The flowers around here seem to come out in color groups. Late June/early July was our yellow phase. I don’t really find yellow to be a mellow color, I just like to rhyme. Yellow is bright and cheerful and has long been my favorite color. The yellows here are mostly gone by now, but they were beautiful when they were around!
The foxglove seen below is more of a creamy, not bright, yellow. To be honest, I don’t really love these flowers. They are not dog safe, and I just don’t think they’re very attractive. However, the bees and hummingbirds love it, so I guess we’ll have to keep some.
I didn’t know what the pretty flowers with the red in the middle, seen below blooming amidst the black-eyed Susans (or is it brown-eyed Susans?) were at first, but I then remembered it was Coreopsis, commonly called large-flowered tickseed. I had planted some at our old house in our memorial garden after our cat Conrad went to the bridge. I wanted a golden flower that would remind me of our golden boy. I am going to have to move some of this to the new memorial garden!
In this week’s farm news, speaking of mellow….Luke amazed us the other night when one of the guinea hens sat out on the deck railing. Luke didn’t get excited at all (though he often does when they come in his yard); he just stood and calmly watched the bird while I snapped that photo.
Next thing I knew, he had just walked away (while Whitey was still on the rail) and wanted to play ball instead!
While I don’t believe there won’t be other times Luke will be excited when a bird is in the yard, we’ll take all the peaceful moments we can get (our next guinea story will be about some of those more exciting moments). I do wonder if the CBD oil is responsible for Luke being a little less obsessed about the bird being there though. We’ll see.
In the meantime, we hope you have a mellow – or exciting – weekend, whichever your preference is!
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Bell Fur Zoo says
Such pawretty flowers!! And dat are so pawesome fur Luke and of course fur Whitey too.
Matt & Matilda
It’s always good to have the animals co-existing peacefully (though Luke still has his moments…overall he’s doing better). 🙂
M. K. Clinton says
I hope the CBD is working! It has made such a difference with my boys. Your yellow flowers are so beautiful!
I’m so glad the CBD is helping your boys as well!!
Brian Frum says
Those flowers sure are pretty and we do love the bright yellow. We still don’t have internet and are working on cellular which sure isn’t easy.
So pretty! I’m loving the flowers we have left in our yard right now, but just today I was wishing that it was time for the leaves to start changing–until I remembered that I’d have to rake soon after that!
I look forward to the changing colors too, but that raking – UGH! 🙂
sand spring chesapeakes says
Such beautiful flowers, thanks for sharing your beauty with us. Ha Ha Luke that Guinea is laughing at you I think.
That guinea is definitely teasing him, that’s for sure! LOL
I love your yellows! I like the name “sundrops” a lot. They are gorgeous!
Wow, Luke. That’s so cool. I’ve got to get up the nerve to try CBD oil with Shyla. I still hesitate because her epilepsy is under control right now (I hate to mess with the equilibrium).
The sundrops are one of my favorites too.
I don’t blame you with Shyla, not wanting to mess with things. Maybe you should just keep CBD on the back burner for when/if other things stop working as well.
Molly the AireGirl says
Your flowers are just beautiful!
Thank you, Molly!
Ellen Pilch says
Everything is beautiful.
Thank you, Ellen!
The Island Cats says
We love all the yellow flowers! And yes, it’s probably the CBD that is making Luke a little more mellow.
Interesting about different colors at different times. I wonder if there’s a biological reason. But, Luke … that picture of you begging to play ball … just plain adorable. I hope your Mom picked it up and indulged you! Maybe you’re channeling Cricket … choosing ball over birds.
I think the color groupings were possibly all planned by the previous owner of our home. She seemed to know exactly what she was doing!
I think you are right about Luke channeling Cricket….because she definitely would choose the ball over birds every time! ♥
It’s the new mellow yellow Luke! I’m betting the CBD oil has helped him relax about those very dangerous birds.
I don’t know about dangerous, but they’re sure crazy as all heck! LOL
LLB in Our Backyard says
I understand what you mean about flower color groupings…We have those here too! Love your yellows!
So glad Luke is mellowing a bit around the hens!
It’s nice to have some peace between them, at least now and then! 🙂
Monika & Sam says
Gosh, your yellow Sedum is spectacular! So cheerful and sunny. That’s so cool that Luke was non-plused by the bird on the deck. Way to go, Luke! Have a super weekend.
Shadow's and Ducky's Mom says
Like Jodi, I’m not much of a gardener, either. We have a few day lilies here and there, an azalea, and a bush whose name I cannot remember, but that’s it.
Great news about Luke and Whitey! I, too, would bet it’s the CBD oil “kicking in”.
He’s still had some episodes of excitement over the birds, but I definitely feel like overall he’s calmer. 🙂
yellow flowers are great … you always have some little suns in your garden even when we have a gray day ;O)
That’s so true!! We’ve been getting a lot of rain lately, so we’ve needed those little suns!
Jodi Stone says
Flowers are so pretty. I have a very shady yard, so I don’t have a lot of flowers. I do have one patch that gets some sun and thought about throwing some wild flower seeds in there, and see what happens. I’m not much of a gardener. 🙂
We do have Mountain Laurel though, and I really love those.
Great news on Luke and Whitey, I bet it is the CBD oil.
When I was a child, we used to spend a lot of weekends at Laurel Lake in MA, and there was always Mt. Laurel along the trails there. It brings back such good memories for me. I wonder if that grows well up here a little further north? I’ll have to look into that.
Those wildflower seeds can do quite well, you should give it a try. Also, in my experience, hosta lilies grow easily and will grow in the shade as well. They don’t need any maintenance so that’s a good thing!