Early Morning Garden Walk

Yesterday morning I awakened early and decided to head out to my garden hoping to catch a glimpse of the elusive ruby throated hummingbird that I occasionally see. These sightings normally occur when I don’t have my camera in hand!

The soft light of the morning revealed the beauty of some mid-summer blossoms. A few of my Oriental lilies had escaped the onslaught of little red beetles this spring and were putting on a beautiful show. I particularly love the white and red stargazers and the white and yellow ones too.

In bloom as well were some different varieties of day lilies that have been given to me by gardening friends. The pale orange ones looked terrific with the newly blooming liatris and tall white daisies.  Surprisingly I discovered a few foxgloves that were very late but still nice. In “Katherine’s Garden”, my new bed that I started in 2010, I noticed that my sweet peas have just started to flower. Due to the hot, dry weather this year they are half the height of last summer with its warmth and frequent rain. Certainly this summer’s heat and drought-like conditions have not produced as many great blooms as last year but each time I’m out, I do enjoy the hardy blossoms that in spite of the conditions have continued to thrive.

Oh yes, the hummingbird……as I mentioned he is not predictable and I’ll have to set out with camera in hand again and hope to capture him” from behind the lens.”

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About janewalkerscards

Jane Walker is a Newcastle photographer who creates framed photographs, photo trays and matted greeting cards reflecting the beauty of nature and gardens. Her recent interest in birds, owls and other wildlife is now being reflected in her posts. As a member of the Oshawa Camera Club, Jane has started to enter some of her photos for judging and appreciates the critiques by the judges. You'll be surprised at what shows up under the guise of "janewalkerscards".
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2 Responses to Early Morning Garden Walk

  1. It is always uplifting to see the beauty and colour of your floral gardens.

    Thanks again for sharing.

    Daniel

    • Daniel, Photographing flowers is still one of my favourite things to do! Thanks for the encouragement. I clicked on the link to your blog http:/daniels-view.blogspot.com/ and saw lots of amazing photos which include city as well as country scenes. Enjoy this lovely summer. It provides so many opportunities for photographers and everyone else! Jane

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