After supper, Maura asked to go to the playground. Walking down my driveway, back from playing across the street -I saw the sinking sunlight through this weedy leaf.
Such bright green. The rays a bonus, shooting into sun.
The phone so readily available from my pocket. One quick shot. Just like that.
Waterworks on Freeport Road. After the rain.
Photographed June 23rd with iPhone. Not sure why the colors are so different.
My artist friend Joan paints Pennsylvania Wildflowers on her beehives. I learned there are different parts to a beehive. (see article link below)
Her bees were busy and didn’t want to be disturbed but Joan assured me she keeps an EpiPen in case I was allergic.
Trying to photograph the hive without agitating the bees as the hive is tucked in between lush rhododendron.
One thing for sure, the bees will know which hive belongs to them and where to return
First she sketches onto the white super
Blocking them out over the pencil sketches.
As you can see, Joan has painted lots of flowers onto things in her home, too.
View from an artist’s studio
Joan’s garden provides for the bees.
If you’re interested in learning the basics of beekeeping and the parts of the hive, here’s an article A beginner beekeeper’s guide to the parts of a beehive. by Anita Deeley at BeverlyBees.com
While the men loaded up the chairs, Suzanne gave me a tour of her garden and shared some chives. She said you can eat the blossom!
After we pulled away from our friends’ house,(where we’d gone to borrow folding chairs) Steve and I needed something to eat.
We drove down the hill to the Bryant Street Market, and found homemade Pierogies in a ziploc bag in their freezer.
I sautéed plenty of sliced Vidalia onions in butter, too.
Added the snipped fresh chives garnish which complemented the potato and cheese filled pierogies.
We happened to hit it just right- Bluebonnet Season in Texas. It would be a bummer to come before or just after they’d bloomed along the highways throughout the state.
We went to Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. A public botanical garden in Austin, Texas. Although they sell bags of wildflower seed, you are not encouraged to purchase it if you don’t live in the zone where the wildflowers will thrive.
Texas Wildflowers Index for identification and categorized by color is listed here–
I’ll ask Ilix at Midwestern Plant Girl blog to help me identify the flowers properly because I went to the index and am thoroughly confused now as to what is what except for the lupinus– Bluebonnets
Rattlesnakes? Yikes. We did not see or hear any, thank goodness.
Professional and family photographers capturing subjects posing in the bluebonnets.
Making Eco Pots out of newspaper to plant seedlings.
Mother of the Bride, my friend Joanne, in the butterfly chair.Pink Evening Primrose
Remember the bride Anna in the Bluebonnets with Champ?
My friend Roberta saw this colorful display in front of the Carnegie Library in Oakland and sent me these photos. I didn’t get to see them in person but I’m pretty sure I saw some blooms being created at the Knit and Crochet Festival.
Pop, is right! Although the real flowers are beginning to come up, this art installation brightens up the city.
Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh says, “Pop des Fleurs is an outdoor installation planned for the winters of 2015 and 2016, designed to bring delight and color during the dark season through handmade, pop-up flower gardens”
Thanks for sharing Pop des Fleurs on the blog today.
How about the close-up of these gorgeous sunflowers?
At my friend’s home, supper Saturday night. Cut from her garden.
These summer flowers remind me of my Grandmother.