Sunday, July 19, 2009


My grandfather really loved flowers. I remember he had orchids inside the house and lots of flowering plants on the patio. Once when I was about 5 years old we went for a walk and we picked different colored morning glories along the way and he showed me how to make watercolor paint with the petals. He was also very good at painting. We have some dark colored morning glories at our house that are blooming now. They are kind of a weed in how prolific they are but I can't pull them all out because of the memories of my grandfather.

The bees are going nutz over the opium poppies. They buzz like crazy when they are on them. The poppies are also so pretty and unbothered by bad bugs; I will make sure to plant more next year.

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