Sunday, July 08, 2007

A Sunday Stroll - Rain from a Late Morning Storm

Even the intense heat of the day - the kind of heat that keeps everyone indoors and kindles tempers - was not enough to dry all of the rain from a late morning storm from the earth and flowers in the garden. I walked the trail for a while, lingering in the shade near the moon garden. Tiny butterflies and buzzing insects kept me company, while the hot wind lifted the tree branches, changing the pattern of light that fell across the garden.




photos by Aisling, July 8, 2007 1) White Phlox, cultivar David, just coming into bloom 2) An "Easter" lily, still holding the rain from a late morning storm 3) a butterfly on the blue scabiosa (pincushion flower.) 4) Echinacea (purple cone flower) 5) Orange Day Lily

8 comments:

kerrdeLune (cate) said...

Aisling, these photos are absolutely wonderful, and I like your daylilies much better than mine!

Aisling said...

Cate, Perhaps we shall have to be a "mutual admiration society" and enjoy each other's daylilies vicariously! *grin* Thanks for the nice comment on my photos.

Catherine Mary said...

I love the colors in the purple cone flower and I'm always amazed when people can catch a photo of a butterfly sitting on a flower! By the time I focus, the butterfly has moved on.

Aisling said...

Catherine Mary, That is usually what happens to me also, so I'm always surprised and happy when I manage to get a photo of one!

Lesley said...

Beautiful flowers, Aisling! It would be lovely to visit your garden (and you of course!), in person. :-)

Aisling said...

Lesley, Thank you! It would be lovely also to visit you and your gardens! If only...

Rapunzel said...

I love the butterfly! Do you know type she is?

Aisling said...

Rapunzel, I'm not sure. I didn't get a good look at the top of the butterfly's wings. Maybe a fritillary...? I'm going to look it up on eNature sometime soon and will post a quick note if I can tell what type she is. I wish I had a photo of the top of her wings too; that would make identification so much easier!