Sunday, August 25, 2013

Serene Scenery Sunflower Sunday

My pals, Zim and Cammie always do a Serene Scenery Sunday post.

Momma and I look forward to those posts every week because we are all about keeping our Sundays serene before plunging into the work week.

We had a lovely day of walkies and baking peach pie with the peaches from our very own fruit trees and just generally relaxing.

On our Sunday afternoon yard tour, we checked out the surprise sunflower.

What do you think? It's a surprise because it just came out of nowhere (well, actually, momma thinks it had something to do with the grass clippings mixed up with sunflower seeds from the bird feeder).

As for yours truly, just practicing my serene labrapose under the apple tree. It's a great place for keeping a watch out for rabbits and whatnot.

I hope one of those apples falls into my jaws of doom. Now THAT would make me serene.

I hope you enjoyed my very first Serene Sunday.

Dexter done!


  1. Your sunflower is so cheerful, Dexter! Our apple tree is dropping apples like crazy. Come on over!
    No peach pie picture?

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  2. OMD...Look at that flower from nowhere! Pretty big nowhere I'd say! :)


    Hope you don't get clunked on the head by one of those apples!


  3. Very serene. Unexpected flowers are the best!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & roxy

  4. We think the sunflower is an extra nice surprise. How clever of the birds to think of spreading a few seeds in the grass so that they could have sunflowers to eat from this year


  5. Mmmm, yep I'm feeling serene. Stella on the otherhand would need some of our cousin Tyler's valium, for a serene shot of her hehe. Peach pie looks gooood. We wish our mum could cook. No worries, and slobber, Rory and Stella

  6. Mom would love to have a piece of that peach pie - it looks perfect!!! Happy Serene Sunday.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  7. OMD Dexter... your mom's FRESH from YOUR TREE Peach Pie looks sooooooo beautiful. A BLUE RIBBON Winner fur sure.

    AND we Love your sunflower Surprise.

  8. Oooooh, that Sunflower is TOTALLY pawsome Dexter!!! It makes Ma smile.
    Oh, I loves your Labrapose! Very dignified. Paws crossed abouts the apples. Yummers. I wish I had an apple tree to sit under waitin' for tasties to fall from the sky!
    Ruby ♥
    pees: Ma is all drooly over that pie!!! I'll bring the I-Scream if I can have a slice!!

  9. I enjoyed your Serene Sunday very much! As a matter of fact, we need Serene Sundays a lot more in our lives, along with the rest of the days of the week, too! I think that sunflower is pretty darned special.


  10. We had a sun flower grow from the bird seed this year too :) Made Mom smile to see it. Not sure you look to serene under the apple tree - more like "leave me alone" look so I can be serene :)

  11. You did a great job with serene Sunday! How fun to have a surprise sunflower to brighten your summer.

    Millie & Walter

  12. That is one tall sunflower, Dexter!

  13. A "Labrapose" - that's a new one, and I love it. I've never had any plant grow by "surprise" due to a black thumb. Wonderful sunflowers!

  14. Walkies and home made peach pie from home grown peaches sounds like our kind of a Serene Sunday. But what are you doing under that apple tree Dexter? Think you're some reincarnation of Isaac Newton?
    Toodle pip!

  15. Oh WOW...those sunflowers are just beautiful! We don't see many of 'em 'round heres...sigh.
    Nows I hope you had some icey crams fur dat magnificent pie...peach pie is da bestest!


  16. You look very dignified and serene in your labrapose. I guess we can't start doing 'Serene Sundays' until we actually figure out HOW to be serene. Of course, that goes for our Mom, too. Usually Sundays are fairly quiet - lots of walkies, frisbee, maybe Mom goes for a bike ride, whatever. But because she was canoodling with those Other Doodles for so long on Saturday, her usual weekly grocery run was postponed, so on Sunday she was biking (despite Dad being all dinged up), and doing laundry and shopping, and taking us on walkies and playing frisbee, and stuff. Fun, but not serene...

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  17. Ommmmmmm. I feel serene already! Except for the drool over that peach pie!

  18. Sunflowers are so cool. They always look bright and cheery. You have a good spot there. Bet those rabbits and whatnots won't even see you
    Benny & Lily

  19. Gorgeous! I have a fascination with sunflowers this year! They just make me so happy!

  20. Dexter, you did a REALLY great job with Serene Scenery Sunflower Sunday!!!! It took me a while to learn how, but you are REALLY good! I especially like the peach pie part. Mmmmm....

  21. Dexter, you look amazingly serene in that last picture. It makes me just want to snuggle up under a tree and take a nap. Good job and I am hoping you got to indulge in some of that pie.

    Loveys Sasha

  22. Dexter - how could you stay serene looking at that pie??!! It looks so delicious! Peaches from your own garden? OMD, I can't even imagine! :-)

    Honey the Great Dane

  23. We love the surprise sunflower! Grandma used to call flowers that just popped up on their own like that "volunteers".