Category: Photography

Photo of the Day 7.13.20 Black-eyed Susan

Black-eyed Susan wildflowers are starting to pop up in the abandoned field’s around my neighborhood.  On my walk this morning, I noticed this grouping of Rudbeckia hirta catching the sun’s rays while the background remained in shadow.  I liked the effect. It is said…

Photo of the Day 7.12.20 Stella d’Oro

I’ve been a fan of Stella d’Oro day lilies since operating my landscape design business in Chester County, Pennsylvania some 20-30 years ago.  I tended to shy away from the overused plant material commonly chosen by commercial landscape architects – considering myself  a more…

Photo of the Day 7.11.20 Containers and Color

The nasturtium I planted in this clay pot earlier in the summer is growing wild!   It’s starting to cascade over the edge of the pot and has definitely overpowered the alyssum I had included in this arrangement.  Note to myself for another year –…

Photo of the Day 7.9.20 Peonies and Possibilities

My peonies have long since ended their bloom cycle but I loved how this photograph turned out in black and white and had to share.  I also used this photo as the feature photograph on my new blog page entitled “Store”  that I just…

Photo of the Day 7.8.20 Chicory and Choices

With thunderstorms on the horizon for later in the day,  I headed off for a much needed aerobic workout early this morning.  Half-way though my route, I spotted a large clump of chicory growing along the roadside.  Such pretty blue flowers! My mind is…

Photo of the Day 7.7.20 Bellflowers and Buildings

More bellflowers!  For a few days, the Campanula carpatica “Blue Chips” in my garden was sporting only a single blossom.  Strolling through the garden this morning, I noticed that it now has company! 🙂 Much of the rest of the day was spent working…

Photo of the Day 7.6.20 Clematis

My clematis vine has started to bloom!  I have not seen this plant in bloom for 4 years -since I’ve been away from Vermont traveling and workamping during the high summer months.  I have no recollection of where I purchased this plant or even…

Photo of the Day 7.5.20 Summer Blooms and Shoo-fly Pie

Today, Jim and I decided to spend the late afternoon relaxing back by the pond. He launched the new raft yesterday and I can’t wait to try it out! In preparation for a relaxing evening, I devised a meal plan. While Jim was putting…

Photo of the Day 7.4.20 Red, White and Blue

Since it’s the 4th of July, I tried to get a picture that “somewhat” depicted the spirit of the day – blue and white verbena, deep pink impatiens (closest I have to red!) and coleus with a hint of red in the foliage. I’ve…

Photo of the Day 7.3.20 Picket Fence Rose

Our bedroom window faces the front of the house and the patio garden.  This morning as I gazed out the window, I noticed this new rugosa rose blossom starting to unfurl and cascade over the picket fence.  I immediately starting thinking about how I…