Category Archives: Garden

More from the garden

I was lining up a photo of the crape myrtle, and saw the moon in the perfect position for a solo snap.


More from the garden on Saturday, whilst waiting for the hummingbird:

MOBOT

Missouri Botanical Garden is open into the evening on select nights in July.

I packed the camera and a couple of lenses on Friday evening.  Sadly, they prohibit tripods because of the crowds, so twilight photography is tricky.


Dragonfly:

The moon and Venus:

Reflecting off of the surface of a still pool of water.

Japanese Garden:

Zinnia still life:

Forgotten shovel:

Climatron, Chihuly, and water lily pools:

The week

Well, I’ve had a full week of ‘vacation.’

And yes, I’ve rested from my usual labours.  But the daily tasks, and the catch-up tasks, continue.

To whit:

  • dog washed and trimmed
  • garden in good shape, with elephant ears split and more annuals in various pots
  • yummy Asian chicken salad made and devoured
  • at-home office desk purged of piles
  • monologues memorized and rehearsed for an audition
  • travel home from NYC
  • dry cleaning delivered, collected, and stored
  • lessons taught and coachings given
  • music composed, and new-to-me songs read and digested
  • cooking shows watched and enjoyed (and let the weekly menu planning commence)
  • photos taken and new sites scouted
  • Independence Day duly celebrated with a movie and then some grilled meat
  • laundry accomplished; bedsheets changed; bathroom scoured
  • fresh Gerber daisies placed in one of two favorite vases, and adorning the living room
  • new cast albums heard and enjoyed (mostly)
  • cake made and most eaten now
  • dog walked more times than I can remember

The list could go on and on, and doesn’t seem like much other than daily life, but living a daily life away from the office for a couple of weeks is a delight!

Pic of Auggie post-grooming:

From the garden

A bit of morning rain yesterday left some lingering plops of water on the leaves of the elephant ear plant:

I’ve now divided this elephant ear (given to me last year as a gift, at about 6″ tall) into four more pots.  She’s a grower. The original plant is now 4′ tall, and would be taller if I put her in the ground.

While I had the macro lens on the camera, I thought about a few other photos: