- August 25, 2019 at 10:49 pm #417740
I’d like to limit this throw down to only what is growing in your garden. Or your neighbors garden. Or a garden you happen to walk or drive by. And lets keep it narrowed down to just the four seasons. Thanks.
- August 25, 2019 at 11:46 pm #417745
- August 26, 2019 at 10:28 am #417852
I like red sunflowers. We used to grow a variety called Velvet Queen. Was similar to this one.
- August 27, 2019 at 9:03 am #417974Kent DuFaultParticipant
Leanne, you are the flower Queen!
- September 3, 2019 at 1:42 am #418543
🙂 thanks Kent!
- August 27, 2019 at 3:39 pm #418008
Great detail, and beautiful sunflower, Leanne … love the heart-shaped centre!
- September 3, 2019 at 1:42 am #418544
Thanks Diane. That is why I shot this one…the heart! One of a kind sunflower.
- August 28, 2019 at 5:36 am #418043Jasenka GParticipant
I have never seen the red one! This is stunning 🙂
- August 25, 2019 at 11:46 pm #417746
And since my post duplicated I will post one more…
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- August 26, 2019 at 10:36 am #417853
Beautiful color and nice velvety texture.
- August 26, 2019 at 2:18 pm #417877TobieModerator
Only for a few weeks in the year. Then it’s wait for the next season…
- August 26, 2019 at 3:57 pm #417889
- August 26, 2019 at 5:52 pm #417899Rob EyersParticipant
- August 27, 2019 at 5:23 am #417957davidcParticipant
- August 27, 2019 at 11:41 am #417995
Asters are growing in our garden. All kinds of pollinators love ’em.
- August 27, 2019 at 3:48 pm #418014
Lovely Dave, I’m still waiting for my michaelmas daisies to come out.
Your dahlias at the top are a lovely 2-tone colour, too.
- August 28, 2019 at 10:08 am #418068
Thanks Diane. Hopefully you can post some shots of those daisies when the time comes.
- September 3, 2019 at 1:44 am #418546
Still waiting for ours as well Diane! They are our late bloomers and I love them for the splash of colour in late summer/early fall. Great shot, Dave!
- August 27, 2019 at 3:48 pm #418015
- August 28, 2019 at 10:21 am #418069
Another one I’ve never seen. Has a stylish shape and pleasingly subtle colors. Works well with the white background.
- August 27, 2019 at 8:28 pm #418025P71Participant
I have grass and that’s all , low maintenance with dogs but the beauty from what i’m seeing up here makes me question my reason , lovey lovely work folks.
- August 28, 2019 at 10:25 am #418070
Believe me. I completely understand the lure of a low maintenance yard. 🙂
- August 28, 2019 at 4:54 am #418040
Just took this today
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- August 28, 2019 at 4:06 pm #418095
- August 29, 2019 at 10:23 am #418132
You can really see the fine details you captured on flickr. “Anemone” fits it well.
- August 29, 2019 at 4:23 pm #418147
- August 29, 2019 at 7:10 pm #418156
Crouching Strawflower, Hidden Spiders.
- September 2, 2019 at 3:48 pm #418492
Very nice Dave, it took some time to find the spiders!
- September 3, 2019 at 9:55 am #418582
Turns out there’s one thing we grow very well. Crab spiders. They seem to be everywhere.
- September 3, 2019 at 1:46 am #418547
These are a favourite of mine. They keep so well and the colours last. Nice image.
- September 3, 2019 at 9:59 am #418583
Carol loves using them as part of her dried wreaths she gives as gifts for that very reason.
- September 14, 2019 at 8:38 pm #419434
Do you have a picture of a wreath? Would love to see!
- September 15, 2019 at 2:53 am #419441
Couldn’t find any pics of her wreaths. She made two kinds of dried wreaths. Dried flower and dried herb. Flower wreaths had straw flowers, statice, dried roses, pearly everlastings and small pink flowers that dried well that we would find on the side of the road. We never found out what they were. Also some type of herb to add some green.
