There’s nothing more beautiful to me than an early morning walk in my gardens to discover the newest blossoms. They literally seem to appear overnight and what a show this morning! A magnificent purple Dahlia…..backlit by the morning sun. The first dahlia of the season and oh so early…..July 8th.
This spring I was given numerous plants by Katherine, a new friend that I met at the Bowmanville Horticulture Club. There were so plants , I decided to convert some of my veggie garden space into “Katherine’s Garden”. With the rain and heat that we received so early this spring, the converted plot is now packed full of mature perennials that seem to love their new home. Today, along with the dahlia, I noticed the first white blossom on the ballooon flower plants. They added to the already wonderful array of colours created by little white nodding heads of fever few, tall yellow loosestrife, shasta daisies, white pincushion flowers and tiny purple asters. So many blossoms thatI found it hard to choose which ones to photograph for the upcoming artist’s show at Bond Head! (More about the show in a minute.)
Although I have a small vegetable garden, raspberry bushes and “mixed gardens” (veggies and flowers together), most of my enjoyment comes from the flowers as they make such perfect subjects for my photographs. I take hundreds…well probably thousands…..of photos many of which I use in my “photo frame keepsake” greeting cards. Soon I will “open” My Gallery so I can share a few of my favourites. Also, on Saturday, July 10th I am taking part in the Artists and Artisan’s Show at Bond Head Parkette. This wonderful show and sale is held annually on the shore of Lake Ontario south of Newcastle. Take Exit #440 off the #401 and follow the signs. For more information, go to www.agiftof-art.com and plan on spending a couple of hours watching the demonstrations and perhaps paicking up some gifts for friends and family. My cards and framed photographs will be on display in Booth #13! Hope to see you there.