Sunday, August 09, 2009

Sunday Stroll - Through the Week

All of these and more are blooming here today. There hasn't been a camera available to me today, so these photos are from earlier in the week - mostly last Monday. I did get outside when the sky cleared earlier today, to mow the lawn, walk through the garden, check the wild apple trees on the back hill (not quite ripe!), and pull a few weeds in both the butterfly garden and the front garden. The air has cooled and clouds are gathering once more. It wouldn't surprise me if it rained overnight again, as it has frequently this summer.

Where-ever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you peace and happiness.
all photos by Aisling, August 2009

in the butterfly garden:
1)close up of purple cone flower 2) blue balloon flower

the orchard garden:
3) a little pear 4) echinecea (purple cone flower) 5) dill in bloom

the front garden:
6) autumn red daylily 7) echinacea 8) bronze fennel in bloom


Everydaywoman said...

You have PERFECTED the art of close-up photography! I always love the detail found in your photos--pure art!

Thanks for sharing!


Aisling said...


What a kind thing to say! Thank you. I love close-ups because we think about and see the object a little differently than we ordinarily due. There are so many intricate details to a flower!

Farmer's Daughter said...

That pear looks like it will be juicy when ripe!

Aisling said...

Abbie, I have luscious and bosc (not sure which I photographed!) and both are delicious and, yes, juicy when ripe!

Thanks for visiting!

Margaret Evans Porter said...

Lovely flowers. Delectable pear!

Aisling said...

Thank you, Margaret. I noticed yesterday that a couple of those tiny pears have dropped from the branches. I hope that doesn't happen to many more before they get big and ripe! Yikes!

crstn85 said...

That balloon flower is so cool! I've never seen anything like that. I wish I had a garden to grow them in, all my plants are stuck in pots.

Aisling said...

I'm not sure how balloon flower would do in a pot, but it seems like it would be fun to try. It's official name is "Platycodon grandiflorum" and I think I've read it as Chinese bellflower also.

Some growing info could be found here:

Thanks for visiting me and for taking the time to comment!

June said...

Oh, that first coneflower is especially gorgeous. LOVE it! Everything you notice is so beautiful.

Aisling said...

June, I loved the way the light brought out the vivid green in that cone. Thank you for your nice comment!

Tabbie said...

Summer is to be treasured. Thank you for helping me to enjoy it.

Aisling said...


You are so welcome! Thank you for visiting. :)

Sharon Lovejoy said...

k. dear,

I LOVE the photos and they make me smile. The new sunflower heading is breathtaking!!!!!

About my new book–it is called Secrets of a Magical Granny and it has 130 projects and activities including nature by day and night, art, all sorts of things for a Granny or Auntie, or Mom or Dad to do with children. I hope you will like it. Lots of illustrations and an album of photos from my garden and home and grands. Love, Sharon

Aisling said...

Sharon, Thank you for coming by to see my photos and new header! :)

I am so excited to read your new book. I love the title! It sounds like a wonderful gift for my friend who is expecting her first grandbaby. :) Can't wait!