Tuesday, July 31, 2018


This time of year it seems like the Morning Glory vines that nobody planted are growing, oh, like a foot a minute. 

Monday, July 30, 2018


I'm waiting on the Anemones, but in love with the beauty of the buds at the same time. Win/win.

Friday, July 27, 2018

The Heart Wants what the Heart Wants

I guess they aren't for everyone, but if I had a yard I might not be able to resist putting a crepe myrtle in it.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Aging Gracefully

Or should I have said "drying gracefully" instead or dying?  Some things are pretty fine on the way out too. 

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Japanese Clethra at Hofstra

Among the many lovely specimens at Hostra, there are a few Japanese Clethra trees which are getting ready to bloom right now.  Such pretty things they are too.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

A Little Treat by the Sidewalk

A little treat by the sidewalk is always appreciated. Coneflowers are a favorite of mine.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

A Little Bit of Light and Anticipating a Bloom

A little bit of light through the petals and anticipating a bloom; just some fleeting moments spent looking at a plant I passed while out walking this week. 

Thursday, July 12, 2018

First Week Seeing Monarchs 2018

And I got a picture too, first of the year, this evening. 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Monarch Monitoring Milkweed Blooms

The swamp milkweed at the Children's Museum is blooming so pretty in pink, coinciding with my first monarch sighting of the year. (yesterday-- no picture though) Bees and other butterflies, like a skipper for example I saw today, are digging those pretty pink blooms too.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Future Dinner

Future dinner. Or maybe lunch? (Well not the flower, but the fruit that hopefully will follow.)

Friday, July 6, 2018

Summer's Bloomers: Black-eyed Susans

Seems like a bit of a tradition for me: snapping at least one picture of black-eyed susans this season.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

It's a Scorcher Out There

Today's weather report brought to you by a dripping wet pine cone. She says it's hot, hazy and humid out there today, a real scorcher.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Goldenrain Tree: Summer Bloomer

I haven't had luck with getting a picture of a bee on the blooming Goldenrain Tree this year, but one place the bees are right now is visiting this summer bloomer.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Clues at my Feet in June

Learning about plants can be fun if you are the kind of person who likes to play detective.