Friday, January 23, 2009

Friday Photos

Ripening plums

Nectarines are so teasing with their lovely red skins but they won't be ripe for several weeks yet.

I hope the potatoes are growing as well under the ground as they are on top.

French beans flowering.

Now where did those ripe tomatoes go?

The things you find on your front lawn!!!

White Iceberg roses.

These three roses were planted nine years ago to celebrate the birth of our first grandchild, Zoe.

Reward at days' end.

I love the way the trees appear to change colour in the stormy light.

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Friday, January 16, 2009

Be it Little or Large....

..... BOTH are beautiful.
From today's delightfully marked little Gecko...... the glory of yesterday's huge Sunset.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

The Lure of Leaves

I often find the leaves of plants as attractive as the flowers. The colour, shape and texture is endlessly fascinating.

Here is a selection of leaves in my garden photographed over the past couple of years.

Grevillea 'Johnsonii'

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu'

Dodonaea (Hop Bush)





Phormium (New Zealand Flax)


Dill (seed heads)

Marguerite daisy

Gaura (and raindrops)



Zonal pelargonium



Bronze Fennel

Cherry, Smoke Bush and Variegated Abelia leaves

Sapium sebiferum (Chinese Tallow Tree) ....1

..... 2

Sorbus (Mountain Ash)


Acer rubrum (October Glory)

Acer palmatum

Dodonaea (Hop bush - in winter)