'Explore' my garden flowers!

By: sandiquiz , 12:28 PM GMT on June 13, 2014

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Those of you who belong to Flickr know they have a category called EXPLORE, where photographs that get several favourites, can be picked up by a computer sweep using an algorithm ...(back to my coding instructions, lol).

In the last four weeks I have had seven photos in Flickr, all but one taken in my garden. (I will leave you to work out which isn't blooming in my garden!)

Other Flickr friends hardly ever get any photos into Explore, and it isn't the camera I use, as I have used both the Canon and Panasonic, and even one of them was taken with my iPhone 4s! When I joined the "Photo a Day for April I never had one get into Explore, but since the beginning of May I have had nine photos chosen, and as I said, seven of them in the last four weeks.

Anyway, they obviously have something others enjoy seeing, as each one has been viewed over 1000 times, and has dozens of favourites, so I thought you might like to see them, too.



"Glistening Balls" posted May 17th.
Seen 2097 times with 39 favourites




"Jacob's Ladder" posted May 19th
Seen 10,471 rtimes with 115 favourites



"Bird of Paradise" posted May 27th
Seen 7,013 times with 61 favourites




"Early Bumble bee on Geranium" posted June 5th
Seen 1213 times with 25 favourites




"Love in a Mist" posted June 7th
Seen 22,180 times with 195 favourites




"Mock orange" posted June 8th
Seen 1,781 times with 22 favourites




"There must be some in here... it's called 'honey'suckle!" posted June 12th
Seen 5,112 times with 35 favourites



Sorry Ylee - only two are in WU...but if you want to see all... check here:)



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45. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
3:06 PM GMT on June 21, 2014
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44. Proserpina
12:43 PM GMT on June 21, 2014
@Maria photo 075jsummer_zpsdff0f3bd.jpg

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.
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43. BriarCraft
11:52 PM GMT on June 20, 2014
You have had quite a time of it with cats and dogs the last couple of days, haven't you? Bad enough that dog smell is now in Max's basket, you deprived him of his breakfast as well. Just because he absconded with a few paltry treats.... Poor Max.

I hope that big husky didn't tear up any of your plantings.

Thanks so much for taking an interest in the photo challenge group Calpoppy and I are trying to put together. Your Flickr Group advice is going to save us a lot of trial and error, too.
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42. ozgalah
8:26 PM GMT on June 20, 2014
Hi Sandi, Paris in spring sounds like a great idea! Would recommend Eurostar will tell you the story hopefully when I see you, but it left on time and arrived exactly when they said it would! Not quite the romance of the trains of yesteryear but very efficient. Now in Lowestoft, took MIL out for the day and then an evening stroll along the seafront very relaxing! Hope my neighbours would return my dogs if they found them, they did help me round them up after the Jehovah's Witnesses let them out!!!!
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41. SkyBlue17
7:48 PM GMT on June 20, 2014
You are indeed a neighbour in a million. Oh, to have you as our neighbour-my dream! :))
H went up one level in Maths, but he doesn't know his Literacy. He said he is aiming for much higher next school year!
Talking about ones cat seeng another cat...well, our Indigo saw a cat come up to the back door and Indigo wasn't happy. The cat on the other side of the door, batted on the glass and Indigo totally lost it and went to hide. For such a big cat...very timid. Even when we take him to the vets and there are other cats there, he will not be friendly and hides his head in the crook of my arm. I do have him in the carrier most of the times, but sometimes he just goes bananas in the carrier and will only calm down if I hold him.
Have a lovely weekend. :)
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40. GardenGrrl
3:30 AM GMT on June 20, 2014
Hi , quick stop by here. What a good neighbor you are rounding up their loose dogs. So many dogs do not understand the concept of cars can hurt them. Kudos.
Took on a home improvement project that lasted MUCH longer than I thought it would. Still not finished but at least I can close the door again. Now off to some weekend revelry. (in the morning.)
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39. DataPilot
8:05 PM GMT on June 19, 2014
I have just a few minutes to spare, so I thought I'd use them for commenting on your blog. (Thanks for dropping by mine, despite my recent absences.)

About deltamethrin...
Deltamethrin is a synthetic pyrethroid, a class of substances that are highly toxic to cats. I use chemically-related natural and synthetic pyrethroids around our farm to control insects, but have to be very careful to keep them away from the cats. A small amount of pyrethroids can sicken or kill cats! Yet, pyrethroids are not terribly toxic to humans, dogs or horses. In fact, some dog flea and tick topical preparations are pyrethroid-based. The flea/tick preparations are reasonably safe to put on dogs, but can kill cats within minutes.

