Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Garden "Porn"

Just thought I'd share some pictures from the flowerbed in my front yard. This first one is actually a very pretty blue, not white. Kind of a baby-blue. But, the lighting makes it hard to tell that. Today there are 2 more blossoms about ready to pop out. The flowers only last a couple of days (3 or 4, tops), but every couple of days I find a couple new buds about ready to make their appearance. Lovely!

Next comes a poppy. I knew that one as soon as it bloomed. But, didn't have a clue what all those drooping green pods were prior to the flower blooming.

I'm not sure what this one is, except that I've seen it in autumnal bouquets. When it's open, it looks like a small sunflower without all the seeds in the center. It's actually orange in the center. But it's a beautiful light orange, radiating out to a deep rich orange at the edges of the petal. It's been kind of chilly these last couple of days, so the flower closed up partly. Not sure what all the other yellow flowers are. I think some of them are goldenrod, I'm ont sure what the dandylion-looking ones are. They certainly aren't dandylions. They're some sort of weed, though, as they're growing all over my backyard, as well as in my flower bed. But their pretty, so I left them. (Edited on 8/10/07 to add: The big yellow one is a Gerbera Daisy. Found a pic of it in a book yesterday.)

And last but not least, not sure at all what this one is. It's lovely, though. I've actually got 2 of these flowers blooming, at different spots in the flowerbed. I figured I'd just take 1 pic, though.


That's all I've got for today.

Have a Blessed Day!

5 comments:

Tori_Z said...

Those are very nice photos!

Bardouble29 said...

Oh! they are so pretty! I miss having a garden to be able to paint a gorgeous backdrop!

peppylady said...

Everything there looks so green and everything is dry and withering away.

Princess Banter said...

Oh my -- how lovely these all are! i especially fancy the red one ;)

Connie Peterson said...

I have some of those lovely yellow "weeds" too. Norm says he thinks they are tick weeds. I love them in a bunch. And he has allowed me a group of them.

Someday Poppies ... hopefully. I keep planting seeds and hope that they will start.

Blessings