Friday, May 20, 2016

Glimpses of My Garden

What joy it is to stroll around my gardens in the early morning to see what flowers have blossomed overnight. Yesterday, this gorgeous orange poppy surprised me as did one purple iris. Though the poppies won't last long on a windy day or if it rains, they are beautiful to behold for a short time.

I also enjoy photographing the unopened poppy buds with their promise of color to come.

Here is the poppy from yesterday which was more fully opened this morning.

In my garden and along my fence wild columbine plants beckon to the hummingbirds, but alas, I have yet to see any as of yet. My nectar feeder also awaits their visits to my gardens.

Yesterday, I purchased two fuchsia plants to place in a hanging pot as fuchia are one of my very favorite flowers to photograph along with poppies, irises, coneflowers, etc..... There is something so elegant about the blossoms of a fuchsia plant.

My friend Laurel came to quilt a bit later in the morning, and since it was such a gorgeous spring day we headed to Tony's Clam Shop for some lunchtime nourishment. Quilting is. after all, really hard work, and yes, it tasted every bit as good has it looks. Yummmmmm!

Tomorrow I'll need to do some more serious planting, weeding, and mulching. :-)

Enjoy your weekend.


  1. the joy of the garden is finding those little gems that have "popped-up" while your back is turned xx

  2. Beautiful flower photos from your garden.

  3. Those are beautiful flowers. I think the seed pods of the poppies are the most interesting for fall arrangements.