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Bunny bites

I do not know what this flower is. But I think of them as “bunny bites”.

The flowers are only about an inch and a half in diameter.

When I was little my grandma had one and kept rabbits. An early memory I have is of plucking these flowers and feeding them to her rabbits, who devoured them rapidly and wanted more. Strange what sticks in one’s mind from childhood.

Every time I walk by this bush in my neighbor’s yard when it is in bloom I remember. I wonder if Grandma ever noticed that all of the flowers within reach of a four-year-old were missing.

If you know what they are called please let me know.

For Cee’s Flower of the Day.

Bring me a rose in the winter time…

A rose in winter.
Another view.

There is a folk song called “Bring me a rose in the winter time”.

Bring me a rose in the winter time,
When roses are hard to find.
Bring me a rose in the winter time,
I've got roses on my mind.
A rose is sweet most anytime, and yet,
Bring me a rose in the winter time
How easy we forget.

Bring me a smile when I'm far from home,
When it's hard to find.
Bring me a smile when I'm far from home,
I've got smiling on my mind.
A smile is sweet most anytime, and yet,
Bring me a smile when I'm far from home,
How easy we forget.

Other stanzas are:
Bring me a friend when I'm all alone....

Bring me a kiss when my babes are grown....

Bring me a love in my autumn years....

Bring me peace when there's talk of war....

By Ernie Sheldon

For Cee’s Flower of the Day.

Flight of fancy

When I took these on a frosty December morning, I had a fanciful thought.

This ornamental kale put into my mind the fairy godmother in the tale of Cinderella: was this the basis of her ball gown? The sparkles of frost could be crystals embroidered on the gown, the purple center the bodice, with the white trimmed with green outer leaves the elegant layers of skirt. It would be a suitable companion to a pumpkin coach.

For Cee’s Flower of the Day.