Today we went on a architecture boat tour on the Chicago river. I took a lot of photos of the reflection of buildings in the water. I am not sure how this one ended up as this kind of pattern but I think they it is very cool!
Monday, May 31, 2010
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
At long last I have a Japanese maple in my garden! I chose Autumn Moon - it has a beautiful chartreuse color with red branches. The new growth opens with an orangey shading on the leaves and retains it on the tips of the leaves. I am looking forward to seeing it go through the seasonal changes. There will be more photos to come!
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Driving down some backroads yesterday I notice along stretch of payement that has been patched with black tar (?). Much of it looks like Japanese calligraphy. It would have been fun to be high above the road and see it all as one long scroll.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
My daughters gave me a glass beehive for Mother's Day. It is meant for outdoor entertaining for water or ice tea. I like the way the light through the clear glass is always creating new patterns. Not an easy thing to capture in a photo but here is a try!
Friday, May 21, 2010
Today it is wet and cold again - the rain overnight has caused the peonies to fold into themselves. They are still beautiful with the smattering of raindrops sitting on the petals and the leaves. And if the sun comes out they will unfold and the center will be bright yellow and orange.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Last night the sky was a vivid pink to violet as the sun set behind the trees. I tried several photos and camera settings but nothing quite captures the glow that the sky had at the time. Adding to the experience was the scent of the lilacs that are in bloom next to where I was standing. These are the moments I remember about summer nights.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Last year I planted Schubertii alliums - they get a large (2-15") head that looks like an exploding sparkler. This is a closeup of the dried blossom interior from last year. And soon, if it EVER stops raining, I will photograph the new one blooming this year.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
I don't even remember where I shot this photo but I like so many things about it - the angles, the strong red lettering, the graphic feel not only of the lettering but the wire and bolts and chain. It all seem to wrok together and yet it is very serendipitous.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
I am back blogging after almost 3 weeks of recuperation from hip replacement. Still limpy, but coming along. My tree peony is beginning to bloom - today is cloudy and the blossom has not opened completely. I hope to have a photo tomorrow of it open - it has a beautiful yellow and gold center. The petals look and feel like thin tissue paper. I love spring and all that is revealed in th garden.