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Flower of the Day: May 3, 2019. Billy Balls Yellow Flower

On an afternoon walk yesterday, Ellis and I had to stop and inspect these whimsical yellow balls. They were perfectly round flowers, so perfectly intact that it almost looked artificial.

The owner of the house must’ve seen us looking at them, because she came out to tell us more about them. This type of flower is called Craspedia (Billy Ball Yellow Flowers). They are easy to care for, hardy, and grows prolifically: criteria met for a black thumb like me.

The lady was nice enough to give Ellis 3 stems to take home. I’m tempted to plant them in one of our containers: wonder if they will propagate. But I know my limits.

I can’t juggle plants/ flowers and keep alive 3 Neon Tetra fish, 1 Betta fish, and 5 snails (imperative to keep them alive after the loss of 3 fish and 2 frogs earlier this year). So the yellow ping pong balls are housed next to our faux green stems for now.

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Elliot’s Flower of the Day: April 11, 2019

Our afternoon walk yesterday was perfect for observing new spring blooms.: sunny, breezy, and mellow.

I usually take flower pictures but decided it would be fun to switch it up and have my seven-year old take them instead. I handed my phone over to him and he snapped away. It was interesting to see him admire nature, take pictures, and decide which ones were worthy of keeping and others of deleting. Kids grow up so fast! I couldn’t help but reminisce the old days when we used to take nature walks with him in the Ergo carrier. I digress…they bring back pleasant memories for me.

He chose the picture below to post on my blog. I hope you enjoy it!

It’s been titled: “Sun-day Flowers” or “Flowers hug a tree”

Elliot in the Ergo as a baby