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Let's pretend it's sunny!

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*As so many members have dismal weather, yet again, I thought a few pics of sunny yellow flowers would cheer them up, if only for a while!

It’s been a half decent day, but the sky is grey again now, late afternoon.

These pics were all taken at lunchtime today, when the sky was blue …

Sunflower ‘Sungold’ & Verbascum heading skywards

Different type of Sunflower, from the birds!

Potentilla, where Megan likes to hide & watch the birds

Rudbeckia (from Cinderella)

Rose ‘Chinatown’ which has a lovely scent

Marigold ‘Bo Jangles’

Buddleia weyeriana ‘Sungold’

Gladiolus

Kerria … cheated here as this is in neighbour’s garden

Euonymous fortunei ‘Emerald ’n Gold’

I hope you feel a little sunnier now … just don’t look out the windows!*

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Thanks Shirley enjoyed these lovely photos.

12 Aug, 2011

 

There you go, Carol, hope you felt warm & sunny for five minutes ... lol! I think we may be getting some rain any minute, judging by how dark this room has become ... :o(((

12 Aug, 2011

 

Lovely Shirley, but not feeling well so going off now.

12 Aug, 2011

 

Oh no, Cinders, hope you feel better soon, take it easy and recover well ... :o)))))

12 Aug, 2011

 

Cheered me up no end Shirley - lovely :))

12 Aug, 2011

 

Thank you very much Shirley tulip nice and bright and cheery, here's hoping that the sun come's out at the weekend,as at the minute it look's like Autumn in the garden :-)

12 Aug, 2011

 

Thanks Shirlet T. Great pics , just what was needed!

12 Aug, 2011

 

Pleased it cheered you up, Sheila! :o))) .....
Oh, Mavis, what a rubbish year its been for the garden, if I sat out this evening I'd freeze! ... :o(( ......
Driad, glad you liked the sunny pics ... :o)))

12 Aug, 2011

 

Lovely sunny pics,Shirley...love all the sunflowers and the Rudbeckia..is it 'Goldsturm'( spelling ) ?.Not really up on these..dull here today,but its been very warm..went walking round the park, and a' no coat' day again..I had a cagoule in my bag though,as it looked like rain all day..

12 Aug, 2011

 

We didn't get any Sunshine till later this afternoon, lots of rain from morning Shirley...thanks for the Sunny blog...:o)))

12 Aug, 2011

 

Sunny sunny sunny, lovely pictures.

12 Aug, 2011

 

Sandra, the Rudbeckia is 'Rustic Colours' variety which Cinders gave me at DD's open garden day. ..... Mine, as you can see, is plain yellow but Cinders & Yorkshire each have a pretty 'two-tone' one ... :o)

Sue (not Cris!) ... I've just watered the wall baskets and came back in for a fleece top as so chilly outside now ... :o((

Ha ha, Oliveoil, I thought it might raise a smile ... :o)))))

12 Aug, 2011

 

I need cheering up Shirley. The weather here is awful. my plants have been flattened by the rain.

12 Aug, 2011

 

Oh, Linda, what is going on with this ridiculous August weather? I know some other GoYers have had their plants ruined today, such a shame ... I feel so sorry for the folk on seaside holidays in the UK ... :o(

12 Aug, 2011

 

Thanks Shirley..I'm sure I have a packet of these in my seed box..:o)

12 Aug, 2011

 

We have had 3 nice days in Oxford, walking around in short sleeves..a bit windy tho. These are gorgeous happy flowers Shirleytulip...just what the weatherman ordered to keep us hoping!

12 Aug, 2011

 

Your pics are great Shirley, not enough to cheer me up yet though..its raining ,its pouring,the old man is snoring..literally..lol

12 Aug, 2011

 

Happy sunny photo`s Shirley, you are so right it does one good to see them. I`ve just been outside with my dogs and the perfume from all the nicotiana is fabulous, so with that and your flowers, I`ve perked up a lot.

12 Aug, 2011

 

Sunny! Blue skies! Admit it...you painted those clouds on didn't you!? Lol! Beautiful sunflowers, Shirley! Are the first ones Teddy? Couldn't you just hug them! Thanks for putting this lovely sunny blog on Shirley! It's cheered me right up!x

12 Aug, 2011

 

I've Just been got up to let the girls out...it's 5-30am our time...nice and dry, and no sign of ssh you know what...Here's sending warm weekend wishes to one and all x

13 Aug, 2011

 

yuk here today .............. lovely cherrefull colours in your garden , my orange bublia fin ages ago , hope it starts again . thanks hun , cinders hope u well soon ...... i just getting better myself ....................hope its not the same bug !! i had to go docs ............ lol , hate going there .

13 Aug, 2011

 

Bloomer, hope you find the Rudbeckia seeds! .......

Never been to Oxford, Tet, maybe one day we'll get there .......

Lol, Joan, wake him up! We had overnight rain so the water butts are filling up again ...:o)) .......

Lincs, good to hear you're sounding happier today & I love the Nicotiana perfume too ... :o))

Libet, I'm sure I planted 'Russian Giant' but these do look like a 'Teddy' variety, and yes, they do look soft & cuddly ... lol! .......

Sue, thanks for the warm wishes, sun just woken up (9.30am) ! .......

