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FOTD: April 25, 2020

A marbled rose.

Thanks Cee for hosting this bloom challenge! Have a great weekend and stay well.

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Welcome to my blog! My name is Esther and I'm so happy you are here. I'm an avid nature photographer and a daydreaming thinker. My posts revolve around photos of nature's beauty, homeschooling adventures with my 2 kids, sporadic reflections on my child's heart condition, Bible reading reflections, gardening feats, and other mish mash things. Hopefully you'll leave encouraged, pensive, or smiling at the simple things of life. Thank you for stopping by and hope you'll find some interesting posts to read!

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  1. Very pretty rose Esther – a neighbor had one like that one time and he said it was called a “Candy Cane Cocktail” rose. It looked just like this one.


      1. Yes, very nice colors – all it needs is a peppermint scent. When I first started walking, I had different neighborhoods I visited before discovering Council Point Park (7 years ago today) … one house had tall evergreens and mint planted in their yard so that every time it was humid in the morning, it reminded me of Christmas – evergreen Christmas trees and candy canes!


      2. That would be lovely to smell and unexpected on a humid morning! I hope people know that their gardens lift up people’s spirits. There’s a house nearby with tall, gigantic sunflowers and it brings a smile to our faces.

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      3. I like sunflowers and last year I decided to go to a sunflower festival. First, I am the worst at directions and I don’t like driving on the expressway, especially if it is somewhere I’ve not been before. When I worked on site, it was in downtown Detroit and I took the bus for years, so I never drove except on the weekends mostly as the bus stop was just about a block away. Anyway, I wanted to go and paid online to go to the Sunflower Festival and also a Pumpkin/Harvest Festival – same location, a big farm about 20 miles away. I got lost – I found a Metropark in the process, but I got lost badly. I wanted to go because they were going to plant lavender for a Lavender Festival. All the lavender farms are not close to me. I had high hopes. They had high hopes too – the lavender blooms in July here – likely they will not be having any festivals by then – if they do, it would surprise me. All the festivals are getting cancelled now. I grew a few sunflowers one year – they were called “Russian Mammoth” and were very tall and when almost ripe, the flower was top heavy and broke the stalk. I went in the backyard to see squirrels feasting on it.


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