Wednesday, 3 July 2013

diamonds in the weeds

The rainy dreary days continue here, but at least it has cooled off a little making the humidity less wearisome. It means I can bake and cook and warm the house up just enough to make it comfortable.

Outside the plants are- ha,ha- soaking it up
I am terrible with names of plants but I just love this exotic creature that sits in a chair I found roadside
A beautifully veined leaf dappled with raindrops of this same plant
And another leaf, a pink amongst the purple
It's flowers are tiny lovely pinks
Another leaf from another plant that has caught many glassy raindrops on its broad surface.
You can see the bare spot where I moved a blade of grass away
Tiny hard little peaches growing so well on our new peach tree
A close-up of a baby peach reveals its mottling and fuzz
Such an exquisite little thing up close
A Harelson Baby Apple up close

These apples will be marvelous if the deer don't get them first.
Wally has taken to hanging aluminum pie shells in the garden now that he has found hoof tracks
and nibbled tops off herbs and such
The green blossoms of a hydrangea before it fills out and goes white
The giant hydrangea bush that grows right in the middle of our property, draped and bowed from the rain
The last of the little bush roses that grow in our hedge
a Bean flower, humble little thing that it is
and zucchini sprouts taking off with wings that would fly if they weren't rooted
Mallow that grows like a weed but is too beautiful to treat as such

I was first introduced to Mallow when I found it growing all over the lawn in Port Carling
and began my love affair for it then, rambunctious, tough and beautiful wild thing that it is
A diamond caught in a leaf
Til next time, let us always find diamonds in the weeds.


Deborah Darling said...

thank you for reminding me of my grandmother and the flowers she grew and all the funny little names she had for them. We really are the lucky ones :0 bless you and have a joyous weekend xxx

Enchanted Blue Planet said...

Thank you Deborah. Grandmothers and flowers and memories; yes, we are lucky!

Kooky Makes said...

Beautiful photos of an enchanted world. It is winter here and I am in awe of your green lushness... it seems so far away.

Enchanted Blue Planet said...

Thank you Kooky. I must admit I'm a bit self-conscious about the lushness that abounds here when I know other parts of the world don't have it. But I bet if you look around you, you will find beauty regardless.

Anonymous said...

barbara is here with me showing me how to work the computer. this is your momma writing. how about this???? bye for now love you.

Enchanted Blue Planet said...

Thanks Barbara for setting Mum up!

barbara@sparrowavenue said...

that could be taken in 2 different

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