Monday 19 April 2021
2021 Denver's Birthday Party, As A Named Human Being, Eugene, Oregon
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The present was wrapped in two layers. The outer layer was white polka dots on red. The inner layer was green tissue. The next present came in a featureless white box. The mystery was both how to open the box, and well as what might be inside. The largest present contained a work of art from her sister Benny. Denver was also wearing the shirt she just got from her dad. The next present that Oliver unwrapped exposed a box containing a dog nail grinder. The mystery box contained an assortment of fragrant soaps.
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Sunday 18 April 2021
More Potted Red Tulips, As A Form Of Flower, Eugene, Oregon
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Tulips, of an unknown type, were planted in a terracotta pot. This pot was a gift from Dieter who had just returned from a tulip festival. One red tulip growing in a pot was backed by green leaves, and a green plastic table, the flowers all inside a terracotta pot. A closer view inside one of the red tulips blooming in a pot. The inside center was a combination of yellow and purple. Three satin red tulips had bloomed in the pot with another three almost ready to bloom.
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Saturday 17 April 2021
Fantasy Lady tulip, As A Form Of Flower, Eugene, Oregon
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A cluster of Fantasy Lady tulips planted near the base of a tree. Two flowers had bloomed and a third was almost ready to bloom. One of the Fantasy Lady tulips almost fully open, with two other buds nearby. A closer view of one of the Fantasy Lady tulips, looking down into the flower. The first of several buds were almost ready to bloom. At this stage, it was hard to imagine what they would look like. The first two tulips bloomed. At this time they could be identified as Fantasy Lady tulips. A closer view of one of the Fantasy Lady tulips, showing it spreading its petals wide.
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Friday 16 April 2021
Bugleweed, (Ajuga reptans), Groundcover, As A Form Of Plant, Eugene, Oregon
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A closer view of the purple flowers that formed the stalks of the Bugleweed groundcover. The individual Bugleweed groundcover plant began small as it came from the store. Over the following years, it would grow to cover a vast swath of land. A closer view of the small green leaves that formed the underlying mat of Bugleweed groundcover. Those leaves remained green over the summer and turned red in the autumn. A single plant had grown to cover a vast carpet of land at the base of the raised garden in the side back yard.
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Thursday 15 April 2021
Potted Tulips, As A Flowering Plant, Eugene, Oregon
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A closer view inside one of the red tulips blooming in a pot. The inside center was a combination of yellow and purple. Tulips, of an unknown type, were planted in a terracotta pot. This pot was a gift from Dieter who had just returned from a tulip festival. One red tulip growing in a pot was backed by green leaves, and a green plastic table, the flowers all inside a terracotta pot. Three satin red tulips had bloomed in the pot with another three almost ready to bloom.
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Wednesday 14 April 2021
Silver Heart, (Brunnera macrophylla), As A Flower Plant, Front Porch, Eugene, Oregon
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The Silver Heart (Brunnera macrophylla) featured tiny blue, five lobed flowers. The leaves of the Silver Heart (Brunnera macrophylla) have a distinct design that will turn silver as they develop into larger leaves. A Silver Heart (Brunnera macrophylla) plant was potted on the front porch on a tall plant stand. It dried up and vanished over the winter, but had sprung right back in the spring. One stem of the Silver Heart (Brunnera macrophylla) grew straight up and was terminated by a cluster of flowers.
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Tuesday 13 April 2021
Red Parrot Tulip, As A Flowering Plant, Eugene, Oregon
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The red parrot tulip was just beginning to bud in the circular back yard garden. Unlike other tulips, the red parrot bud was a little bit ugly. A red parrot tulip began to open, it resembled a red parrot screaming. A red parrot tulip was completely open and faced the afternoon sun. The petals of the red parrot tulip had turned almost completely red. The bud of the red parrot tulip turned a combination of red and green as it grew ready to bloom. A red parrot tulip had opened just enough for its stamen to become visible inside.
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Monday 12 April 2021
Denver in 1996, As A Named Person, Location Unknown
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Denver posed while holding a fuzzy bear in one hand and a blue plastic bag in the other hand. She posed in a forest with her father wearing a "Turkey Walk" t-shirt. and her sister Katy (now Benny) wearing a 10 sweatshirt..
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Sunday 11 April 2021
More Amber Glow Tulips, As A Form Of Flowering Plant, Eugene, Oregon
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Six Amber Glow tulips bloomed at random locations around a patch of dirt at the front of our property. They provided a welcome splash of warmth early in the 2021 spring season. Behind and to the right, leaves of lilies were beginning to grow. Two of the front garden tulips opened their petals later that same day. The display was dramatic. The first tulip of the season glowed in the sunlight of morning. Notice how its leaves curled. Two early tulips of different heights had just bloomed in the front garden. They remained closed.
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Saturday 10 April 2021
Ice Princess Tulip, As A Form Of Flowering Plant, Eugene, Oregon
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The view looking down inside the first Ice Princess tulip to bloom on the side of a driveway. The first of several Ice Princess tulips bloomed on one side of the driveway. A dozen more were planted and would also bloom soon.
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Friday 9 April 2021
Poppy Leaf, As A Form Of Flowering Plant, Eugene, Oregon
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The leaves of a California poppy were already rising up in a raised planter box in the side yard.
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Thursday 8 April 2021
Rosemary (Salvia Rosmarinus), As A Form Of Bush, Eugene, Oregon
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These rosemary plants had narrow pointed, evergreen leaves. The flower grew at the end of a stem. The contrast of the lavender flower with those leaves could be quite dramatic. The flowers on these rosemary plants were a lovely purple. They were tiny flowers that grew in a cluster. A wider photograph shows the rosemary bushes position at the rear of the front garden raised bed. They are evergreen and stay a lovely green the year round. Three Rosemary bushes grew in a tight cluster at the rear of the front yard raised garden bed. The sharply pointed leaves can be used to give food a flavor.
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Wednesday 7 April 2021
Mint Kenilworth Ivy (Cymbalaria), Groundcover, As A Form Of Plant, Eugene, Oregon
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The flower of the Mint Kenilworth Ivy were lovely bluish violet with delicate stamen in the center. The oldest section of Mint Kenilworth Ivy grew fewer flowers and tended to look a bit brown. The Mint Kenilworth Ivy groundcover, growing in our front raised-garden bed, formed low rolling mounds of green and blue. The leaf of the Mint Kenilworth Ivy had a rippled edge and were attached to a single vertical stem just below the flowers. Notice a single ladybug on a leaf in among the flowers.
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Tuesday 6 April 2021
Dwarf Black Chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa), As A Form Of Bush, Eugene, Oregon
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The other of two Dwarf Black Chokeberry plants in the side yard between box hedges. This one barely survived its first winter, yet had begun to grow in its second spring. One of two Dwarf Black Chokeberry plants in the side yard between box hedges. This one survived its first winter and had begun to grow in earnest.
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