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100 things

Well, CG challenged me to name 100 things growing in our little subdivision. Don’t know if I got 100 or not, but found all of these pretty quickly.

maple
oak
poplar
pine
cedar
walnut
pear
apple
dogwood
elm
cherry
willow
mimosa
birch
locust
sumac
magnolia
bermuda grass
fescue
crab
alfalfa
clover
wild violet
dandelion
chickweed
wild strawberry
pokeberry
poison ivy
virginia creeper
moss
lichen
camelia
azalea
boxwood
crepe myrtle
juniper
rose of sharon
hydrangea
holly
iris
lily
rose
hosta
lariope
buttercup
candytuft
wild pansy
primrose
daffodil
black-eyed susan
grasshopper weed
queen anne’s lace
chicory
honeysuckle
blackberry
trumpet vine
morning glory
wisteria
daisy
mint
mushrooms
forsythia redbud
kudzu (EVERYBODY has this!)

Then we started thinking about the birds and wild animals that we see around here.

squirrel
chipmunk
rabbit
field mouse
mole
snakes
turtle
raccoon
opossum
rat
fox
deer
wild turkey
blackbird
robin
cardinal
goldfinch
bluebird
blue jay
sparrow
wren
woodpecker
hummingbird
crow
hawk
buzzard
starling
dove
wild geese
thrush
grey heron (or crane or something)
barn swallow
hoot owl
screech owl

We live in a sub-division that used to be more rural than it is now. Development keeps getting closer and closer. And we still see this many plants and wild critters. Not too bad.

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Flickr Meme

Thank goodness Alecto wrote detailed instructions on how to do this. And I still managed to get it not-quite-right because my mosaic didn’t come with links back to Flickr. Oh well….

1. Bubbling Under, 2. Rosie & Buster Brown, 3. Another Goal, 4. Royal Daisy, 5. 198522173_6db9e8ee30_o, 6. Wasted away in Margaritaville, 7. The Volcano Rumbles, 8. Dessert in Grand Central Market, 9. Nature, 10. End Of The Day, 11. Basket Case , 12. Timeless & Temporary

The concept:
a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
b. Using only the first page, pick an image.
c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd’s mosaic maker.

The Questions:

  1. What is your first name? Denise (I have no idea what the water drop has to do w/ my name.)
  2. What is your favorite food? Chocolate (The chocolate dogs cracked me up.)
  3. What high school did you go to? Salem Spartans (I cheated and used ‘salem spartans’ and found our HS football team.)
  4. What is your favorite color? Royal Purple
  5. Who is your celebrity crush? Mike Rowe  (Because he reminds me of my hubby. He’s cute, cuddly and has a wicked sense of humor.)
  6. Favorite drink? Margarita (I only get Margaritas in the Dominican Republic. The squirrels are more fortunate.)
  7. Dream vacation? Costa Rica 
  8. Favorite dessert? New York cheesecake 
  9. What you want to be when you grow up? A teacher (And Nature is one of the best teachers.)
  10. What do you love most in life? My husband (This pic actually reminds me of a place our whole family used to enjoy visiting and reconnecting.)
  11. One Word to describe you. Basketcase. Self-explanatory.
  12. Your Flickr name. Cielo (The title of this is “Timeless and Temporary”.)

So, why these pix? Because I like them.