Thursday, August 11, 2016

Sunflower Sky

Hello,

During the last weekend of July we dog sat our grand-doggie Nibbles while my son went to visit my sister in North Carolina. I think my sister will have to start taking reservations for her new place near the beach. These are some shots from our backyard and some of Nibbles, the trumpet vine blooms and a sunflower sky shot.




Our trumpet vine or what I call the monster cousin-it bloomed like crazy this year.  The hummers love these blooms.





I like my sunflower sky. The one and only sunflower we had growing in our yard this summer.






 I hope you enjoyed your visit and my post. I appreciate your nice comments. Enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!


Here is a list of linky parties for part of the week, I hope to see you there. I have a few fence and my deck railing for Tex's Party and some pretty sky shots.

Thanks to Theresa @ The Run*A*Round Ranch for hosting Good Fences.
Thank you to Sylvia, Yogi and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday.

82 comments:

  1. Nibbles looks like he was a good guard dog for gram and gramps . .

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  2. Nibbles is the cutest name for a dog and yes he is very cute.
    Trumpet vines are lovely but there is nothing happier than seeing a sunflower against a blue sky.
    Have a brilliant Thursday Eileen :)

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  3. Nothing brings a smile to my face faster than a sunflower against a brilliant blue sky--nice shots, Eileen!
    Have a great weekend

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  4. beautiful sunflowers! and Nibbles is adorable! have a beautiful day!

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  5. Hari OM
    Handsome Nibbles, hello!!! Adore the sunflower - who wouldn't? The trumpet vine is a favourite of mine - had one in my Sydney garden and it was very prolific - we didn't have humming birds there, but the honey bees sure loved it. YAM xx

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  6. Love Nibbles! He looks very energetic and lots of fun!
    The flowers are sweet growing for the hummingbirds and your sunflower shot against the sky is a beauty!
    Happy Thursday!

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  7. Lindas fotos e ADOREI esses céus com o girassol! beijos, chica e desejo ótimo dia!!

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  8. Beautiful photos! I bet Nibbles is a such a sweetheart! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  9. Hello Eileen!:) That's a neat well made fence you have, and Nibbles seems to be looking for something to nibble on... perhaps! I love the trumpet vine, we have them back and front garden and enjoy their bright colour and large flowers. Beautiful pictures of the Sunflower against a lovely blue sky.

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  10. Sunflower time is a wonderful time.

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  11. We have three or four sunflowerplantsbeside our house...no sunflowers yet. It might be too late in the year for them to flower. The plants keep growing, though. They might end up being taller than our house!

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  12. Nibbles is a handsome dog and I adore your Sunflowers shots Eileen

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  13. My goodness....but, that sunflower is huge!
    Cute grand-doggie, Nibbles.

    And your trumpet vine...that is awesome. Mine died off during the winter last year, dunno why....but it's slowly coming back. Yes, the hummers really like 'em.

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  14. You can't do better than a sunflower they always say summer.
    Merle....................

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  15. nibbles likes grandma's house. :) pretty blooms all around.

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  16. I love that sky and sunflower and we have the orange trumpet here and it is so invasive here. it has to be fought year round, but the butterflies love it and it is beautiful just like yours. some of them ae 40 feet in the air in trees and on power lines here

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  17. aw nibbles is cute and i love his name! beautiful flowers you have!

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  18. Hello,

    Nibbles is very handsome, and your blooms are very pretty! The sunflower is so beautiful. I love them very much.

    Have a nice Thursday!

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  19. Much like grandchildren, granddads get to home. It is so very easy to get attached, isn't it? Love the sunflower against the blue sky--one of my favorite summer sights.

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  20. Not familiar with the vine but love big, pretty sunflowers. Just do not see many in the city. May you have a blessed weekend.

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  21. Grand doggie - that's a new one for me. Love the photo with the red flowers and steps.

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  22. Trumpet vines are gorgeous plants, but they sure can be invasive.

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  23. Beautiful that sunny sunflower against the heavenly blue sky. So nice to have that grand dog as a guest.

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  24. What a cute dog, and I love his name!

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  25. Love your 'grand doggie' and beautiful photography ~ especially the sunflowers!

    Wishing you a Happy Weekend coming up ~

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  26. What a cute pooch, that face! And your sunflowers are beautiful.

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  27. Beautiful photos, Eileen! Nibbles is a sweetie! Hope you are having a great week. :)

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  28. Eleen....These are the most yellow sunflowers I have seen Our are mostly red this year. The ones in your pictures are stunning with their vivid color. There is nothing like a sunflower, or even better, a field of sunflowers. Happy weekend. genie

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  29. Glad you and Nibbles are in such a nice place

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  30. Well you know you made the most out of your one sunflower and that is what counts!

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  31. Your trumpet vine flowers are gorgeous, and one sunflower, it is a stunner against that sky. And Nibbles, a beauty.

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  32. Beautiful dog.....do you think it is time you to get one?
    I love your 'blooms'.

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  33. Nibbles looks like he might like to nibble an intruder who jumped that fence. You captured the lovely shade of the sunflower. Enjoy the rest of the week Eileen.

