Couldn't resist buying this cute little bottle holder, I can think of many possibilities. Bought it on one of my Friday Foto Fun trips. The extra texture that looks like screen, guess what, is a screen. These little bottles were setting on the screen porch window sill with the screen in the background....maybe I should make this into a texture....ha! There are too many talented artists that create beautiful textures, and many of them are free....why in the world would I want to make my own textures??
Number 2 image with the Aurora texture. This beautiful geranium snippet is sitting on a old, peeling paint chair that I found on one of our Fun Foto Friday trips. I thought about painting it, but decided I would just leave it for awhile...gives it character.
Image #3...I like this one too....oh my, which one to choose.
And finally #4....a dried rose left over from the lovely flowers I bought at the French Market last weekend. Oh dear, I am going to have to pick one, or maybe not, maybe I will just keep adding them one at a time.
No texture on this, another daylily from my garden. Several years ago, on one of our trips to Saugatuck, MI, I bought 3 daylilies called Rosie Returns....a spectacular pinkish, repeat bloomer. The 2nd year, I noticed another daylily growing amongst the Rosie Returns....how did I know? the extra one appeared to be quite a bit taller. Sooo, I dug it up and re-planted it and the above is the result, a spectacular red with a gorgeous yellow center. I think I have said before that daylilies are head-turning gorgeous and so easy to maintain. Get yourself some...they come in every possible color, no excuses.
I am now going to complain a bit....it is so dang hot and it is going to stay hot and even get hotter. When it gets hot here, the humidity rises with the temps making it sooo uncomfortable, in otherwords, I sweat. And I don't know about you but I don't like to sweat. I am listening to the news right now, and it is going to be miserable thru next Monday. It might last longer, the weatherman just doesn't predict longer than a week. This causes me to get cranky because I don't spend time on the screened porch, even with an overhead fan, it's still hot and now I can't even use our new attic fan. I know, I know, I am really whinning, but we had such a long, cold, snowy winter, I had great hopes that summer would be pleasant. Ok, I am done complaining now. But I can't promise there will not be more complaining as the week progresses, just sayin'.....But I am totally grateful that we do have air-conditioning.
I'll close this post with this....yesterday morning as I was walking in the garden with camera in hand, I spotted this little critter flying around the monarda...his wings are totally transparent, you can see right thru them. It is not a hummingbird, altho it resembles one, but it is classified as a moth-hummingbird , fascinating.
"Your mind must remain open at all times. If you do not expect the unexpected, you will not find it."
Until next time......(comments always welcomed)