Wednesday, August 17, 2016

it's mid august and that means it's go time for my gardens.
every couple of days i forage and bring in the cream of the crop so i can
have bouquets here and there around the house.

when you look at these photos you'll probably swoon just a little
(just say'n), but please don't be green with envy...
this might be one of my sparsest years ever for the good old staples
that make me totally content with what i've grown.
let's just say that i don't have a lot, but i appreciate what i do have.
: )

                                                        you can't beat good old white, pink and gold cosmos~

                                    oh, i forgot to tell you that yesterday i put a lens on my camera that i don't use
                                         very often. it allows me to get the dreamy bokeh (blurred background) 
                                                                          that i love so much. i was snap happy, taking photos
                                                                                      of anything that would stand still, (see below).


it rained over 2 inches while i was horsing around taking these photos. i have a window box
right outside a bay window in my kitchen and if i could make one suggestion
to y'all, it would be to have one put on a window that you spend alot of
time near. we eat here, and i have morning glories in the box again this
year, along with pink geraniums and a few other things. having a birds-eye
view to what is growing out there is just the best!

                                                           morning glories grow where they want~ if i stood still long
                                                                           enough, they'd twine up and around my neck. : D

                                                                                                     playing with bokeh

                                                                                          echinacea, tattered but still pretty~

                                                                                                                         peegee hydrangeas~

                                                                        my nasturtium plants are huge, but mostly leaves? help

and this is the crowning glory of my summer garden.
i ordered 3~count them, 3~ dahlia bulbs from floret flower farms
in washingtion state, and i've been watching and waiting and
praying the 16 wild turkeys that canvas our neighborhood daily
wouldn't chomp them off. many weeks ago 1 bloomed. 
just one solitary peach dahlia.
now fiiiiinally the rest are budded and if nature cooperates, i'm going to
have quite a few blossoms and hopefully healthy bulbs to plant
again next year!

woo hooooo~

if you've got littles you're no doubt soaking up the last weeks of summer
and thinking about back packs and tennis shoes.
me? that ship sailed a long time ago, so i got the new shoes
my photography business is ramping up and i'm busy doing 
sessions and editing in between.
(how did i get so lucky to be doing this? not sure, but man i love it!)

i'm shooting a small church wedding on saturday and the reception is on
a boat on lake minnetonka. 
a first for me. i should probaby wear a life jacket, just in case.
i can't swim and what if i get carried away taking pictures and back up too far?

later you guys,
i'm off to a concert!

xo, beth

1 comment:

  1. Now you are definitely speaking to my heart! And for sparse, looks good to me! May I ask what the lens is you used? (I have been lazy, and have been using my phone). I also planted Dahlias from Floret and have been coddling them!


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