Saturday, April 30, 2016

Friday, April 29, 2016

Sharing Space.......

I find it difficult to take shots of lily of the valley as they are so low to the ground.  I took a chance with this one lone sprout sticking up among the hosta leaves and the lily of the valley leaves. It had been raining so the water clings to the leaves.  I know the flower likes to have plenty of moisture. The overlapping leaves makes the photo into an abstract shot.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

A Promising Situation......

The viburnum skipped blooming last spring.  With our early spring freeze I thought things would pan out to be the same this spring.  Look at what I see now.  They are not in full bloom yet but their stems and buds still put out an interesting display.  All the  little ducks are in a row.  I will have to go back in two years of blogs to find its name.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Over the Fence.......

The honeysuckle is blooming.  It is receiving a lot of rain and looks fresh and green.  The flowers are almost all opened now.  I didn't notice a fragrance when I took the photo but the wind was blowing so hard that the fragrance was headed towards the neighbors.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016


I still have goldfinch coming to the feeding sock.  I see other Iowan photographers share their goldfinch birds and they are all pure yellow now.  Mine seem to all have a brownish color still mixed into the body color. I hope they keep coming to the feeder when they do turn to a pure yellow coloring.

Monday, April 25, 2016

White Birch..........

The tree calls out to me to take its photo on certain days more than others.  Yesterday the sun was bright and the light was clear making the bark look so clean. Small sets of leaves are now forming on the branches.

The leaves that are just now forming make a blurred shadow at the ends of the smaller branches. The spiral tentacle shapes will be popping out soon, making some of the birds very happy.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Sunday Whites......

I am thinking that when we had a below freezing morning that some stems were damaged by it.  I am finding different tulips, not all of them, but some that look like someone came along and gave them a squeeze and a  bend.  The white tulip has a subtle small red fringe on the edge of its petals. Other tulips look like the one below the white one which is very short.  I have a few of those also spread around in the different gardens.  I have never had short tulips.