Still waiting for my replacement hard drives, but I’m hobbling along by doing manual backups and modifying my workflow. Likely, I will keep this workflow as it is more streamlined than what I’ve been doing.
It also takes up a lot less space.
Anyway, on to the subjects of this post. On the 13th of June of the year of our FSM MMXV, I felt the urge to grab the camera and go out into the yard to see what’s what. Those who follow me might recall the Mother’s day blizzard and the subsequent hail shortly thereafter. Those two events damaged many of our perennials.
These are flowers we bought at the Dutch Heritage Nursery (I still have to do a post about this year’s visit), but some of our perennials are rebounding from the pounding they took.
I was hoping the chives would have suffered, but no such luck; they are growing all over the place . . . again.
Really, I don’t mind; the bees are probably in need of as many flowers as they can get to.
Yes, my first bee shot of the season. Here’s another.
This next shot would not normally make the cut, but . . .
Did you notice what’s in the background?
By the way, as usual, one can click on the images to open a larger version in a new tab or window. There is also a SmugMug Gallery HERE. Those images can be viewed at full resolution.
I did have one shot of a bee I’ve was pleased with . . . the shot, not the bee. Not that I have anything against the bee.
The Green Lacewing is not the only insect the bees shared their feast with . . .
The fly went to the Peonies . . . who look like they might flower despite looking pretty ragged.
This next show is a layered composite of two shots so that I would have everything in focus. I think it turned out well.
. . . and that looks like a spider, all out of focus and in the background. How the heck did I miss that?!
The columbines are flowering, but the plants look pathetic, the flowers are small, and there are not as many as usual. (Looking back: check out THIS POST or check out THIS GALLERY for a look at the kind of flowers we had in our Michigan garden).
Some might say those look nice, and yes, as flowers go, not too bad. But these are small plants with one or two flowers.
Contrast those to the following from our Michigan garden.
The flowers are one of the things we miss about Michigan. There are not many other.
The wild geranium plant would by now be all bushy and awash with flowers . . . there are three flowers on it . . . and only one looked nice.
I’ll end with the same thing I started with . . . flowers I bought. Flowers planted in pots that we bring in under cover whenever it threatens to storm (saved them from at least three hail events so far).
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