These days the blooming flowers in Mrs. F.G.'s garden are just at their summer peak. It will go on for a few weeks yet, but two days later as I write this, the Daylilies are already passing their best, as the first few are finished blooming. But it's a treat to go out there and just sit on the patio surrounded by the colour and all the buzzing insects.
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
It's the season for Monarch caterpillars to be munching away on the Milkweed, and we have several just outside the living room window. Then a neighbour who's one of my loyal blog readers brought me in a quite dead insect they has taken from a spider web at the church. It turned out to be a damselfly.
Sunday, July 24, 2022
At this time of year, with the Echinacea or Coneflowers coming into bloom, the presence of spiral patterns in flowers becomes really obvious. Fibonacci, an Italian mathematician from Pisa first described these spirals to the western world as early as 1202. I don't pretend to understand the mathematics, but the spiral patterns are fascinating.
Friday, July 22, 2022
Yes, one more post on my friends the weeds, very pretty as some of them are.
Wednesday, July 20, 2022
I'm continuing my posts covering the many 'flowers of the field' in bloom these days. I'll get back to more interesting topics soon.
Monday, July 18, 2022
It's the time of summer when those flowers most of you know as 'weeds' come into bloom. These plants, which tend to grow in 'waste' corners or 'unused' bits of land, are remarkably hardy and usually spread easily through their seeds. So I've been out gathering pictures, somewhat foiled by the municipal crews or private landowners who come along and mow down these 'flowers of the field'.
Never-the-less I have persevered and gathered together nearly 3 dozen pictures. Sorry if it's a topic that doesn't interest you, but I'm doing it for my own record, so bear with me - or just return in about a week. This will take 3 posts to cover all I have to share.