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Back Where I Come From – Day 21

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Back Where I Come From – Day 21

https://mcclendonvilla.wordpress.com/2017/09/21/2017-september-challenge-back-where-i-come-from-day-21/

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Thanks for hosting the September Challenge, Suzanne! 🙂

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Question # 21

21. Were there any flowers growing in your yard back home? What kind? Were you or your parents good gardeners?

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My Answer:

We always had flowers growing in the front yard and the back yard. My mom was very good at growing things (not like me), so whatever she planted did real well. I can’t remember all the kinds that were out there, but I know there were beautiful irises and chrysanthemums, and carnations. Larkspurs, morning glories, and trumpet vines were some of my favorites that grew out there, too.

Wherever she went, she’d find some seeds from some plant or other, bring them home, and plant them. This was for flowers and trees.

There was a big garden area out back, with lots of tomatoes, carrots, peas, beans, okra, and sometimes corn. My dad did some organic gardening, and sometimes grew vegetables, and also flowers in bales of hay. Looked weird, but they did good. Well, I could name off pretty much any flower and vegetable, and it would be grown out there.

They didn’t have a rototiller, so had to do it all by shovel, to get the garden ready each year. One time my mom got my boyfriend (now husband) to dig it up. 🙂

One year, right before a hard freeze, I went out there and gathered up all the still green tomatoes from the vines. We wrapped them in newspapers, put them in the cellar for the winter, and they ripened a little at a time. We had fresh tomatoes all winter long.

I sure wish I had a green thumb, but guess I didn’t inherit that bit of talent.

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© 2017 BS

Share Your World 9/4/17

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Share Your World 9/4/17

Share Your World – September 4, 2017

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It’s time for another SYW, with questions from Cee and answers from me!

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Questions:

What color do you feel most comfortable wearing?

What is your favorite type of dog? (can be anything from a specific breed, a stuffed animal or character in a movie)

List at least five favorite flowers or plants.

Answsers:

  1. I wear black most all the time. Black pants, always, and mostly black shirts/sweaters with a colorful design, is my usual outfit. If I’m not wearing black, I have some combinations of brown.
  2. My favorite kind of dog is the Basset hound. We’ve had several over the years. Ours were big, lovable, and fun. They all wanted to be lap dogs, though.
  3. Five favorite flowers or plants would be … chrysanthemums, cactus, sunflower, hollyhocks, and larkspur. I like irises and roses a lot, too. Well, I like pretty much every kind of plant and flower, but have no luck growing them.

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© 2017 BS

ONE WORD PHOTO CHALLENGE – FOREGROUND & WEEKLY WEATHER – HUMID

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ONE WORD PHOTO CHALLENGE – FOREGROUND & WEEKLY WEATHER – HUMID

This Week’s Challenges: May 14 – 20 (OWPC & WW)

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This week for these two challenges, we are to find photos of something in the foreground of the picture, and a photo of humid. I’m not sure how a photo can look humid. Well, let’s see what I can come up with here with the photos. 🙂

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For the foreground photos…

Here’s a flower, a tree, and more flowers with a hummingbird (this was at Ft. Davis TX).

For the humid photos…

Then, there’s a picture of some early morning fog. (the light is a street light), a foggy photo my friend sent me, because I didn’t have any at the time, and a tree with a bird. I think it was probably a bit humid the day I took that photo. I know it was very hot out there. 🙂

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© 2017 BS