Her herb wreaths had oregano, thyme, sage, and one or two others I can’t remember. Sometimes would add one or two garlic bulbs. These wreaths were for hanging in your kitchen and using as needed.
No wreath pics but found a few old farm pics that were fun to see again. Taken with a Canon Power shot long before I bought my first DSLR.
I think this was our 2nd year of running the farm stand. Cider was brand new. Carol was newer too. 🙂
- September 15, 2019 at 2:57 am #419442
Carol and my mom working in one of the gardens.
- September 15, 2019 at 3:02 am #419443
One of my does at work. People would hire us to reduce invasive plants on their property like this Himalayan blackberry.
- September 15, 2019 at 3:04 am #419444
My herd at home.
- September 15, 2019 at 3:08 am #419445
On top of the hill on a frosty morning.
- September 15, 2019 at 3:20 am #419446
And one more. Christmas time at Willow Springs Farm. 🙂
- September 17, 2019 at 11:27 pm #419726
Love the farm pics, Dave! Thanks for sharing. It looks very much like a labour of love!
My Mom used to use the straw flowers and other everlastings to place in the front pocket of bread dough dolls. She sold/gave them away as ornaments to be hung on the wall.
- September 18, 2019 at 9:50 am #419752
🙂 My mon made bread dough ornaments to sell at Christmas. We had a pretty goof run at the farm store for 12 years. Didn’t hurt to have two wineries/tasting rooms less than a mile away from us. Sure helped with the amount of traffic driving by. 🙂
- August 29, 2019 at 10:48 pm #418168
Tail end of winter and I got nothing! No flowers, a few jasmin sprouts and the last of the soursobs wilting away. Thought I’d revisit one of the first images I posted just after joining Lightstalkers. Didn’t have PS back then so updated it a touch. (Still got the Agarve though 🙂 )
- August 30, 2019 at 6:08 am #418184Jasenka GParticipant
This one is stunning! Such a beautiful simplicity.
- August 30, 2019 at 7:53 am #418191
Thank you Jasenka. Thats what appealed to me too.
- August 30, 2019 at 7:00 am #418186Rob EyersParticipant
Very nice Graham!
- August 30, 2019 at 7:53 am #418192
- August 30, 2019 at 9:48 am #418200
I agree with Jasenka and Rob. Lighting, color and composition giving this plant a lot of class.
- September 2, 2019 at 3:49 pm #418493
Simply gorgeous Graham!
- August 30, 2019 at 9:51 am #418201FionaParticipant
Autumn is creeping up on us here in Spain, and that means thousands of these…
- August 30, 2019 at 11:06 am #418209
I love almonds. Nice light.
- August 30, 2019 at 9:54 am #418202
- September 2, 2019 at 3:52 pm #418495
- September 2, 2019 at 8:29 pm #418523
A beautiful rose Diane. You’ve handled that vibrant red very well. Not always easy to do. And what a great name. I’m wondering if there is a story behind it.
- September 8, 2019 at 4:06 pm #419005
Thanks Dave, strange you said that about processing red, because I noticed an odd thing …. in LR, in the Develop side the red looked good, when I went back to Library to export it, the red changed slightly. This has happened to me before, but I don’t know why. Any ideas?
- September 9, 2019 at 9:52 am #419032
Sorry Diane. I can offer no help. My battle with the color red is if I have a lot of it in the frame it tends to get oversaturated. Can be fixed in post to varying degrees depending on the situation.
- September 2, 2019 at 6:54 pm #418507David ChesterfieldModerator
- September 2, 2019 at 8:35 pm #418525
Still have a number of Woodland Skippers hanging out in the butterfly garden.
- September 3, 2019 at 1:50 am #418550
Love these guys! We have had so many this year! They flit about and pose periodically for photos.
I like the head on perspective. Nice shot.
- September 3, 2019 at 9:41 am #418577
More of these in our garden than any other.
- September 10, 2019 at 3:50 pm #419150
Lovely, it’s very furry! I see Skippers when I’m out, but not in my garden.
