This Bud’s for You

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I may not have my restored data back yet, but the weather’s been nice, I’ve got my camera, and the Camedia software is loaded on the new hard drive on my laptop. So I went on a floral adventure along the section of the Prairie Bike Trail that goes through Crystal Lake. Then, I read the instructions on how to create a slideshow in a WordPress blog post.

My last post was on “Whine and Cheese” so I thought this one should be about beer — “This Bud’s for You.” Get it? Bud as in flowers. I crack myself up!

And while I thoroughly enjoy flowers, I don’t know many of them by type and name. I’m hoping our friend and Master Gardener, Sandi, will jump in and help me with that. Sandi – there are six photos: orange, periwinkle, pink, red, white, and yellow. If you would be so kind as to identify them for me, I’ll come back in and add the flower names to the captions (at least I think I can) …

Listen with your heart,

Laurie Buchanan

Whatever you are not changing, you are choosing.”
– Laurie Buchanan
Copyright © 2010 Laurie Buchanan — All Rights Reserved.

21 thoughts on “This Bud’s for You

  1. Laurie,

    Well done! Maybe you will be an inspiration today in my getting out and finding gems along the road.
    I am sure Sandi will be more then happy to play “name this flower” for you! I am sorry I am not much help either. One is oregano or mint blooms. the rest I have seen but don’t know the proper names for !

    I am Love, Jeff

  2. You have yellow stella d’ro lilies, white penstemon, blue spiderwort – Tradescantia, orange butterfly weed – Asclepias, the pink look like oregano, the red are a lily. All beautiful!!!!

    This year, I’m taking a picture of every one of my flowers. It’s been fun!

    Laugh, learn and liven up your taste buds.

    • It’s so good to hear from you Beth. I’m so glad you dropped in and shared your botanical knowledge, thank you. I’ll look forward to seeing pictures from your garden.

  3. Laurie I was beginning to wonder what you had been smoking when I saw the title of your post today… I said to self “oh my, Laurie is really opening up the medicinal spectrum”

    The day lily is edible but I find it has too much perfume for me to really enjoy it.

    Nicely done… a lovely Friday morning bouquet.

    • Terrill – I knew that some flowers were edible, but I didn’t know that one of them was the Day Lily. There’s zillions of them along the bicycle path. I may just snitch a few to take home, wash, and test drive in a salad. I’m glad you enjoyed the “Friday morning bouquet.” I enjoyed your drop-dead gorgeous floral photographs yesterday in your Opening Up post on Creative Potager. Thank you for stopping by, have a great weekend!

    • Kathy – I just tried visiting your link and this is the message I received. I literally cut and pasted it in — didn’t change a thing:

      “Goshdarnit! Something has gone wrong with our servers. It’s probably Matt’s fault. We’ve just been notified of the problem. Hopefully this should be fixed ASAP, so kindly reload in a minute and things should be back to normal.”

      I’m going to try again in a little while, but that was a funny error message to receive …

    • Kathy – This time the linked worked like a charm and I was able to view the beautiful photographs and read about the Sambucus cadandensis (American Elder, or Elderberry). Thank you for pointing the way.

  4. Even though I really hate beer…it sounds good around right now!!!

    No caffeine 20+ days so far….

    Some day—maybe my next challenge?,I want to bike or probably walk along that trail.I drive along it every day.

    Practicing shorter walks right now.

    Thanks for sharing your bike trip

  5. Hello Laurie,
    What a beautiful way to start the day.
    Your pictures are great and it sounds like you enjoyed your adventure.
    You crack me up too!!!!!
    I don’t know much about flowers or plants, but I am doing a lot of planting now. One flower bed at a time.
    So what is this no caffeine diet you all speak of? I heard 2 cups of coffee is good for you, sort of like a glass of red wine. Not So Good!!
    I told you I went to a “lunch and learn” and we were told about a product called
    ” UniVera” I have many samples of the product made with the aloe Vera plant. I don’t like being a product person. Hoping that learning to correct my eating habits should give me what I need. But truthfully I have been feeling tired. This product is Very expensive and I will probably not buy it. So I’m looking for alternatives.
    Last week I did a “detox foot bath”, with sea salt and a ionizer in the water. It pulls all the toxins out of your system through your feet. I may have to do that again, that water was awful!!
    I am glad to have you back up and running.
    Enjoy you week end.

    • Jean – I can’t speak for Kim, or anyone else, but the reason I’m caffeine and alcohol free is to feel a tangible, measurable difference in my energy and in my clairs (clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience, and claircognizance). Plus caffeine boosts the production of cortisol, which boosts body fat.

      We do ionSpa foot baths at HolEssence too. Here’s a link to our page that has photos (those are our son’s feet). When a person’s done, it looks like we’ve changed their oil!

      My data’s not recovered yet, but I do have a new hard drive. We checked with the Geek Squad. We’ve moved from being “in line” to being “in diagnostics.”

  6. Laurie,
    Your explanation of the detox foot bath was so much better than what I had.
    I liked the color chart.
    Mine was orange and that seams right to me since most everything I’m doing is joint related.
    Thank you for the info. on how to prepare for this treatment. I will be more prepared the next time.
    It is amazing to see the water change!!!

  7. Laurie — first, I am impressed that you took such great pictures AND I am impressed that Sandi could name them all! Now I gotta go figure out how to do that WordPress slide show thing . . .

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