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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Summer in my Garden - Baby Swallows

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I took these photos at the beginning of last week, when the parents were frantically feeding these hungry babies as they were getting ready to fledge.
The next day, sure enough, they began to fly, always returning to the nest and demanding to be fed by late afternoon.
The next day they were off again, flying further and further but always returning to a post near their nest to rest for a bit.
The next day they were gone.
Another successful launch.
I was so proud, you'd think I had something to do with it!


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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Summer in my Garden - Purple Pansy

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Summer indeed.

We are awash in fog.

Our high today will reach all of a foggy, breezy 62-degrees.

If it's hot where you live, come on over to California's refrigerator.

What's your weather like today?


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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Summer in my Garden - Graham Thomas Rose

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It wasn't until my dear friend Erika commented that she hadn't seen any new photos on this blog that I realized how negligent I've been.  We returned from Portland and I immediately went into work mode, both in my office and on the grounds. (You would be amazed at how long blackberry canes can grow in 2 short weeks.)

Today Mr. Graham Thomas bloomed and released that heavenly, but very manly, scent for which he is so well known.  Scratch 'n' sniff monitors - has anyone invented one yet?

Happy Gardening!


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Wednesday, July 07, 2010

July in My Garden - Watsonia

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I love Watsonia.  

I'm off on another trip, this time for almost 2 weeks.  Have a wonderful summer, and . . .


Happy Gardening!




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Saturday, July 03, 2010

Shadow Shot Sunday - Raspberry Rose

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When the sun is just right . . .

and the wind is finally still . . .

how can one resist taking a few Shadow Shots?  Not me.


Tracy's got more shadow shots to dazzle you, so head on over to Hey Harriet and take a look.
I won't be at my computer to link to her post on Sunday, but will attempt it from afar.
I hope it works!




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Thursday, July 01, 2010

July in My Garden - Day Lilies

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The day lilies are beginning to bloom in my garden. I particularly like this one with its ruffled edges.


This one, with its iridescent petals and long-reaching stamens, lives near a messy part of the yard, as you can see in the background.  I must get that cleaned up this summer.

I hope to get one more post up before I take off for Portland where I won't have my computer. But I will have Portland!  I'll check up on y'all when I can.

Happy gardening!


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