Longtime readers will know of my fascination (OK, obsession) with bearded iris. Well, it hasn't abated and I was so please to get a little sun today, resulting in the beard casting shadows on the petals.
Tracy hosts Shadow Shot Sunday from her blog in Australia. Go on over and check out the shadow photos from around the world. You'll be glad you did.
Cloudy but warm-ish. Mold is growing in the greenhouse. :(
The red poppies that merrily re-seed themselves in my garden each year allow me no end to camera play. Their petals are like rich, heavy satin gleaming in the sun; the pollen-laden stamens, a honeybee's nirvana.
I tweaked this photo in PhotoShop, bringing up the reds and yellows just to see what I could do. The almost artificial looking edges of the petals though, those are exactly as the camera caught them. Unreal.
Mr CC and I will celebrate our 26th anniversary in a few weeks, but I think it deserves noting that today marks the day of our first date 28 years ago. And like the red-hot red of the poppy above, we're still pretty darn hot.
We had 4-plus inches of rain last week. Pounding rain, driving rain. This does not make for happy flowers.
I hope the weather has been good in your garden.