You may have noticed that my blog changed. This is because I was checking out new themes and accidentally hit the “Activate” button. Actually, I do not think that I hit that button at all, but my husband assures me that this is the only way that it could have happened. He said this after rushing in thinking that a disaster had occurred, alerted by my wails. I was rather distraught at having erased a good deal of my work. He seemed rather annoyed that I was crying over something so ridiculous, but being the good man that he is, helped me to get my widgets back. (Widgets are the buttons you see in the right-hand column.)
You might ask why I did not just change it back. Well, there is not an “Undo” button on WordPress, much to my dismay. Therefore, in order to return things to the way they had been, I would have to recreate it. I did not want to spend the time or energy, besides I do not hate the way things look now. As you know if you have been been following this blog, I am not afraid of change. I embrace change, and thus accepted the new look.
Also, I have been talking with Stacey over at A Goode House about making the switch from WordPress.com to WordPress.org, so there is no sense in trying to recapture the old design. If you do not know what that means, do not worry about it. All you need to know for the purpose of following this blog is that an even bigger change is coming. Stacey is going to help me revolutionize this site into the most amazing one you have ever seen. With the exception of hers, of course.
In the meantime, to forget the ugliness of the unexpected blog change and embrace the positive transformation that is to come, here are some sunflowers. I do not know what it is about this flower that makes me so happy, but a sunflower never fails to bring a smile to my face.
They represent the sun, that glorious globe in the sky that has been shining so brightly this summer.
They bring the bees. I know that many people are scared of bees, but I try to do everything possible to attract them to my yard. Bees are having a hard time in the world these days, and I want to do all that I can to help them. A world without bees would not be a world worth living in I am afraid, since they pollinate many of the plants I love. Thankfully, the bees love sunflowers as much as I do. They were literally swarming these flowers.
Unfortunately, the squirrels love the sunflowers as well. They have been munching some of the sunflowers and have brought several to the ground. I only hope that we will be able to harvest some of the seeds and that the rats with fluffy tails will not get them all. Douglas has declared war on these rodents. It is hilarious to watch him race from the house screaming when he spots a squirrel mounted on a sunflower.
Much of my garden did not do well this summer. This is due to the neglect it suffered while Douglas and I traveled for over a month. Luckily, sunflowers are hardy specimens, and they are thriving.
The Cape of Dreams looks good clothed in sunflowers, don’t you think?
I have linked this with Tootsie Time’s Fertilizer Friday. Make sure to stop by there to check out some impressive gardens.