Saturday, June 23, 2007

Clematis Niobe..first flowers

Clematis Niobe first flower on June 23, 2007
This Clematis plant is about 8 years old and produces large numbers of flowers each year.

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Is it a bird or chicken? Ist es ein Vogel oder Huhn?

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bell flowers (campanula) in my garden

Campanula is one of several genera of in the family Campanulaceae with the common name bellflower.
It takes its name from their bell-shaped
flowers, and campanula is Latin for "little bell".
The genus includes about 300
species and several subspecies, distributed across the temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere, with the highest diversity in the Mediterranean region east to the Caucasus.
The species include
annual, biennial and perennial plants, and vary in habit from dwarf arctic and alpine species under 5 cm high, to large temperate grassland and woodland species growing to 2 m tall.
(source Wikipedia)
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cat picture from Sweden..this is Kevin..

Cat taking a nap.. dreaming about a mouse or tuna for dinner?

Kevin belongs to my grandson Daniel, who lives in Varberg, Sweden.

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Thursday, June 21, 2007

beautiful summer flowers

mixed hanging baskets in full bloom

bumblebee visits a pink carnation

First Day Of Summer Arrives With Warmth, Sunshine
Thursday June 21, 2007
It's hard to believe given the 30-degree temperatures we've seen this month,
but summer is just now arriving in the GTA.
There'll be more than 15 hours of daylight on this, the longest day of the year.
It's forecast to be a partly cloudy, warm 26C across the city
after Tuesday's severe storm cleared away the humidity.