Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day Sept 2010

Last year, I was thanking Carol for giving me the opportunity to slow down and look. This year, as my job starts to speed up again, after 8 months of relative calm, I look to the garden for energy.

It's been pretty rainy the past few days, but when the sun shines, the flowers shine out, especially amongst the dappled shade of taller plants. Looking closely at the flowers in the sun is worthwhile - the flowers of the Schizostylus and Crocosmia especially scintillate and sparkle in the autumn light.

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But the plant that most captivated me in the sunshine was the tree fern – the tracery of the veins shining white against the green. Not a flower, but beautiful.

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Visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens for her own GBBD, and flowers from bloggers around the world.

17 comments:

Town Mouse said...

Wonderful colors, and I love the tree fern as well - what a great photo.

(BTW, your link goes to the March post, I think. Or was it April? I was puzzled about the hellebores... then I looked at the date. But it matters not, just clicking on your banner got me to the right place. )

HappyMouffetard said...

Hi Town Mouse. Thanks for visiting and thanks for letting me know about the link - I'mm not sure what happened there! I've put up a new link on Carol's page but couldn't delete the old one. Happy GBBD.

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

I love the light at this time of year too. Your photos capture it so well. Love the Cyclamen. I wish the squirrels hadn't eaten mine.

Janet/Plantaliscious said...

What stunning photos! They really capture the beauty of flowers in the late summer, softer light.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Wonderful close ups. The fern is really beautiful with its texture

A Garden of Threads said...

Everything always look wonderful after a rain. The plants way of saying thank you for the bath and drink. Beautiful pictures.Happy GBBD.

Ellada said...

Hello,
Wow !!! they are all perfect photos, bravo.

noel said...

aloha,

what a lovely garden you have, and your flowers are beautiful,i think you really captured them well in your macro studies, congrats!

Kate said...

Hi;
I'm pretty captivated by that tree fern, as well. All of your photos are very lovely. Interesting to read how the garden gives you energy. It's kind of the same thing for me. I'm a freelance writer so when I stall out on ideas I head to the garden for inspiration. Happy bloom day. :)

HappyMouffetard said...

MMD - I didn't think that squirrels would eat cyclamen - how strange!

Janet, Garden in a Sandbox, A Garden of Threads, Ellada, Noel, Kate - thank you all for visiting and for your kind comments. Happy GBBD!

patientgardener said...

Great pics and your flowers look dry, unlike mine!!

gardenwalkgardentalk.com said...

Nice Photos. I especially like the tree fern image. It looks so refreshing.

Dawn/LittleGreenFingers said...

Is that Kniphofia 'Minister Vasschur'? Or is it another yellow variety? I am trying to track one down for a plan and that looks perfect.

Gorgeous shots by the way.

HappyMouffetard said...

PG - taken between showers. Today, they are mostly beaten into the ground.

GWGT - thanks for your comment & for visiting. I'm pleased I stopped to look at the fern leaves.

Dawn, I *think* it is 'Bees Lemon' - I can't quite remember.

Esther Montgomery said...

I'd get caught by the tree fern too. It must be lovely - the photograph is.

Esther

catharine Howard said...

I love these closein shots - turning the plants into abstract wonders.

scottweberpdx said...

Love that tree fern photo, the veining is so delicate