Great links - those flowers are stunning. They make me want to go out and pick wildflowers myself.
Adore the photo of your sheepie Zuzu! She's growing! I have 2 OES girls (9 years and 7 years), however they both still look like your Zuzu puppy as the groomer keeps their coat "puppy length". It gets really hot here in Sydney (Australia) so they're a lot happier without a full coat. They love a daily run at the off-leash beach so it's also a lot easier for me to brush the sand off them.
love dahlia's! tried to grow my own this summer but they got all leggy and wild. Fingers crossed for next year!
I hope you enjoyed your mom's visit! Goodnight Moon as one of my very favorite children's stories!