In the past few days, on my mixed patch, more zinnias have bloomed. Pink is the predominant colour. I still have a few gladioli blooming. They looked pretty, so next year I'll be planting more of them. The tomato plants are blooming in profusion... Last year's orange nasturtium decided to show up again... You're more than welcome!!! The last of the single-petalled marigolds has an attractive visitor. I didn't expect these red salvias to grow this tall. Can you see the damselfly on one of the plants? The red hibiscus is all set to bloom. I was very happy to be able to get a shot of the Common Lascar resting here. The drab winter look of the Acalypha Wilkesiana is almost gone. It's slowly regaining its refreshing green/cream colour. It helps that the Common Sailor is in the vicinity! My mixed bed again...a combination of phlox, zinnia and dianthus.
My biggest joy is that I have been able to attract more bees, butterflies and other beautiful winged creatures to my garden. Watching them on these blooms, I feel blessed. Even a small patch of earth can bring so much happiness.... If you want to join Bloom Day, please visit Carol at Maydreams gardens.
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