Sparkling Mid Summer


Bellis, originally uploaded by georgiannalane.

(texture by Florabella Textures)

It’s really happening. The birds are winding down for the season. Oh, they will be around still, but the dawn chorus is nearly over for this year. This morning the birds didn’t start until after 5:00 and only went for a few minutes. It’s sad for me, as it marks a change, a waning of the days, even though warmer ones are coming. The daylight hours are perceptibly shorter and the sun no longer rises exactly in between the fir trees through our bedroom window.

The Chorus

Our dawn chorus is sadly dimishing. Today it didn’t begin until 4:50 am and barely lasted 15 minutes. The birds that participated gave it their all but it is noticeably quieter and shorter. I’m still recording on some mornings, though.

Summer, Summer, Summer

Coreopsis rosea ‘Heaven’s Gate’
(texture by Florabella Textures)
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Another beautiful day, like yesterday and the days before.

I’ve spent a lot of time watering and trimming and preparing a new bed for my lovely Gaura lindheimeri ‘Pink Cloud’. I just adore this plant. The two I had in containers last fall didn’t survive the winter and although I swore not to buy more plants until I’ve planted everything that’s still in nursery pots, I just had to replace these. I happened to have a chunky coupon at the local nursery so got three nice healthy plants. Now I’m preparing their bed with extra loving care. I really want them to make it! Here’s a photo from last year. They are like fairy plants. Their other common names are “Whirling Butterflies” and “Bee Blossom”.
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Gaura lindheimeri ‘Pink Cloud’
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