My nieces and nephew came to spend the day with me today. Sanjana, (extreme right) is showing a keen interest in photography and her favourite subject is--flowers! The photo below is of a white spider on a white lily, taken by her. You'll have to click on the photo to see the spider.
It rained heavily around noon but as soon as the rain stopped, Sanjana walked around my front-yard and shot these pictures.
My younger son plays the drums and over the years, a lot of sticks have been broken. Not wanting to throw them away I've used these broken sticks for decorating a 'pot' of portulaca.
Foxtail orchid is one of the most common orchids found in my region.
My hydrangea seems to love this place where it doesn't get too much of the summer sun.
The blooms of Mother-in-law's Tongue.
Thank you Sanjana, for taking these photos of my blooms!
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