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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