Friday, October 14, 2011

z is for zinnia

A bee is never as busy as it seems; it's just that it can't buzz any slower.

Kin Hubbard (1868-1930) cartoonist & humorist

zinnias are such a happy flower!

i'm not the only one smitten with zinnias, vincent painted quite a few still lives featuring zinnias back in the day. below is just one of van gogh's zinnia paintings this still life: vase with zinnias was painted in 1888 in arles and is now in switzerland.

more zinnias and more zinnias by vincent

my goal was to put the alphabet to rest before i zoom off. it's nice to make a goal - especially considering that this week has been absolutely crazy

i look forward to visiting a few z places - the zion national park and the pueblo of zuni to name a couple.

z is also for zzzzzz

a snoozing bingo and a new (snoozing) pup in the hood!

see you later alligator!

zz top new song flying high (2011)


Steve Reed said...

Have a great time! It's been a long time since I've traveled in the American West, but I remember Zion being a favorite place. Incredible landscapes.

I love zinnias, too! How did I not know that Van Gogh painted zinnias??

tony said...

Tony Zimnoch Agrees!

Gary said...

Zinnia's are fantastic. They are the 'go to' flower of choice when we plant seeds in school because they always grow and bloom.

Anonymous said...

I'm with Steve and am amazed I never knew about Van Gogh's zinnias.

I've always loved the letter Z. And now the newest member of our family (my grand niece) bring zip to the family with the name Zoe.

Watson said...

Happy trails dear mouse! I'll be waiting to hear all about your travels.

Love the baby and the child/pup pictures!

Kate Hanley said...

Have a great trip! Not sure where you are going but I bet we'll see some awesome pictures of it on this blog. Looking forward to it!

Merle Sneed said...

Enjoy your trip.

Anonymous said...

Hello!! We met while I was fearlessly finding the family of a foreign feline last week. :) I hope you're traveling safely. I'm putting together my profile later on...thanks for the invite!


Alan Burnett said...

Hopefully the "See You Later Aligator" line means you will soon be back and starting again at A. Have a great trip - bring back plenty of great photos.