Welcome to Villa Emilia (My Woodland Garden), a photography blog with a slant towards gardening and nature. An amateur gardener and photographer, I hope to share beautiful moments with you through pictures. Let me know if you like them!
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The marguerite daisies have been slow to grow, but now they start looking established. After a rainy night, they look more vigorous and happy:
I don't know from where the light blue shade of these photos comes; let's say the petals reflect the blue sky of a beautiful summer morning...
It's lovely to stay in the shade of the garden trees and observe for example the large leaves of the flowering raspberry (Rubus odoratus)...
...or to raise one's eyes and look up to the branches of an old pine:
Admiring treetops is soothing, isn't it?
These photos were taken two years ago with a mobile phone. It was one of those cloudy evenings, when colours do look very intense, yet I must admit the vivid green looks almost unreal.
This one had a strong, red colour. Unfortunately, last summer the plant had already disappeared:
“The first gardens were not made, but discovered. A natural spot – a clearing in the forest, a valley opening up in a barren mountainside, an island in a remote lake – made pleasant by a belt of trees, flowering, fragrant, and bearing fruit. The hum of bees mingles with the tinkling fall of water, for a stream winds across the tranquil scene. In the centre there is a grassy space, and the grass is rich with flowers.”