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Beauty Observed in Bumble Bees


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The following pictures are of million bells which are also called calibrachoa. (You can click on any photo to see it at full size.)

Calibrachoa is a member of the evergreen family.

Isn’t that fascinating??


I just spent the morning in my garden!

red-calibrachoa-bumble-bee-1What joy it brings to my heart!

red-calibrachoa-bumble-bee-3Riotous beauty everywhere!

orange-calibrachoa-bumble-beeAnd, then, bumblebees!

red-calibrachoa-bumble-bee-2When I first started home schooling, I read a lot of Charlotte Mason.

I loved her idea of sitting and watching the bumble bees.

We can learn so much from just stopping and watching, don’t you think?

Isaac-watts-bee-quoteHow doth the little busy bee
Improve each shining hour,
And gather honey all the day
From every opening flower.
~Isaac Watts

Tell me, what fills your heart with joy?


Beauty Observed on Instagram: 6/27/15

instagram-yellow-hibiscus-green-bugYellow hibiscus with (I think) a katydid, Virginia

instagram-tradescant-roseRed Tradescant rose, my back garden, Ohio

instagram-pink-spireaPink spirea, my front yard, Ohio

instagram-macro-stargazer-lilyMacro Stargazer lily, my back garden, Ohio

instagram-pink-peony-etsyPeony print available in our etsy store.

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Have a beautiful day!

Dreaming of Peonies


I absolutely love peonies!

The color!

The scent!

What heady aroma fills the room when a vase or jar of peonies is present!


I wait all year for peony season!

These peonies are straight from my garden.

If I could only pick one flower for my garden, it would be the peony!


What about you?

Do you enjoy peonies?

Do you have any growing in your garden?

Comment below and let me know.  We can enjoy peonies together!

Have a beautiful day!






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