Saturday, August 27, 2016

Great Climber.......

The morning glory is growing out of a planter on my side porch.  It has taken it a long time to grow but it seems to be established now.  I can see at the top left that there are buds developed that will finally give me blooms at the end of August. The sun shines through these leaves in the afternoon creating great color.  I do have to water it everyday to keep the vine from getting wilted and wasted. 

Friday, August 26, 2016

Open Winged Warrior........

He is a little battered but still in good form.  As he sat on the zinnia he spread his wings to feed from the flower. The monarch can be seen from afar so I had time to run out a couple of times to get a shot.  The first time I went out the battery light came on and the camera shut down.  I was charged and ready to go the next time I went out to the garden.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

I Was Missing in Action.....

Starting back to school with my day busy spent at school meant that I didn't get to sign in on any blog. It was an interesting day of workshops and planning for my new long term substitute job.  I am alive and well.... just very tired.  Tomorrow I will be back on duty.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

A Blushing Pink Beautiy............

Weather beaten but still putting out a few great trumpets of pink.  The wood fence creates a great pattern in the treated wood. We had rain again last night in the for of a very slow drippy mist.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Pure White......

The glory seemed to take time to create a pose for me while hanging on the rickety old trellis. The place the plant is growing makes it to be in full sun most of the day.  It always makes it a challenge to get a shot because of the bright light and it also seems to being in the wind most of the day.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Flowing LInes Everywhere......

A spontaneous shot to display the foliage from the flag iris.  I really have never noticed how much growth comes from the flag iris but this shot shows it is a dominate green area in the garden.  When I focused in on the leaves I thought to did give it a great contrast in the foreground with the wavy hair of the angel. God provided the great lighting as I had no control of that.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Garden Shed.......3 Shots.

My garden shed is functional as it is filled with lots of things from many different aspects of my life.  I can not go into the shed and pot a plant in there though as the shed is being a storage area.  I don't have a garage on my ancient property so the shed and my basement are both my storage areas.

Still life items that I had a school for students to look at while they drew with pencils ended up out at the shed. A lot of those things are displayed on shelves and in the window.

A pot from my parents garage hangs from the ceiling waiting for a plant to be put into it. Someday it will graduate to that type of use.

The old scythe is from my wife's farm that originally was her grandfathers farm.  I am sure her granddad used that scythe to cut prairie grass.  The story goes that her granddad bought the farm near Grimes and lived in a shed with a couple of his brothers.  They cut prairie grass the first year and sold it in the downtown area of Des Moines in order to make money.  The old rake is a cheapie one that I still use in a pinch.  It is ready for the landfill. The red cupboard next to that was inherited from a former shop teacher that wanted it out of the shop.