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Monday, August 31, 2009

Summer in The Garden - Leucanthemum vulgare or Ox-Eye Daisy

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Ox-eye daisies, botanically known as Leucanthemum vulgare, grow with wild abandon in my garden, punctuating the dry grasses with deep green foliage and bright white, yellow-eyed flowers.

I do have to pull some of them or they would take over everywhere. Not a bad-looking weed, is it?

If you'd like to see more, take a look at these photos.






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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Summer in The Garden: Lycoris squamigera

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Another sign that summer is waning . . .

Naked Ladies dancing in the breeze.


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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Summer in the Garden: Cosmos at Night

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Sometimes the photo speaks for itself.

That's when I should just sit back and shut up.




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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Summer in The Garden: Shadow of a Damselfly

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Sometimes I become so fixated on my photo subject that I fail to see what is right in front of my eyes, or lens.

Here, I was so intent on the damselfly I didn't see the perfect shadow it was casting on the rose leaf.

Serendipity takes center stage.

This is my entry for this weekend's Shadow Shot Sunday over at Hey Harriet's. Click on over and check out all the beautiful shadow photography.

Click on the photo above to see the detail. Use your back button to return to the post.



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Friday, August 14, 2009

Summer in The Garden: Critters on Parsley

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How many critters can you find on this parsley umbel?

While you're figuring that out, here are a few links that you might find interesting.

Here on the north coast of California, we have many varieties of umbelliferous plants growing in the wild. It's a good idea to be able to tell the safe ones from the toxic.

Have you found all the critters yet?


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Monday, August 10, 2009

Summer in The Garden - Eristea ecklonii

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Sometimes known as Blue Corn Lily, Eristea ecklonii is a shy plant in my garden that, at this moment, is putting out lots of blossoms, but just a few at a time each day.

Truly blue and rather special, I think.




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Thursday, August 06, 2009

Summer in The Garden - Double Pink Japanese Anemone

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I know that summer is waning when the Japanese Anemones begin to bloom.





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