Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Rudbeckia Brilliance


When I was a girl living on our family farm in rural Alberta, my mom used to say that she could tell when summer was coming to an end when she'd notice the hollyhocks peering through the kitchen windows.

Nowadays, my home is in the city and I don't have hollyhocks growing by my kitchen window, but I can still tell the time of year -- and that autumn is surely drawing near -- when my yellow rudbeckia flowers tower next to our living room bay window.


As you see below, they tower over me too. They add quite the cheery corner with their tall stems.


I love to watch them bend and blow in the breeze. Free form dance, I call it. And, I love their huge, yellow petals that are like brilliant drops of sunlight against their greenery.


It's with a happy heart I offer you my glimpse of heaven from my little corner of the world today.
Sending you hugs and wishes for a beautiful day,
Brenda
xox





15 comments:

  1. The yellow flowers are so pretty and so tall. What a wonderful ending to summer.

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  2. I have rudbeckias too, some yellow and some a lovely tawny colour. They are such cheerful flowers.

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  3. Beautiful rudbeckias, Brenda, and so nice to see a photo of you beside them. They are tall, aren't they? Summer is on the wane!

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  4. Funny, I've been thinking of the hollyhocks, too! If there can't be hollyhocks, your happy rudbeckias are a good substitute :)

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  5. They really grew tall. You look very pretty standing next to them. And yes....I remember hollyhocks along the fence line when I was growing up. Happy memories. Sweet hugs, Diane

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  6. Oh, Brenda! Your rudbeckias look just like giant bouquets of sunshine! Our Midwest garden is filled with the same giant yellow bouquets. All of our heavy rain has them leaning now, so I really must find a good, strong way to help them stand straight and tall again. It was lovely to see you in your garden today, Brenda! Sending sunny wishes! ♡

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  7. Thank you for the 'pop' of sunshine! The rudbekias are like mini yellow suns....on long legs!!
    Happy late summer to you.

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  8. Ours do NOT begin to grow that tall! (But how I love their cheerful color.....) I so enjoy seeing yours through the lace, Brenda.

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  9. Brenda, they are really lovely yellow flowers. Kind of remind me of a sunflower. Fall isn't here in Texas as yet, still in the upper 90s this week. Ugh!

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  10. "I was rich, if not in money, in the sunny hours and summer days."
    ~Henry David Thoreau~

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  11. for us it's the sunflowers that grow along the roadsides...fall is coming but it's still 100 degrees plus here.

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  12. I think it is the zinnias for me Brenda and of course the sunflowers too. Lovely pictures - hope you enjoy these last days of August.

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  13. Hi Brenda, wow those are some tall flowers. How special to have those. They do have quite a bit of cheer to a home. Have a great weekend.

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  14. Those are some tall flowers! Beautiful. Autumn is in the air, too, here, although I heard it will be back in the 90s next week.

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  15. I love rudbeckia! It makes me happy to see your towering specimens.

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