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WOW — Cosmos!
The first Cosmos to grow in our yard, as well as the first of the season.

The online Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines the word wow as "a striking success" when used as a noun and "to excite to enthusiastic admiration or approval" when used as a transitive verb. The noun has been around since the early 16th century while the verb usage was said to begin in the 1920s. Wow, huh?

Every day, I am wowed by the wow's happening on the once-the-front-lawn. Today's wows are all firsts on some sort.

WOW—Pompom Poppy!
Friend BB gave me seeds from her yard for the past three years.
This was the first year for them to pop out for me.

This is the first sunflower of the season. The Husband and I first saw it this morning.
Wow is for the letter W, which is the theme for ABC Wednesday. Click here to see what bloggers from around the world have posted.  Merci beaucoup, ABCW team.


  1. All of these are your pics because they show the great colours and love the yellow with the blue of the sky in the sunflower pic

  2. Indeed wow's ;-) Well chosen !

    Have a ♥-warming welcome ABC-day / week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)
    Preview Round 21, starting july 12th

  3. Wow is perfect for all of these. Poppies are my favorite--growing them this year.

    1. Hey ya, Ann. These poppies remind me of the shaggy hats from the 1960s. Something that Audry Hepburn would wear.

  4. Look at all those gorgeous Wows. :)

    1. Helloooo Widders! Everyday is a new wow. Did I already say that? The Husband and I are easy to entertain. lol

  5. I have not seen a pompom poppy, very pretty


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