Thursday, June 28, 2012

Queen Ann's Lace & Daisy Fleabane


Today was so beautiful!  A front came through and dried up the humidity of the weekend and blew a steady breeze through the trees all day. The sky was deep, clear blue. Around midday I headed through the woods to the top of the hill, where Old Thompson Road meets the pipeline.  This spot almost always has more than just a regular breeze, probably because the open field that stretches from east to west is like a highway for the wind. Sure enough, a cool, stead wind blew across this pine-shaded spot.  I spread a beach towel out and settled down to draw. Daisy and Duke stretched out for a nap nearby.  It was heavenly. It's hard to believe the end of the week highs are supposed to be near 105 degrees.  I hope they are wrong.

In another corner of Middlewood, we've had hungry visitors return to my flower garden after a 20 year absence.  When we first moved out here we lost some day lilies for two summers, then it stopped.  Perhaps our other dogs did a better job of keeping wildlife away than our present combination of Daisy and Duke. From the look of my garden, I'd say it's a whole family of white-tailed deer nibbling in the night.

The only deer I've seen in person, during the day, is tiny and delicate.  I call her Bambi, and I no longer care about the flowers.  There are enough blooms left for us to enjoy, and the tiny fawn can have her greens.   I hope to get a photo of her soon.  Stay tuned...


The phlox Bambi forgot to eat.




 The hydrangea Bambi couldn't reach.

5 comments:

Boo said...

Oh Helen, what a beautiful post in every way! May I puleese purchase a print?? You used blue you see....;) love you.

Helen said...

Certainly, Boo. :-)

Boo said...

<3

greensuzan said...

The royal blue flowers are so amazing, thanks for sharing, I like them very much!

Helen said...

Thanks Suzan! The blue flowers are Hydrangeas.