Saturday, July 30, 2011

TODAY'S FLOWERS # 154

All my flowers this week were taken at Meadowlark Gardens.

This story doesn't relate to my post but I was just listening to the news. There was a place somewhere in Maryland that was very overgrown and people thought the house was abandoned. I only came in at the end of the story but apparently a lady lived in the house who was a 103 years old. The story went on to say that when the local firefighters found out, 25 of them volunteered their time to clear her garden for her. I think this lady will be well taken care of from now on.


This very interesting cactus was taken near the visitor center's front door.



TODAY’S FLOWER’S was created by our good friend Luiz Santilli Jr.

28 comments:

The Elephant's Child said...

Truly lovely. Thanks. I am always in awe of the amazing number of colours and shapes to be found in the garden. Loved the cactus.

Carletta said...

Hi Denise,
What lovely flowers! That cactus looks somewhat like a spent cabbage plant. :)
Such a heart warming story about the lady and the house.
Hope you're having a wonderful weekend.

Modern Mom said...

These are all so gorgeous.

My entry.

Rajesh said...

Very lovely and colorful flowers.

Ever Green Tree said...

Beautiful assortment of flowers. Loved them. Happy Sunday.

gigihawaii said...

What an odd story! Yes, I hope that old lady is taken care of. How nice of the men to tend to her garden! Nice flowers, Denise.

Miss Kodee said...

An inspiring story that suitably goes with your stunning garden flowers.
~Debbie from: Beyond the Dog Dish

Mel said...

Oh dear that was almost a loss for that old ladie's garden.thank God for volunteers.thank you for sharing that story. I love the black eyed susans.visiting from my today's flowers @ love home grow garden

Valerie said...

I always like your collection of flower pictures. Keep 'em coming. Interestingly we had a house like that in the road, it turned out that the old man living there alone was 103. He has since died and now the family have sorted out the garden prior to selling the house. Pity they didn't think to do it when he was alive.

Craig said...

The flower pictures are stunning... really lovely.
How nice that the old lady has her garden sorted now. I recall a similar house near where we lived but the old man was very unfriendly and wouldn't let anyone help him.

Susan said...

Loved the story!
That cactus is so ugly it's gorgeous :D)

Autumn Belle said...

What a lovely orchid and unusual cactus! I'm surely these blooms will also cheer up the old lady if she sees them.

diane b said...

Super flower photos and what a lovely news item, so much nicer than gloom and doom that mostly features on our news.
You and Gregg are the stars of my post today. I'm slowly posting about our trip and reliving all the exciting things we did.

Out on the prairie said...

Lovely blooms and a nice story.

Carver said...

What a beautiful sequence of flowers and I love the story about the firemen.

Patty said...

Glad someone found out about the little old lady. Apparently she has no family that checks on her. What a shame.

Beautiful flowers.

Luna Miranda said...

i love the first photo--great composition. the cactus looks strange i would love to have it.:p to be surrounded by flowers would make our lives less stressful. thanks for sharing the story of the 103-year old lady.

LauraX said...

a beautiful garden indeed!

imac said...

Real beauty, my friend.

eileeninmd said...

Denise, what a generous and nice group of volunteers. The garden must look lovely now. Great post and story and the photos of the flowers are gorgeous. Have a great day.

Janie said...

That last cactus is truly unique. Loved all the flowers, Denise.

Denise said...

Thank you for all those wonderful comments.

Andrea said...

wow that's a lovely cactus and it is not green, haven't seen it here. I am amused also of what you put in your profile "...get out of the girl". That is surely true!

Cezar and Léia said...

Bonjour Denise!
Your pictures are beautiful, lovely flowers specially that last one, so different and adorable!
Hugs and a nice day!
Léia

mel said...

hi there, thought of stopping by again as i read your comment in my blog today. glad i could help a little in your flower photography. amazing shots you got.

jabblog said...

Meadowlark Gardens must be a beautiful place. I did enjoy your story of the firefighters - wonderful:-)

Kay said...

I always love looking at your flower photos, Denise. That's such a lovely story about the wonderful firefighters. It certainly lifts your spirits.

Rose said...

I really like these photos, and wanted to tell you I liked the post above with the butterflies.

And that giant pine cone in the background...should have left this comment up there but too late now.