Monday, August 30, 2010
back from a break...
okay, it's been three years since I started this blog and I have had to struggle sometimes to pay attention to it. This last month has been one of those times. But I realized that taking pictures, posing questions, and studying gardens and gardening are really enjoyable activities for me. So... I am back from a self-imposed break to have fun again and see where that takes me.
Pictured above are two things that are representative of what I call late-late summer. Humidity and the sun's lowering trajectory can result in some very dramatic cloudscapes in August and September. I have taken more pictures of clouds in the past week than I have all year. I expect that trend to continue. The other photograph is from a tuberose growing at the North Carolina Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill. It smells incredible. Along with crinums and ginger lillies, tuberoses are some of the most fragrant things that a flower gardener can produce. And all three of these can be blooming in September around here. What a nice thought.