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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Health Benefits of Flowers

Benefits of flowers - some quick facts based on various studies

1 - Flowers given to elderly people resulted in more positive mood and improved episodic memory!

2 - The presence of flowers triggers happy emotions most of us know that but now science shows that not only do flowers make us happier than we know, they have strong positive effects on our emotional well being.

Research conducted at Rutgers and published in 2005 shows that flowers have a positive impacts on your emotional health.

3 - Flowers make our space more welcoming and create a sharing atmosphere.

4 - Flowers ease depression, inspire social networking and refresh memory as we age

In 2001 more than 100 seniors participated in the Rutgers research study, in which some received flowers and others did not.

5 - Flowers Decrease Depression.

6 - Flowers Refresh Recent Memory

7 - Flowers Encourage Companionship

The Home Ecology of Flowers Study at Harvard uncovered three main findings:
8 - Flowers feed compassion and kindness

9 - Flowers chase away anxieties, worries and the blues at home.

10 - Living with flowers can provide a boost of energy, happiness and enthusiasm at work.

Links that will help you plan for gardening in small spaces and container gardening
Patio Gardens
Small Gardens for Small Spaces
Gardening with Grandma

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Sunday, June 20, 2010

A Mother's Love about Mom Moose and Her new born Twins

Mom Moose and her Twin Babies.

Follow the picture story of the dilemma that Mother Moose faces and how she tenderly deals with it.  See a Mother's love in nature.

Photographs sent to me by a relative who happened upon a Mother Moose and her twin newborns. Too little to go over the big log. What did the Mom do?
First thing she does is give the scared little moose a 'moosey kiss' to reassure them.

Suddenly she notices more potenial trouble. "Oh No! The Paparazzi have found us!", said Mom moose to her twin babies.

Mom Moose gives her crying babies a moose kiss and says "Sh--Sh-- Follow me, Kids! "

Mom Moose led her babies to a bank that was easier for them to climb. Feeling secure now Baby asks a question like all kids do. " Mom, What is a Paparazzi?"

The End

The pictures in this story are true.  The written story is my fictional view of what the pictures say. 

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Monday, June 14, 2010

Strawberry Delight

Strawberry Delight is Part Two of Crime in the Strawberry Patch

(note - the Photographs help tell the story - click on them)

We didn't catch the strawberry thief but in the true spirit of all The Seniors living here we know how to move on from a bump in the road. And so we did!

The strawberries continued to ripen and delight us.

When there were 3 strawberries ripe enough to eat I picked them and sliced them so the self-appointed Strawberry Patrol could all have a taste.
We all agreed it was a true old-fashioned home grown strawberry taste. You can see from the photo that the strawberries were ripe to the core.  They were delightful.

Everyone is buzzing with happy chatter about the Delightful Strawberries.

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Crime in the Strawberry Patch

Follow the story in the description with each photograph.

A new home for the strawberry all filled with hope and expectation of fresh red strawberries and ice cream.

Excitement grew as blooms became little green berries

One strawberry is starting to ripen - everyone is buzzing with the news

Breaking News!  There has been a Strawberry Theft. Read all about it!

I wonder what will happen next?

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