Friday, August 11, 2017

Flower Friday

It's Flower Friday time in honor of our friends at the Bridge and featured each Friday by:

Here's today's flowers!
This is a plant an 87-year-old lady from Mom's church brought when Mom and Dad had her over for dinner.  She had lost her husband and was a bit lonely - they all had such a fun time and are going to do it again.
This is a yellow floral wreath on a door in a little house in Mom's neighborhood.  The yellow matches the yellow ribbons tied around each tree that remained for many years in wait of someone to come home that never did.  The ribbons are gone, but the wreath and its stories remain.
Fresh flower pots at a home that sat vacant for a long time after a foreclosure.  A young couple bought it and updated it inside and out and it's so pretty now.
When Mom first moved here she didn't understand why the people at the end of the block let the weeds grow up on the corner - thny they bloomed!

Look close as you walk and you find flowers everywhere.
No flowers, but just a dog dish with fresh water Mom puts out for the squirrels, rabbits, and birds to get a drink there among the plants she lets grow up under the 100-year-old Spruce, to give them a little protection from predators above.

On this Flower Friday add a little color to YOUR world.

Abby T. Lab

12 comments:

  1. Hari OM
    Oh yeah... we loves da flowers of da wurrld!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

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  2. love that first 'sunny' flower. So many different ones around. We have purple weeds that flourish and look beautiful.

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  3. Those are beautiful flowers Abby!! Thanks so much for sharing them on Flower Friday!
    xoxo
    Jakey & Arty

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  4. What beautiful flowers! We have a lot blooming here too this summer. The rain has been good for the garden.

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  5. That first flower is so pretty, we think it looks like a zinnia. That wreath must hold many memories for that owner, too bad some of them are sad:( Mom loves seeing all the different flowers, they bring her lots of smiles.

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

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  6. the wreath is super beautiful... the mama would love to have some talent in her paws to make such an eyecatcher ;o)

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  7. Hey Abby and OMCs what beautiful posies.
    Having your friend over for dinner is such a lovely act. I bet that sweet lady doesn't get out too much and for sure doesn't do lots of cooking. Did you giver her a kiss or two?
    Hugs madi your kitty friend

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    1. I gave her kisses and Mom gave her all the leftovers (we had pot roast and mashed potatoes and gravy, garden green beans and lemon poppyseed cream pie). - Abby Lab

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  8. That was a very thoughtful gesture your peeps did. All the flowers are lovely!
    hugs
    Hazel & Mabel

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    1. You wouldn't think she was 87, a very spry and lively and warm personality. We enjoyed the evening very much. We'er making some good friends in our new church (I had belonged to one in Indiana but that's too far to drive).

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  9. What pawesome flowers ya'll have all around you!!

    xoxo,
    Matt & Matilda

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