Glowing Sunflower in Joan’s garden
My friend Joan has a lovely garden.
Bee on zinnia
I received this beautiful photo today from Marlene in Hardy, VA. How about that butterfly in the sunflower blossom? Although we are officially in Fall, it sure felt like a hot summer day today and that was in Pittsburgh, Thanks Marlene for sharing your vibrant and colorful photo.
I was excited to receive the annual organic garlic package my brother sends. Inspirational. I think my sister helped get it out to me this year as she’s visiting now. Thanks David and Mary. Can’t wait to cook with it.
(The glass flag plate from my friend J in Florida. She always remembers my Fourth of July Birthday with a red,white and blue gift!)
Come January we’ll be longing for these tomatoes. The taste of summer.
My friend R stopped by the other evening and shared these fresh-from-the-garden tomatoes. Just picked!
Olive oil, chunky chopped onions and a couple of garlic cloves. Threw in the remaining cherry tomatoes (we’d been popping them in our mouths, unadorned)
Black beans and rice. Mmmmmmmm.
When my brother and sister visited, they worked hard in the garden, Really hard.
My friend J gave me perennials a couple of years ago.
With the thistles and weeds and volunteer trees eliminated, the plants are coming into their own.
Tonight I captured some of the blossoms.
if you want to see some gorgeous blooms, check out Cee’s blog
iPhone captures of the Wild Wonders Topiary Exhibit in Columbus Ohio. Franklin Park Conservatory.
A couple of weeks ago in Columbus Ohio-
You have to check your clothing in the mirror between the double doors as you enter and exit the butterfly garden. Sometimes a butterfly will land on you! Such delicate and beautiful creatures.
Light Through the Redbud Leaves