The following photos were not taken during the golden hour of the day.
They were not taken early enough to catch the beauty of the early morning dew
or after a wonderful, refreshing summer shower (I wish)...
and they were not taken with a tripod
(and should have been)
but still I hope you will enjoy them :)
I am always amazed at the visitors to our garden...
both the 'wild ones' and the plants that keep arriving unexpectedly!
This year we were blessed with this beautiful sunflower in the midst of our lingonberries.
I love sunflowers at this time of year and one of my favorite things to do is to walk through a field full of them...
Kiwi progress shot...
I love the way the kiwi leaf underneath almost looks like a bowl for them.
These are fuzzy kiwi and every year we harvest lots of them...
and I do mean, lots!
Another fun thing I like to do is visit kiwi farms...
where they actually know what they are doing:)
Crocosmia time--I can never get enough of these either.
Each year I wait (impatiently) for their gorgeous flowers to beautify our yard;
each year I am not disappointed!
And of course, this year I was sorely tempted to buy another one...
but where to put it?
Another volunteer plant we see a lot of--
besides our native moss which is taking over one of the paths by the upper pond (yippee!),
is the fern...
and I can never have enough of them too.
I almost feel like marking out the area where I wish them to plant themselves...
This daylily is one of my most favorite--
I love the pastel yellow
(hate the lighting; love the flower).
I can tell autumn is getting closer--
this week my friend cut a good part of our daylilies to the ground.
Am I ready for fall to begin?
no, probably not--although I have found myself enjoying the
cloudier, cooler conditions we have had lately.
And (I almost hate to say this)--
I caught myself
wishing praying for rain earlier this week.
Fortunately God knew what was best for this time...
Barrels a waiting...
yes, another project has been added to my 'to do' list
(along with the bamboo taming, lace stepping stones crafting, deck repair, etc., etc.)
And with this photo, taken in our miniature rose garden,
I bid you adieu because my day is about to get very, very crazy in a little while...
(and there is also great hope I will see the small bubbly one today)!
Have a blessed weekend!