Sunday, July 20, 2014

Little Green Apples

The apple blossoms are fading memories,
but now the trees are covered with little green apples.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Orange Mullein

At the college gardens, I found a lovely plant called orange mullein.
The bees loved it.
It had so many more blossoms on each stalk than regular mullein.
I am linking this post with Today's Flowers.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Black Eyed Susans

The black eyed susans are blooming,
and I was out capturing them,
before the dew was dry yesterday.
Why is the season so short
for so many of the most wonderful flowers?

Monday, July 7, 2014

Catch the Light

I am linking today's post with Nature Footstep Catch the Light
But I could not decide which image to use, so I am including both of them.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Birdsfoot Trefoil

Birdsfoot trefoil is a lovely little plant.
It blooms in lawns most of the summer, staying green even in the near drought conditions of August.
This cluster of blossoms has someone hiding inside!
I don't think I have ever seen a grasshopper so tiny!!
I am linking this post with Today's Flowers.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

St. John's Wort

I have St. John's wort blooming in my front garden now.
I am linking this post with Nature Footstep Blo-Ma.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Morning Glory

There's a patch of morning glories along the creek,
and the only thing they have to climb is the grass.
I love seeing the vines wind their way around the stalks of grass.
I am linking this post with Nature Footstep Catch the Light.
Stop in and have a look!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Blue False Indigo

Another plant from the gardens at the college,
blue false indigo is a native North American plant.
It is a small shrub, about three feet tall, probably herbaceous
 (at least, I have not found any trunks or branches on it, just stems).
It is obviously a member of the pea family,
and I love the blue colour!
And the ladybugs!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014


It's my birthday, and I am celebrating with peonies.
The end of last week, we had more than 2 inches of rain, in 48 hours. 
The gardens were well watered...
Yesterday morning was sunny,
but there was dew on the peonies.
And everything else, I suppose...
Is there anything better than dew on peonies?
I am linking today's post with Nature Footsteps Blo-Ma.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014


Nature Footstep is hosting Abstracts today,
and I didn't have anything,
but then spotted the bag of light bulbs, waiting to be recycled...


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I'm a 50 something female set loose on the world with a camera.