Saturday, January 2, 2010

TODAY'S FLOWERS - Peace - Paz - Frieden

Happy New Year
to my friends of TODAY'S FLOWERS event.
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For our first Today's flower event in 2010 #1
I selected this beautiful arrangement displayed at
Canada Blooms 2009 flower show in Toronto Canada.
A symbol for ...
Paz en la vida, Paz en la tierra, Paz para siempre, Paz eterna.
Peace in life, Peace on Earth, Peace forever, eternal Peace.
Frieden im Leben, Frieden auf der Erde, Frieden für immer, ewig Frieden.

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy New Year 2010...

Here’s to the new year 2010!!

Let us start fresh,
to make this the very best year ever.
A very Happy New Year to all of you!
Thank you for your visits, inspirations and comments.
Until next year!!
Ich wünsche Euch allen für das kommende Jahr
Gesundheit, Glück und ein wunderschönes Blütenmeer im Garten.
Vielen Dank für die vielen Besuche, Inspirationen und Kommentare.
Bis zum nächsten Jahr.

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Downy Woodpecker- Dunenspecht (Picoides pubescens)

The Downy Woodpecker, Picoides pubescens, is the smallest woodpecker in North America.
Adults are mainly black on the upper parts and wings, with a white back, throat and belly and white spotting on the wings.
There is a white bar above the eye and one below.
They have a black tail with white outer feathers barred with black.
Adult males have a red patch on the back of the head.

This female Downy Woodpecker is not larger than 15 cm can often be found in our backyard.
Here the small bird is feeding on suetcake in front of our kitchen window.
Der Dunenspecht (Picoides pubescens) aus der Unterfamilie der Echten Spechte (Picinae)
ist der kleinste nordamerikanische Specht. Die in Nordamerika weit verbreitete Art ist sehr nahe mit dem Texasspecht (Picoides scalaris) und mit dem Nuttallspecht (Picoides nuttallii) verwandt; auch der paläarktische Kleinspecht (Dendrocopos minor) scheint von dieser Gruppe nearktischer Buntspechte abzustammen. Das Männchen ist größer als das Weibchen, höchstens aber 15 cm groß, das entspricht in etwa Sperlingsgröße.
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Monday, December 28, 2009

Ornamental or flowering cabbage..

Ornamental cabbage look wonderful in fall or winter container gardens,
mixed in with mums or cyclamen.
They make a wonderful cool contrast to the warm colors in other fall blooms.

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Sunday, December 27, 2009


TODAY'S FLOWERS from around the world
can be viewed here:

"God gave us our memories so that we might have roses in December."
- J. M. Barrie
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