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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

One Is The Loneliest Number!

The first and "only ever" flower on our young horse chestnut tree! Yah! We'll get some chestnuts!

It's really not all that ugly!

Dare to stand alone!



Blogger gr said...

I know, I like dandelions too. Think about, 'dandy lions', just like the big cats!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Blogger Barbara said...

Looks like springtime has finally come to Canada.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Blogger Richard said...

Hah! You take pictures of dandelions too.

When one is strong, standing alone is no big deal. When one is vulnerable, one wonders why one is standing alone.

(ick, I hate all those ones, makes my sentences sound so stuffy.)

The is an Ojibwa saying, "Cowards walk in crowds, the brave in single file."

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Gr: They're so colourful! And if that's true, man, we have several litters or prides all over our back yard!!!

Barbara: We still have some tulips hangin' on...but it's 30 C today!!!

Richard: Yes, I bet I'd plant them if someone hadn't told me it was a weed! Mostly because, they're the first colour we have!

I just posted a Native Elder quote on the Suzuki post. Remember how politically incorrect that traffic rule was that told us to walk, "Single file, Indian style, facing traffic all the while"?!!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Blogger Richard said...

I don't recall any quote about how to safely cross the road. Mind you, that could be because I grew up in Montreal and jay-walking is second nature. You can always tell the tourists because they are the ones standing at the corner waiting for the light to change.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Blogger GEWELS said...

Count your blessings that you only have ONE dandelion.

Funny- but, I took a picture of mine too! I chose to post the violet photos instead. lol.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Blogger meno said...

The horse chestnuts are in full bloom around here right now, it's a glorious sight. May yours prosper and no longer have to flower alone. :)

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Blogger Annelisa said...

Our conker flowers have finished now, and we're on the way to having conkers! I love dandelions... all those packed in layers, and so like the sun (even more than sunflowers, I think...)

Yes, those were buttercups in my previous post (didn't they look lovely covered in dew!)

Sometimes the single flowers look all the more outstanding for being alone, don't you think? You look at it more closely, and enjoy really seeing it!

Glad you had a good weekend :-)

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Blogger Nancy Dancehall said...

Dandilions get such a bad and undeserved rap.

Pretty tree!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Blogger twilite said...

Hi MOI! A dab of yellow amidst the greens! Thanks for the glimpse of flowers of horse chestnut tree.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Richard: Yes, that's always the way.

gewels: Actually we had quite a few but that one seemed to be by itself!

meno: It is such an interesting flower.

Annelisa:I don't know what conkers are!?? Dandelions do look rather "sunnish"!
You definitely look at flowers more intensely when they stand alone. They draw your gaze.

I can't wait for out buttercups! Wonder if I'll catch one with dew on it?!!

Nancy: They do! That's why little kids pick them for their teachers and moms...they don't know the bad press!

twilite: Yellow must be a favourite of mine but they do draw attention all by their little lonesomes!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Blogger Annelisa said...

conkers come from conker trees, of course! (conker trees are another name for horse chestnuts)... You use conkers on strings for conker-fights in the autumn/ fall... do you have these (or rather kids over there)

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Blogger TorAa said...

Horse chessnuts flowers are really beautiful. In Oslo we have an alley 1,5 km long with these trees. Many songs hand poems have been written about "Kastanjene i Bygdoy Alle".

The second flower we call Lions Tooth. We sure have them in our garden too. But I need to remove them from our "Kitchen Garden" areas.

And the third one. Is it a lonley Tulip?

Your conclusion is very wise.

Have a great week end

Friday, June 01, 2007

Anonymous A. Nonny Mouse said...

the horse chestnut is such a beauty!! brings such grandiosity to a garden with its large umbrella like leaves - bold it states - it's flower - a feather in it's cap - no shrinking violet here ........alas, too hot and damp where I live for such a handsome tree .......

yellow ! one of my favorite colors in a garden - look at how it sparkles - perfect in the shade to brighten ...... it can range from cool to hot ! Yellow is always the color to choose when you've a color combination that 'just isn't working' - plant yellow in and around it - and voila' - amazing how yellow can harmonize with any garden's melody ......

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Annelisa: I do remember them now! Well, I don't think I had any but I saw them. Your finges could get smashed. They had toys called Thwackers and Numchucks that were similar.

Toraa: Thanks. Lion's Tooth is such a good name! The leaves really look like them!

Nonny Mouse: I agree. The chestnut has very unique leaves.

And you just gotta love yellow! Yellow roses are my fav.!!

Monday, June 04, 2007


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