Beauty Can Be Poke-y

I walked outside last Thursday morning to survey the damage from the night before. I knew that there had been some storms move through overnight because they woke me up. Several times. Or maybe I was just in that point of sleeping where I can hear, but I'm not quite awake and I just thought that I was being awaken every couple of hours. Either way, it woke me up. I'd noticed new growth on this cactus-type plant that my mom had given me. I know nothing of cactus-type plants so I just thought it was more little prickly cactus parts. When I went out on the front porch that morning, I was startled to see a bright yellow flower. I don't think I even knew that cacti flowered. <--You like that don't you? The correct usage of the plural form of cactus... Well, I'm proud of it anyway... The very day before this did not even resemble a flower at all. I was pleasantly surprised.


Then while I was wandering, I found another flower had bloomed. I'm not sure what it is or even where it came from, but I think it may be part of the daisy family. My mind keeps saying it may be called a Susan B. Anthony, but I don't even know if that's a real flower's name... I've been too lazy so far to look it up.

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  1. Don't you just love the surprises like that from Mother Nature? The other night, Ash and I stood outside (you can see quite a distance from here) and watched alot of the rotation going on. We also saw funnel clouds forming and trying to reach the ground. Pretty awesome stuff.

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  2. Mom thought your little flower at the bottom might be a Lazy Susan or a Black Eyed Susan but those flowers are a little different... lets call it a yeller daisy :o) It's really pretty though.

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  3. Those are some beautiful flowers!

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