Saturday, July 7, 2007

Some Things Stay The Same


It was drizzling while I was driving to my parents on the 4th of July. When I took this picture, it was still pretty warm. The air was still and I was feeling calm and relaxed. I've been driving by this field for decades. At this time of year, the field is always low, but by mid-August it will be tall with corn or grass that will become hay. I'm not sure what was planted this year, but it's nice to see familiar things. I pulled over to the side of the road and took this picture.

When I got to my parents house, my mom showed me some of the flowers and plants that she has this season.



Aren't they beautiful?


I love sunflowers. My mom was never a big sunflower fan, but started growing them especially for me. Now she loves them too! This patch by the side of my parents' house will soon have sunflowers. I cannot wait to see them!

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20 comments:

barkfoot said...

Sunflowers are great. I've always been an impatient gardener and I like the way they grow so big in just one season. Already got my seeds in, but a bit late this year due to all the floods etc.

Nance said...

Are those two clumps of lavender in the corners on that last photo? Lovely!

Lotus Reads said...

I love country roads and will choose them over the highway any day even if adds time to my drive.

Those lilies are just gorgeous Anali!

Asha said...

I love Sun flowers too Anali.They get so tall and beautiful,it's magical to see them turn their heads to the Sun!:))
Glad you had a great time there.Have a great weekend.

Cynthia said...

It is such a sense of comfort and belonging to see familiar sights and note that some things are the same especially amidst these times when everything is changing rapidly. I usually have to tear myself away from familiar sights and sounds...

I can imagine how happily you are awaiting the sunflowers. Hope you have a great weekend.

Nina said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures! I had some lillies like those this year except they were a very vibrant orange. They've already bloomed for the year, I really enjoyed them. They are the one flower that I planted last year that actually came back :)

KAYLEE said...

beautiful flowers...thanks for sharing them.....i love sunflowers too.

Mosilager said...

I like the photo of the red flowers... very pretty

Anali said...

barkfoot - They are an amazing flower. Although my mom had some problems with birds and squirrels eating the seeds, which snapped off the flowers. She thought one of her neighbors was cutting them until she saw a squirrel!

nance - I think they might be. She has them all over. Oh and my lavender is not doing so well. : (

lotus reads - My parents live way out in the burbs, so there are many sights like this. When I was little, it was serious farm country. Many of the farms were sold to developers and there are tons of new houses now.

asha - I do love how they look toward the sun. Just like us! Maybe that's why people like them so much. I think there is something innate in us that wants to be near the sun.

After I did this post, I realized that it was Live Earth Day. It was fitting that my post celebrated nature! I watched some of the performances last night. It was pretty amazing. Enjoy your weekend too!

Anali said...

cynthia - I totally agree with you about the comfort of familiar sights. It's like macaroni & cheese for your eyes! Does that makes sense? ; ) I hope you're having a great weekend too!

nina - You're welcome! Lillies are really beautiful and the scented ones are intoxicating.

kaylee - You're welcome! And belated Happy Birthday again! I remember my mom bought me a single rose for my 16th or 17th birthday and I thought it was just the coolest thing. I think that's when I started to really like having flowers.

mosilager - Thank you Doctor! ; ) I updated the name of your blog on my sidebar. Sorry it took so long!

amisha said...

beautiful fields and i love your mom's garden... those lilies are lovely! sunflowers are on of my faves too. i have never successfully grown them though... thank goodness for the farmer's market :)

starry nights said...

I love sunflowers too.I love your moms garden and those lillies are beautiful also.

Suldog said...

It looks like your folks live in some beautiful surroundings. I can almost hear the dragonflies buzzing in that field, warm and humid, the smell of freshly-mown grass. I wish I had a piece of tall grass to put between my teeth right now :-)

Tera said...

And make sure you post pics of the sunflowers as they bloom!!!

Anali said...

amisha - Thank you! I'll have to tell her how much everyone loves her garden. ; )

starry nights - Good to hear from you! I hope you and your sister are doing well! ; ) And thank you!

suldog - They do live in a very pretty area. But I have never put a piece of grass in my teeth! ; )

tera - I will! ; )

CapCity said...

LOVE the photos, Sistah Anali! Tha's love - to have someone plant flowers JUST for u! aaaahhh! and i love yr description of it being mac & cheese comforting = all the love w/o the calories. thanx for sharing!

ps - as much as i hate to "hate on" any of God's creatures - i really do NOT understand squirrels - they're SUCH a nuisance! ARGHHH! lol!

Anali said...

capcity - Thank you! I'm glad the mac + cheese comment made sense. ; )

Mosilager said...

cheers anali it's no problem, i haven't even updated it on my other blogs :)

Jac said...

Tell your mum that we have common taste in flowers !!:)

Anali said...

jac - I'll tell her! ; )

 
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