Wondering about wild grapes

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Wondering about new growth.

Nature is always trying to renew and beautify her Earth where man has left his ugly marks.  That is happening all around you, all you have to do is look for it.  Can't find any examples?  OK, I will show you one, thought that you would never ask (grin).  Oh, you didn't ask?  Well, I am going to show you anyway.  First, let me show you a picture of the tool that Nature used in my example:

 And here is a picture of the man made pile of cut brush.  Can you see the purple flowers in the foreground?

This next picture is a little closer.  Some people would call them weeds but I call them beautiful.  They are simple and uncomplicated, but do brighten up an otherwise dreary background.

I hope these wild flowers also brightened up you world, at least for a little while.

Change of subject;  A friend of ours in Pennsylvania requested to see some more of the cards that my wife has been making.  Usually, she makes one a day and we mail that one so there is never a lot of her cards laying around.  This week, however, she was busy working on new cards and also decorating the back of the envelopes.  OK, Erma, here is a picture that she just took to show you:

Wish we still had the one that we mailed yesterday.  It had owls all over it.  The theme was about owls having a party, Whoo, Whoo.

OK, now you all have a hoot today, you hear?


  1. Don't care whatever they are, flowers are flowers, and beautiful. I looked out front this morning, to see if the blue wild ones were still there, didn't see them, but need to get a closer look. They pop up all over after they seed out.

  2. Your wife sure does a good job on those cards!
    The both of you are really talented!

  3. My mom always said, "A weed is just a flower in the wrong place."

  4. The cards your wife creates are beautiful... How lucky the recipients are! When we still lived in Ohio and had a lawn to mow, I'd mow around the Spring Beauties and the Violets... wait for them to die off before cutting those areas. Is that purple flower of yours a thistle?

  5. Trouble, any wild flower is especially beautiful to me.

    H.J., Thank you and my wife thanks you, too.

    Sharon, My Mom used to say that, too. Do you think it is because they both were from Pennsylvania?

    The Odd Essay, Any excuse is a good one for not cutting the grass (grin). No, it is not a thistle. A tall plant with leaves. We have also had thistles that had beautiful blooms, but none are doing so at this time.