Saturday, August 27, 2011

TODAY'S FLOWERS #158

These flowers I am sharing today are not my own, but those of Gregg's cousin Fayette who lives in North Dakota. I would like to dedicate my post today to Fayette's Dad, Gregg's Uncle and Godfather, who passed away ten months ago. We loved Uncle Orville very much and because of the distance we didn't get to see him as often as we would have liked, but those times we did we have so many special memories of him. We miss him dearly.

I found the North Dakota State Song and Hymn
written by James W. Foley and
composed by Dr. C. S. Putnam
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North Dakota, North Dakota,
With they prairies wide and free,
All thy sons and daughters love thee,

Fairest state from sea to sea.
North Dakota, North Dakota,
Here we pledge ourselves to thee

Hear thy loyal children singing,
Songs of happiness and praise,
Far and long the echoes ringing.

Through the vastness of thy ways;
North Dakota, North Dakota,
We will serve these all our days.

Onward, onward, onward going,
Light of courage in thine eyes,
Sweet the winds above thee,

Green thy fields and fair thy skies;
North Dakota, North Dakota,
Brave the soul that in thee lies.

God of freedom, all victorious,
Give us Souls serene and strong,
Strength to make the future glorious,

Keep the echo of our song;
North Dakota, North Dakota,
In our hearts forever long.

This is for Fayette, for our Family in North Dakota and elsewhere, and especially in loving memory of Uncle Orville.



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

35 comments:

  1. What gorgeous pictures these are, especially the colorful flowers!

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  2. A lovely tribute to someone special.
    The tumbledown barn has a beauty of it's own, but my favourite is the cat.

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  3. What a beautiful field of sunflowers!

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  4. A beautiful tribute - and truly lovely photos. Thanks.

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  5. How beautiful, and such a lovely tribute. The field of flowers and of course, the cat, are my favorites.

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  6. Hi Denise...Beautiful post and tribute...especially favor the barn with the field full of Sun flowers . :}}

    Grace!!

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  7. the sunflower field is breathtaking! gorgeous photos.

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  8. A very lovely tribute! The flowers are fabulous, the sunflowers seem endless.
    Gorgeous post!

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  9. A lovely tribute to Uncle Orville. The song is a great description too. The pictures beautiful as always. I hope you weathered the storm without too much damage.

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  10. gorgeous, gorgeous!!! what a wonderful tribute!!!

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  11. Oh, that picture of the cat startled me. lol.

    Beautiful photos of the flowers!

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  12. A lovely post Denise. I'm always up for a field full of sunflowers.

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  13. Love the butterfly shot and kitty but all are great, My fav is the sunflower shot dedicated one whos always in your memory and heart.

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  14. Lovely flowers for the day Denise and a wonderful tribute to your beloved uncle. A x

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  15. Beautiful flowers. The Sun flower is field is wonderful.

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  16. Absolutely stunning. I have never in my born days seen a field of such beauty as the top photo...an entire field of sunflowers!!! All your blossom photos are absolutely mind boggling. And the beautiful kitty....well, cat's rule!!


    My Week's Summary & Shadow Shot

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  17. Lovely flowers, and the cat is so cute. The North Dakota song was new to me.

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  18. Beautiful photographs! One can never get to many sunflowers in life :-)

    Have a great day!
    Christer.

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  19. Great photos. I really love the first one of the yellow flowers and barn.

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  20. so beautiful Denise...I adore the endless field of flowers!

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  21. What a wonderful memorial post. All the shots are beautiful. My favorite is the sunflowers but I like the mix of flowers, tomatoes, and landscape shots.

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  22. Wow! All of these photos are outstanding, but I especially like that first photo! It's AWESOME!

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  23. So many beauties. Your first with all the sunflowers and the old barn is a real treasure.

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  24. I especially love that field of sunflowers! Wonderful tribute.

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  25. Beautiful flowers. Love the color.

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  26. Beautiful images and tribute Denise!
    I love that photo of the sunflowers. It looks like they go on forever. :)

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  27. Such a wonderful tribute, Denise! All your images are truly beautiful.

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  28. Wow, what a sea of sunflowers! The words and pictures are beautifully done.

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  29. so rich in flowers. :)
    I am glad you made it through the storm in one piece. :)

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