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Twin suns

These sunflowers came to bloom the same day in Effieland, and have remained hale and blooming for about a week. We will harvest their seeds; they are a significant protein source in my meatless diet. In the meantime, we will enjoy their beauty and the incredible vibrancy  of their golden blooms.

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Colors and Vines of Effieland

My cats Effie and Paladin are out with me in 96° Effieland, but defer from blog appearances today in favor of napping in the shade.


Lupines come in so many wonderful variegated and solid colors. . .

 

One of my favorite solids is Cream.

 

More poppies have bloomed since yesterday.

 

Grapevines are expansive throughout Effieland.

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Effieland’s Purples for Beauty

Our first purple poppy of the season was like a love song. . .

 

and the purple lupine was part of the chorus.

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In the pink: Here come the lupines

I welcome lupines as harbingers of summer, especially when they arrive in pink. We also have later-blooming lupines in cream and blue. The ones pictured here are beginning to bloom, and will soon fill their stalks with more petals. Effie and Paladin  took turns today, sleeping among the leaves on the side opposite the flowers.

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Addendum to Faces and Flowers of Spring

Golden alyssum

 

Flax

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Faces and Flowers of Spring


Lilacs announce the Spring.


Effie is pensive, but she nonetheless enjoys everything about Spring.


Paladin seeks shade under a chair.

Dwarf ruffled golden-orange tulips contribute festivity to the season.

Not to be outdone, a red dwarf ruffled tulip joins the festivities.


Effie loves fresh catnip.

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Westerly greetings

These sunflowers beam their cheery golden brightness into a west-facing window.

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Sunflowers and shade

I was intrigued with our tall sunflowers silhouetted behind our Roman shade, as the sun set behind them.

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Colors of an Effieland summer morning

Sunflowers, poppies, flax, and a blue sky make Effieland a delightful place to spend time with Effie–though at 9:00 a.m. it was already 91°.

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Vibrantly sunny flowers for a vibrantly sunny day

Sunflowers seem to invoke cheer, the way roses appeal to our sentimentality.

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