Sunday, August 14, 2011

Flowers, fruit, insects

I haven't been posting many garden photos, mainly because the garden at my current residence is long on plants but relatively short on showy flowers (at least compared to the garden at my dad's house, which is where I took photos in previous years).  I've also been a bit negligent about taking photos in general this year.  Nevertheless, I 've managed to take some decent photos over the last 2-3 months.


Iris

Spiderwort (Tradescentia)

Roses (past their prime - I wish I had gotten a picture a few days before this).
Daylily (I don't know the different varieties - I just call them all daylilies).

Daylilies and Hosta in bloom together
More daylilies
A different variety of daylily near an ostrich fern
 Daylily closeup - can you tell that - 1. I like daylilies, and
2. Daylilies are some of the few large, colorful flowers in my garden?
Wild blackberries - various kinds of berries grow prolifically
(i.e., like weeds) in my current garden
Wild black cherries ripening
Dragonfly

Same dragonfly at a different angle
I've rarely seen an insect stay still for this long, which is
why I have so many photos of this dragonfly.
20 minutes later, what I think is the same dragonfly came back
and landed near me again - talk about a helpful subject!
A typical view of my semi-wild garden, with goldenrod starting
to flower on the left, and wild berries ripening to the right.

1 comment:

CanadianGardenJoy said...

RP you have some really pretty day lilies in your garden along with the roses, iris and spiderwort !
And fruit as well .. perfect combination : ) I love dragonflies but I haven't been able to catch a picture of any this year .. insects like those and butterflies have been rare and if they make an appearance they are too fast for me darn it ! Hummingbirds ? husband was almost hit by one on the deck which is funny because I haven't seen one all year myself !
It has been a funny year ;-)
Joy