Flower Friday: Blazing Star- Prairie Gay Feather #FlowerFriday #Flowers #BlazingStar #Perennials

I discovered Flower Friday while visiting Lorilin@Bugbugbooks and decided to begin sharing some flower pictures from our gardens along with some information about them. Please check out Lorilin’s blog if you haven’t already for book reviews and more!

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Last time I shared: Baby Mantis and Moss Rose

I’ll be creating a Flower Friday page where all previous Flower Friday shares will be available by links. 

Today’s share:

Blazing Star – Prairie Gay Feather

This will be just a quick Flower Friday today. Today I’m sharing this gorgeous, purple Blazing Star also known as Prairie Gay Feather.

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We have this growing near the back of the house in the landscaping. I wish it were in a better location so we could see it more.

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Flower Friday: Baby Mantis & Moss Rose Purslane #FlowerFriday #Annuals #Flowers #MossRose #Mantis

I discovered Flower Friday while visiting Lorilin@Bugbugbooks and decided to begin sharing some flower pictures from our gardens along with some information about them. Please check out Lorilin’s blog if you haven’t already for book reviews and more!

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Last time I shared: Screaming Neon Red Rose
I’ll be creating a Flower Friday page where all previous Flower Friday shares will be available by links. 

Today’s share:

Baby Mantis & Moss Rose Purslane

We have a little baby mantis living in a flower box on our deck. It’s an amazing experience seeing this guy come out to hunt every morning. We’ve had handfuls of these pop up in our landscaping in the past, but it’s been at least a few years. As of now this one is about the size of a quarter. We hope it stays!

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Flower Friday: Screaming Neon Red Rose #FlowerFriday #Perennials #Flowers #Roses #EasyEleganceRoses

I discovered Flower Friday while visiting Lorilin@Bugbugbooks and decided to begin sharing some flower pictures from our gardens along with some information about them. Please check out Lorilin’s blog if you haven’t already for book reviews and more!

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Last time I shared: Oscar Peterson Rose
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Today’s share:

Screaming Neon Red Rose

As I mentioned last week, we just planted a few new roses in a newly landscaped area in our backyard. This new area is now complete. We ended up planting this one along with the Oscar Peterson Rose, and they complement each other perfectly.

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May Wrap-up 2021 #Books #BookReviews #MayWrapUp #Music

Seriously, I can’t believe it’s June already! May went so fast for me. It wasn’t a super productive month as far as reading due to all the outdoor work and planting that needed to be done. We also had a wonderful reunion with a good friend of the family and his little daughter. We hadn’t seen them in over a year due to the pandemic. The kids were like in another world. I’ve also spent a little more time streaming and watching true crime videos on YouTube. That can take up a considerable amount of time if you let it.

So, now that all of our planting is complete, I’m hopeful I’ll be able to get more reads in for June. I’ve also decided to slow down on my NetGalley reads because I’ve requested too many at once. Reading a handful of books with late publication dates always slows down posts for the blog because I just went back to requesting ARCs a few months ago. I’d like to keep my ARCs manageable so I don’t have too many deadlines. It stresses me out to have too many waiting, and right now I have five NG reads on my list.

So, let’s see how May turned out!

In May I only reviewed 4 books; one was for Shabby Sunday, but I did have a few other reviews on Goodreads for books that will post this week. I’ll include those for June, which will likely be a much more productive month.

Fortunately, The Milk by Neil Gaiman

Among The Beasts & Briars by Ashley Poston

Red Rover by Christopher Krovatin

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