the little miniature water lily in the tub on the deck has had a few blooms. Its too bad they last only a few days.
The yellow plums are actually quite abundant. We are eating them as fast as we can with ice cream, or the best -- mango swirl frozen yogurt. Figs are ready,too. Tomorrow we have some of them.
This cone flower (echinea) is holding its blooms for a long while. This is one of the planters that I put on the deck last year. This one holds far too many plants that are butterfly flowers. I made it up following the directions in a magazine for butterfly flowers. I have a few more planters on the deck. The willows are from the rock and alpine gardens show. These special little willows like a lot of water, so I am not sure if they will survive a move to the back garden. Since the vegetable garden is hopeless due to all the tree roots it might become my extended rockery and catch all plants place. I might want to move this crowded butterfly planter out into the garden, along with the big delphinium, from another pot. The deck is just looking too cluttered with all the pots. I must think about down sizing, too... and give away pots, as well as books and so many things that really should be cleaned up.
I have several time consuming hobbies that I enjoy. Gardening was my first passion. When I got my computer my garden suffered some neglect but for all that the garden still looks pretty good.
To those two I have more recently added photography. Photography relates to all of my hobbies, as well as to travel, and seems to tie them all together.
I have a high maintenance, wonderfull husband, who remains the primary interest.
Canon EOS Elan 7e - 35 mm - Feb 2015 - traded the camera body to Kerrisdale Cameras - Lens: Canon EF 28 - 135 mm F/3.5 - 5.6 IS Canon EF 50mm F/1.4 USM Canon EF 28 - 90 mm F/1.4 - 5.6
Canon Powershot A50 - digital - Lens: 4.3 - 10.8 mm 1:2.6 - 4.0
Canon Powershot S3 IS - digital - Lens: 12X 6.0 - 72.0 mm 1:2 -3.5 USM - Canon 58mm Close Up lens 500D - Canon tele-converter TC-DC58B 1.5x - Canon wide converter WC-DC58A 0.75x
Canon EOS Rebel Tli or 500d - uses same lenses and filters as the Canon Elan 7e
Holga 120S - Lens: 60 mm 1:8 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W560 - Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar in camera panorama wide angle lens Canon Powershot SX60 HS traded my SX40 to upgrade to SX60 - Feb 2015 Lens: 43.8 - 247.0 mm 1:3.4 - 6.5 USM, wide angle with 60X optical zoom