Flower of the Day Challenge #36: Alluring Azaleas

…she allured me with her beauty at the start of spring, now her blooms adorns the garden bed. See you next spring my vivacious beauty. 2022 ©DeeMin All rights reserved Thanks to Cee for hosting the Flower of the Day prompt. Thank you for journeying along.Like what you see? Read more here👈 Subscribe to the …

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Flower of the Day Challenge #30: Azalea’s First Bloom in ‘22

… the gorgeousness of blooming azalea shrubs is about to grace my garden as it springs back to life … accompanied by the resilient Bugle 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 …

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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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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 #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 #2

Thanks to spring, the birds are back in their chirping splendor. There’s a special little cutie that’s been dropping by regularly. I love him (I assume he’s a “he”😀) because of his red feathers. In enticing him to hang out with me, I thought I’d get him this birdy bird feeder. Can’t wait for him …

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Something About Spring

It’s in the melting of snow, the thawing of the earth ... ... and rain-logged-swollen rivers cascading It’s in colorful rainbows formed after rain suspends its falling ... ... and in days growing longer, warming up in sunny splendor It’s in the colorful array and fragrant smell of flowers blooming ... ... and the new, …

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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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Interior Decorating #2: Christmas Tree Makeover

I love decorating, period! It’s one other medium of my creative self-expression. I especially love decorating for Christmas; and, my number one most favorite part is decking the Christmas tree. I love it so much the tree often stays up way past the “acceptable” time. Christmas Tree Only this year I thought: why not keep …

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Springtime Bunny©

It’s spring time I’m abounding with joy There’s a cute little bunny that drops by the garden each spring He’s an elusive frisky little fella Ears always at attention, pointed straight up to sky like soldier resolute to flight, not fight At best I’ve managed only to stare longingly at “His Royal Cuteness” Face pressed …

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