A Walk through the Gardens. . .

. . . for my mother, a walk through the August landscape.


The hairy stemmed plant is Borage, with it’s simple blue blossom,

always a favorite.

I had an entire hillside planted with it this year, and it is going to seed right now.

Salvia Patens, the clear blue is always a Summer delight.

This photo actually does not show how very blue the blossoms are.

The blossom of a mildly spicey pepper, the Hungarian Black.

The intoxicating oriental lilies, which without would be

a summerless Summer for me.

The only remaining dahlia that survived the hard freeze last Winter.

I lost the giant, pie-plate sized white ones.

The next three images are just lowly potato blossoms!

A simple white snap dragon, dressed in bridal attire.

Sunset through the broccoli seed pods, reflecting off the water,

creating a double sunset.

Dead grasses and fallen leaves, victims of a long dry summer with no rain.




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    • Aliene Martin
    • August 25th, 2010

    Wow, I am really impressed by what your new
    lens can do in showing the reality of the
    subjects. The colors are beautiful and even the
    “hair” on the stems is visible.
    You get my vote as Photographer Extrodinaire and thanks for
    making this day special for me.
    Mom

      • jadegardens
      • August 25th, 2010

      And that was not the new lens, just learning how to use the old one better. ;)

  1. Loved your description of your work and the pics (esp. what you did with the potato blossoms. We continue our work with growing in an ecologically friendly way. Thanks for your blog. I will check in regularly.

      • jadegardens
      • February 19th, 2011

      Thank you very much Nadiaa! As you can see, I have not updated since last August, mainly because I have moved to a larger property and have been too busy to post. I will gather some photos of the new digs the animals are enjoying and post them on Monday. Thanks for stopping by!

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