Thursday, October 30, 2014

Fall Garden - Halloween

It is very strange to me that with the cold winter, cool spring, and mild summer, that we are having such a warm fall. I usually like to have a dying garden be a part of the Halloween decorations, but this year we have new Clematis and Zinnia blooms to go with the spider webs and rotting corpses.

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Time for some flower close ups

When my cousin Karin was here in September she took some photos of the flowers in our yard that gave me a good example to follow. I realize that I love the flowers! But I do a crappy job capturing what it is I love about them. Karin's photos helped me realize how to do that. So here's my attempt.

Tried looking for light and editing a bit

Tried looking for light and editing a bit

Tried looking for light and editing a bit

Tried looking for light and editing a bit







Sunday, October 12, 2014

Pots in Fall

After the spring annual pots started to look scraggly, I went to the nursery and got some plants that like the heat. Little did I know that they would also like fall! The pots are all amazing, and I want to capture this moment so that I can go and get these same things next year!






and a top view of the concrete urns on the step.
I love the soft clover, that has been growing all season.

This ivy in the side bed urn is NUTS! I need to get better control, I think.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A moment in time...

A Shiekh walks into a Jewish synagogue day school to pick up the kids
An Asian family is leaving
A Jew and a Catholic say hello

Friday, August 22, 2014

August changes

Today was cloudy and rainy, not the best if you want to be taking photos with a consideration to light... which is what I told myself I'd start doing.
I always end up with the thought that this is a capture of a moment in time to show me next year, what my garden looked like this year.
So, here are dull, no sun photos of August.


Thursday, August 21, 2014

end of July - favorite

I think that this is the garden's peak.
Everything is blooming and green.
Since the end of July, we've had some really hot days, not a lot of rain, and everything is starting to look worn out. I'll take some pics of August today.

In the meantime, July's glory:

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Mid July Color

Purple on Purple
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Cleome - Bee Weed
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Yellow on Yellow with a healthy agastache
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Monday, July 07, 2014

New June Bloomers

Couldn't resist capturing these views....


I think this is a bee balm... pleeeeeese make it see and have more.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Looking Good in June

It's been a little warm, so things are looking a little wilted. The plants are all fuller than usual, and the things that are blooming are beautiful. I think this may be the best year yet.

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