Much of my time is being spent in the garden these days, where I'm still spreading mulch to try and control the weeds, in between grabbing my camera to take photos. But it's great, because the garden is a continual unfolding of new flowers, along with the dozens of little butterflies all around parts of it at the moment. Here are a few close-ups.
Bird's Foot Trefoil is all over the place these days, in our meadow, and along the roadside. It's a widely naturalized agricultural crop, but it's bright and adds a lot of colour.
A miniature aster in our scree garden. I like the light shade of purple.
And one of the many succulents in the scree garden, this one sends up thin spike about 6" with these bright compound flowers at the top.
One of the wild raspberries that I should really move out of the flower garden.
Not sure about this one; my consulting horticulturalist is out of town, but I like the two-part very lacy structure of the flower as well as the colour.
And another composite a few inches tall. I thought this was purple, but maybe it's pink...?