Sandi, your neighbor is very lucky to have you for a neighbor. Many folks wouldn't bother rescuing a stranger's dog. And now that you've met her, she is no longer a stranger. :)
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38. sandiquiz
7:37 PM GMT on June 19, 2014
Hi Ylee, that's good that you could see the link I posted. I have done a search on Amazon.com but they don't stock it. Amazon.co.uk do have it for sale!!
Good luck in your search :-)

Bug, one thing that irritates me is that Google insists I am in the USA not the UK. When I do a search, the first items that come up are for sites in America. Probably because I spend so much time on an American website!! lol

Pros thank you so much. It means a lot coming from you, as you are such a great floral photographer :-)

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Well, there has been fun at my house this evening.
As I was putting the finishing touches to dinner, Max shot past me to get to the back door. I looked to see what was causing his excitement, and saw two dogs go past the back door. They were the dogs from next door. One was a small Chihuahua and the other was a husky. Talk about little and large!
The little Chihuahua had managed to get under the fence twice this week and each time I've picked him up and taken him back home. But somehow tonight, the big dog managed to dig his way under the fence and follow the little one.

What was I to do? I went to the front just in time to see the little dog get under my back gate and come down the path towards me. The bigger dog couldn't get through the gate, so I turned my attention on the smaller dog and went to rescue it. When I went back to look for the husky I couldn't see it anywhere. What if it had jumped over the smaller fence to the right of my garden and out into the bridle path and then into the road!
Well, to cut a long story short I secured the little dog in Max's cat basket and went to knock on the front door of my neighbour. No one answered. They had left the dogs in the garden while they had gone out.
But I was sure I could hear the big dog in the garden - he had obviously gone back under the fence. Chris and I secured the bottom of the fence where he had dug his way out and left a note on the front door. About an hour later they came home and came to collect the little dog, who had been sitting in the cat basket on the other side of the glass back door, holding a conversation with Max who was on this side!!
If nothing else, I got to meet the neighbour, who apologised profusely. She said she will get some wood and secure the bottom of the fence so that the dogs cannot get out any more. She did admire my garden and said she hoped the dogs hadn't made a mess in it!'
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37. Proserpina
7:06 PM GMT on June 19, 2014
The photos you have posted are all outstanding, but I particularly adore the 'Glistening Balls' photo! What a wow capture! Excellent work Sandi.
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36. palmettobug53
5:00 PM GMT on June 19, 2014
Walmart's website thought I was in Augusta, GA for a long time. Lately, though, it's been opening up at the correct location.
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35. Ylee
4:08 PM GMT on June 19, 2014
Yes, I can! I haven't been able to find an equivalent product yet, though! It contains deltamethrin, so that's where I starting, first!

Funny how computer servers try to figure out where you are; Google thinks I'm in Ohio, while Lowe's thinks I'm in Texas, lol!
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34. sandiquiz
3:56 PM GMT on June 19, 2014
Quoting 33. Ylee:
What does Max think of stray cats as they pass by?

He watches them, often with his tail swinging from side to side! lol I hate to think what he might do if he came face to face with one...you should see how he eradicates spiders!! lol

Have you heard of "Ant Stop spray" ( I bet you can't see this ...can you???)
Anyway, it is a spray that dries almost immediately and then provides protection for about two months before a new dose is needed.
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33. Ylee
3:45 PM GMT on June 19, 2014
I hate when it rains at an inconvenient time! I've had the dickens trying to eradicate ants from the perimeter of the house because every time I put ant bait out, it rains! :P

What does Max think of stray cats as they pass by?
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32. sandiquiz
3:37 PM GMT on June 19, 2014
Good afternoon, the sun is finally shining again. We had a short sharp shower at lunchtime, which was a bit annoying as I had sprayed the roses for black spot just before I came in for lunch!

Shirley - gosh you are hot! We have not had any temperatures in the high 90s for several years. The last time we made 100° was in 2005. Looking at the temperature today it's not even going to make half of that, I doubt!

