Sunday, March 31, 2013

Wishing You

Graveyard



Where old farm equipment goes to die.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Double Decker Disaster



Not sure what happened here, but the posters on the upper level advertise Queen in concert, so I imagine it happened a while back.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Sit a Spell



A corner at our favorite tea room.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Rose Journal



Some pages in my latest acquisition. Adopted the journal from The Book Whisperer on Etsy; a wonderful artist who rescues old books and transforms them into gorgeous journals.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Like the Sign Says

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Piled

Monday, March 25, 2013

Rusty

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Best. Ad. Ever.



Somebody, give this marketing boy or girl a raise, will you?

Friday, March 22, 2013

Thursday, March 21, 2013

2 Canoe

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Dock Sider

Saw this cute little guy down by the lake and had to take a couple shots:


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Sprouts



I bought this basket of house plants for my Mom last week (she loves plants) and she's been keeping it in her room. When she brought it out yesterday to let it sit in a sunnier window, she pointed out something neat.



The twisted, bare brown twigs in the basket, which we assumed were just some dead sticks stuck in for ornamental purposes, had begun sprouting wee green leaves.



I've heard of this happening but I've never seen it, so it was very cool. I think my mom can grow anything.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Friday, March 15, 2013

Lush Sparkle





Thursday, March 14, 2013

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Monday, March 11, 2013

Two More



Winter boomeranged a bit here and as a result Mama Mourning Dove has had a rough time with nest #2, but she's stayed with her brood even through freezing nights.



She finally flew off to eat this afternoon and gave me a chance to snap some quick pics of her new twins.



Doesn't look like it but there are two. Both babies stuck up their heads to eye me when I came close, then huddled down. Rather than keep upsetting them by trying to get more shots of both I left them in peace.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Pinks



While I'm working on my dislike of yellow via flower therapy, I have to make some progress on my aversion to pink, too. These little guys might help.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Bougainvillea

Despite their thorns and tendency to ramble, bougainvillea are really beautiful plants. Did you know that their colorful blooms are really bracts (leaves that change color to help with reproduction) and the tiny white flowers sprouting from the center of the bracts are, in fact, their only flowers?







I saw this one at my local garden shop, and as it's a color I've never seen before, it may end up in my garden:



Friday, March 8, 2013

Fatal Attraction



I don't much like eating uncooked tomatoes, but I love the pungent smell of their plants (in the same weird way other people love the scent of petrol or coffee beans.) I have also killed every tomato plant I've ever attempted to grow, so these little guys will have to go into another garden.

Spiny Blooms



Sadly there are too many pets and kids running about here for me to seriously invest in any cactuses (I'm sure I'd also trip and fall into them. That's my sort of garden luck.) They are bizarrely attractive, though, especially when they flower.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Flaming Junish



I sometimes wonder if Sir Fredrick Leighton was inspired by a hibiscus flower when he painted Flaming June.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Sunny Flowers

Since I'm haunting the home improvement shops now to get ideas for my garden it may as well be Planting Week here at the photoblog. Today I'm trying to wrestle down my dislike of yellow by featuring all the sunny flowers I do like:



Bush Daisies -- friendly, cheerful, and they grow like weeds.



Argyranthemums -- a great container flower; lush and lots of blooms.



Lantanas -- I discovered these during a trip to a theme park; small but interesting, like mini hydrangeas.



French Marigolds -- I've always loved marigolds, and these are in my favorite "cheddar" shade of yellow.



Snapdragons -- surprisingly hardy for such a delicate-looking bloom, and they add an elegant touch to any garden.

Now all I have to do is decide which to plant when Spring arrives. I'm leaning toward the marigolds, but those snapdragons are awfully tempting . . .

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Violets in Sun



See how they sparkle?