Sunday, August 23, 2009

Today's back yard tour

Sun Spray roses

Singing in the Rain rosebud

Cooking Sage

Texas Sundrops

Blue Mist in the breeze

Iceberg rose

Most of my very few blossoms on the very lush green trumpet vine are hidden amid the leaves where one cannot enjoy them.

But this cluster went "over the top."


Thompson Seedless grapes

One of the golf-ball-sized tomatoes I have been enjoying.
You can see that it grew amid vines that the hornworms
had been chewing on. This one is now in the kitchen.

Yellow pear tomatoes


A rosebud. I see it and think "speranza."

The Flame Seedless grapes had some critter chomp on all their upper leaves, leaving the grapes in full sunlight. So I have a vine of raisins. Not what I had hoped.

This petunia seems to be in a three-dimensional photo.

Cherry tomatoes

Piñata rose
This is the sole blossom right now. This bush almost died back altogether, its leaves badly sunburned this summer. There is new growth and I have not despaired.

And that concludes today's tour of the back yard. All close-ups as the late summer yard is not inspiring in larger vistas. But lots of beauty in spots.

For which I thank Godde, Ate Wi, Ina Maka, and all my relations (for many insects and other critters as well as the plant nations and the waters make this possible).

--the BB


Göran Koch-Swahne said...

Beautiful photos!

Earthbound Spirit said...

Lovely! And I envy you the yellow pear tomatoes - we have none this year. I loved them last summer - they made a salad seem almost like a dessert, they were so sweet.

susan s. said...

Yes, lovely!