Wednesday, September 29, 2021

DWARF TEDDY Sunflower Variety

photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower

Dwarf Teddy Sunflower Variety

We are already nearing the end of SUNFLOWER Season.  Every year, during the month of September I feature the sunflower varieties that I grew during the summer.  This is the third post in the Sunflower Series of 2021 and today I am featuring the DWARF TEDDY variety.  This variety makes me want to give it a big hug - just as I would hug a teddy bear stuffed toy.  They really are "dwarf" only reaching my hips in height.
ENJOY the following pictures!

All photos were taken by me (Angie Ouellette-Tower) and the sunflowers were all grown in my garden.
© (2021)

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photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower

photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower

photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower

Sunflowers from 2018:
Orange Mahogany Sunflower - Part 2

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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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Tuesdays with a Twist Blog Hop #440

Welcome to Tuesdays with a Twist #439!

Before we get to the blog hop today - checkout this post:
Rosehip Applesauce
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Cool weather crop seeds available at Mary's Heirloom Seeds (click picture below):


Good Morning and Welcome to another No Rules Party!


We're your hosts & co-hosts 

Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures
Angie @ God's Growing Garden
Checkout my amazing "Featured" Pinterest Board

(click HERE to view & follow)
Each co-host will be sharing her own picks for Features. This gives everyone a better chance of being featured. Be sure to check all of our blogs to see if you were featured! 
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My Features this Week are:

1. "Pumpkin Whoopie Cookies" by Cindy's On-Line Recipe Box
2. "Fall is in the Air" by Just a Little Southern Hospitality
3. "Crochet Pumpkin Patternsby Annemarie's Haakblog

If you've been featured we'd love for you to grab a button.


The party starts every Tuesday at 7am EST and will continue until Saturday at 11:59pm.  Feel free to stop back any time and "like" your favorites.  Please visit other blogs if you have a moment. 

Share older posts as well as new ones.  No limit on links!

*Pictures should be your own* 

By linking up you give us permission to use these photos

 (with proper link backs) in our features.   And now for the party!


Grow your own!
Many wonderful garden products from

 "Mary's Heirloom Seeds"!!
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Monday, September 27, 2021

You're the STAR - Week#4 HOME (September 2021)

The leaves are starting to fall (Cottonwood and walnut leaves are always the first).  I enjoy blustery days in Autumn watching the leaves fly around.
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Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share from my blog:
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WELCOME to the September 2021 "You're the Star" Blog Hop!

WELCOME to HOME feature week of the September 2021 "You're the STAR" blog hop!
Meet your HOME week Hosts

This week is HOME feature week
Swing by the Home Hosts' Blogs:
Bev @ Eclectic Red Barn
Cindy @ Mom, the Lunch Lady
This is a month long Linky party featuring YOU!
There will be 4 different features each week and 4 different feature categories.  Just to be clear - this is NOT a themed party - you may link up ANY family-friendly blog posts any day of each month. 
The "theme" occurs in our weekly features:
WEEK#4 HOME - recipes, home décor, antique/DIY &/or travel (this can include anything about your home - even history posts - all while remaining family friendly)

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(All features were chosen from the August 2021 "You're the Star" blog hop)

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If you've been featured then please grab a STAR button below:
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All Hosts/CoHosts will post this blog hop on every Monday of each week.
Please link up your family friendly blog posts below!
It wouldn't be a linky party with YOU!
(IMPORTANT NOTE: by linking up you understand that you might be featured next month and if so, we will use some of your photos from your post - rest assured - we will always link back to your lovely blog.  We might also share your fantastic posts on social media.  Also, you may link up as many family-friendly posts as you like & YES - other blog hops &/or giveaways are welcome {giveaways and blog hops will NOT be featured though}  Thank You & ENJOY! )


Sunday, September 26, 2021

Biblical Anatomy #5 - EYES


Biblical Anatomy #5 - EYES
Today we continue studying in the series called "Biblical Anatomy."

Anatomy - is the study of parts and structures of organisms.

What is "Biblical Anatomy" you might ask?  It is the study of the structure of the Christian Body.  

Today we focus on the EYES:

Eye - the image-forming organ of sight.

Our eyes are so important for living and specifically for learning.  I don't know about you but I learn so much more from seeing rather than from hearing. 

We will begin by focusing on God.  In the verse below we learn that God sees EVERYTHING.  His eyes are EVERYWHERE - nothing can be hidden from Him.  The knowledge of this should make us strive to live a life that glorifies Jesus EVERY day and in EVERY way.  

Whatever we decide to focus on will affect or determine our thoughts and actions.  What we allow our eyes to see could cause an image accompanied by an emotion that could stay with you in a bad way.  As an example, many years ago when we lived in the country on a dirt road, there was somebody zooming up and down in an ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) one summer afternoon.  My husband & I looked at each other and said "he's going way too fast" (he did not have a helmet on).  A few hours later we noticed that there were emergency vehicles down the road at a busier intersection.  It just so happened that we had to leave the house and as we passed that intersection there we noticed a vehicle accident.  We saw an ATV crunched.  My husband said "don't look" - what did I do?  I looked!!  I will not tell you any details but I wish that I had not looked because it still haunts me today.

The verse below explains perfectly how our eyes/vision and what we focus on can create either a healthy or unhealthy lifestyle. 


What can we do to make sure that our eyes will not cause a sickly life?
Fix our eyes on God!!  "Fixing" to me means that there is not possiblity of wandering vision.  Focus on Jesus ALWAYS.  Read the two verses below:


Finally, I just love how the book of Revelation describes when Jesus returns - EVERY EYE will see him!!!
And then, when we talk about what God is preparing for his children in heaven - "No eye can fathom" what he is preparing for us!!
(see both verses below)


Without our Biblical eyes we would not be able to see Jesus -the Light of the world!

Previous "Biblical Anatomy" Posts:


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