The Daily Struggle

24 May

Coming up with topics for this Blog isn’t always easy. It’s something I struggle with often. There are often snippets of stuff to Blog about, but that would be like showing you a pile of fabric scraps instead of a finished quilt. Sometimes scarps can be cool though. So today I’m going the scrap route.

Hubby and I have been working on a few very different projects of late. Some of those projects are bigger than others. Beautifying our long-neglected MD yard is one of them. I’ll give you the whole scoop on that later. For now, though, I’m giving you some pictures.

Rain Isn’t Always Bad

There’s just something about droplets of water on plants the intrigues me. It makes for some interesting images, that’s for sure.

NOTE: you’ll really appreciate the images if you click on each for a larger view.

Droplets on Leaf

Look at the colors. I tweaked the photo a bit to make the colors stand out more. And I really like the result. I never realized that the stems of the honeysuckle were sort of purple. That bush has the coolest colors. Purple stems, green leaves, and coral-and-pink flowers. Like these…

Honeysuckle Flower

I still don’t know the exact type of honeysuckle, or whether it blooms all Summer or just during the Spring. I just love the colors on this plant.

Honeysuckle Flower

The blooms in the pictures shared above are slightly past their prime. Here’s one that’s just emerging…

Newly-emerging Honeysuckle Bloom

I’ve bought quite a few flowers over the past couple of weeks. I’ve planted some of them. Hubby has planted some, too. But there are more to go. Here are some marigolds that still wait to be planted.

Wet Marigolds

Dry Plants Are Interesting, Too

Plants don’t have to be wet to be interesting. Last April, I planted a little shade garden. In it are a Mountain Laurel bush, several ferns, and a hosta or two. All of the plants have actually done very well. And now the Mountain Laurel is starting to bloom.

Mountain Laurel

The blooms are quite interesting, wouldn’t you say?

Mountain Laurel

But the ferns? The ferns are VERY interesting. I’ll have to get a shot of the whole garden. These close-ups are awesome, if I do say so myself. But I’d like to show off the whole garden.

Fern

The ferns stayed green all during the Winter. The multiple feet of snow we had smushed them a bit, but they survived. And now they are huge.

I’ll try to get a picture of the whole garden to share with you soon.

5 thoughts on “The Daily Struggle

  1. Wow, cool pictures. I’m gonna have to take a walk around the yard and see all that stuff in real life 🙂

  2. You really are a great photographer and, of course, it helps that you have such beautiful things to photograph! Your post was very interesting and it didn’t seem snippety or scrappy at all to me 😉 just really beautiful!

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