pretty by nature. I hope they bring some joy to your day. Thanks to Cee for hosting the Flower of the Day prompt. Thank you for journeying along. First time to the site? Welcome! You may start here👈 and for more follow the …

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Endemic Flora© Haiku

Summer alive inHimalayan vale—flowers,Mountains—glorious In 1980, Indian Government created the Valley of Flowers National Park, which in 2002, was recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This rich area of Biodiversity is also home to rare and endangered animals and birds. Thank you for journeying along. First time to the site? Welcome! You may start …

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Flower of the Day Challenge #12: Azalea

So this was from early in the season but I’m already nostalgic for spring/summer. Here’s to pretty pink Azalea—pretty by nature. I hope she brings some joy to your day. Thanks to Cee for hosting the Flower of the Day prompt. Thank you for journeying along. First time to the site? Welcome! You may start …

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Flower of the Day Challenge #10: The “Coral” Flower

Walking through a car park and this beauty stopped me in my track and out came my trusty iPhone to capture her elegance. Isn’t she lovely?! I’m calling her the “coral flower” cause I don’t know her name. Do you!? Please help me name her. I hope this beauty brings a bit of joy to …

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Sunday Photo Reflection #15: Wild Flower & The Bee

Earlier this summer I was strolling through a meadow looking for place to picnic and thought this spot was perfectly dreamy. No sooner had I settled in before bees started arriving. We cohabitated safely—me reading and they doing what bees do when they find a good flower. With my trusty iPhone, captured this bee doing …

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Flower of the Day Challenge #8: Orchids

I LOVE orchids! They are an exquisite combination of class and elegance, adding beauty to any space. It took me awhile to get the hang of keeping orchids alive and getting them to rebloom. Now that I have, I find so much joy in ‘raising’ my orchid babies. I hope these bring a little joy …

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Flower of the Day Challenge #6

It was worth the almost 2-hours drive to the farm to share with you this sunflower beauty to bring a little joy to your day today. Thanks to Cee for hosting the Flower of the Day prompt. Thank you for journeying along. First time to the site? Welcome! You may start here👈 and for more …

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Flower of the Day Challenge #7

Sharing this hydrangea beauty to bring a little joy to your day today. Thanks to Cee for hosting the Flower of the Day prompt. Borrowing this caption from Eunice: “pretty by nature”. Thank you for journeying along. First time to the site? Welcome! You may start here👈 and for more follow the blog here👈In creative …

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Sunday Photo Reflection #13: The Bouquet [a Cinquain]

FlowerPurple uniqueStandout amidst yellowBeautifully arranged summerBouquet After-word: written using the cinquain poetry form of five lines with a specific syllable count of 2-4-6-8-2, usually iambic. Thank you for journeying along. First time to the site? Welcome! You may start here👈 and for more follow the blog here👈In creative solidarity, Dee

Sunday Photo Reflection #12: The Tickseed & Her Bee [a Cinquain]

TickseedCheerful yellowAttracts a bee withinFavored snack bar in the gardenTo eat After-word: This is my first attempt at a cinquain which is a poem of five lines with a specific syllable count of 2-4-6-8-2, usually iambic. Thank you for journeying along. First time to the site? Welcome! You may start here👈 and for more follow …

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Flower of the Day Challenge #5

I deadheaded yesterday and this beauty is the last of the reblooms. But, there are new buds so I’m super excited for the 4th set of reblooms this season! Sharing to bring a little joy to your day today. Thanks to Cee for hosting the Flower of the Day prompt. Thank you for journeying along. …

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Sunday Photo Reflection #10: Of Deadhead & Re-bloom

I’d say I’m the “accidental gardner”. I picked up gardening this summer when the lansdcaping company I hired was a no-show. We had laid out the plan but when spring ended and May rolled around and they were nowhere in sight I said to myself, “Self, you can do this”. I had no tools and …

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Sunday Photo Reflection #9: Night Time Garden Vibes

Today’s reflection is another garden vibe, this time at night. I’ve now transplanted the last of the hydrangeas and roses from pots to the garden. …from pot, …to garden. You may also like Happy Garden Vibes. 2021. ©createdbyDEEsign.com. All rights reserved. Thank you for reading. First time to the site? Welcome! You may start here👈 …

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Sunday Photo Reflection #7: Happy Garden Vibes

One of the positive things about movements being restricted by this pandemic is that it freed up time and so I picked up new hobbies. In addition to blogging (you may like “Why I Created This Blog”), I also started gardening over the past 2-3 months and it’s been pure JOY! So before I lose …

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Sunday Photo Reflection #4: Raindrops on Rhododendrons©

Photo provided by createdbyDEEsign Raindrops cascading in ferocious quick succession Drop after pounding drop beating mercilessly against your soft petals Bobbing up and down you bounce back resiliently Absorbing liquid nutrients all the while knowing they’ll make your petals shine brighter Protecting a tiny ant snuggled up cozily in the depth of your embrace You’re …

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Sunday Photo Reflection #3: Happy Garden Vibes

Last year, around this time, NY was the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic. I ventured out the house for only the essentials and sadly, but smartly, that didn’t include gardening supplies or plants. So, the garden languished all year—doing its best to be splendiferous with the remnants of what survived from the year before and …

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Sunday Photo Reflection #1: Spring Blooms & River Flow

It rained all last night and most of today. At the first sign the rain was abating, me and my trusty iPhone headed down the stairs and across the street to the walk path and river to capture nature in her glow. First I encountered the hydrangeas on the steps as I’m heading out, they’ve …

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