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Monday, June 28, 2010

Ruby Tuesday - Ruby Red Poppies

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I've been wanting to join in the Ruby Tuesday fun for a long time.  I just didn't have my "red" sensor on as I went about my days.  I think my poppies have nailed it though, don't you?


Head on over to Mary's fabulous blog to see all the ruby red photos this week.




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Sunday, June 27, 2010

June in My Garden - Calla Lily

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Although I love how I caught this calla in shadow, it does rather match my dark mood today.

You can't see it, but the spider is protecting its dinner; it has a bee in the throat of the calla lily.
Nature is oftentimes dark.


Garden Notes:
Foggy morning; gloriously sunny afternoon. Horse is out grazing. Chickens are out sunning themselves.
I'm inside working.




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Monday, June 21, 2010

Summer Solstice - June 21, 2010

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I stumbled upon these sweet flowers while up on the third marine terrace today.
They were obviously enjoying the first day of summer as much as I was. 


The view west to Trinidad Head, where I took this blog's banner photo, is quite a ways away.


Happy Summer and Happy Gardening!



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Sunday, June 20, 2010

June in My Garden - Tiger Lily for Fathers Day

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Tiger Lily (Lilium colombianum) was hiding in deep shade as I prowled around my garden this morning. What a treat to come across it unexpectedly.


More are on the way ...

Happy Fathers Day to fathers remembered, fathers present, and fathers-to-be.




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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Side by Side

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Me and Mr CC - married 26 years today.



 


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Friday, June 11, 2010

Flowers for my Brother

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Husband to Susan, father to Tristan and Dylan
Brother to Velma, Christine, Cynthia and Diane
Uncle to Janice, Ken and Ann, Josh, Jeff and Miles, Skylar, Dan and Kelly
Cousin to too many to count.
We love you.









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Sunday, June 06, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday - Iris Shadows

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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.


Garden Notes:
Cloudy but warm-ish.  Mold is growing in the greenhouse. :(




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Saturday, June 05, 2010

June in My Garden - Poppies and a Date-iversary

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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.

Garden Notes:
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.




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