Tuesday, July 28, 2009

the morning walk

lucky me! there's a lovely retired lady right behind the back of our property
who has planted a bed of stunning richness and complexity.
i bet she knows the names of all of her plants!!

so, after a quick look at the sky
i took a wander around the garden because i noticed that some of her plants were taking a peek to see what was on the other side.

oh hello!!
like all family portraits, there's usually one character that stands out.

another peak at the sky. hmmmm looks a little fuzzier than a few minutes ago

last summer i built a flower bed for my children that has become a nursery for thistles, daisies,
whatever wants to move in.
this plant is a star, it's above all the rest and it knows it!!!

hmmm how's that sky? oh boy, as i suspected!
well i'd better have a look out front and see what's new.

i love these little guys growing in such an improbable location
right out of the side of a boulder! amazing!
it feels like it's getting darker.

sure enough! it's another meeting of the way up there club!!!

i'd better head inside and make some coffee to go with my morning reading of katherine mansfield.


Dan Gurney said...

Lovely five-petaled flower faces. We are surrounded by beauty.

Delwyn said...

Hi Steven

I hope you get a ride or a walk in sometime today...lovely flowers for the start of a day...

Happy days

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Yes! Lucky you Steven. But I certainly would not attribute all your blessings to luck. It's a joy to reap what we sow.

steven said...

hi dan, sometimes i wish i knew the names of all of these flowers but that wouldn't make me any more astonished at the magic that is all around me. have a lovely day out west!!! steven

steven said...

hi delwyn, thanks. the afternoon is scheduled for thundershowers so i am thinking i'm going to take a ride with a pile of books on my book down to a used bookstore i know and see what i can see!! have a lovely evening by the river! steven

steven said...

hi bonnie, that's a very thoughtful and lovely comment. have a beautiful day! steven

willow said...

Heehee, I love the little guys in the boulder, too. Enjoy your Mansfield, Steven.

steven said...

hi willow, i love lichen and moss. they are plants that amaze me with their ability to find a place to live and flourish that looks like it should be pretty uncomfortable, maybe not even a good place for them. but there they are!! i love mansfield's writing. it's funny but i recognized some of it from having read some years ago and forgetting about it. she must have been absolutely amazing in her time because i think she's amazing even now. have a peaceful day steven

ellen abbott said...

Great photos. Lichens and mosses are so cool.

steven said...

hi ellen! thanks. one of hopes is that one day i can see if it's possible to create a moss garden despite the extremes of weather it would experience here in peterborough. i'd be thinking of a small space to gorw it in but that's how all people who garden think isn't it!!! have a lovely day. steven

The Weaver of Grass said...

Lovely flowers, delightful commentary steven.
Looking forward to reading who inspires you tomorrow!

steven said...

hello weaver! thankyou. i'm excited to see all the other writer's inspirations!!! see you tomorrow. steven

Anonymous said...

Neat read. I enjoyed it. Thanks too for the visit.

I wanted to tell someone who understands more about photography than just pushing the shutter button that your visit will count and help make history. Pick a Peck of Pixels

Crafty Green Poet said...

gorgeous photos, flowers and sky two beautiful themes too

steven said...

hello crafty green poet, and welcome! thankyou for the nice compliment. flowers and clouds, rocks and a lot of other things truly amaze me. so i try to share my amazement here. have a peaceful day. steven