Monday, July 7, 2014

Blanket Flowers and A Goldfinch

The Gaillardia or Blanket Flowers are in bloom.

First Gaillardia blooms

Such a riot of color.  Don’t they make you smile?   I enjoy these flowers because no two are exactly alike.

We worked on Christmas Ornaments again…what a big project.  We have 51 all boxed up ready to go…another 19 left to do plus I think Far Guy cut out a few extra.  We might be done by August…well ahead of the Christmas rush.

It was another warm day yesterday but the humidity was lower.  We sat outside and worked on the ornaments.

Goldfinch

We watched the Goldfinches flit in and out of the trees.  Doesn’t take much to entertain us anymore.

Blog Signature

25 comments:

  1. I'm so curious about those ornaments! Must be messy as you seem to prefer to work outside....
    I think the best entertainment around is the ever-changing display of birds and flowers in my backyard. I never get enough of them. If only I had a screened porch to outsmart the mosquitoes.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thanks for the view of the goldfinch. Now that the feeders are down for the summer, they've pretty much disappeared into the woods.

    ReplyDelete
  3. THAT's what they are called! I have a ton of them. Thank you so much!!!!
    Our birds are checking out the sunflower plants that grew from the scattered see.
    (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I was wondering what those flowers were called. Love the Goldfinches. I had a lot of them this Spring. But now that the sparrows and wrens have returned they have all but disappered.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Goldfinch are the state bird of Washington. I love the bright colors they get in the summertime. And that flower is beautiful indeed. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Morning Connie, love the Blanket Flower, those colors are so pretty. As is the sweet little Goldfinch, Blessings Francine.

    ReplyDelete
  7. The blanket flowers are so cheerful. I love the goldfinch too. Glad the weather was nice enough to sit out and work on the ornaments. Hope you two have a good week.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I have tried to grow Gaillardia with no success. I love their colors, and yes, they make me smile. Aren't the Goldfinces wonderful? I love their bright color all wrapped up in such a tiny package!
    I am impressed at your progress on ornaments. Wow! You guys are way ahead of the game. Christmas, for me, is some vague thing way over the horizon, over mountains and rivers - it is too far away for me to think about!

    ReplyDelete
  9. You and Far Guy are cruising right along on the ornaments! It must be relaxing to sit outside and carve.

    ReplyDelete
  10. That flower does make me smile! You are so smart! Always finishing up some project!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Glad to see you both are feeling much better. The Bennie is much back to normal but takes long naps also.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I love Blanket Flower and just bought a few more packs to fill in here and there in front of the Wool House. They bloom like crazy all summer and might be one of my most favorite flowers now.

    ReplyDelete
  13. For some reason the middles of blanket flowers have always reminded me of strawberries. I think they're gorgeous.

    ReplyDelete
  14. The brown eyed susan...another favorite of mine. They will bloom here pretty soon.

    ReplyDelete
  15. such a pretty little thing. nothing like being ahead of the Christmas rush - good for you. flinches flittering - wonderful. great post. cheers!!

    ReplyDelete
  16. I think the smallest pleasures are often the best.
    Sounds like things are going well. Have a wonderful day!

    ReplyDelete
  17. I have some of those planted and I love them..so pretty and I love gold finches. I had them in Iowa but I haven't seen any down here but then I don't feed them either. I'm going to start. I know about the "it doesn't take much"...me either! LOL! I was all excited because I bought an air popper for popcorn today! I think I'm the last person on the planet.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Well considering whats on TV these days watching the birds is a good option. From our front porch we watch the neighbors goats....:)

    ReplyDelete
  19. Fifty one already done? You really do believe in Christmas in July, don't you?!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Us neither lol ! We both get a kick out of watching the birds and critters here ! Lovely photos ! Have a good day !

    ReplyDelete
  21. Being entertained by simple things. that's a good thing!

    ReplyDelete
  22. We are the same way...it doesn't take much to entertain us...and that is nice feeling.

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

    ReplyDelete
  23. Love them both. It's the little things that make me smile!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Yes! Love the blanket flowers!
    You guys will be so happy to be done early for ornaments. Whoohoo! It's the little things like that and watching bright little birds that make life worthwhile. :)

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your comments! If you have a question I will try to answer it here. Connie