Gizzy in Heaven!

Gizzy in Heaven!
I love you forever and ever, Amen!


Thursday, July 21, 2011


These photos are from earlier this morning when we walked around Lake Irma

I think Gizzy looks cute no matter what, but I miss his long hair. I'm letting it grow back out, especially if we're going to move up north!

I like the look of this vine climbing up a pine tree.

It's loaded with pretty, pink blossoms that the bees seem to like.

I managed to snap a bee in flight and here's the close up to see it better

The next photo shows two bees enjoying the blossoms

When we got back, I took some photos of my incredible sunflowers. One's almost as tall as the roof and the other one keeps producing buds and has flowers growing every which way - the bees are loving it!

Each blossom had a bee or two on it, so I felt compelled to take some close ups:

Around the bend is the white crepe myrtle that is blooming for the second time this year.

When I got closer, I could hear the bees' buzzing and saw them flitting from blossom to blosssom

It was impossible for me to snap a photo of an individual bee, so here's the video I took for you instead:

Lastly, here is my one and only lemon from the little lemon bush I transplanted from it's pot into the ground

With great delight I discovered another blossom so I'll probably get at least one more - don't lemon blossoms smell divine?

When I finally turn around to go inside, I see my Gizzy boy patiently watching and waiting for me

"Gizzy, you are just the bestest flower in the garden! Mommy loves you!"


Val said...

I am like you, I have never seen more bees than that ever!!! Gizzy is a little doll. So did I miss something about your moving?

Debi said...

Amazing bee vidio....thanks for sharing!

mommaof3 said...

awesome bee video :)

Anonymous said...

Oh I love Gizzy's haircut. I really do. I think he looks quite the gentleman.

sprinkles said...

I love your accent! But then I again, I just love accents in general.

That's a LOT of bees! You got much closer to them than I would've -- I'm allergic to their stings. You know, I was just thinking the other day that I really haven't seen very many bees around here and now I know why, they're all at your house! lol

I sure hope my sunflowers grow that big from the seeds you sent me.

Ginny said...

You really have a green thumb! Everything you plant grows so well. The sunflowers are huge!! And I have never seen so many bees on a plant before!!! I have seen lots of them on crab apples, but I guess they like Crepe Myrtles better!

tierische-strickoper said...

Liebe Doris
Wunderschöne Bilder hast du
geschossen,und Gizzy ist soo
Herzliche Grüsse maggy

Ima Weed said...

Awesome sunflower, the bees and the birds love you. Gizzy is cute no matter the hair but contrary to what most people and amazingly a lot of groomers believe, long haired dogs need their hair summer and winter. It helps to keep them cool in summer which humans don't seem to understand. What they do need is brushing on a regular basis. Wouldn't dream of cutting the hair off the Shelties.

Sharon said...

Gizzy would be handsome with no hair. He's a doll. Great pics, thanks for sharing!

Ann said...

Thanks for sharing the buzz in your Love the sunflowers, they're really growing like crazy. You're right though Gizzy is the best flower in your garden.

the booker man said...

gizzy's adorable with his summer cut! he looks good short or long furred. :)
look at all of those bees! they sure are industrious little creatures, aren't they? i've got a white crepe myrtle in my front yard just like yours, and the bees go crazy for it, too. they also really like my holly bushes in the spring.
i must have missed something because i didn't know you were thinking of moving. where are you possibly headed?

the booker man and asa's mama

" me " said...

i so much like sunflowers!
unfortunatly I was to late in sewing them ( is that the correct word, sewing ? ) so I don't have them this summer.

K9friend said...

Amazing how many bees you have! I hope you and Gizzy don't have problems with getting stung!


Heather - The Good Life said...

Pretty photos and your sunflower is amazing! Hope you are doing well and having a nice week. :-)

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Oh my goodness, I just love your accent:) Loved the video and ALL the gorgeous photos. Your sunflowers are magnificent. And of course, our favorites are the one with Gizzy. His haircut is very cute and so nice for the warmer weather. Thanks for sharing all the beauty.

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Liebe Doris,

Gut um mal deine Stimme zu hören! Deutsches English; komisch das höre ich sofort.
Ja soviele Bienen, da gibt es jede Menge Pollen zum naschen und alle sind dan dabei. Die Seed-pods sind ja auch viele, die machen ein riesiges Gewicht für so einen Baum.
Gizzy is 'cute' with his hair cut!
Take care and try to stay cool.

Lots of love,


Piappies World said...

Thanks for sharing with us those beautiful flowers!
Gizzy is so wonderful to give us a couple of smiling poses, too. We love Gizzy's hair cut, too! =)

Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai, Wai-Max & Forgie

marianne said...

Oh what a nice post!!!!!!
First that Gizzy posing so cute in a few pictures. And that sunflower!!! That one is amazing . Never seen such a big one. And than you told about the bees and I thought, they are perfect for you. But bee wise it even got better that bush in front of your appartment! Loved the video and yes I could see them and hear them. I know how you love bees so I am happy for you.
Your voice sounds very nice dear :)

Enjoy all that bee-auty around you ;)

AkasaWolfSong said...

I loved walking with you and Gizzy today and taking in all the sights to soothe!

You are both adorable!

Have a great weekend Doris and Giz!

Marion said...

Liebe Doris,

mein Gott wie schön die Bilder wieder alle ausschauen...hach, ich könnte sie immerzu betrachten. Und Gizzy sieht so unglaublich süß aus mit dem kürzeren Fell. Zum verlieben!
Und Danke für das Video, schön mal Deine Stimme zu hören...

Ihr beiden, ich wünsche Euch ein wunderschönes Wochenende und schicke Euch ganz viele liebe Grüße aus der derzeit verregneten Ferne,


Janine said...

Wunderschön. Ich mag Bienen auch so gern.
Deine Fotos sind wunderschön.
Ich wünsch dir noch viele bee- autyfull moments

Marion said...

Liebe Doris,

das gehört jetzt zwar nicht zu Deinem Post aber ich muss Dir von Herzen für den Tipp zu meinem Giant Granny auf meinem Blog danken! Du bist ein Schatz!

Das ist eine ganz, ganz tolle Idee und ich drücke Dich mal aus der Ferne dafür...
Mit weiss weiter zu häkeln ist genial, weiss bekommt man immer nachzukaufen - mit den anderen Farben ist es leider schwieriger. Und ich hätte dann noch genug für einen bunten Abschluss. Einfach genial!

Habt noch einen wunderschönen Sonntag und einen dicken Schmatz für Gizzy,