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Last night’s beauty

In Beautiful Images, Gardening, Life on July 15, 2008 at 4:48 pm

And Lauren, being extremely funny:

What I saw

In Beautiful Images, Life on July 13, 2008 at 1:20 am

Lauren and I took a walk last night. I brought the camera. Here are a few highlights:

Does anything say summer is here like a daisy?

Artichokes look like sculpture from below.

I’m fascinated by spirals found in nature. This is the inside of a new canna leaf.

Long shadow legs.

Something lovely

In Beautiful Images, Gardening on July 10, 2008 at 7:16 pm

Cucumber Curl

After my last extremely negative rant I feel the need to post something beautiful from my garden. Here is the common cucumber sending out a tendril. I love curlicues and spirals. Especially found in nature.

Garden Update

In Beautiful Images, Gardening on July 4, 2008 at 11:00 pm

Here’s how the veggie garden looks today:

the raised beds

Note that the tomatoes are all sticking their little heads up over the tops of the Walls o’ Water. Yeah! We’ve also got zukes, cukes, eggplant, peppers, beans, peas, an artichoke and lots of herbs including 3 basil plants.

In other garden happenings, the blueberries are on their way to ripening. I’ve had a great time taking pictures of them. Such cool looking berries with their little flower-shaped frills.

Still-green berries Another view

Here are a couple other shots of stuff from around the yard:

Buddleia volunteer

Buddleia (Butterfly Bush) just opened this week. The swallowtails won’t be far behind.

Philadelphus (Mock Orange)

The Philadephus (Mock Orange) is so pretty right now.

Emerging hydrangea

The big old hydrangea is changing every day with blossoms ranging from pure chartreuse to pink, lilac and blue. Lovely.

Sempervivum (Hens and Chicks)

A red variety of Sempervivum (Hens & Chicks) that is really cool looking.

And if you hadn’t guessed by now, I got the camera I was lusting over. It’s FABULOUS!

Magic time

In Beautiful Images on June 25, 2008 at 6:15 pm

Lately, as we sit at the kitchen table eating our dinner, the sun moves down between the firs and illuminates everything in its path. The seed pods of the Japanese maple (Acer Palmatum “Bloodgood”) glow like they are on fire. It’s incredibly beautiful. Hard to photograph while they are tossing in the evening breeze but I think you get the idea.