Thursday, April 28, 2011

Taking pictures outside in between the rain drops

What's blooming today that took a good enough picture to post?

Viola johnny jump ups

Columbine or Aquilegia (deep purple)

Columbine or Aquilegia (baby girl light pink)

Columbine or Aquilegia (deep purple with white)

Grandma just repainted him/her. He was sunbleached.

purple / red / yellow center clematis

purple / red / yellow center clematis

Baptistia or Blue Indigo

Peach and white Iris Grandma Wms bought me a few years back.

I bought a new decoration from Hobby Lobby to sit with the Candytuft & Iris in bloom.

April Flowers Bring... Tornadoes?! How about iris, clematis, wisteria, late daffies?

This weather is crazy in the Southeast right now. While we had a tornado come and supposedly touch down twice within 5 miles of the house, we're a-ok here. As opposed to the people of Alabama where the devastation is incomprehensible. I have a shot of what I saw below. I snapped quickly because I had to get back in the house for safety.

So now that it's starting to clear up out there, I decided to go clip a few flowers outside for the windowsill. I think this one came out the nicest. Enjoy!

I have a few more things to catch up on this week but am looking forward to trying out the new Nikon D5000 and see if I can get some better shots around the gardens this Spring and start blogging again. Wish me luck in making the time.  

Here are some pictures from the Goochland Powhatan Master Gardener Display to promote the Spring Fest that I setup at the local Goochland library.