- September 3, 2019 at 1:47 am #418548
Hmmm…no one grows veggies? I will throw a couple in…
- September 3, 2019 at 1:49 am #418549
Lots of this growing in my garden…it is a weed (dill weed) for sure!
- September 3, 2019 at 1:51 am #418551
- September 3, 2019 at 9:50 am #418580
- September 10, 2019 at 3:53 pm #419152
- September 11, 2019 at 9:50 am #419195
What a nice surprise. 🙂 This is exactly why my wife will not pick up tarps or boards and such. Deathly afraid a snake will be laying in wait. 🙂
- September 14, 2019 at 3:39 pm #419415
Slow worms are actually legless lizards, and are harmless, I used to see lots of them when I was a kid. However, years ago, I was with someone who’s phobic about snakes, and she went crazy when she saw one in the yard!
- September 11, 2019 at 12:21 pm #419224Robert AppleModerator
Such great photos in this thread, my garden sat idle this year , I could get some photos of dog and deer poop, that’s about all that’s in it.
- September 18, 2019 at 9:52 am #419753
Presentable photos of ANY kind of poop would be a feather in your cap. Not often accomplished. 🙂
- September 14, 2019 at 11:02 am #419409
Our Aralia plant has finally twigged that it’s spring and is sprouting new leaves.
- September 14, 2019 at 3:34 pm #419414
Very nice Graham, lovely light. I’d never heard of an Aralia plant, so I Googled it. I’d love to see pics when yours is full opened. 🙂
- September 14, 2019 at 3:41 pm #419416
- September 18, 2019 at 9:54 am #419754
Great news Diane. Hope you can find the time to hang out and enjoy them.
- September 18, 2019 at 1:35 am #419736Tom MParticipant
Getting in this a little late, but from a neighbors garden…
- September 18, 2019 at 9:56 am #419755
Nice one Tom! Don’t think I’ve ever seen that one before. Very Christmas like. 🙂
- September 18, 2019 at 1:38 am #419737Tom MParticipant
And one from some in my garden…
- September 18, 2019 at 10:00 am #419756
Beautiful color. Star Gazer lily I believe. We had one but Cider dug it up building a cool spot for himself to lay in.
- September 18, 2019 at 1:57 pm #419766Jay WardParticipant
Not sure what the real name is, but we always called it Death Cabbage.
- September 21, 2019 at 3:40 pm #420005
Eek! Did you eat it? It looks like something found it tasty.
- October 7, 2019 at 7:17 pm #421283
The pumpkins can no longer hide after the frost.
How do you fix a pumpkin? With a pumpkin patch. 🙂 Don’t worry folks I’ll be here all week. Please remember to tip your waitress before you leave.
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- October 13, 2019 at 3:58 pm #421729
- October 13, 2019 at 3:52 pm #421728
Well not exactly IN our garden. This Snapdragon is a volunteer that took hold at the edge of our burn pile. We’re going to try to move it before we get a fire going.
- October 18, 2019 at 3:56 pm #422313
- October 19, 2019 at 8:52 am #422350
I like the diagonals in this shot. Both the bricks and the light. I guess “snappies” are as tough as dragons. 🙂
- October 20, 2019 at 10:04 am #422424
In the subdivisions garden yesterday
- October 20, 2019 at 4:28 pm #422447
The Lensbaby gives a wonderful, dream like quality to your image. Beautiful color as well. This year my wife and I became big fans of butterflies and Monarchs in particular. The butterfly garden we put in included plenty of Milkweed. No Monarchs yet but we’ve got our fingers crossed for next year. 🙂
- October 20, 2019 at 4:46 pm #422452
That’s the one nice thing about subdivisions, they’ve been coming for years 🙂
I saw a Luna moth but it flew away before I could get close enough 🙁
- October 20, 2019 at 4:54 pm #422455
Maybe next time. 🙂 I’d love to just SEE a Luna moth. We didn’t have a lot of variety of butterflies visit our garden this year. I think it was five different kinds. But we’re just getting started. 🙂
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