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:

Lynne said...

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

Prunella Pepperpot said...

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 :)

Sue said...

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

jandi said...

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

Yamini MacLean said...

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

Christine said...

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!

✿ chica said...

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

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

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

Breathtaking said...

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.

Tom said...

Sunflower time is a wonderful time.

Linda Gross said...

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!

manali - himachal pradesh said...

Flower looks beautiful.

Margaret Adamson said...

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

HOOTIN ANNI said...

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.

Merlesworld said...

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

TexWisGirl said...

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

Sandra said...

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

Tanya Breese said...

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

Marit Sønstebø said...

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!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

hugs to Nibbles

ann said...

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.

LV said...

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

Ruth Kelly said...

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

David Gascoigne said...

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

Bev said...

Love that lone sunflower...

Janneke said...

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

Linda W. said...

What a cute dog, and I love his name!

carol l mckenna said...

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

Wishing you a Happy Weekend coming up ~

Mary Hone said...

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

Linda said...

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

genie said...

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

Cloudia said...

Glad you and Nibbles are in such a nice place

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

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

Nancy J said...

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

Bob Bushell said...

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

Phil Slade said...

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.

Amy Franks said...

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

RedPat said...

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

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

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

Ida said...

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

Happyone said...

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.

Felicia said...

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

Karen Dacoco said...

Hi Nibbles! I love dogs. Great photos.

NatureFootstep said...

love the sunflower :)

rupam sarma said...

Lovely Nibbles :) Beautiful flower pics.
Greetings.

A Quiet Corner said...

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

Ailime said...

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

The Yum List said...

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

sonia a. mascaro said...

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! :)

Missy George said...

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

Martin Kloess said...

Thank you for for these pictures of Nibbles.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

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).

Jim said...

Beautiful sunflower.
Sydney – City and Suburbs

Spare Parts and Pics said...

The sunflower sky shots are beautiful!! Nicely composed.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Lovely blossoms, Eileen.

I posted a Campsis radicans, too!
~

Pauline W said...

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

Tony McGurk said...

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.

Lea said...

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

diane b said...

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

magiceye said...

Heya Nibbles! Looking good!

The sunflower captured beautifully!

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

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

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

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

Denise inVA said...

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

thomas said...

beautifully taken,have a nice weekend.

Lady Fi said...

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

Mama Zen said...

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

Betsy Adams said...

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

Nancy Chan said...

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!

Klara said...

love your sunflower. that plant always makes me smile.

Cedar Wind said...

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

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

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

Lowcarb team member said...

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

Joyful said...

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

Our photos said...

Very nice. I love your sunflower sky !!

John's Island said...

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!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

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

Zizi Santos said...

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

Chandra@GreenComotion said...

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

TheChieftess said...

Love your big yellow sunflower against that gorgeous blue sky!

Ana Freire said...

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

Juni said...

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

✿ chica said...

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