Hi @thekittygirl!! Sorry about the automotive work! That is never fun, just money! I loved your story about your neighbor and his hikes. :) My kind of guy.
The first flower is a marigold, I believe. The leaves to the right of the flower make me think that and it is in the perfect shape.
The last flower is is a cosmos, if I am not mistaken. You were so right, this was a post I definitely love.
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