Just popping around the garden and Mill Creek, seeing what is pretty and taking pictures to share.
The pink poppy in the front yard has bloomed for the first time.
It is more purple mauve than this photo looks on my computer.
I find the way the light comes through the petals is just marvelous!
I woke up early and there was a spooky beautiful sunrise going on outside.
I thought of the old saying:
Red sky at morning, sailor take warning.
The was high winds and some rain later on that day.
My gardener in his orange crocs....worked hard to mix up some planting soil.
The hat used to be beach wear.
Now the surfer has become landlocked and is loving gardening instead.
The backyard orange oriental poppies put on quite a show.
The light play through the petals again...begs for someone to capture on canvas.
The petals are nearly transparent in the sunlight.
I can see the shape of the seed bearing "pepper pot" inside.
The satin smooth petal California poppies are paired so nicely with their own lacy blue green leaves.
I left the garden to the care of Bernie and Tate.
The stream in the fork was surprisingly low for this time of year.
Photo tip I have just learned: Avoid photographing streams in sunlight. They look much better in shade, and photographed early or late in the day.
Use a slow setting (like a night scene option) if you want te water blurred, use a sport or fast setting if you want to see the water frozen in motion.
I've posted the Porter Fork rock formation in all seasons already, but never resist taking a parting photo of the formation whenever I walk around Porter Fork.
And no wonder.
The Magpies are everywhere.
They are nesting and attacking cats, and waking us up with their loud calls.
One nest was in our blue spruce tree out front.
A baby fell out of the nest.
The magpies went suddenly silent.
Baby 'Pie has blue eyes!
We were torn between hoping that the baby would hop back up into the safety of the tree or rooting for a neighborhood cat to have 'pie for breakfast.
They really are LOUD birds...
Store bought Gerba daisies also bloom now.
I kind of like the "weeds" better.
How about you?