Everything is coming up daisies around here.

“ A flower is a smile from heaven.”

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Look what popped out to say hello to us all, reminding us that even though there were dark clouds and grey days from a few days ago, now there are smiling happy flowers everywhere making us smile once again.

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These are my favorite little daisies.

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All around our city right now these flowers are popping up everywhere.

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Taking walks around our neighborhood is like walking out into fields filled with Spring.

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Hard to believe this is a city with all the nature everywhere. In our neighborhood, which was built back in the early 50’s they planted Mulberry, oranges, lemon, lime, grapefruit, pecans, grapes, pomegranate, and dates. So far that is what I have seen on walks around here. After world war two there wasn’t only a baby boom but also a plant and garden boom as well.

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They have torn down some really old trees to make room for progress but there are still the ones around the homes in the neighborhood. Some neighbors keep the mature trees because they know how much value trees add to their homes.

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Sometimes though, someone new will move into the neighborhood when someone ages out of their home and transfers to a senior facility. When that happens you will run across new owners who will chop down all the beautiful and shady trees because they don’t like the mess trees leave.

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It is so sad when that happens. Some of these trees produced food as well.

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Then those same people fill their yards up with rocks and anytime a little weed and tiny weed flower pops up they head out there to spray it down with harsh pesticides and chemicals. No wonder we have a problem with bees and butterflies leaving. I’d leave too if my food was always covered with poison to kill me. I wish they would teach children in school just how important the whole Eco system is and how fragile it is.

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I am sure my neighbors think I am crazy every time I head out my front door with my camera to get some pretty shots of these flowers before they are all gone.

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I can understand why the bees and the butterflies love these flowers. I love them.

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So colorful and simple in their design.

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I especially love the contrast of colors when you have cactus with daisies and other bright colored flowers that surround them.

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This little pink bouquet is a flower that I am familiar with from growing up. We used these flowers for barbie weddings with Ken. We had quite the set up with the dress and decorations which included tons of these tiny bouquets.

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The seeds from these daisies blow all over the neighborhood so they pop up just about everywhere.

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We even have a little patch on the side of our house.

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They are growing around our agave garden. Did you know that agave is used to make Tequila?. I am sure everyone has seen that commercial where a farmer is in Mexico surrounded by rows and rows of beautiful agave plants. My husband tried to get a documentary going with agave farmers. It didn’t get picked up like some of the other shows he worked on, but he had a lot of fun driving down to mexico and shooting it. He met a lot of really nice people and learned so much. This was many years ago, right after we had our first baby (my grown daughter now).

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Soon this patch here will have some sunflowers to share their space with them. Sunflower leaves are already popping up around them. I can’t wait to see those.

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Sunflower leaves can get pretty large. I have had leaves that grow larger then a big mixing bowl. Longer then a foot in length. I make cement bird feeder bowls out of the larger leaves. I have one in my garden now. Every morning groups of tiny sparrows crowd around the cement leaf eating up the seeds I leave in it for them.

One of the neighbors saw me walking around taking photos and dug up some flowers with roots for me to take home to plant. That was so kind of her. I spent some time out in the garden transferring (hopefully they will be okay), harvesting seeds to share, some will be pressed for art projects and the rest went to the chickens. There are so many of these flowers everywhere right now that some people have to pull some out to make room to walk into their homes and garages.

 

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The seeds are in the centers. Just allow them to dry out in a bag and shake the bag to separate all the seeds to plant later.

I will miss these smiling flowers when they are gone, but they will be back again to remind us all that sunny and happy days always return.

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So where ever you are at this moment out there in the world, I thought you could use some happy flowers yourself…here they are to cheer up your day. Have a beautiful and happy day everyone.

DSC_2678.JPG   ” Peace I leave with you, my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

John 14:27

29 Comments Add yours

  1. Tanya says:

    Wow I love those beautiful daisies! It’s windy and raining here tonight, so this really brought me some happiness. I love the colors, they are so fun! I would let them grow, you know that. Haha Enjoy🌻

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    1. I know, me too. The neighbor who dug up some for me tried to dig up some with roots, she was so sweet. I tried telling her she didn’t have to but we struggled communicating since she was speaking a different language. I went home right away and planted the ones that still had roots on the bottoms and tried to save as many seeds as I could. She kept trying to explain to me that the flowers in her yard were coming from her next door neighbor’s yard and they were everywhere because of her neighbors. She kept pointing to her neighbor while she dug them up, so I don’t know what was going on but she was really kind and I will definitely be going back with a basket of treats for her.

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  2. Wow just wow. God creates the most beautiful things 🙂 Thank you for sharing them with us 🙂 🙂

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    1. Yes he does, just had to share that with you all. Too pretty not to. Thank you Margaret.

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      1. No thank you. It was a blessing. They are so beautiful, and just uplifting 🙂

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    2. Jane Fritz says:

      Oh my, simply spectacular! Our snow is pretty spectacular with the sun shining on it, but we won’t see that kind of amazing display of colour and jauntiness for another 2.5-3 months. If we’re lucky! Thanks for sharing.

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      1. You’re welcome Jane, so glad you liked it. I love how snow looks when the sun hits it, like millions of little diamonds or white stars everywhere.

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  3. Pure Glory says:

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful daisies. They brightened up my day. Where I live, it is -20 F and everything is covered in snow. Blessings!

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    1. Thank you Pure Glory, so glad they are doing what they were meant to and everyone gets to enjoy them. A beautiful gift from God to cheer us all up. Stay warm over there, I have never been anywhere that cold.

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      1. Pure Glory says:

        You are welcome. We have a saying, ‘when its Springtime in Alaska, its 40 below.” The sun is higher on the horizon and by May it will be light almost 24 hours. I can take the cold better than your 120 F temperatures in Arizona. It is all what you are used to.

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      2. I have seen photos of Alaska and they are so beautiful. All the animals everywhere too. Oh yes, it gets pretty hot over here and it is impossible to do anything in heat like that, it gets dangerous.

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  4. Liz says:

    Beautiful, cheery colours indeed. I’d be enjoying admiring tbose daisies too.

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  5. I LOVE these pictures! Beautiful!

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  6. Wow! So so beautiful 🌸

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    1. Thank you, so glad you like them.

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  7. mel says:

    Wow, such a beautiful things for your eyes to see!

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    1. Thank you Mel, wish I could send some over to you in person, they are the cutest little flowers. I bet you could do something really creative with them.

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      1. mel says:

        Thank you! hugs

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      2. You’re very welcome and big hugs back.

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  8. ezee shad says:

    Oh wow, beautiful ❤️

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  9. simplywendi says:

    oh my goodness! daisies are one of my favorite flowers and your pictures just made my heart sing. thank you for sharing such beauty with me!

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  10. cheriewhite says:

    Wow! Daisies are one of my favorite kinds of flowers! I love your pictures and I wish we had more of them around my neck of the woods!

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    1. There my favorites too. I am always doodling them, have since I was a little girl. I drew and painted daisies to everything.

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  11. They surely made my day…It’s still wet and cold in Alabama! I’m with you on the trees. I’m a tree-hugger, for sure.

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    1. Thank you and thank you for being another tree hugger, we are a loveable bunch.

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