Thursday, August 13, 2009

Zinnia Heaven

Last week, I visited at my mom and dad's house while Caroline attended a near-by day camp. In my folks' neighborhood, there's a guy who plants about an acre or so of land with a vast garden - tomatoes and vegetables and flowers. From about mid-summer on, he runs a small farm stand on the corner where you can get all sorts of varieties of heirloom tomatoes, squashes, eggplants, lettuce, and more...

But oh, it's the flowers that get me. He has rows and rows of zinnias and dahlias and flowers whose names I don't know -- but I can prowl around there with my camera and have a good old time.

So , here are a few zinnias for you...

They're just the happiest flowers.


  1. Gorgeous photography! I especially like the second photo, the pink bloom with the small yellow inner blooms. Nature is so fascinating.

  2. Spectacular pictures!

  3. Zinnias are my favorite. Loyal, dependable, happy and my bumblebees take a nap in their centers. And they were fabulous in the quilts in Jean Wells book