The natural world around me, both a few steps and a few miles, away.
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Out of My Rear Window 7-10-11
Up early again, to clouds, much to my surprise. Mr. Tom and the Ladies were dining early.
But, it didn't take long for the squirrels and this adorable little chipmunk to follow suit.
Mr. and Mrs Goldfinch were dining, also, but at separate tables.
And, then, he snuck off to the bar for a drink. This doesn't bode well.
There's one new daylily in the garden this morning, and, it's a doozy, Emerald Enchantment.
Just look at that bright emerald eye.
Strutter's Ball is putting on a real show.
In fact, that whole little garden is doing the same, just overflowing with color.
The white coneflower is blooming. There's a story behind this. A friend asked if I wanted any coneflowers, since she had to thin out. I said sure, and she brought me a box full, early in the Spring of 2010. When they started to bloom, I noticed that one of them was white. Surprised, I called her to thank her for it, and she was very surprised. "I don't have any white coneflowers," she said. We figure it might be a mutant, and I think that she's just a bit disappointed that it ended up in my garden. This year, it appears to be multiplying, and I think that, next year, I'll surprise her by giving her back a plant or two of it.
A couple of hours passed, the clouds disappeared, and it is a bright and beautiful day. I'm going to enjoy it, and I hope that you enjoy your day, also.