This is the second set of photos I've chosen for Laura's photo challenge. It's about the good and beautiful things we have received and experienced during the past growing season. Now it's dark and colourless outside, and it is really nice to have a look back at the more cheerful days! (This time the short descriptions are in English. Initially, my ambitious plan was to write the texts for this blog at least in two languages, but unfortunately I have noticed it would take too much time.)
So, the ten beautiful things or events, in my garden or in my life, that made me feel gratitude... Here we go!
1 I love pink and find the colouring of these Million Bells very pretty:
During the summer, I already published many photos of Cosmos. I totally fell in love with them. The petals, with a lovely texture, are not easily damaged by the rain.
2 Our "bed" of lupins is gradually becoming less vibrant, even though we try to remove the plants with pale colours. But... tomorrow is another day! Next spring we will see new plants and new colours. Plus I'm preparing more beds.
3 Evening. It's that "golden time of day when the sun's rays are almost horizontal and kiss everything they touch". (The previous sentence is not mine. I need to thank Zoe Mullery, in Brothers in Pen: Six Cubic Feet by San Quentin Nine, whose beautiful sentence I have slightly modified.)
4 This picture is sheer art. Early morning dew, mostly out of focus, yet so beautiful:
5 There are actually more than ten photos in this set, also because I decided to include two of harebells (for Finns they are "cat's bells"). Below, the background is our newly painted house :)
There were so many bells last summer!
6 Dew drops on marguerite petals. The pink petals seem to reflect the blue sky of a beautiful summer morning:
7 Autumn leaf colour wasn't very spectacular this year, perhaps because even the long-established woody plants suffered from drought during the summer. This shrub (unfortunately I don't know its name), however, wears its very best:
8 Now I'm repeating myself. I already had a photo of tomatoes in the previous group of pictures. These cherry tomatoes, however, look so round and cute and delicious...
9 This photo was taken in late October. Autumn had come, and yet there were sunny days and plants with happy-looking green leaves:
10 Speaking of My Woodland Garden, the stress is on the word "woodland". For example, the area seen in the last photo is almost "natural" and not very orderly (yet), but it's embellished by the morning mist and the colours of the approaching autumn:
That's it for now. Thanks for stopping by!
I'm joining Judith for Mosaic Monday. For more mosaics, visit her lovely blog!