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Friday, August 14, 2009

Blooming Friday!





It's Blooming Friday again! It's been raining again and I have just
a few blooms at this time of the year. But to see other participants'
flowers, please visit Katarina at Roses and Stuff.







I can honestly say that 2009 is a jasmine-filled year. And
one that's blooming right now is Yesterday Today and Tomorrow/
Brunfelsia pauciflora. I'd bought the plant a few months ago and
now the second flush of blooms are out. By tomorrow the purple
blooms will turn a shade paler and then they'll turn white.
Another fragrant plant that I've added to my terrace garden.











The tiny blooms of the Basil plant attracts a lot of insects.
This blue/black wasp was busy feeding as I clicked away. I
didn't quite get that metallic blue sheen on its wings in the
sunlight.

Have a wonderful weekend....and thanks for stopping by.

22 comments:

Mildred said...

Hi Kanak, I love the fragrance of basil. We did not plant any this year and I miss it. I've not seen the brunsfelsia before. Such a lovely color. I hope you have a very nice weekend.

Lillebeth said...

It is always fantastic to see "our" indoor plants in your outdoor garden. Thank you!

Stephanie said...

The dragonfly in the first pic with the yellow body caught my attention. Do you think it would change colour later? Looks like a young dragonfly with yellow body. Have a wonderful Friday and weekend!

Anette said...

Hallo! Always nice to look at your beautiful plants! You have a lovely garden! /Anette

Amanda said...

You have a lot of flowers and plants in your garden and your basil as a great fly like. (I like the wings green color.) /Amanda

Roses and stuff said...

Hi Kanak, I had Brunfelsia once - but as a potted plant for indoors. Very lovely. You're so lucky being able to grow it in your garden.
Katarina

tina said...

A very nice name for a plant. I've heard of it before. Great shot of the wasp.

Mia said...

I do like that photo at the top, the dragonfly :)Somehow so simple and " clean/ sharp" He just matches the straw..

Carol said...

Particular care was taken in your part of the world in creating the most unique damsel or dragon flies ever seen. You always amaze me with your fabulous shots ... What a joy! The yellow and green ... horizontal on the vertical blade of grass. Stunning! Your terrace garden ... clay pots spilling over... all so lovely... what a beauty is your jasmine!

easygardener said...

Yet another beautifully coloured Dragonfly - you have so may of them :-)
I remember having a Brunfelsia once - the colour of the flowers as they faded was part of its charm.

Prospero said...

Hi Kanak. The first shot is really wonderful. I'm a big fan of Basil, too.

lotusleaf said...

I have been wanting to get the Yesterday-today-tomorrow plant for my garden. Pretty flowers. Your post about photographing insects was very interesting and informative.
Have a happy Independence Day!

Susie said...

We actually sold Yesterday, Today and tomorrow this year. I had never seen it before. It is a unique looking plant.

Have a great weekend Kanak!

birdy said...

All the shots are wonderful, however the first picture probably of coromandel marsh dart damselfly is my favorite.

Moa said...

Ohh.. I like the last picture with the basil plant and the insect.. We don´t have any with that black/blue colour.. very nice. Have a great weekend. Moa

sweet bay said...

Brunfelsia pauciflora sounds like a wonderful plant. The wasp is an intriguing color, that dark smoky blue.

Jessica said...

I normally grow quite a few herbs including basil. This year I only have a small pot of rosemary that my son gave me. I am really slacking in the garden department this year.

By the way, I have a Meme Award waiting for you on my blog. You can find it here: http://themagicalmundane.blogspot.com/2009/08/meme-award-for-me.html Just save the image to your computer and then follow the directions if you wish to play :)

Kanak Hagjer said...

Mildred, thanks. I'd like to post some more pics for you...the fading colours look lovely!


Lillebeth, without Blooming Friday I'd never have thought about these as indoor plants!


Steph, that's a damselfly. Although they look the same, damsels have slimmer bodies and they rest with their wings closed. The colour is going to remain the same.


Anette, thank you so much!


Amanda, I was actually removing some of the blooms so that the herb will last longer but this wasp was having such a good time that I stopped what I was doing!


Katarina, so true about growing things outdoors. I think a lot of care is needed in nurturing plants inside enclosed areas.

Tina, thanks. It always reminds me of Trudi (Titania).

Thanks Mia...that's a damselfly. Glad you liked the photo!

Kanak Hagjer said...

Oh Carol! I'm amazed at the colours too! To go out and see such a vivid yellow or red, for that matter, does lift up one's spirits! Thank you so much for your kind words...glad you liked the blooms.

EG, the fading part...that's the loveliest. Glad you liked the damselfly photo!

Prospero, thank you so much!!

Padma, very happy to read your comment. And thanks for mentioning my insect post. Hope you get the plant...for your garden.

Happy Independence Day to you too!!


Susie, it must be so wonderful to be connected to plants, not only in your garden, but at work too.

Have a great weekend!


Birdy, I have not been able to identify damsels. Thanks a ton for the ID!!

Moa/Sweet Bay... thank you so much! I've seen blue/black only on this wasp.


Jessica, thank you so much! But you've been travelling too:)

As for the award, thanks. I'll check it out but I won't be participating. have a wonderful weekend!!

Muhammad khabbab said...

i love the pics of your garden specially butterflies. great colors.

Kanak Hagjer said...

MK, thank you for stopping by...

Perfectly Twisted said...

Hi there! I stumbled upon your blog and just wanted to say your images are AMAZING! Thank you for sharing yourself and your eyes :)