Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Last Day of November

What does the letter "A" have in common with a flower? They both have bees coming after them.
- Kim Roblin

If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring?    Pilgrims.



In the autumn of 1620, over one hundred English Separatists and a crew of sailors huddled together in the small hold of the Mayflower as it battled through fierce storms and struggled across the unforgiving seas of the North Atlantic. Upon finally reaching land, every day was fraught with perils dangerous weather, disease, malnourishment, and finally the difficulty of trying to reach an understanding with the Native Americans..


If you get the History Channel on TV, don't miss "Desparate Crossing, the untold story of the Mayflower". We watched it this past week and did it even change our perspective on life in the good old USA Today
 it is also available on netflix.

18 comments:

LC said...

Starting my day with prayer, intriguing flowers, a laugh and a history alert! Thanks, Sandra!

srp said...

Don't you just LOVE the tenacity of the blanketflower? I do believe the first one is a blanketflower... Gaillardia! Mine were blooming when I planted them in April and even after at least one heavy frost, they are still going... and I haven't even deadheaded them for over a month now.

MedaM said...

Beautiful flower Sandra and great photos! What coincidence that we both mentioned Novemer in our title! :-)

George said...

I really like your macros of the flowers. We get the History Channel, so I'll have to watch for this program. Thanks for the heads up.

Ginny said...

I LOVE your pictures and jokes!! The history Channel, huh? We get that, I think I'll look it up, cool! Well, I just typed it in the search box. There's Desperate Escape, Desperate For Hope, Desperate Hours, Desperate Housewives, Desperate Impound, and Desperate Landscapes!!! No Desperate Crossing. I had no idea there were so many desperate people out there, and they all had shows!!!! Must have been a special only at thanksgiving time.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

LOL!! I see now that it is enlarged it is not a Hibiscus. :) But it is still as pretty.

Yes, another year is almost over and I wonder where it went. It has been a very tough one for me.

Krista said...

What pretty flowers, and cute little sayings. :o)

I will look for that documentary online. I am a big fan of documentaries! :o)

Hope you are having a wonderful day!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Funny joke about the Mayflower, Sandra.... I've heard it before--but had forgotten it...

We will try to watch that show since we do get the History Channel. I can only imagine the hardships that those people had --when they first came to America.

Hugs,
Betsy

Ann said...

Funny jokes and beautiful flowers. I'll have to see if I can catch that on TV

Remington said...

You educate me and make me smile -- what a great friend you are!

S. Etole said...

Thank you the smiles ... and the beauty.

The Retired One said...

Wonderful shots of the flowers! I love macros because they show beauty we miss with our naked eyes.

Chatty Crone said...

Well you are so warm there - the flowers are still blooming. Lovely. Loved the jokes. And the history channel is on here way too much! (Hubby).
sandie

photowannabe said...

I love the way you wove the pictures and jokes and history all into one post. Thanks for giving me such a variety of thoughts.

Scott said...

You should be called the "Queen of Corn" with those jokes of yours, but I have to admit they do bring a smile to my face . . . As do your photos.

Stacey Dawn said...

Beautiful images - funny jokes - but alas, no TV here...

Kilauea Poetry said...

I can't comment as I didn't see it.. so you posted from your new laptop? The flowers are gorgeous..the sunflower reminds me of one my husband took which I had for my first header..this is a lovely one-

SquirrelQueen said...

I have to agree with SRP, that is a beautiful shot of the Gaillardia. Mine are a slightly different variety but they were still in bloom when they got covered by snow.

I didn't watch any tv tonight but I have seen that special. What we learned in school about the pilgrims wasn't the whole story.

The Emperor goose is a real species native to the climates of the far north. There are two mating pairs at our local aviary.