15.12.10

Wild Flower Bloom Day Dec 2010

It's Summer. 
It's always Summer.
There is only Summer.


My yellow cosmos is blooming like crazy.
Cosmos arrived in my garden on its own 3 years ago.
It has continued to self seed ever since.
I was hoping for some 'fall' colours and thought I could get away with a wilting flower above.
Kindly acknowledge the cute praying mantis that just said 'Hi!'


I have Hibiscus, Zinnia and fruit plants blooming but I prefer to post these wild flowers. 
I am in the mood for fall and winter colours.
It must be a contagious mood.


The wild flower blooms above look like alphabets O and S, don't they?
It says; 'Only Summer!'

For more blooms, please visit Carol of May Dreams Gardens.

33 comments:

  1. Happy GBBD. I new you would have shining star blooms, and a couple of bugs too!

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  2. I really like that little white and purple wild flower - it looks a bit like an orchid.

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  3. Hi One, i wonder if that S is normal and not helped a bit to be like that, haha! Peace:) I am posting wildflowers next which are also weeds, in contrast to my previous post which are grass weeds. We have yellow and orange cosmos before but they are just gone. I love the pink cosmos but i cant see them here.

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  4. Pretty flowers and such cute little bugs.

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  5. What an O and a S through the clever eyes.

    I like autumn, but winter... mmmmm.. it is beautiful, but is too cold for me.

    Send my regard to the mantis.

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  6. Such pretty blooms! And such a cute photo of the pray mantis and the lady bugs on O and S. :)

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  7. This humble Caribbean servant states that the strength and beauty of Cosmos is such that I have planted them among debris on top of concrete and have survived during my practice of Guerrilla Gardening.

    There are others like Mirabilis Siciliana, Turnera ulmiforme/diffusa that withstand drought,
    heath and salty breeze.

    Until then,.

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  8. So good to see a praying mantis again; they usually visit my garden every summer, but they have long since left it for warmer climes. I've never seen one with such big eyes before--he's really staring into the camera, isn't he? It's certainly a treat to see all your lovely blooms and visit your "always summer" garden--I feel warmer all ready!

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  9. Pretty little blooms, I really like the cosmos. they are so hardy. Mine is currently fighting a very long battle against aphids and they still won't die hahaha!

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  10. That praying mantis is so cute. Great shots!

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  11. The praying mantis is a calendar shot for sure! Your blooms are lovely and your summer looks inviting ;-)

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  12. aloha,

    summer is a wonderful state of mind to be in during the colder winter months...the shots are a nice reminder

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  13. Wild and pretty blooms all year round, aren't we lucky One!

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  14. It is freezing here! We could sure use a little " Only Summer". Love the wildflowers, especially the "O" and the "S".

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  15. So, here in Colorado we have distinct season change. Today it is cold, cloudy, windy, threats (empty ones) of moisture. Tomorrow it could be 65 or even 70 degrees. Yet all of our garden treasures are soundly resting. Love your yellow cosmos. I've never seen them before. Just keep us in the summer spirit, One, with your beautiful flowers. I need mini virtual vacations from time to time. cheers. ann

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  16. I love that you focused on the half-faded cosmos instead of the perfect ones -- it looks like a flame. The mantis is adorable. Tell him I said, "hi," too!

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  17. Aah the Tropics - endless Summer. I love it.

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  18. Your yellow cosmo look lovely! I like your wild flowers which form O and S! It's really unique!

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  19. I saw those cosmos grown into a shrub in a park and always flowering and never die. And, it's wonderful to see wildflowers growing and striving the heat. Love your photos especially the O and S :-D

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  20. I miss the only summer sometime. Nice OS you have there.

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  21. Always nice to visit you and remember Summer with it's amazing colors.

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  22. Lovely O and perfect S. Love the flowers. Our one summer has been extremely crazy lately. Super blazing hot half a day and cloudy on the other half. The mantis really looks at home among the beautiful blooms!

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  23. You are so lucky, because here we said " it's only winter for now".

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  24. cute - I can see the O S! I agree with Ellada though - we got our first snow too.

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  25. Beautiful blooms! is great to see so many flowers in your garden. And so nice that they came on its own.

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  26. I would love to have something blooming in my garden! Instead, we have melting snow, mud, and not much else! I really like the bloom in the shape of an S. Maybe you can parlay your photography skills into a children's alphabet book only using flowers or plant parts to create the pictures. That would be really cool!

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  27. Very nice wild flowers, the purple one looks like orchid, beautiful!
    Btw, you have a very sharp camera. What model is it? :)

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  28. How I wish some cosmos seeds will blow into my garden and invade it like a weed. I really need some magic like this. OS also stands for One is Special!

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  29. I love the shot of the praying mantis! Your blooms are lovely; those really do look like OS. Our summers are hot and sticky. I definitely wouldn't want only summer, but only spring might be nice.

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  30. Hi One,

    Why did it call Wild Flower?

    Just like to share with you a beautiful quote...

    "You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life" - Albert Camus

    You can get more quotes about happiness at http://www.quotelandia.com/category/Happiness

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  31. Me again, i lost the comment, it just went puffft! I said you have lots of commenters i feel envious. And i like what Autumn Belle said so i would like to join her saying One is Special. So you have 2 OS. May you be fully blessed this Christmas season and the coming years ahead. Happy Holidays.

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  32. Realy nice blog. I like it

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