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I wanted to capture the outline of the sun but my camera, who knows me well .. gave me the proverbial ? "finger" and told me "any closer and it will not focus you dummy !!
So I had to be satisfied with what I could get into focus.
There is a jet stream if you click on the picture you can see it to the right .. I didn't see it until I down loaded the pictures .. kind of neat !
My neighbor's house is the reality check for size and composition while the sun rises in that position .. I can't wait until it truly is to the LEFT of life and trees act as the goal posts ?
So there you go .. snow falling right in front of the camera and ghostly images of the sun in battle with the cloud cover ... no ... I swear I am not doing the Halloween thing .. really ! I promise ;-)
I ordered my Canning Perennial wish list yesterday .. I nearly pulled my hair out because there are such great plants offered but I pared it down to 7 .. ouch !!
Starting out with .. anemone coronaria ' Harmony Blue" .. it is my source of as blue, as blue can get ? .. The Himalayan poppy is just not going to smile at me here so substitution time !!
Is it not a gorgeous little beauty ?
Mystic Mist tiarella wasn't on my radar but some how while cruising the catalog it STUCK with me .. I just couldn't resist it ? must be that "mystic" part of the plant working in high gear ? or am I just a sucker for tiarella ?
Now .. this one is not every one's cup of tea or java .. but ornamental grasses have a very strong foothold with me .. and this one being rather small but chocked full of character and yes a little reseeding can happen but not truly aggressive .. the variegation and structure of the foliage is rather "bamboo" like and those seed heads are CUTE! .. chasmathium latifolium 'River Mist"
"Valentine" Bleeding Heart .. is that red .. red .. beauty I mentioned lusting after before and by golly miss molly ! canning has it so BINGO ! it is coming home to mommy here : )
Spigelia marilanda "Indian Pink" .. what can I say ?
It is truly a little gem! I almost got last year and lost out .. so this year I jumped on it and I am one happy gardener : )
Golden Leopard toad lily also was on my "lust list" so here it is smiling at me , knowing it is coming home to a gardener that will adore it !
I never get over how intricate they are and how impossible it seems that such a beauty can make it through Canadian winters .. well done little one !
Well I just want my shady garden to be a woodland stand in ? and what better than this delicately cut marvel actaea pachypoda "Misty Blue" aka Doll's Eye or White Baneberry.
Flowers turn to white berries with a black eye .. hum ? beady eyes watching me in the garden?
Almost a Halloweeny thing going on ? .. no, I'll be good !
The kind of day you just want to read garden magazines .. drool over plants and dream of what you are going to accomplish in your garden this year (hopefully without injury ?) BIG sigh!