Monday, August 10, 2009

"Dirty hands, iced tea, garden fragrances

thick in the air and a blanket of color before me, who could ask for more?"
~ Bev Adams, Mountain Gardening

A Cabbage White sunning on the leaf of a pink mallow. A good day to be a butterfly;)

A Tawny Emperor nectars on a purple coneflower.

Kwanso still blooming at the bend of the drive, welcoming visitors with a frothy display of vivid color.

Globe thistle just beginning to show its misty blue color.

An Eastern Comma, displaying the tiny white mark about half way up his hind wing. Nature designed the Commas to look like brown leaves. I wish he would have opened his wings to show the amazing angles and curves. Butterflies tend to be uncooperative. They never believe me when I promise to make them the next Elle Macpherson of butterfly models;)

David just beginning to create his snow capped mountain effect in my garden. Old, faithful David, I wouldn't dream of gardening without him.

August, with its clouds of scented blooms,
August, with its great stacks of giant clouds,
August, with corn plants standing like rows of soldiers,
August, with watermelons, full and heavy, dozing in the sun
~ Mary Naylor

Oriental lily Mona Lisa.