Friday, September 22, 2017

Magic Roundabout Sunflower - Part 1

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Magic Roundabout Sunflower - Part 1

 I had said that the sunflower variety that I featured last week was my new favorite sunflower variety, however, todays feature flower is tied for first place in my sunflower scale.  This variety is called "Magic Roundabout" and it is perfect for Autumn and fits in with the changing tree colors.  I took so many pictures of this variety so I decided to split them into three different posts - this is the first post in that series.

I had a tough sunflower growing season this year.  The problems first started with an early rabbit attack - when the seeds had just germinated and the plants just started to emerge from the ground the rabbits treated themselves to a delicate treat.  I was able to save a few sunflower seedlings and put a fence around the surviving plants.  Then, in late July and early August the leaves of my sunflower plants were devoured by Japanese beetles.  I am thankful for the few that survived.

ENJOY the following pictures!

All photos were taken by me (Angie Ouellette-Tower) and the sunflowers were all grown in my garden.
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Sunflowers from 2017:

Sunflowers from 2016:
Sunflowers from 2015:

Sunflowers from 2014:
Sunflowers from 2013:

Sunflowers from 2012:

Sunflowers from 2011:
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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Weekly Thankfulness & Growth Report #83

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#83 - Weekly Thankfulness & Growth Report

If you were following this blog in 2015 then you will be familiar with my "365 Days of Being Thankful" challenge.  I have missed reporting on my thankfulness since I finished my challenge 2 years ago, so I decided to at least give a weekly Thankfulness Report & include a Growth Report also.  Growth in our Christian walk, growth in the garden & growth on this blog.  Finally, I am also including a "Posts From the Past" feature - ENJOY!

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This week I have been thankful for my cousin.  I have also been thankful for the beautiful setting sun.  And as always, I am most thankful that my God loves me (and you) so much that he sacrificed His Son.  By accepting this free gift of forgiveness we are granted eternal life in heaven.

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So many people are struggling today - It's vital that we all pray.  God will comfort us, especially through meditation and prayer.

Read: The Importance of Prayer - COMFORT

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My garden is so confused - we had two weeks of cool autumn weather and now we are back to high 80 degree temperatures with terrible humidity.  That's the way it goes for some seasons in middle America.

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- Here are my Follower stats:
GFC (Google Friends Connect) - 2,266
Bloglovin - 4,391
Twitter - 6,825
Pinterest - 6,074
Google+ - 2,279
Facebook - 4,463

Instagram - 248
Linky Followers - 108
Networked Blog - 1,242

Activate - 574
That's a grand total of 28,470 followers in some form or another (which is up 76 from last week).

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Autumn is only one day away and what a perfect way to celebrate by making this delicious and easy treat:
Easy Dessert - Phyllo Apple Log RECIPE
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Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them!

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Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide.

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Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them!

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Looking Beautiful with NeoCell $100 Gift Certificate GIVEAWAY

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This contest is hosted by the Social Media Gurus Network!
Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide.

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Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them!

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