IT MUST BE A PURPLE WEEKEND WITH MY FLOWER CHOICES!
The above photograph is of a bloom on one of our Rhododendrons, which I do not think has boomed for a few years. I am going to have to research what I can do to make it healthier. I took several shots of these blooms, and tucked a few away in my winter folder. I want to make sure I have plenty of flowers to last through next winter.
This next photograph is of my potted African Daisies. I used another photo of this in one of my Actifit posts. I am hoping to have room in my plant room to try and winter these over. I have been emptying the room with plans on rearranging things and building some new shelves with lighting.
Here is another photograph of one of my Pansies, although I do not feel the quality is the best, but it is the best I have to share.
Here is a close-up of the Dark Purple African Daisy from the potted one's above:
I was able to get a number of photographs of one of our Lilacs, in spite of some windy days. I hope to set some of the other photos aside for this next winter. This is one of the prettiest Lilacs I have grown or seen:
I hope everyone finds something in this post that they enjoy. Even though this is the end of the photographs please continue reading the rest of my post.
I would like to share a link for a post that is found on @franciscana23 's blog:
(https://steemit.com/spanish/@franciscana23/nuestro-mayor-potencial). I believe she did a good job with her post and this information may apply to other places besides Venezuela. I left an English translation as a comment.
I would remind everyone that the issues in Venezuela are far from over. Here are a couple of links for programs in Venezuela that can still use our aid. I plan on adding them as partial beneficiaries to this post (it is not a lot, but every little bit adds up over time):
https://email@example.com/7kvlw6ot4 (Here is the link to their latest Fundition drive for Nutritional Screening)
https://firstname.lastname@example.org/30wfgrql0 (As far as I can tell you can still donate to the food for life Fundition initiative)
https://email@example.com/nutritionalscreeningsupportfirstequipmentpurchased-6w1abrwjcl (Latest update on purchasing equeipment for nutrial screening)
https://steemit.com/@arrozymangophoto (the children seem to be really enjoying building their puppets)
https://fundition.io/#!/@arrozymangophoto/z31fxh41j (A new Fundition program building off of first one)
They are providing good documentation of what they are doing through video, photographs, and narrative). Please take the time and check them out.
There are two other programs located in Bangladesh that I have tried to support as well, and both can always use assistance. Each has an important role to play in their community. These programs were founded by @azizbd.
Check all their blogs for more information on the excellent work they have been doing.
There is another user (https://steemit.com/@theunion) that is trying to help Spanish speaking peoples in the Americas. If I am understanding correctly they will also support users who's first language is other than Spanish. In viewing their post there are users from many places that have their posts selected. I have been impressed with the quality of these posts. Take a look for yourself ( https://steemit.com/@theunion)
Here is a quote from their recent post:
The @theunion project was created to reward and contribute to the growth of steemit users, who publish 100% original content, helping us to have greater visibility on the platform, always using the slogan "The Union Makes the Force", whose base is mutual support When you click on the image, you will access the original publication, then the curated images will be presented on 14/05/19.
Check out their posts at, where they share several post within their post.
One last social service announcement is a gofundme project: (https://www.gofundme.com/ayuda-a-anita-contra-el-craneofaringioma?rcid=r01-1558122525,45-6fe5a3d30b444a22%26pc=wa_co_campmgmt_w%26utm_medium=social%26utm_source=whatsapp%26utm_campaign=p_lico%2Bshare-sheet) which is raising funds to help Ana Hurtado Aponte, an 8 month old child from Venezuela. She is in need of brain surgery. Click the link to read more information. The narrative is in both Spanish and English.
I am using a Canon EOS Rebel T5 for all of these photographs, except where noted. When I use a photo of my game camera I try to make note of it. It is usual of wildlife.