Friday, June 17, 2011

Foto Friday - In the Garden

"Everything that slows us down and forces patience,
everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help.
Gardening is an instrument of grace."

- May Sarton

This was officially our first full week of summer break and an extremely busy one at that!
I spent 3 hours alone standing in line at the DPS with my daughter, who I remember just yesterday
was two, as it seems she is now old enough to drive - really?  I don't remember this happening!

This week I'm linking up with Love that Shot for a chance to win some stuff! They are celebrating their
first birthday with a giveaway and today's theme is in the garden.

This one is of a newly planted hosta that is already blooming.

This year I'm trying a new plant in my garden called Cleome or Spider flower. It will be quite the
test for this plant as we have only had an inch of rain since January and are now on mandatory water
restrictions....Monday's and Wednesday's . . . good luck to all my plants!

And these . . . they just seemed to mushroom overnight! Haha
I told you it's been a long week and
I think I'm getting punchy. I'm glad I took this when I did because when I went back out an hour
later, they had disappeared. 

Hey, how did this get here?
Oh wait, I remember, he was actually walking through someones garden!
He is just a babe, and was quite curious as he came right over to the car.

Wildflowers, they seem to make their own garden!

While walking around Galveston I spotted this pomegranate.

A Gulf Fritilary finding a snack . . .

And well, you know I have a fascination with the honey bee . . .

I'm looking forward to getting a macro lens someday to really get even more close-up
and personal with nature.

No, I can't place this photo anywhere near a garden unless sand dunes count?
But I just had to stop by the beach and say hi - I'm hoping this is where you will
find me this weekend.

The most noteworthy thing about a gardener is that they are always optimistic, always
enterprising and never satisfied. They always look for ways to do something
better than they have ever done before.

- Vita Sackville-West

So for this weekend I hope you find yourself in your 'garden', wherever that might be
that will slow you down and where you'll find patience. After this week it's certainly
where you will find me . . . and striving to do better than the week before.

Love, Kim

P.S. Don't forget to click the link and check out more photos "In the Garden"

And another link up here:


PS said...

The colors on the pomegranate and the Fritilary are incredibile

Kristen said...

These are gorgeous! Such great detail!

Anonymous said...

Amazing photos dear Kim, amazing!!!

Have a great weekend, kisses:)

Janet Bocciardi said...

So many great shots! I'm partial to the bee... but the baby bird is adorable!

tiarastantrums said...

love the macro shots - oh how I wish I could grow pomegranates

andi said...

gorgeous as always! love the way you captured the water droplets on the spider flower. thanks for linking up at my photo friday link party~ so happy to have you!


mosaicmom said...

very cool. especially love the bird!
good luck with the contest!

Rosemary Aubut said...

What a beautiful blog! Thank you so much for your kind comment is was a pleasure to visit here!

SKC said...

Gorgeous images.

Light Trigger said...

gorgeous photo!

Light Trigger

via Fabulous Friday

Marla said...

These are fabulous. I love the second one and the little bird. Beautiful. :)

Marla @

Danelle said...

Wow! These are all gorgeous!

One said...

Lovely captures! I love them all. If I can choose a favorite, it would the last shot of the birds but I like that young visitor too. I'll be looking for the follow button.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the spider plant! Georgeous! What lens do you use to get so close - and still get that beautiful Bokeh?

Kim Stevens said...

My favorite lens is my 18-135, but I can't wait til I can get a macro!

Many thanks to all!!

Dyche Designs said...

Your photography is stunning, love all those shots.

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