Morning Delight

I have been waiting patiently for a particular lily in my yard to bloom. She has been watered and talked to and pampered more than any other plant in my yard. When my husband took the dog out this morning I heard him holler for me to come to the backyard. I threw on my clogs and out I went. He pointed to the particular lily in question. There she was…not partially open but in her full glory. Here are different shots of her for you to enjoy. Keep in mind this is a very large bloom approximately 6-8″ across.

Hope you enjoyed my morning delight. Have a wonderful day.

And Then It Rained…

With the current drought even the thought of rain is pleasant. Today has been an on again off again rainy kind of day. In between showers I managed to get these few shots of my hydrangeas once again.

I acquired this “snowball bush” when my father passed away.
As you can see the blooms range from a deep blue violet to a lively pink.

Enjoy the rain. Things always seem more awake and greener.

Have a great day.

First Flowers

I definitely do not have a green thumb but I love to see flowers grow. Here is what I have planted in the last week. The first two are different kinds of lillies and the last is a Dahlia.

Thankfully these are perennials so it is a “one and done” kind of planting. I am open to any suggestions on flower plantings. I am trying to plant more because we also have a few fruit trees that are in bad need of pollination.

Keep planting and keep smiling. God bless you all.

More Photography

Dragonfly
Bonded Pair
Beside still waters….
Technique matters…

There are few boundaries on what I will shoot. I used to be a wedding photographer and did that for about seven years. I felt trapped and that my creativity was suffering. I quit after a client was taking too long to pay me because I was not only not enjoying it but got tired of the disrespect. I never had a single complaint and all my customers got perfect shots and lots of them.

Finally, after much deliberation, I quit! With frustration in my gut it was a while before I picked my camera back up again. When I did I began just shooting anything that attracted me, birds, houses, landscapes and waterfalls. The more I shot the more relaxed I became with it. Maybe it didn’t come with a paycheck, but I was finally happy with what I was shooting. Hope you enjoy my blog.

Fruits Of Our Labor

About a moth ago we started our first raised bed garden. My husband and I have never done much gardening so this was a new venture. We built the first 4×4 frame with an aging piece of 2×6 lumber that we had just laying around. After a trip to Tractor Supply, we came back with 8 bags of Miracle Grow Garden Soil. This stuff is great because it already has fertilizer in it. We filled it to the top and then began our planting. Some were plants and some were from seeds. These are photos of our first garden.

This is after just a few weeks.
Today this is what our squash look like.
Second bed.