This moon from a few mornings ago was so bright in the sky it took a little adjusting so I could see detail on it. I don't know what it is about seeing a full moon but it pulls something out of me ?
Sunrises have not been all that interesting because we have clear skies .. I am not complaining .. but I need a little cloud to reflect that light and wow me for great pictures ?
OK ... for a few moments it was reflected off a big puffy white cloud at the opposite end of the sky .. thus no colour strong enough to make a bold statement !
Mr. Chips is just so darn cute I keep taking pictures of him. He seems to like my Charlie Brown tree and almost poses on it : )
The way this border "wows" outward almost gives the impression of an optical illusion .. I have some "editing" to do here as soon as I get really motivated !!
Nanho Blue butterflybush is a real trooper .. my advice to a gardener who has had problems with these perennials is to look for a gray/silver slightly "furry" textured one .. it will put up with drought once it is established but also hard winters .. this one is quite old and still a winner with me !
Miscanthus "Adagio" .. I can't seem to stop buying grasses .. I am totally in love with them and have so many it is amazing .. I was bitten by the ornamental grass bug ages ago with "Karl F."
Remarkably the basil is still blooming .. I plunked it down in a hot dry problem spot and it took it on like a trooper !
Cimicifuga aka a number of different names beyond confusion ? How about "Snake Root" ? I have a number of them and tend to lean towards the darker side .. but my trusty lighter ones bloom earlier so having the different varieties means blooming periods almost all season .. how can you beat that ?
The unopened buds are like pearls or beads .. it is fascinating to watch the whole process : )
Speaking of beads .. my porcelain berry vine creates so many different colour "beads" it is striking .. I love the Wedgwood blue the best though .. they seem more artificial than real ! The birds love these berries too .. it is a buffet most of the time in my garden between the insects and birds so come have a bite to eat and enjoy the view!