Spanish Lavender from my neighbor Maria’s yard. She has the best garden!
This is a hedge that we put in on both sides of our house for a little more privacy.
It’s been so many years ago that we put it in I can’t recall the name of it. It attracts the bees, and looks great when in bloom. It has red and green broad leaves and is ho-hum when not in bloom. 🙂
We just had our 26 yr old railroad tie retaining wall/planter box replaced with a cement stone looking wall which meant I bought new flowers to replace those that were let go or trampled on while the wall was being installed. These are some sort of cone Daisy. I need to ask Rick our contractor what he planted. I love these!
Calla Lily- I love this blossom, but have a really hard time photographing it and getting on film what I see in my head, but I adore this curve.
Nikon Df| Nikon 105mm macro lens & LensBaby Composer Pro w/Soft Focus Optic & 8mm and 16mm Macro converters| Delking Digital Film| PS CC 2015
I had a walk-around the neighborhood Sunday morning and found Spring everywhere.
The flowering trees are in bud, and beginning to blossom while others are in full bloom!
A Prayer in Spring by Robert Frost-
“Oh, give us pleasure in the orchard white,
Like nothing else by day, like ghosts by night;
And make us happy in the happy bees,
The swarm dilating round the perfect trees.”~Robert Frost (from A Boy’s Will, 1915)
The huge white flowering tree was a hive of activity in the canopy. The buzz of bees
was dizzying, and the warmth of the sun on my face when I looked up felt wonderful, healing, and nourishing.
The branches were heavy with blossoms,
papery white, with lovely “look at me!” centers.
Plus one more…
Nearly home I found a huge Sweat Pea vine spilling over a fence with dozens of busy bees.
Nikon Df| Nikkor 28-105mm| Hoodman Digital Film| PS CC 2015