Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Forest Findings

While working out back I noticed all kinds of different things growing on the dead tree limbs that we were stacking in piles. The more I looked, the more interesting it became to see how many variations I could find. I have no idea what any of them are - except the second photo is your basic moss, I think. You need to click on the pictures to really see the textures and colors. They are all softer than they look. the first one is very delicate. Can you identify any of them? It would be fun to know what they are!

Thanks for stopping by!
The Duchess

Friday, July 10, 2009

Something's Blooming

We took a walk around the yard and snapped some pictures to share.

This red day lily has never been a favorite,

but this year it looks better than in the past.

(click on pictures to enlarge)

This is the first bloom on the purple Clematis.

And pop, they exploded within 2 days.

This is the promise I love to see.
It tells me my favorite blooms are getting very close.

I really love these pink Calla Lily's.
Every year they multiply, which delights me to no end!

And this is that wild Sweet Pea - It is getting out of control.
I say "Go for it girl!"

And of course, no "garden" is complete without the Black and White "blossom"!

(She made me do it!)

What's all this fuss about flowers for?
When you have a Queen, your pictures should all be of her royal furness!

Thanks for stopping by!
The Duchess

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

R.I.P. Curly Stranger

I got up bright and early, grabbed my camera and headed out to the forest to find my newly discovered flower. I wanted to see if the bud had opened and what it might look like in the early stages. However, I could not find the darn thing. I was sure it was right there next to the path, so I called my husband over to help me. Suddenly the look on his face told me the whole story. Yesterday evening while doing some clearing he ran right over the Curly Stranger and killed it. He was mortified and I was truly dismayed. Now I can laugh, but it was not funny at the time. If it was a rare and valuable gem, as my friend Far Side of Fifty suggested, we will have to wait and see if it grows back next year. I am making him put a little fence around it!

The guilty party holding the Curly Strangers lifeless form.


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