Our crape myrtles begin blooming during summer an continue to do so through the fall. I photographed a few of their very first blossoms a couple of days ago. The flowers are gorgeous.
The sunflowers planted in our garden are doing well. None of them have opened yet, but they will do so soon. Although the colorful red sunflower in this photo still immature, it is already beautiful.
I captured this dandelion growing in the shade of our backyard hedge. It looks so bright and radiant with that beautiful yellow in contrast with the dark shade of the hedge. That blurred yellow spot in the background is a second dandelion.
Our honey suckle vine is now producing brilliant red flowers. The ruby throat humming birds and the bees love them. The bunch in the photo above will open soon.
Last year, we planted several vines of morning glories. We noticed a small morning glory vine creeping up our chain link fence a little while back, but only this morning did we notice this magnificent purple morning glory in its splendor. I’m hoping the vine will continue to produce flowers.
It won’t be long until this beautiful yellow blossom turns into a delicious tomato. We have a good many blossoms on our tomato vines now, and I hope that means we’ll have a good crop this year.
If you scroll down a few post, you will see my photo of a honey bee eating from a clover. This post features a similar photo of a bumble bee stopping to eat a portion of his breakfast at this clover. The morning dew, which was still on the grass when I shot this photo, added color and beauty to my bee portrait.
If you’re going barefoot in our backyard, watch where you step! Bees and wasp of all shapes and sizes flock to feed on the multitude of clover growing among the grass. That’s what this honey bee was doing when I captured him the other day.
Happy mothers day everyone! I hope you all enjoy my card! I took the photo earlier this spring, and I added the text using my photo editor.
This beautiful yellow dandelion made a great ground level shot. Although dandelions are a bit annoying when they shoot up in your garden or yard, they are still beautiful wildflowers and make excellent photos.
Dandelions are sprouting up everywhere in our yard, like they always do during spring. I captured this tiny bug exploring one of them yesterday. I didn’t even notice him till after I had snapped the photo.
We saw some gorgeous rhododendrons during our trip to the Blue Ridge Parkway this May. These were showing off their beauty on top of one of mountains we drove over during our trip.
I thought the Pink Ladies Slippers we spotted during our trip to the Blue Ridge Parkway this May looked beautiful, and a little funny.
There’re orchids, and this is the first orchid picture I’ve published on my blog.
I stayed on the lookout for Yellow Ladies Slippers, (they look similar to Pink Ladies Slippers but instead of pink they are yellow) but I couldn’t find any. I saw lots of other beautiful vegetation though.
I spotted many of these tiny purplish blueish wildflowers growing on the sides of hiking trails and roads during our trip to The Blue Ridge Parkway this May. They are easy to spot because the grow in large groups and clusters.
We returned only yesterday from our trip to the Blue Ride Parkway. We started at Peaks of Otter in Bedford Virginia and finished in Cherokee National Forest. The first photo will be of one of the most beautiful plants in the Appalachians, the Rhododendrons. I photographed the ones in this picture growing outside the Switzerland Inn lodge. They were so beautiful.