Smiling Sunflower


I have a new-er pal.  Her name is Navi.  She carpools with dates my friend Alan.  She’s also my current hair-advice-expert.  She does it for a living – it’s all good.  But her expertise does not stop there.  She has a green thumb.  A big honker of a green thumb.

She gardens tomatoes and peppers and potatoes and other veggies.  She keeps fruit bushes along her property line.  And she tends to flowers.  Navi has the most beautiful little spot in her backyard filled with flowers.  And she cut a few to bring to me.  All different kinds in blue and white and  pink and green.  But the sunflowers were my favorite.

Such a bright, inviting flower.  You can’t help but smile in its presence.


Navi shrugs off my amazement of her gardening ability.  “It’s nothing, really.”  I guess she doesn’t realize she’s talking to a gal that’s killed a hosta.  And a violet. I’ve managed to do well in the summer months with my potted flowers (begonias are stellar for people that might forget to water for a day… yes sirree, a hearty plant) but for the most part, I suck at gardening.  Vegetables and flowers alike.  I’d like to change this.  But then I realize that I really don’t care enough to.  Because it’s hot outside.


But these sunflowers.  Oh how I love them.  And I thought it was extremely sweet of Navi to share with me her garden.  On second thought, she might have already known about the hosta.  My reputation may proceed me.

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July 13, 2010 - 3:04 pm

A Teenage Gourmet - Thank you for your comment on my watermelon-lime bars! I’m also very interested in art, your photos are beautifiul. I have an “ART” page on my blog too. :)

July 13, 2010 - 9:22 pm

katie o. - I say enjoy your friend’s flowers. If they die, at least you didn’t kill them. ha!
ps. lovely photos b!

July 14, 2010 - 10:04 am

~*~Patty - You are VERY good at photographing plants :)
Beautiful sunflower pics!
Thanks for stopping by my Magpie’s Nest.
Have a great day

July 14, 2010 - 9:31 pm

Roger Shah - Great website you have here but i seem to be having a problem looking at your RSS feed. Everytime i click it it comes up with error 034. It might be my own Mobile. I have Windows xp with bullguard A.V. Im not sure if its Disabled. Let me know if anyone else has mentioned any issues or its just me. Im not too good with netbooks. I cant see my post after submitting so im not sure if you will see this. Ill bookmark your site and check by in a couple of days for an answer. Please let me know if you know of a solution

July 14, 2010 - 10:06 pm

Brooke - I’ve had no issues with the RSS – it could be your device.
Your comment didn’t immediately pop up because you were spammed – websites like the one had listed are spamalicious.

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