Bogon, a burger and beer - that sounds perfect. We can get fruit drinks, soft drinks, coffees and tea here in the UK. None of the McDonald 's branches sell beer.
There is a new chain of burger bar called 'Gourmet' opening here in the UK . They sell burgers with alcohol, but three times more than the cost of the Big Mac!

Wabit, I bet you are pleased to have A/C. We do not have it here in the UK, so that was why I wanted to get the second door screen made so I could open a door on the other side of the house!

Ylee, I felt such a fool. I should've thought of that first.
I always smile when I hear places mentioned in America that have the same names as places over here.

Actually Canada is even worse than the States. There is an area in Ontario where they have towns called Bridlington, Scarborough, Whitby and Filey. They are four seaside resorts near where I used to live !!

Calpoppy, thank you :-)

I am glad you liked my flower photos. I must admit I love sitting in the conservatory, just where I took the photo from, and just watching the world go by in my garden. There is always butterflies and birds, not to mention the odd stray cat who wanders through!!

Briar, no, I didn't chuck the keyboard in the garbage, but felt like it!

I hope the paint-and-gutter guys soon get finished, so your four little kitties can get outside and enjoy the fresh air, again after their cruel mom kept them inside on a sunny day!'
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31. BriarCraft
8:45 PM GMT on June 18, 2014
I chuckled when I read the EDIT in #22. At least you didn't toss the keyboard in the garbage.

The paint-and-gutter guys just arrived to do power-washing and prep work. Good thing, too. I have had the cats locked inside for the past couple of hours and they were definitely getting restless. As soon as a man got up on the roof and started knocking down the old gutters, all four cats evaporated. No more restless pacing or harassing each other or nagging me about how beautiful the day is.
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30. calpoppy
7:55 PM GMT on June 18, 2014
I love the first pic, and the second, actually I love them all! No wonder they got picked for EXPLORE. You are on a roll now!
Wonderful view through your screen door, it would make me want to go investigate your garden.
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29. Ylee
7:18 PM GMT on June 18, 2014
I have wireless stuff at home, and I know how you felt! :' )

Been through Paris, Kentucky a couple of times.... :' )
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28. whitewabit (Mod)
5:37 PM GMT on June 18, 2014
Sandi .. yes we do have A/C .. the humidity is what bothers me the most .. though temperatures or the heat index (feels like) temperatures above 95 degrees is a killer for everyone ..

I still go out and do my walking .. trying to do it earlier though when its just a bit cooler ..

with the umbrella to use for shade it wasn't too awful bad at the ball diamond .. though his team lost .. a ice-cream helped too !!
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27. Bogon
4:41 PM GMT on June 18, 2014
Many years ago I was delighted to order beer along with my Viertel Pfunder at a McDonald's franchise in Germany. In America McDonald's is too family-friendly to offer alcoholic beverages. I'm thinking that must be a matter of perception. In Germany a beer is a beer, a burger is a burger, and the two just naturally go together. :o)
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26. WeatherWise
11:10 AM GMT on June 18, 2014
Good Morning, Sandi! We are having a very hot day or expected to be 96 and set a record - re: weather reports. Hope you are having a wonderful day - thinking of your cross breezes. Will have the AC running here. Have a great Wednesday. I have a bit of a busy morn until about 2, so thought I would check inon you, early.
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25. sandiquiz
10:22 AM GMT on June 18, 2014
Hi Wabit, Too warm to sit outside with coffee? Oh, dear, you better stay inside. Do you have A/C?
How did the ball game go? Hope your grandson's team won!

Ozgalah, hello!
Great to see you. I am so glad you are enjoying Paris. I have only ever been to Paris on a day trip! There is so much still I would like to see, I might have to go next year. Paris in the spring - sounds a great time to see it!

Good luck on getting the Eurostar to Ashford. Enjoy the Lake District and I'll see you two weeks!
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24. ozgalah
6:02 AM GMT on June 18, 2014
Hi Sandi, beautiful photos again and well done on all the successes! We were in a garden yesterday...........Monets garden at Giverny. It was beautiful but too many people. To me a garden should be peaceful and reflective but we shuffled round in a long line and no chance to stand and look so P and I opted out and explored the village which was charming. After a wonderful lunch at a watermill we went to Versailles and wandered the gardens there to the sound of classical music, very nice! One more day then on to Eurostar and the Uk (if the trains are not on strike) !
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23. whitewabit (Mod)
7:38 PM GMT on June 17, 2014
too warm to sit out with coffee this morning .. going to be a very warm and humid afternoon ..

