June 20, 2011
It seems that I’ve been writing about so many different weather patterns we’ve been experiencing here in the Northeast on these recent blogs. Last week, we actually had some rather normal June climate conditions. There were overcast skies and a couple days of gentle rain. I offer these photos of a drizzly Bedford day.
1 Faded allium with rain droplets
2 The shiny wet terrace stones
3 An antique granite millstone once used to grind grain in a grist mill
4 The wicked spines and leathery leaves of an agave plant
5 A momentary brightening with a barely visible rainbow
6 What could this be?
7 It was the sky's reflection in an old birdbath.
8 Again, another reflection
9 This time in the large cement birdbath recessed in the ground
10 Interesting cloud formations hovering over the nearby Cross River Reservoir - My chicken coops in the distance
11 The very first Asiatic lily in the lily beds
12 So beautiful!
13 I love the way this large leaf collects pools of water.
14 A spider web on an aloe plant caught droplets of rain.
15 Another bright moment
16 A very unusual seed pod of a herbaceous peony
17 One late peony trying to unfurl
18 Alocasia, or elephant ears, always look great, wet or dry.
19 Heuchera 'Georgia Peach' grow well in hot and humid climates.
20 Dripping hosta
21 And dripping hosta flowers
22 A stunning yellow hosta
23 A moist variegated hosta
24 The larger picture
25 Another variegated variety - very elegant!
26 Again, the larger picture
27 And an even larger picture!
28 A red Japanese maple shimmering
29 Beads and pools of water
30 Ostrich ferns love the rain.
31 Purple Smoke Bush - Cotinus Coggygria
32 Amazing water droplets!
33 Handsome oxalis
34 I cannot believe how full this shade garden next to the greenhouse has gotten!
35 The leaf lettuce in the vegetable garden is thriving! This is Riccia Invernale.
36 And this is Quatro Stagioni - We've all been enjoying delicious salads.
37 An incredible head of purple cauliflower
38 A head of red cabbage forming nicely
39 And broccoli ready to pick