Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Sunflower Greetings Cards

On July 14, 2014, Jacksonville, FL, it was a Second Finale of sorts. After Four Months, Hundreds of Plants, and Thousands of Flowers ... my second sunflower garden had come to an end. It was a particularly hot day in Jacksonville, Florida and I was out in my yard doing the mowing, edging, weeding and pruning throughout my front and back yards. It was in the back of my mind for the last few days that I was going to level my sunflower garden. This was not an easy decision. I still had a few hundred sunflowers blossoming up the stalk; however, the really large blossoms were through.

sunflower greetings card mosaic

After four months of tending my garden daily, the time had come. Something else had been occupying my creative time throughout the day. You see, on June 20, 2014, I rescued a white mommy calico cat along with her six little kittens. I estimated the kittens were just at 3 weeks. Each day, these kittens and their mommy filled my daily life. It was my goal to give them all my attention to set them on the path towards being the best possible pets for their new owners.

For six weeks, I spent countless hours with the felines. I found that experience to be one that I will always treasure. However, my second sunflower garden time had been usurped! Therefore, I took it to the ground.

white mommy calico cat checking out sunflower heads
White Mommy Calico Cat checking out newly-cut Sunflower Heads
Photo Taken: June 20, 2014 by JaguarJulie Ann Brady

In this photo showing the beautiful white mommy calico cat, the significance of it? I took it on the very day that I rescued her six kittens from the neighbor's bushes. I had found them before 9am that day. And, I had not yet nabbed the mommy cat to bring her into the Florida Room with her six kittens. I let her have some alone time outside. It was a couple of hours later that she came to me looking for her kittens. One thing led to another and I soon had her inside where she stayed with me for the next six weeks.

The Birth of Sunflower Greetings

This year, I found that my flowers were so lovely that I created a new line of Sunflower Greetings Cards at Zazzle. These sunflower blossoms brought me a lot of daily joy ... and I hope that you too will find some joy from my line of Sunflower Greetings [cards] ... Bet you can't pick just one!!

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Have you taken time to check out my line of sunflower greetings cards on Zazzle? Are you also a Zaller pro-seller? OMG, but isn't Zazzle a terrific site. You can find so many creative items there.

History: Excerpt from DIY Garden of Sunflowers that was originally created on Squidoo by JaguarJulie on May 2, 2014. On May 3, 2014 this lens earned the Purple Star Award for quality content. This lens was honored as lens of the day on May 14, 2014.

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