Sunshine, Freedom, and a Little Flower

A perfect long weekend starts early with the afternoon off and a sneak trip to the garden.

The Hummingbird Garden with Veronica, Coreopsis and Asiatic Lily in bloom….

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The Cottage Garden, freshly tamed. Ina has been here!

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The Butterfly Garden, filling in at a rapid rate. I saw a Monarch today, but it got away!

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The Dahlias, making their way skyward…

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Maria’s Garden, a jumble of color awaiting the Sunflowers arrival…

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Darn bunnies burrowing beneath the blueberries…

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And visitors. A lizard with a keen sense of irony…

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And Pelican Bay. Taking up residence in the flooded rice fields.

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“Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.”
~ Hans Christian Anderson

(I’ll be back tomorrow.) πŸ™‚

18 comments

  1. Maria sargent

    What great pictures. It looks like the lizard is keeping a close eye on the garden and getting lots of sun. the Asiatic lilies are just beautiful. I don’t think I have ever seen pelicans out at HB before.

    • Thank you…yes, lots of hard work to bend Mother Nature a little to our way of seeing things. No “resting” here…just a wonderful place to memorialize our companions and remember together. πŸ™‚

    • The little guy had no fear. Came right up to him and he wasn’t moving. Don’t know if he thought I couldn’t see him, or – more likely – he was just enjoying his perch so much that he wasn’t giving it up!

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