Monday, June 17, 2019

Our World, My World

Happy Monday, 

I wanted to share some of the blooms we have growing in our yard and a few of the annuals on our deck.  I bought some herbs to grow in pots along with the mint I have growing.  I try to buy annuals that the hummingbird and butterflies love, like the Lantana, Zinnias and the Fuchsia. 

"Mother Nature has the best box of crayons."


It was a great year for our Clematis blooms, we have two different species. One I forget the name and the other is called Jackmanii Clematis.  




Various annuals are planted in pots for the deck, like the Lantana, Fuchsia and some Zinnias. 


This is the Jackmanii Clematis, we have the honeysuckle running wild around the yard.  It is bad when it takes over but smells so good. 


"Life is a garden, Dig it." 


We were happy to see our Siberian Irises return this year, they are one of my favorite blooms. 




The birds like to land on top of the pergola before going to the feeders, I caught this White-breasted Nuthatch getting ready to hop over to the feeder. 



The male Cardinal seems to be getting used to me putting out food for the birds, he will now land on the deck while I am out there. I think he wants to be first eating the food. 





Thanks for your visit today!  I hope you enjoyed my post and photos.


Thanks to Angie the host of  Mosaic Monday

Thanks to LadyFi  the host of Our World Tuesday!




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As always I thank you for stopping by and as always I appreciate your comments.

59 comments:

  1. Dearest Eileen; I love the phrase、"Mother Nature has the best box of crayons." ♡♡♡ Beautiful flowers are blooming and sweet birdies♬
    Hope you will start a Wonderful week.
    Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  2. You have both flowers and birds to brighten up your garden, Me too! It is a pleasure to wait for first light each day.

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  3. Flores e aves lindas! Muito bom assim iniciar uma nova semana! beijos, chica

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  4. Happy Monday, Eileen!
    Your flowers are so beautiful, great photos.
    Have a lovely week!

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  5. "Mother Nature has the best box of crayons."

    Yes, she does!

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  6. ...there's a lot of color in your world, thanks for sharing some of it.

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  7. Great colorful shots today...and you followed mother nature in planting those beautiful flowers and feeding the birds. Glad to see Mr. Cardinal isn't shy. Thanks for sharing nature here!

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  8. beautiful flowers...aww...lovely birds

    Have a great day

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  9. Excellent flowers Eileen.Love the mosaic.

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  10. A garden could always use another splash of color :)

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  11. Your pale lilac clematis is a beauty, but cannot tell its name. Iris sibirica is also a favourite of mine. Your collage is pretty. Wishing happy new week Eileen.

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  12. Beautiful flowers...all the colors of summer! I love your quotes and used some in my mosaics today! Thank you! Happy Monday!

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  13. Your photos always amaze me.

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  14. Clematis are SO pretty!

    Ours is doing really well this year.

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  15. What a nice flowery series! Now it is time to enjoy...
    Have a great week, Eileen!

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  16. I can almost smell the honey suckle blooms, I have not smelled them in years and years. all the flowers are beautiful today..

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  17. Loving all the blooms! Birds and blooms; they can captivate me for hours. Have a wonderful week.
    Andrea

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  18. Love the blooms. Too early for those here!

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  19. Beautiful floral shots and feathered friends too ~ love that little sparrow!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  20. I have just been to Highgrove House (UK) today on a garden tour, and they told us Prince Charles plants a lot of blue plants for the butterflies, not sure about Hummingbirds, would love to have those in my garden! It makes your beautiful Iris spot on in more ways than one!
    Have a lovely day.
    Wren x

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  21. That first Clematis looks like Nelly Moser to me Eileen Love the Cardinal bird.

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  22. Beautiful garden Eileen and your cardinal is so cheerful!

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  23. Hello Eileen
    those flowers are really a luxury to see but the red cardinal is really great to see. I wish we had these beautiful cardinals in the Netherlands.
    Have a very nice week.
    Greetings, Helma

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  24. your clematis is really gorgeous, i would like to plant some...if only i could find a spot in my garden!!!

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  25. Love clematis. You seem to have a great show of flowers in your garden.

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  26. Beautiful flowers and birds, a lovely view.
    Enjoy the new week!

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  27. Hello Eileen,
    So beautiful flowers and birds.
    I loved all of them.
    Hugs and a nice week.
    Ailime

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  28. Lovely flowers in your yard! I enjoy taking care of plants it's such a pay off!

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  29. Hello Eileen,

    You have so many beautiful flowers! I love clematis and Iris too! The birds are so pretty.
    Happy Monday, and have a nice new week!

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  30. You make us love nature even more!🌺

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  31. Amazing pictures!Have a lovely week!

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  32. It has been so cool here that the flowers are slow to really start blossoming!

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  33. what a great flower-ed post ... i enjoy blooms. so pretty. we are having a thunderstorm ... wild to listen to. hope u r well this week. humid here. got home from a camping trip .. lots to do .. laundry, grocery shop and all. take care. ( :

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  34. Mother Nature really does have the best box of crayons. I love them all!

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  35. I had that first clematis but it died....not sure why. the next one I planted in the same spot has been fine. But is a different color. My mom had the Jackmani and it was always just simply covered in blooms. Love the other flowers you have.

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  36. Eileen, Terrific yard photos! Beautiful purples. Have a great week. Sylvia D.

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  37. Lots of beauty in your world, Eileen! Love your clematis!

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  38. Lovely blooms, Eileen. The Red Cardinal is giving them a fight with his bright color.
    Amalia
    xo

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  39. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful series of photos of the plants, the irises are really super beautiful.
    Best regards, Irma

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  40. so beautiful flowers I like them a lot

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  41. Dear friend you have grown so many pretty blooms in your yard and i am so happy that they are adding more beauty around you :)

    you always amaze me with bird variety you share here ,what a blessing to have such natural life in surroundings !

    i LOVED quotes so much!
    hugs!

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  42. Your flowers are gorgeous and I always love those bird photos. Thank you Eileen and have a great day :)

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  43. Beautiful flowers and birds.. Love your cardinal, a gorgeous way to add extra colour to your garden.

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  44. Those blooms sure are pretty. Fabulous colors.

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  45. Lantana always reminds me of my best friend from elementary school. One whole fence line in her backyard was covered with lantana. The bees loved it and I loved the bright coloured flowers. Thanks for the memory. - Margy

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  46. Hello Eileen, what amazing shots, and those deep blue hues are just stunning as are all the captures. Such beautiful nature surrounds you.

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  47. Eileen - a delightful post since it combines two of my favorite subjects, flowers and birds! I have been thinking about clematis for our fence-line along the driveway - I think it would look fabulous climbing on the fence. Zinnias - I read something recently that they can be a helpful plant to attract aphids away from more valuable plants - I guess that only works if you don't care much about the zinnias! Thanks for linking this beauty to Mosaic Monday!

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  48. Colors of the season!
    So bright and beautiful. Enjoy the season. :)

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  49. I love your garden views Eileen and the picture of the little Nuthatch is adorable! Have a great week!

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  50. That climatis takes my breath away! It's just beautiful!

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  51. Such beautiful flowers and lovely birds.

    All the best Jan

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