Thursday, September 29, 2022

Part#2 - TIGER'S EYE MIX Sunflower Variety

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Part#2 - Tiger's Eye Mix Sunflower Variety

September is SUNFLOWER Season here in God's Growing Garden.  Every year, during the month of September (and sometimes going into October), I feature the sunflower varieties that I grew during the summer.  I grew 5 different sunflower varieties this year but one of them didn't germinate, so I will only be featuring 4 varieties in the Sunflower Series of 2022.  Today, I am featuring Part#2 of the TIGER'S EYE MIX variety.  Back in high school I was fascinated with tigers - I even made a lithograph/etching print of a tiger seen from the vantage point of someone looking out their window (we had an amazing art program at our high school)  See photo below - It's called "On The Prowl" (I did this in the twelfth grade).  Also, a few years ago I did a series on the Toledo Zoo - this is the post that features the Tiger (click HERE to view that post).

lithography print by Angie Ouellette-Tower

Since this package of seeds was a "mix" - the variance of color and shape are vast.  The pictures on the cover of the seed packet all had a furry middle (circle) and that must be how this variety was named "Tiger's Eye".  (When the sunflower is young, that "furry" characteristic is not yet developed - as you will notice in some of the pictures below).

Before showing the featured pictures, I realized that after 11 years of featuring sunflowers I have never explained why they are my favorite flower.  Sunflowers always turn towards the sun - you can literally see them gently turning throughout the day to follow the sun.  To be very clear - I am NOT a "sun" worshiper.  However, I am a "Son" worshiper:  Jesus Christ The Son of God and I strive every day to grow and turn towards Him in every aspect of my life.
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 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 27, 2022

Tuesdays with a Twist Blog Hop #492

Welcome to Tuesdays with a Twist #492!

Before we get to the blog hop today - checkout this post:
Ring of Fire Sunflower Variety
photo by Angie Ouellette-Tower

Checkout wonderful seeds at Mary's Heirloom Seeds 
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Or click picture below:


Also, checkout one of my Bags/Purses available at Zazzle:


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. "Fall Chenille Yarn Wreath" by Life As A LEO Wife
3. "Elegant Autumn Living Room Hutchby Debbie-Dabble Blog
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 26, 2022

You're the STAR - Week#4 HOME (September 2022)

It's starting to feel like Autumn!
Thank you again for joining us!
There are many ways to follow me:
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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 2022 "You're the Star" Blog Hop!


WELCOME to HOME feature week of the September 2022 "You're the STAR" blog hop!
Meet your HOME week Hosts
This week is HOME feature week
Swing by the Home Hosts' Blogs:
Bev from Eclectic Red Barn
Niki from Life as a LEO Wife

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 2022 "You're the Star" blog hop)

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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 25, 2022

Compilation List - Old Fashioned Sunday Hymn Sing


Compilation List - Old Fashioned Sunday Hymn Sing

I recently had a question from one of my loyal blog visitors about a hymn list and I realized that I have over 100 "Old Fashioned Sunday Hymn Sing" posts with no list.

Today I created that list.  However, it is not the most organized.  I separated them into groups of 10 but some are in ascending order and other groups of 10 are in descending (don't ask why - it just happened that way - lol).













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I challenge you to thank God for something everyday for one year!  Either write it down in a diary OR share with us on a blog.  If you have a blog & would like to share your THANKFULNESS posts with us, then please fill out this form: 365 Days of Being THANKFUL form - click HERE and you will be added to the THANKFULNESS page.


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