A photo blog connecting life and the natural world in and beyond the garden.
It flew past me
I sensed it was large
Larger than the moths I’ve seen congregating around the flame
Upon illuminating the area that was once shielded by the veil of night
Creatures protected by the darkness were now naked and vulnerable
As if a myriad of greens and profusion of color are not enough
Gardeners add yet another level of interest to their gardens.
Perusing roadsides on junking day, (trash day in America), local thrift stores or antique shops, equips the gardener with a Pandora’s box of innovative objects and ideas.
One is never enough
An otherwise ordinary corner of the garden becomes an inviting destination.
As the rays of the midday sun-kissed the earth flowers stretched towards the cosmos
All were equal under the sun
As twilight overtook the gardens shadows elongated and colors began to compete for attention
One particular evening shades of yellow monopolized my sense of sight
And drew insects both beneficial and destructive to petals sporting the color
More than half the year a four-season garden is dominated by neutral shades
Color is but a fleeting memory in the gardener’s mind’s eye
But then it begins…
The plans a gardener has labored over throughout the winter months now are birthed
Every conceivable shade and color combine to create our garden canvas
But our minds never rest
We are already mixing color and planning future portraits