88 degrees with the outrageous dew point of 74º is making it feel very muggy .. almost like being in a room with an indoor pool .. takes your breath ..

will venture out later to see the grandson's ball game .. but will still be almost unbearable .. it starts at 6 and the sun will still be high in the sky .. and no shade at the ball diamond ..
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22. sandiquiz
12:57 PM GMT on June 17, 2014
Max and I are enjoying the sunshine this afternoon that had put in an appearance today. It's getting quite warm, almost like it was two weeks ago.
Thanks Mike, I am glad you approve of the photos. The shield bug is very tiny, not much more than half an inch. It was difficult getting close enough with my Panasonic to get a macro shot. I thought if I changed the Canon to the macro lens it would've flown away!!

Shirley, thank you. Yes, you are correct, the bird of paradise was taken in the local shopping centre. The nearest I have to an exotic flower, is a passion flower.

Just like Wunderground, Flickr has had lots of changes over the last year. But it seems the latest change is an amalgamation of all the best features. Let's hope they've nearly finished updating the site!!

Skyblue, yes, I agree with you. The ground has got hard and it is time to water the gardens. When I met my friend the last weekend, she gave me a couple of tomato plants, a courgette, and a red pepper. I have put them up on a n old greenhouse staging frame to keep them away from the slugs! It seems there are more slugs around this year than ever!

Glad all is improving in your house. Well, health-wise, at least!

Ylee, I believe their other names are stinkbugs, but I never got near enough to find out if it did- "Stink"! Lol

GG, the Danish pastry I had was maple syrup and pecan. I like the apple turnovers they do as Danish pastries, too. This morning they did not have those on display, much to my disappointment!

Because I was early into town, there was only three of the people in the cafe. Normally you queue for 10 minutes before you get served, so it was a real pleasure this morning to sit and enjoy a game of Scrabble on my phone, nibbling on my Danish pastry and drinking good coffee! :-)


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Since lunch I have been around the garden with my garden scissors and my basket dead-heading roses and other shrubs that will have a second flush of flowers in a few weeks. The end of June and the beginning of July can be a less colourful time in the garden, when the spring flowers are finished in the summer, true summer, flowers haven't yet begun.

At the moment I am sitting in the conservatory with the new screen door across, letting in a gentle breeze. Finishing that door before the heat of the summer really comes has been a godsend!

EDIT - ever felt a numbskull? All morning I thought that Google Chrome was having problems. It would not let me type any comment in the boxes. In the end I gave up and re-started the laptop, not once, but twice... and still it was playing up! So I have been using my Ipad to write my posts. Then it hit me - square between the eyes! My "ARC" keyboard has two batteries inside it to make it wireless! They had died, so once replaced everything works fine again! lol
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21. GardenGrrl
10:04 AM GMT on June 17, 2014
Good Morning, mmmm danish pastry. Cherry are my fav. Then again cherry-cream cheese is exceptional when you can find one. Good luck with the exchange. It is great excuse to get a coffee and pastry. Maybe the next one should be sized funny too.
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20. Ylee
9:19 AM GMT on June 17, 2014
That's a colorful stinkbug, Sandi! :' )
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19. sandiquiz
7:53 AM GMT on June 17, 2014
morning everyone,
I am sitting in the coffee shop enjoying a latte coffee and danish pastry before doing battle in the shopping centre. I have a top I bought last Friday to return. Why is it the sizes across all stores are not the same. It is so annoying!
I will reply to all comment once I get home and I am on the laptop. Have a great Tuesday, everyone.
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18. SkyBlue17
9:41 PM GMT on June 16, 2014
Just been over on the 'other' site and posted a photo.
I had a good day at work. H is back at school and so happy about that. He's been doing some dot-to-dot too this afternoon and played his saxophone.
I think I need to water the garden tomorrow morning. The ground is bonedry!
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17. WeatherWise
6:55 PM GMT on June 16, 2014



Your flowers are beautiful. I would guess the Bird of Paradise is not in your garden as they usually grow in a tropical region. I saw some near the office building at our condo complex at Disney last year. They are quite exquistite. YOur capture is beautiful! Jacob's Ladder and the Honeysuckle are two of my favorites! That is a neat feature of flicker - the airlift type thing with a computer sweep. Flickr has some nice features. I just post photos on WU. I post family shots on Shutterfly to share with family members or to purchase prints occasionally. Thanks for letting us tiptoe around in your garden today. I tried to not step on anything. Have a great day!

