Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Around the Yard

The smell of the wild roses blooming next to the wild honeysuckle this time of year draws me into the yard with camera in hand.

I love to stroll through the yard to see what's blooming, soaking in each fragrant bloom.  Our yard is a bit on the wild side.  No formal gardens, no meticulously planned and sculpted cottage style herb or vegetable gardens (to my dismay).  Just some random flowers struggling to make their way in this shady piece of earth we call the back yard.  Some are wild, some are grown on purpose for our pleasure.  All are beautiful in my eyes.  I took some photos to share with you.  I do hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

As I was down on my knees trying to photograph a purple salvia, I met this critter.  I think he was just as interested in observing me with my camera in front of my face as I was in him.

Thanks for visiting!  
Do you love spending time around your yard?


duchess said...

They're all very pretty. You know I love to roam my yard in search of beautiful flowers. I was just out yesterday, as a matter of fact. My magnolias are smelling wonderful.

Kari said...

Lovely, you have such an eye for the beauty in nature!
Miss you!!

Stephanie said...

Lovely!! you need to come roam around my yard.. I love to do the same.. Love the pic of Tigger in the middle of all the beautiful flowers.. TFS!!