Sometimes, when I'm just browsing through this vast new world of blogs, I find some interesting little item to add to the side bar here. I can equate it to shopping, only I never have to leave the house, or my corner of the couch for that matter. Best of all, they are free. My last find was "What Flower are You?" (Just what do you call these things you decorate your blog with any way? Is there a proper name for them? Maybe some of my computer wizard relatives can help me out here.)
Just for fun, click on the sunflower. You will be guided to a gardening blog which will have you answer several random questions, then they will tell you which flower you are. I think it is pretty neat that I came up as a sunflower - especially since that is one of my favorite flowers and of course, since I was born in Kansas! Send me a comment and let me know what you came up as.
I thought I'd share a few photos of some of the remaining summer flowers around my front door. I am about ready to get rid of the red wave petunias ( I didn't photograph them, they are really getting scraggly) and put in some mums, but it is still too hot for that. My geraniums are still doing well though and so is this huge (for Indiana) lantana plant. It is actually two plants, one yellow and one variegated. It is usually surrounded by about a dozen butterflies too.
Last of all, here's my front door. And yes, those silk sunflowers have been there all summer.
I hope to have lots of neat photos for next week. We will be taking a few days and driving down to the Smokey Mountains. Of course the motorcycle is going too, but riding in the trailer! I'm not sure how much fall color there is yet, but as long as there isn't too much fog, it will be beautiful!
Have a great weekend!