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16. clearlakemike
5:03 PM GMT on June 16, 2014
he complained that the sizes were so small compared to those he bought in the States. .... Whether or not that is the case....???

all you need to do, Sandi, is be able to look at the Americans eating those larger sizes at McD's and you will get your answer!! LOL

Your brief foray into coding and you have solved the mystery of Explore!! lol

Beautiful photos from your beautiful garden!! All of them works of art no matter where they appear!

The Shield Bug is awesome!
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15. sandiquiz
11:00 AM GMT on June 16, 2014
Good morning from The UK ... hope everyone had a great Sunday, and those who are fathers had good "Dad's Day!"

Ylee - I have posted the photo I am about to show in this comment, into WU, so you should see it:)

GG - Oh, dear, you made comment 12 and comment 14, but Bug got the 13th... and on the 15th, not the 13th:)
I believe all mail during WW1 was subject to censorship, so writing about museums and flowers, at least he didn't get black marks through his mail.

Yes, here in the UK the McDonald's venues have all had a makeover and are clean and comfortable now. And the coffee is not bad and half the price of Starbucks and Costa!

Bug - I certainly understand where you are coming from on the portion sizes... but maybe not as much here. We had an old school friend of C's come to visit about five years ago. This guy now lives in the US, after marrying an American girl. We went to McD's whilst he was here and he complained that the sizes were so small compared to those he bought in the States. .... Whether or not that is the case....???


I opened the computer this morning and found that a photo I took yesterday of a shieldbug on my laundry, had also gone into Explore! This is getting silly. I must be flavour of the month or something!!

This is the photo:)

The Hawthorn Shieldbug



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14. GardenGrrl
9:53 AM GMT on June 16, 2014
Good Morning, was so hoping to have the 13th comment on the 13th in one of these blogs. It was my great (great?) uncle Ray's favorite number. He fought in WWI and his post cards and letters back home always sounded like he spent the war touring museums or picking flowers. Very interesting man by the letters he wrote.
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13. palmettobug53
2:56 PM GMT on June 15, 2014
Hi, Sandi.

Mickey D's does offer a wider selection nowadays than just burgers and I think they've been trying to offer healthier options.

I remember when the McD's opened up here in the mid 60's. There was a lot of hoopla about it. Mom and Dad wanted to see what it was all about, so we went one evening for supper.

The menu was very basic: fries (chips), burgers and sodas. No different types or sizes. You got A burger, AN order of fries and A soda. Dad ordered fries and sodas for everyone, two burgers for himself and one each for the rest of us.

What strikes me now is that the serving sizes offered at the time were the ones that are now sold as a child's burger and a 'small' fries or drink. IF they even still offer those smaller sizes. It just highlights how portion sizes have changed.

It's no wonder people get fat on fast food.
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12. GardenGrrl
10:12 AM GMT on June 15, 2014
Good Morning, very windy here. McD's is a great place to meet up and chat now that they have refurbished them here to be more comfortable. Definitely more economical than Starbucks if you want to eat as well. New plants? That is a bonus.
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11. Ylee
2:09 AM GMT on June 15, 2014
That's OK, it's not the first time that's happened. Although I doubt if I'll ever be able to access social media, I've come a long way in the past 3+ years I've been here, and I'm very thankful! :' )
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10. sandiquiz
9:07 PM GMT on June 14, 2014
Hi all,

Had a funny day, for some reason, possibly due to being woken by a T&L storm in the middle of the night! It disturbed both Max and me!

I had lunch with a friend at McDonald's! We really know how to treat ourselves! But three Chicken Selects, (pieces of breaded 'real' chicken,) sour cream dip, small fries and latte coffee all for £4:50, so not out of reach. The tables are clean, the seats padded and comfortable, and we can sit and chat for well over an hour drinking a second coffee without feeling we ought to move on.

My friend gave me some plants she had started for me, so once home I potted on two tomato plants, a red pepper, a courgette, two strawberry plants and several sunflowers. All I need now is sit back and watch them grow!


GG
-Thank you, I wanted to get a screen door on there for ages… so now it is there, I am happy.

That is like Wu AC on steroids! Lol – that’s a great phrase!


Bug - Correct, the BofP was flowering in the city centre. As a large, airy building with a glass roof, there are tropical plants and fruits, like pineapples and bananas growing in there!

