The Blues! FOTD

The delphiniums have outdone themselves this summer. They already appeared in my post for the Sunday Stills but I think they deserve their own post as Flowers of the Day for Cee’s FOTD Challenge. Now for a different angle. I climbed up onto the flat topped rock and took a photo looking down on the…

Lilacs are here! FOTD

Lilacs are May in essence. Jean Hersey Just now the lilac is in bloom All before my little room. Rupert Brooke

This is Spring!

We have had some above average warm weather and the flowers are blooming . Here are some from our garden.Does anyone know what these little beauties are ? Here are two small tulips that were opened up to let in the sunlight. Here are the daffodils! They are looking out and saying ;“Hello World!” All…

FOTD Crocus!

This morning I awoke to a skiffer of snow on the ground and the temperature was below freezing. I felt pretty low about that. But the sun came out and this afternoon look what I saw on the south side of our house. Crocus! What a difference it made to see these lovely little flowers….

2020 -This is the Year That Was.

This week Tina has given us the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #129 of Favorite images of 2020. So I shall go backwards through the year of 2020 starting with this winter season. After a relaxing of some Covid restrictions there was a horse show at Angelstone in September. The show organizer had taken a lot of…

FOTD The Painted Fern

I love my Japanese Painted Fern. It is always slow to get started in the spring so I mark the spot where it grows with a green stake which you can see in this photo.

F.O.T.D. White Clematis

You may remember, at the start of the summer, I posted a purple clematis for Cee’s FOTD challenge. I have another clematis that grows on the same wall and it is in bloom now! I have to admire how profuse the blossoms are and all summer long I have to keep trimming it or it…

FOTD Red Hibiscus

I previously posted the pink Hibiscus and now here is our red one. HUGE flowers on this plant six to eight inches in diameter! Yesterday when I was leaving home I looked over at the hibiscus and I had to stop and take a photo with my phone. What an amazing display! They get regular…

FOTD: Wild Ones

No fertilizer, no watering, no trimming. They must fend for themselves.

FOTD: Clematis

In response to Cee’s Flower of the Day challenge here is a wonderful clematis ,that is growing up the north facing wall, beside the door to our house. It is such a glorious color. I smile every time I see it. This clematis is intertwined with another that does not bloom until the fall. I…

FOTD Delphinium

I planted a new delphinium in the back garden this spring and it has started blooming. I think it is stunning! The photo below is inspired by Cee’s photo challenges. It is shot at f25. the one above is f5. and the top one f8. I wanted to get this ‘from above’ angle and still…