Seeing all the Bloom Day pictures I couldn't resist joining in. Winter, in many parts of India, is a vibrant splash of colour. If it's January, chrysanthemums are still at it-- blooming in profusion. An early morning shot has this little guy staring back at me with no sign of flitting away from its fragrant, floral bed!
Purple salvia in the mixed bed. Red and peachy ones are blooming too.
More mums opening up. Good to know that my li'l space won't be bereft of colour for another three weeks or so.
Dianthus...love that pristine white!
Prospects of a bright future at the sight of this baby bottle-gourd and a bloom! Finally, the view from my kitchen window and this does not belong to me. My neighbour's yard with all those pretty flowers...a welcome sight at any time of the day!
If you'd like to join Garden Bloggers' Blooms Day, please visit Carol at May Dreams Garden.
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