First thing in the morning and the resident back-yard frog is all set to greet me! Blurry picture, like most of my shots!! Did I imagine or did I actually feel, that my plants which weren't featured in my blog, look accusingly at me?! Here's some of the shots I'd taken earlier...a few of the not-so- green variety! I do love this! Not only is this easy to grow but the deep colour on its underside makes it very attractive! The tender leaves of this begonia look striking as they make their first appearance! Simply red! Monstera--laughing in the rain. Ah! Verdure! Latest addition--tender leaf of the monstera unfurls...
Glory be to God for dappled things- For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow; For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim; Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches' wings; Landscape plotted and pieced--fold, fallow, and plough; And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim. All things counter, original, spare, strange; Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?) With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim; He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change: Praise him. Gerard Manley Hopkins
The first flowering shrub I planted on our land
Every flower is a soul blooming in Nature.-Gerard De Nerval
Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself? -Henry David Thoreau