My next posts are going to be mainly photos. I’ve been taking many so far this summer. Many are from my walks either about campus or in my neighborhood.
This post contains photos of the trial garden at the University of Minnesota St. Paul campus. It’s a perfect place to take a break at work and I walk there periodically throughout spring, summer and fall. Have a look-see of some early summer blooms and plants, even a bunch of grapes. I didn’t know the vine that grows there is a grape vine. I wonder how those grapes taste.
I hope you’ll come back next week to see more summer blooms. Enjoy!!
I have neglected my poor little blog :( Summer is just too busy for me. But I decided to put together a quick post of some of my favorite summer bloom photos. I’ll be back soon with at least one more post from my trip to Spain this past March. Stay tuned and I hope you enjoy these photos! First some from my walks around campus last month:
love the bee on that rose
some type of rudbeckia?
never have seen this one before
burberry shrub up close
blazing star or liatris
A handful from my garden:
Joe Pye weed about to blossom
blooming on the shore at the lake
One last gallery of photos I took yesterday at the Trial Garden on campus. There is more to learn about this garden for sure. But check out these beautiful things blooming now on campus:
doesn’t this look inviting?
wonder what kind of tree this is?
We interrupt our regular Spain trip post this week to bring you some photos of spring this year. I’ll be back next week with more Spain photos and tales.
First, some flowers:
this columbine grows out of a crack in my patio
spring gardening: bleeding hearts
viburnum blossom close up
spring gardening: gorgeous trillium
Next, some trees and plants:
beautiful white blooming tree
blooming crab tree I believe
plants from the farmers market, tomatoes, cukes, beans and basil
And I’ll leave you with another spring scene. This one’s of Miss M on a recent walk on a path near our house. Happy weekend everyone!
near Willow Pond
It’s time once again for a summer blooms post. These are some of my favorite photos from the summer. I hope you enjoy!!
Click on any photo to see the gallery. Up first are the blooms
queen of the prairie
pink coneflower on campus
first of many summer vases
orange day lily
red day lily
The veggie/fruit garden:
later in the summer
basil early summer
basil gone wild
cukes early summer
cukes mid summer
cukes climbing the fence-summer in MN
more cukes behind the fence
Nothing whatsoever to do with gardening but I like this photo I took of last night’s sunset at the lake:
I love these flowers!! And I missed seeing them the last several years. Well, tonight was the night! I decided to take the short drive to Como Park AFTER the zoo and conservatory closed so as to miss the hoards of people that undoubtedly were visiting this fine park. I found a parking spot easily and headed to the outside of the conservatory where these gorgeous flowers are blooming. They are Victoria water lilies and commonly called Blooming Victorias. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Click on any image to view the gallery.
water lilies at Como Park
I saved this one for the end. I wasn’t sure if this would look so good since it’s in the bright sun. But I really love the way it came out.
“What subject keeps you coming back? This week, show us your muse.”
Seems I have two that I come back to again and again: flowers and sunsets. So I think I’ll do a gallery of each if you don’t mind. Enjoy!
Red lilies, summer in Minnesota
Gorgeous purple iris
Pink bleeding hearts
White bleeding hearts
hibiscus (I think)
Queen of the Prairie
pink coneflower with bee
a rudbeckia volunteer from my neighbor’s garden
father and daughter
11th Crow Wing Lake
11th Crow Wing Lake, spring
sunset, Akeley MN
Now that summer is nearly here I realized that I left this post in draft mode and never finished it. There were some very beautiful flowers that I photographed that I’d like to share. Click on any image to see it larger and enjoy!
Next up…..a variety of blooms and plants:
false indigo redux
queen of the prairie
queen of the prairie
jack in the pulpit
peony from the side
garden is planted!!
Finally, what would life be like without my helper in the garden? Fritz amongst the lilies of the valley: