Friday, August 14, 2015

Pushing through the green

[Dolores of "True Blue Canadian" is the second "Whisper" winner]

While walking this past week I've had some lovely small surprises.  A glimpse of red in the midst of endless green.

Up close they look somewhat like an Iris or Gladiola but all I care about is their deep red color.

A purple vine - which sometimes tries to creep into our own yard - its very invasive and is always removed by my in-house landscaper.  Here it breaks up the bank of green and I admire its strength.

A very small but prolific flower on a very spreading plant.  Lovely pale lilac petals.

Doesn't it seem that some things are more precious because they are not expected to be where they are? 

"Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises. - Pedro Calderon de la Barca


  1. Oh you are so right about the unexpected. I have that plant in the middle pic growing in an area by the back patio. Actually I let it go for a while because I like the flowers, then pull it out when they are gone. Each year it comes back. There are so many gorgeous wild flowers growing along the roads. Terry calls them weeds, but to me, if it flowers...it's a FLOWER. I have been known to dig them out and plant them in the pond area too.

    Have a great weekend. Hope you find more good surprises.
    xx, Carol

  2. Love the middle plant especially! It looks like it could be a member of the morning glory family. Although my morning glories are not that easy to grow.

  3. The invasive species can create wonderful displays - even if they then have to be hacked back for the good of the garden as a whole!

  4. Gorgeous and heart-lifting splashes of colour. :o)

  5. After a long period of nothing but green here too, we finally have the autumn wildflowers beginning to burst into bloom. I need to get out there with my camera!!



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