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  34. oh yes trumpet vines seem to grow quite vigorously don't they but they produce such pretty flowers :-)

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  35. I'm sure there is a story behind Nibbles' name!

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  36. Sign me up for a reservation! heehee! And of course the sunflower is beautiful and those Carolina blue skies! Hugs!

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  37. Nibbles is adorable looking (cute name) - Pretty trumpet vine and sunflower as well.

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  38. Nibbles as gotten big. I think I remember seeing pictures of him when he was a puppy.
    Love the sunflower. Looks beautiful against the blue sky.

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  39. sunflowers, my fav summer flower. pretty shots Eileen. Nibbles is so cute.

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  40. Hi Nibbles! I love dogs. Great photos.

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  41. Lovely Nibbles :) Beautiful flower pics.
    Greetings.

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  42. Love his name...Nibbles and LOL, I am trying to eradicate my Trumpet Vine...I found out it strangles trees!!! And to think I paid money for it...:)JP

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  43. Hi Eileen, how are you? I loved your photos. The Biting is a very sweet dog. Sunflowers shining in the blue sky resembled that of my country,))!! Hugs and good weekend. Ailime

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  44. I love your photo of the sunflower set against the bright blue sky.

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  45. Hello Eileen!
    Sounds nice you had Nibbles in your house and he is very beautiful!
    I like trumpet vine and the sunflowers and the blue sky are just stunning! :)

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  46. Nibbles probably enjoyed his visit..I love Sunflowers but one has to be careful about the reseeding..Hopefully the birds will get them all..

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  47. Thank you for for these pictures of Nibbles.

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  48. The sunflower makes the sky look even more blue ... what a beautiful contrast.

    Weren't you talking about your son getting a puppy just a few days ago? (LOL, they grow up so fast).

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  49. The sunflower sky shots are beautiful!! Nicely composed.

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  50. Lovely blossoms, Eileen.

    I posted a Campsis radicans, too!
    ~

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  51. I dream of blue skies and that sunflower just makes your sky look even more appealing. Also love your doggie portrait.

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  52. Nibbles is a beautiful looking Dog Eileen. We have a Trumpet flower growing on the side of our backyard shed. Your Sunflower against the blue sky looks wonderful.

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  53. Lovely sunflower against the brilliant blue sky!
    Beautiful dog, too!

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  54. It must be nice to have a part time dog. The sunflower sky is beautiful.

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  55. Heya Nibbles! Looking good!

    The sunflower captured beautifully!

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  56. Hi Eileen,
    wonderful red blossoms and the sunflowers brightens my day. We have rainy days and cold temperatures here.
    Happy Friday ! Best, Synnöve

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  57. Wonderful to see the sunflowers (one of my favorites) with the clear blue sky in the background.
    Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

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  58. Cute photos of your son's dog Eileen and the flowers are lovely!

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  59. beautifully taken,have a nice weekend.

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  60. Sunflowers and dogs - doesn't get much better than this.

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  61. Few things are as beautiful as a sunflower against the sky!

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  62. Love the Sunflower.... Even though it's 'lonely' up there by itself, I'll bet it is really happy to be the King of the World smiling down on us.

    Pretty dog.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  63. Nibbles is a cute name for a dog. I love sunflowers. I have germinated some sunflowers seeds and waiting to repot the seedlings in a few days time. Beautiful sunflower sky!

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  64. love your sunflower. that plant always makes me smile.

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  65. Your sunflower on skywatch drew me to your post...mine didn't do well this year. I also enjoyed your trumpet flowers! Ontheland

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  66. Fotografias maravilhosas.
    Um abraço e bom fim de semana.
    Andarilhar

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  67. Nibbles - what a great name!

    I love your sunflower sky the colours are just superb!

    Enjoy your weekend ... it will soon be here!

    All the best Jan

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  68. Beautiful shots in your garden. Nibbles is a great name for a beautiful dog.

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  69. Very nice. I love your sunflower sky !!

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  70. Hi Eileen, Nibbles is sure a good looking dog. Neat photos in this post. Hope you have a great weekend. Best to you from the West Coast!

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  71. I love Nibble's red coat - I'm guessing setter or golden mixed in his lineage, maybe? The Trumpet vine is wonderful. It's so nice to see all the sunflowers this time of year - love the photo of your bright sunflower against that blue sky :) x K

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  72. Adorei as fotos desse lugar aprazível!
    O cachorro é lindo, parece um lobo dourado!
    Muito bom ver suas postagens!
    bjs

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  73. Nibbles is very good looking!
    Great snaps.
    Peace :)

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  74. Love your big yellow sunflower against that gorgeous blue sky!

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  75. Lovely post, Eileen!
    I have the same red flowers, near by... from where I live...
    Have a nice Sunday, ahead!
    All the best!
    Ana

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  76. Oi Eileen, imagens adoráveis! Nibbles é lindo, eu amo cães!
    O girassol está lindo, a natureza é perfeita!
    Beijos, excelente semana.

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  77. Eillen, vim avisar que hoje estás por lá! Podes ver aqui:

    http://ceuepalavras.blogspot.com.br/2016/09/ceus-da-eileen.html

    beijos, obrigada! chica

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