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.”