Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A few more garden delights

And June's not over yet!

Hydrangeas, close up, look like water-colour paintings.

And roses look like roses. One of these days, they'll figure out how to transmit scent over the web. So sweet!

I was kneeling on our excuse for a lawn, taking photos of a buttercup (too vibrantly yellow, too glossy, too dancing-in-the-wind happy for my camera) when a baby leafhopper dropped out onto a leaf below.

Leafhopper nymph, almost completely colourless. Against drying moss, with a few spare blades of grass.

Passion fruit flower. Or is it a visiting mini-ship from outer space, parked in a neighbour's garden? Or just Ma Nature using up leftovers from beetle production?

Tomorrow: anther unexpected beastie in my tank.


  1. Passionflowers have got to be one of the strangest flowers I've seen, but I love the angle you took that shot from! your lawn of moss and a few sparse blades of grass sounds like mine, plus lots of "weeds"; monoculture lawns are so boring. I love the close up of the hydrangea, too.

  2. Absolutely gorgeous! Warm greetings from Montreal! :)


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