May 27, 2009

An Afternoon Walk

Monday afternoon after a lunch of leftover applewood smoked chicken from the night before, potato salad, local sweet fresh clams and oysters on the half shell, corn on the cob and ice tea, two of our guests took naps in loungers under the star magnolia, three went shopping at Trimble's Nursery for plants to take home, Zack and Kenny went downstairs to play video games and I took a walk. I went along side the orchard a half mile and back looking and taking pictures of flowers at the edge of neighboring folks backyards. There is so much beauty there that can't be seen from the road. The sun was warming, not hot, and the flowers smiled.

The rhododendron in our back yard fully blossomed out in two days

nasturtium, a salad flower

Purple Siberian Irises as per Betsy from Tennessee

this is how an apple pie begins

the youngest of grapes

poppy bud

... as if the miracle of a poppy wasn't enough, our creator dabbed the petals of the poppy with a light brush stroke of contrasting color.

dianthus jungle

Shadows on Cedar


zebra grass