Tuesday, July 12, 2011

ABC Wednesday zips along

If you have men who will exclude any of God's
 creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.
St. Francis of Assisi  
Z is for zinnia. The National Garden Bureau has chosen Zinnias as their Flower of the Year. Visit their site for 53 colorful views of different zinnia varieties.On a local level I planted these to attract butterflies or hummingbirds.
Z also  marks the end of the alphabet for Mrs Nesbitt's ABC Wednesday. To every alphabet the end must come.


chubskulit said...

Zinias are beautiful.

Zoning the ABC, please come and see.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful zinnia! Love the rich red color! Perfect for the Z Day! Hope you have a lovely evening!!

ABC Team

mrsnesbitt said...

Wonderful - a fantastic post!

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Wanda said...

What a beautiful way to display your lovely Zinia.

Ms. Becky said...

I think your zinnias along with St. Francis are charming. I somehow missed your last post with the morning glory. I believe that is the most glorious of flowers and I forgot to plant them this year. how did that happen? do you think it's too late? have a great week Noni.

Roger Owen Green said...

they are quite lovely flowers.

love the St Francis quote

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Tumblewords: said...

A beautiful scene!

Hildred and Charles said...

Love the beautiful zinnia, and also your quote.

Leslie: said...

What a gorgeous zinnia! And I do love the quote.

abcw team

Shooting Parrots said...

Great shot of St Francis, a very wise man and the source of many inspiring quotations.

Daryl said...

Love that photo ..

Donna said...

Love St. Francis.....
Love the garden too!!

Pietro said...

Very nice post, Noni! St Francis' words are so true, the zinnia is pretty and joyful!

Kate said...

The flower against the statue is a lovely composition.

i beati said...

Your camera work always entices me and brings a smile - it's what I want to see always sandy