For the Love of Zinnias

Zinnias are truly happy flowers! 9-18-018 They are easy annuals to grow from seed and come in a variety of colors and shapes.   These beauties can withstand the hot summer days of July and August, here in Michigan, and continue to feed the bees throughout the cooler Fall days.

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Zinnias are native primarily to North America, with a few species in South America. They range from 4″-40″ tall, depending on the variety.

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I like to grow zinnias throughout the garden, not only for long-lasting color, but for their tendency to attract butterflies, bees and hummingbirds.9-18-17 116

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Zinnias make the perfect choice for cut flowers.  There is nothing like a rainbow bouquet of freshly cut zinnias to brighten any room.

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“Your soul is attracted to people the same way flowers are attracted to the sun.  Surround yourself only with those who want to see you grow.” ~Pavana

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…


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Square in September

Twist-n-Shout Lacecap Hydrangea

Becky from is sharing a flower each day for the month of September, in the square format. Join in on some photo flower power!

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…


For more information on this beautiful hydrangea variety…

Critter Connection Challenge

Parasteatoda tepidariorum – Common House Spider with egg sacs

Grab your camera and join me in celebrating Mother Nature’s wondrous creatures, through my “Critter Connection” Challenge!

One critter…one photo…it is that simple!

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…


Autumn Equinox

Welcome Autumn!

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Let the magic of autumn fill your soul with positive energy.  As the Leaves change hues and let go of their branches, allow life to flow peacefully.  During this beautiful time of change, take some time to reflect on life.  Ask yourself these questions:

  • Do I need to alter my life so I am able to GROW to my potential?
  • What direction am I going? Is it positive?
  • Am I open to new adventures and change?

As you spend time with your thoughts and embrace the beauty of Autumn, let the trees speak to you.  They have so much to teach us about letting the dead parts of life go…

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Wishing you much joy, peace and laughter during this magical season…

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…