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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Summer winding down

Hard to see here, but one Mandevilla has reached over and entwined with the other. I really can't tell if the pink reached out for the white, or the other way around.




But, it's very obvious the leaves are beginning to fail, and not for want of watering! That happens at the end of summer.



I finally have a rod of an appropriate length for my dancing glass lady. She is out to enjoy the end of summer.



This Gerbera daisy is among the most prolific I've had. There are three more red flowers to bloom.



And because I have no red Gerbera's for display yet, here are some purple and yellow's. Not Gerbera, but nice nevertheless. You know how I am with remembering the names.

School is back in session  for many, so please drive carefully.

Every day is one day closer to election day. The outcome is a crap shoot. We need to show we are committed to voting, this year and next! Guide young folks to registering. There still are two plus months here in Ohio, to register. 






42 comments:

  1. We have an election in October in Canada. Time for that juvenile goofball to go back to teaching drama and let someone else play in Parliament for awhile.

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  2. The end of the summer heat can't come soon enough for me.

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  3. end of summer is a ways distant here just yet though the foliage is showing signs of fatigue and the tallows are starting to shed. it will be hot til mid-September soonest. a perfect solution to the dilemma of the dancing lady.

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  4. How cool that those Mandevilla are reaching out to one another. Lovely.

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  5. You managed to have quite a lot of garden even with the change in location. It's all lovely and I think will still be so for a while yet....Bath is beginning very late this year because of the new building. The old Bath school is torn down now....We will begin in September.

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  6. My sister is in a nursing home due to a stroke. She was unable to vote in the last election. She going to vote this time. We need to make sure those who can't go vote can vote. And there are people who can help with absentee ballots.

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  7. Love glass fountain looking thing
    Coffee is on

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  8. The garden has been winding down here for weeks already. I think that was a little early and probably due to some neglect on my part. Thankfully the container pots still have lovely blooms for awhile yet. Enjoy your week ahead.

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  9. Spring is hinting (strongly) she is on the way here.

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  10. Days are shorter here so that's a sign summer is winding down. Used to get up when it was light; now it is dark. Still hotter than ever outside but there is sometimes that touch of fall on some morning days. Pool is starting to lose a degree or two as less hours of sun to keep it warm. It went by too fast this year!

    betty

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  11. Hari Om
    Your new potted garden doth flourish! I think you have purple phlox and yellow marigolds there... though as my eyes are about squelching from excess reading of late, I'd be happy to be corrected! YAM xx

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  12. The summer went by fast but it was a stinker. It was stormy and very hot and I think I was inside more than I was in winter. The gardens and trees are looking bad because of what they have gone through and we are all ready for cooler weather.

    I am pretty sure that the purple flower is an Angelonia. They are great flowers that can handle the heat and rain well.

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  13. wish we could have an election to be rid of this lot...but you never know if it would be "out of the frying pan into the fire"..can't be much worse,mind you.
    Summer seems mostly on the way out, here..cold, wet,windy....but then it turns round and gives us proper August sunshine....confused weather

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  14. I find it odd that Americans seem to make it so difficult to vote.

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  15. I enlarged the photos and it looks to me like the pink Mandevilla reached out to the white. The purple looks like wallflower and the yellow could be marigolds, but don't take my word for it.

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  16. The light is different now and the air has a different smell to it. I'm trhyng to think if it is early this year. Something tells me it is a little early.
    We have an election this fall as well. I don't care if they have to take me on a guerney...I'm voting.

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  17. It is SO important to register to vote. Florida has a closed primary, so if one is independent, they won't be able to vote in the primary. Many are registering with a party for the primary season, and then will switch back to independent afterwards. Does Ohio have an open or closed primary?

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    1. Closed, with even more restrictions. You cannot change your party for two full election cycles. Tell me that makes sense or is fair.

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  18. Some nice shots Joanne. It is nice to see that you have got florally organised after your move.

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  19. This is my favorite time of year. I have been busy in my gardens, pulling all the dead leaves and stalks away to get that last burst of color. And looking forward to a slow down!! Vote! Yes, let our voice be heard.

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  20. Beautiful flowers. Beautiful words - "summer is winding down". Not so much here though.

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  21. Lovely entwinement, how they reach out for each other!
    We have a very important federal election coming up in October. The Right are a very real and present danger here. They are already throwing women's rights on the table and access to assault weapons which, of course, appeals to the knuckle-dragging fascist element.
    You're not alone down there.

    XO
    WWW

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  22. Things are looking good at your news digs. I wonder how your old garden is growing without you?

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    1. Actually, it is right on schedule to be a fairy closed system. I don't see any tall weeds when I go by, so hopefully the ground cover is doing its job. Or someone is weeding it on the sly. The unit still is vacant.

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  23. School isn’t back here until Sept 5. Things are winding down though. I hate to see the end of summer.

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  24. You have always had a hand for flowers! You can make anything grow.

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  25. I got a mandevilla last year and read that you can overwinter it in the house. I did and it managed to grow right into my curtain rod. I think I'll trim it back this year. They are so lovely. I am thinking of volunteering to drive people to the polling places. It is paramount that everyone gets out and votes this year. It's never been more important.

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  26. Pink reached for white or the other way around. Who cares it's great that the flowers get along with each other. I wish people were better at that.

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  27. Dear Joanne, I found out last week that a young woman across the street from me has never voted. (She's 34.) She says she doesn't understand politics and isn't interested. So I offered to give her a brief course in our government and the privilege of voting. I hope she takes me up on it. Peace.

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  28. Yes, yes, and yes. It's hard not to miss the kids. There's a full HS full of them a block away. How are you.

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  29. We're heading in to fall here. The sun has moved to the west from where it was. The leaves aren't turning, they're just falling on the ground.

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  30. The dancing glass lady is rather wonderful.

    In the UK we have our own political nightmare. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is dead set on leaving the European Union and all its benefits on October 31. Opposition parties are desperately trying to stop him.

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    1. We're both of us between the devil and the deep blue sea.

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  31. BTW: Why do your neighbors have an all gravel front yard?

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    1. It' the only area to park a car. That unit is in a very old configuration.

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  32. No, no, it's not the end of summer. Still plenty of gorgeous days ahead. I love your glass lady. I must see what I have that I can display like that.

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