My Flowers and Birds 4/20/2022

I gathered the pictures of my flowers around the house. They bring such joy and would make a great painting. Scroll through and look forward to warmer weather.
Female Eagle
Tree Swallow
Kingfisher

Woodpecker

It all Happens so fast

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This is just a little offset from the original plant of a balloon flower. With the hot, dry summer that we had I am so surprised that I have little ones popping up all over the front flower garden. It should be really pretty next year if they survive the winter. Last week we had very warm days of almost 90 degrees and the cold front whooshed in and now the plants are really changing. I love the weather where it is cool and I can smell peoples fires. It really reminds me of our honeymoon when we went to Gatlinburg, TN in October. It’s a good memory. I am one that relates smells a lot, especially good memories.

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Here are the purple asters. It didn’t fair too well from the summer.

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Last year I picked up different colored cone flowers, not your usual pink ones and they did make it through the winter. They grew and bloomed and now have many off shoots also. I am so surprised. I did do some watering, so that must have helped, but there is nothing like the rain water.

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Burning bushes are a very favorite, especially this picture. I love the burgundy, and the pinks with the greens.

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My Little Pine was doing so well this spring but then the summer beat it up. I hope that it looks better next year.

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The farmers corn behind us is getting near picking time. I remember when it was just little sprouts from the warm brown dirt. It must have gotten rain at key times because it seems to look pretty good. I love fall, the trees are not changing yet but very soon and boom it will be over before we know it. Chili, fires in our fireplace, the bugs going away. Wonder what kind of winter we will be having this year? All is good on our end, how bout you? Thanks for stopping.

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Midwest Changes

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I took a walk today to gather leaves or other natural items to paint or carve into a stamp. The colors are starting to come out. This is a bush outside of my front door. It was so pretty with the sun shining on it.

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My burning bush is all changed and losing the leaves. Closeup of the its berries.

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Our neighbors crab apple tree.

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A common area that has the trees lining it.

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It’s breezy today, our flags are standing up nicely.

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A wall of yellow and green.

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The sun must shine on that spot.

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Blue sky, the tree in the middle is just not going to change yet.

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Pretty red mums.

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I have watched these pinecones when they first came on to the tree, and then they grew and were green and now they have matured.

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The squirrels are busy. The farmers almanac says we are going to have a lot of snow this winter, it seems as if the squirrels know it too. They were very active this morning, running all around and chirping at me as I walked by.

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Ornamental grass

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Another kind of ornamental grass.

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My sweet potato vine has been blooming this last couple of weeks. They look like small petunias. It was kind of a nice surprise. Hope that you have a lot of pretty nature where you are at.