Sunday, July 06, 2008

Sunday Stroll - The Colors of the Day

Chicory are blooming along the roadsides, but their shades of blue are not the predominate color story in our landscape in these early days of July. The native viburnum are blooming and the wild edges of our property, the fields and back hill, are awash in white. Closer to the ground, another level of white, where the wild yarrow blooms. And in the garden, a large patch of white Arctic Daisies, seen here beside the buds of the orange daylily, is the social hub for honey bees and other nectar seekers.

Though white is predominate in the uncultivated areas, pink is making a statement in the garden. The faintest hint of pink colors the one blossom on a young black-lace elderberry bush, while nearby audacious splashes of pink cover the spirea.

The blanket flowers, so pretty in bud, are beginning to bloom in bold orange and yellow profusion. A single bloom of wild white campion has hidden herself away in their midst, echoing the white splendor of the viburnum in the wild edges.

photos by Aisling, July 6, 2008


Joyce said...

I love your color theme!

linda said...

what lovely flowers you have coming all around in Cal. , the blooming time is fast receding, leaving behind lots of deadhead chores. DH will have to do most of that this year so that I can have another show in the fall, when the weather is cooler....all my lovely pink roses have turned white in the heat and my lavenders, very sadly, are coming to an end of that first heady bloom...I may stroll later in the coolness and see what my camera finds...what you said about strolling with camera forces one to see the flower and not the bareness is so true and I need to remember that!

Aisling said...

Joyce, Thank you!

Linda, We gardeners will have to learn to flow easily with the seasons, wont we? It is so hard for me in the autumn when frost comes along and kills my blossoms. Even this spring, my iris display was seriously curtailed by a late freeze. So many buds just turned brown and withered before blooming.

I hope you are able to take that walk in the cool hours of evening. I look forward to seeing what you find. :)

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

Oh my goodness, the colors are to die for. You captured quite a palette of nature's colors for sure. I bet the honey bees invite all their friends over to your garden. Thanks for sharing your very colorful day. Hoping you have a wonderful week to come.

Aisling said...

Robbin, Thank you. I love to be surrounded by color. It just seems good for the soul, you know?

Thanks for visiting! :)