I’ve been disappointed with my garden lately. On second thought — it’s not the garden that’s disappointing me, it’s the lack of photo opportunities. The plants themselves are doing what they are supposed to be doing. For example, the hollyhocks have stopped blooming and are now going to seed, which is great, because I want those seeds, but the plants are not very pretty. The stalks are brown and scraggly, and the leaves have huge holes where the grasshoppers have been feasting.
Today, however, I was surprised by the lilies. I had forgotten I’d ordered and planted the lilies almost two years ago because only one ever poked its way above ground, but this year, several are growing and a couple of them are even blooming. And wow! Those flowers are big!
I had a hard time photographing the flowers, because they are shy things and hang their heads.
Luckily, I remembered that my phone’s camera has selfie capabilities (the function was easy to forget since I never take selfies), so I put the phone in selfie mode and managed to get a good look at the lilies. Lovely! And such dainty colors.
As I was heading into the house, I happened to see a pairing of flowers that looked so beautiful together that I took that picture too.
I enjoy growing things, but photographing the blooms adds to my enjoyment, so much so that sometimes I wonder if that’s why I like gardening — it gives me a reason to use the camera.
What if God decided S/He didn’t like how the world turned out, and turned it over to a development company from the planet Xerxes for re-creation? Would you survive? Could you survive?
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July 24, 2021 at 7:14 am
Pat one suggestion : please keep a big note book for the plants.
When you send a order online keep a printed copy (if it is possible with photos) of your command.
And put it in your note book. When you plante note the date.
As a enthusiast gardener you are going to forget everything and there is chance you can throw out a plant like weeds.
This idea helps me a lot of great thinking of my soulmate.
July 24, 2021 at 8:08 am
Clever idea! I have an empty notebook. I should probably even do maps of my various garden spots so I know where the perennials are.