Cris, that Buddleia grew so tall that I pruned it quite hard and it's going mad again! Loved by the Bees, Butterflies & Hoverflies ... have a good 'wedding hair' day! :o)

13 Aug, 2011

 

certainly brightend my day up, thank you

13 Aug, 2011

 

Pleased it did, Yorkshire! ..... Took my neice, her fella & Mum to LA this morning ..... there may be a photo for you later ..... lol! :o)))

13 Aug, 2011

 

Los Angles, long way to go, did you have a nice time,

13 Aug, 2011

 

No, silly, Littlehampton, known as LA to locals! : o )))

13 Aug, 2011

 

Oh no, I was thinking what time flight had you got, made me look a liar now, just told Ralph my friend Shirley flew to LA this morning, !!!!!!

13 Aug, 2011

 

I hate flying, so it's never going to be me in Los Angeles! . . . . .

13 Aug, 2011

 

I won't fly anymore either, it petrifies me now, anyway where is this photo of LA for me, we are going to Devon and believe it or not we are going to try and find time to look at property prices down there,

13 Aug, 2011

 

You could search on-line from the comfort of your home . . . . . pic from LA is now on ... :o)))

13 Aug, 2011

 

good idea there, thanks, will take a look, love you picture of LA put it on my Favs

13 Aug, 2011

 

Oh, thanks, pleased you liked it ... LA was filling up with coachloads of day-trippers from London as we left . . . . .

13 Aug, 2011

 

mmmmmm intresting, we were down for a few days a couple of years ago with the daughter and we could not see the beach for people from London,

13 Aug, 2011

 

Was that the time when a whole team of Council workers, plus volunteers, had to clean the beach of all the rubbish they'd left behind? Never seen so much stuff left behind ... :o(((

13 Aug, 2011

 

sent you PM

13 Aug, 2011

 

Off to read it . . . . .

13 Aug, 2011

 

Lovely Shirley it's been miserable and threatening rain here all day hoping for a better day tomorrow!

13 Aug, 2011

 

Sunny periods forecast ... which could mean ten minutes if we're lucky ... lol! . . . . .

13 Aug, 2011

 

Dull, dull, dull....... If it hasn't been raining it's been blowing a gale here for weeks now. Then the sun came out this morning.........when I opened your blogg. It was lovely to see a bit of blue sky and some sunny photo's. Now I feel better. :o))))

14 Aug, 2011

 

Different scene this morning after such a beautiful day yesterday...Sunny and warm, not overly hot, then without warning (and after OH had watered) in the night YEP it Rained...still drizzling now....Oh well back to looking at Sunny pics....:o)))

14 Aug, 2011

 

That happened to me Crissue...your damned if you do and damned if you dont! Still every remark means we get to look at the pics all over again lol!

14 Aug, 2011

 

Hb, glad the sunny pics have cheered you up ... how's your weather today? ........

Oh, Sue, doesn't it make you cross when the rain falls after the garden's been watered! .......

Tet ... I love seeing your new porch each time there's a comment! ..... We have sunshine now (11.30) but it's really not August weather and I'm disappointed to find the lovely golden Conifer in the garden behind us has been cut down completely this morning ...:o(((((

14 Aug, 2011

 

It's been fine but overcast and quite cool up to now. Quite breezy but it's drying the washing nicely....lol Problem is it's drying out the soil too. Hose out again tonight I am afraid. I like watering when it's nice and warm but it's so cool in the evenings lately.

14 Aug, 2011

 

It does make us cross when you wait and wait, and then water, and it rains... The Water Meter....:o(((

Homebird it's a bit fresh here in the mornings too...felt quite chilly yesterday, in spite of the nice day that followed.

14 Aug, 2011

 

We've had a lovely afternoon and a good evening to come, just the sort of weather to watch the Red Arrows doing their "thing" at the Balloon Fiesta!

14 Aug, 2011

 

Brilliant sunny pictures. I feel so warm, and you helped me identify one of my plants. Thanks

15 Aug, 2011

 

Glad you're feeling warm and sunny, Cherry! ..... Which plant have you identified? ..... By the way, I haven't forgotten those Musk Mallow seeds for you ..... :o))

15 Aug, 2011

 

Its the Gladioli, but now I'm not sure if it is. I've posted some new pics up, perhaps you can confirm?

Oh those musk mallows are fabulous, your fab for sending them.

15 Aug, 2011

 

Just looking at my Euonymous this morning....E&G...and lots of new growth...brought this with me from the I.O.W. it went through a " I'm fed up" patch not so long ago...started shedding leaves etc...Anyway when OH and I made the new front Garden, and incorporated the Shrub without moving it, into the garden...it stopped sulking, back to looking good....I think it was lonely...true...

16 Aug, 2011

 

Great news, Sue, I love these shrubs ... :o)))

16 Aug, 2011

 

Me too...they are so undemanding...

17 Aug, 2011

 

Libet ... it is almost a month since I posted this blog ... believe it or not I found the seed packet to the Sunflower in the first pic ... it is called 'Sungold' ... the flowers are still hanging on ... :o)

9 Sep, 2011

 

Morning Shirley and all Goyers....still early here so don't know what is in store for today weatherwise, Yesterday it was back to HOT...
Have a great weekend everyone....and a SUNNY one

10 Sep, 2011

 

Good morning to you, Sue ... it is a grey, dull one(9am) very still with a dampness in the air ... forecast of light rain shower as the day progesses ... :o(

10 Sep, 2011

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