Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Early Morning.........

The sky was  painted with many colors this morning with the sun rising to the left of this  photo.  I am sure it was more beautiful with a broader view.

Thirty minutes later the whole scene has changed. The colors of red and pinks are all gone now and the glow of white light takes over the scene.  The clouds are a part of a system that will give us sprinkles or nothing in the way of moisture.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Red Hot Blooms......

It has been a perfect spring to help bring out abundant blooms on the lilies.  I forgot how red this flower is but I did get a true capture of its color.

I kept checking on the conditions of the light throughout the day and bright sun was not the perfect time for a photo. The evening photo above was the best time to take the image. I normally only have a couple of blooms in the summer but this year I can see over a dozen buds yet to bloom.

Monday, June 27, 2016


Two different kinds of daylilies join the one Asiatic lily that grow in this one garden area. Hosta blooms are mixed in the profusion of blooms.  A good rain made all of them perk up after high temps the past few days.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

A Day of Rest........

Another hot day with the 90 degree temperatures for most of the day. Angel boy gets to be in the shade at least half of the day. 

Saturday, June 25, 2016


The sun glows over the cornfield giving it the warmth it needs to make the plants grow.  The high humidity makes the corn grow well regardless that we have very dry soil.

The corn here was planted early and it has done well. It seems like you can see corn going on forever across to the horizon.  In reality, you can see it growing up over the hill and beyond as it is the crop of choice for the farmers again this year.  Corn loves hot humid weather and that is what we have had for a couple of weeks now.  A good rain would be nice to see in the future.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Hydrangea a la Foundation..........

This is one of the best springs that we could have had for the hydrangea. It received plenty of rain early in spring and caused robust growth.  I didn't pay much attention and then there is the wonderful explosion.  I posted these blooms a couple of weeks ago and they are now fully opened up and beautiful.

I can see why one of the varieties like this is called a snowball bush. This one was an old foundation hydrangea that I am sure does not have any special pedigree.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Early Morning Blues.........

A clear sky at night gives us a cooling off period.  It was 64 degrees this morning when I was up with the dog. There are small skiffs of clouds but to them most part it is a clear morning. The night of the strawberry moon it was completely clouded over with no moon in sight.

Looking the opposite way to the west you can see a similar sky. The trees make a great looking foreground as the leaves make the tree to be more solid as a shape.