Monday, July 29, 2013

A Raindrop on a Pink Petal

Dreary and dripping is all I can see looking out the window today. Today's photo therefore, was chosen to reflect both the damp weather and the fact that even rain can be beautiful. Here's a lovely closeup of a droplet glistening off the tip of a soft pink petal.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Featuring the Pretty Hollyhock

There are many garden flowers that make a statement — the lovely rose, the lush hydrangea, the majestic gladiola. With its showy blooms and stately bearing, the hollyhock, featured in this week's flower photo is is certainly among them.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Closeup Photo of a Butterfly on a Lily

Diverse and hardy, so much so that even I can't kill them, the lovely lily graces gardens and roadsides.  While the addition of many shade trees on our property has decreased their presence, they once beautified my flowerbeds in abundance with their vibrant shades of crimson, yellow and orange.  The latter shade is featured in this pretty picture of lilies and a butterfly.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Who Doesn't Love Hydrangeas?

This week's photo is of one of my favourites — the lush hydrangea. I became besotted with these gorgeous blooms during a visit to wine country many years ago. This lovely closeup shows the variations of colours that make this such a popular choice for gardeners.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Hummingbirds and Flowers

Not just beautiful on their own, the colour, shape and lushness of flowers attract a variety of insects and animals to gardens. 

From the beautiful floating butterfly to the squat unattractive toad, fauna comes to flora for sustenance, rest and cover. 

Today's lovely photograph of hummingbirds and flowers offers the best of this summertime reality.