I so enjoy looking at Bloom Day posts on other gardener's blogs. Every month I am determined I will get organized and submit my own set of photos by the 15th. And every month I get distracted or busy or both and simply fail to get out there and just do it.
Not to say the Bloom Day round up is missing all that much for my lack of participation. No false modesty here, truly. Austin is already very well represented in that mix.
But I do like the idea of getting a sampling of what is going on at a certain point so today I decided to quit hair shirting about missing a particular date and simply got out to play with my camera a bit in the morning light.
Here it is. A sampling of my favorite images from the end of August, 2010 - the Summer of the Epic Ankle Injury:
|Plumeria - these are the Hub's babies.|
|Althea gifted from my Dad's old place, long since sold.|
|The intricacy of Ruellia blossoms fascinates me.|
|I use Garlic Chives as landscape plants. I love their long lasting blooms and spiky leaves.|
|Bees capture my imagination every time. I can't seem to resist trying to get a shot when I see them at work.|
Oh! As usual, a reminder to click on any particular image for an enlarged view. I can't claim to have anything nearly as spectacular as the close up work of Philip at ESP but bigger can be better....
Meanwhile, back to our programmed cavalcade of Sunday photos....
|My Verbena gets leggy but I love its lacy leaves almost as much as I like the delicate purple blooms.|
|Gaillardia are so cheery. I'm hoping these are reseeding themselves.|
|I yank out most of the invasive sharp pod Morning Glory but leave a couple in place to enjoy their profuse blooms since nectar feeders like it so much. |