I have never eaten a burger in McD’s, I dislike burgers, but their chicken dishes are not bad. My friend had a chilli, chicken wrap, which she loves.

Ylee - sorry :(

Finn - thank you so much, glad you liked them.


Briar - Thank you, glad you could see the set… there is one in there, Feb 8th 2008, the sunrise, that has never come out of Explore since it went in… it has a black spot and not a red cross against it. That means it is still in Explore for that date, somewhere back in the archives.

Bogon - Thank you… you are welcome to walk around my garden, and I do great tea/coffee and home-made cakes!


SkyBlue - It is about 10pm, so thinking of you and hoping it is all going OK!

Glad H liked the book:
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9. GardenGrrl
4:50 PM GMT on June 14, 2014
Hey Sandi, like how the screen door turned out. The view to the garden is great. I imagine that will now be Max's favorite spot.
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8. palmettobug53
4:34 PM GMT on June 14, 2014
Oh, Sandi, those are gorgeous! I am in flower garden heaven. Sigh.....

I'd hazard a guess that the Bird of Paradise was the one not in your garden.

You and your friend went to lunch today at Mickey D's? Good heavens. I haven't been there in, gosh... almost 5 years!

Now you've got me jonesing for a fast food fix. They make good chips. The burgers are good, too, but loaded with calories!
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7. Ylee
2:29 AM GMT on June 14, 2014
I clicked on your link above, and got this(all too common).

The content is blocked due to the following condition: The URL you have requested is blocked by Surf Protection. If you think this is wrong, please contact your administrator
Report: Media Sharing not allowed.
:P

Love the Bird of Paradise, though!
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6. LakeWorthFinn
9:24 PM GMT on June 13, 2014
Breathtaking flower pics Sandi, congrats! Woooow!
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5. GardenGrrl
9:11 PM GMT on June 13, 2014
Hi Sandi, how cool is that to keep getting into the Explore on Flickr. That is like Wu AC on steroids! FUN :D
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4. BriarCraft
8:47 PM GMT on June 13, 2014
I love all the photos in your header! Thanks for sharing them here. The most intriguing has to be the first one, Glistening Balls. Dew and raindrop patterns can be lovely, but this one is exceptional. Nicely captured!

And thanks for the link to bighugelabs. That is a nice, easy way to see one person's Flickr Explore picks -- kinda like seeing one person's WU ACs in one place.
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3. Bogon
3:09 PM GMT on June 13, 2014
Looks like a good job on the screen door, Sandi. That picture makes me want to walk through to see the garden.

Thanks for providing the glimpses above.
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2. SkyBlue17
1:14 PM GMT on June 13, 2014
Love your flower photos! So beautiful. :)

Absolutely, we can re-schedule. As I said yesterday, do not apologise! Lol Seriosuly, I would not risk you getting ill-no way.
I have just had word from C and his parents are fine with H there.
Been to work-the kids were so argumentative today. I love spending time with H...he is lovely, sensible and doesn't scream at the top of his voice...dropping all the 't's and other letters when he speaks.
Have a good weekend! :)
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1. sandiquiz
12:30 PM GMT on June 13, 2014
I will be back in five to reply to Shirley, Skye, Oz, Ylee, Briar and SkyBlue from my last blog :)

Shirley, for some reason your little corner of the world exists on another 'plain' as far as WU goes! Glad all is back to normal ~ whatever normal is with WU these days!!

Ylee laundry washed and dried, now comes the bit I hate ~ ironing! Lol

Skye, thanks for the suggestion of the simplified coding webpage. If I ever get it into my head that I want to do it again I will give that site a look over!
Have a great weekend.

Ozgalah, if you check in before you go ~ Safe trip and have fun, see you soon!

Briar - pink eye and appendicitis are two ailments I never had! My sister had pink eye, often, and she also had regular nose bleeds, but not me! As a child I was strong as an ox, until I got bronchitis, then the opposite occurred, I became as weak as a kitten!

I have spelt "the" wrong so many times on my IPad that it now always posts 'he th' for me, which is not what I wanted, either!! Lol

Skyblue, hope all is well in your house and the spotty one is feeling better.
You know how sorry I am, but as Briar said, we can always re-schedule when H is better and no longer infectious!

I will be thinking of you tomorrow night - Good Luck!!!

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