Sunday, August 21, 2011


8:13 p.m. Saturday. View from the backyard deck.
Already, the days are getting noticeably shorter. The sun is rising about a minute later and setting about a minute earlier. A minute here and a minute there and pretty soon you're talking about real time. 

Yesterday's sunset was particularly stunning.

8:14 p.m. Saturday. View from the backyard deck.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

August bubbling away

 I've had the water lily ('Chromatella') for more than 15 years. The floating plants are new additions we purchased at Winter Greenhouse in May.

August is going by way too fast. Here is some of it captured and saved in The Seventh Day Project: August 2011. (Or see sidebar at right)

Sunday, August 14, 2011


I believe we're at that point in the season where we're taking out more plant material than we're putting in. This is the front bed with bee balm ('Raspberry Wine'), phlox, Oriental lilies and allium.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Saturday: On mornings like this, it's all about the light

Clouds left over from the night's thundershowers depart about 6:30 a.m.

 The sun rises above the trees and throws its light across the vegetable garden. (Whoo-hoo, look at that corn growing!)

 Tiger lily buds drip with moisture.

 Phlox catches the light.

 Buds swell on the 'Casa Blanca' lilies.

 The light plays off all the moisture in the air. And off those big puffs of Arctic blue willow (center).

 Sea holly (eryngium) almost looks like an alien plant in this light.

Bee balm 'Raspberry Wine' snuggles with some lily buds.