I'm staying out of the sun and not going to the beach today..(darn it)..so will share some of my recent thoughts & treasures I found outside. You know, if we all look and take the time to look....we do find treasures right where we are. Where are you finding your treasures today?
My son, Scott, definitely has a green thumb. His patio garden in Pacifica is definitely proof of that. Every bit of available space/corner/fence/table/shelving rack has plants & flowers.......simply gorgeous! He told me that coming home from work & puttering with his patio garden plants & flowers is one of his favorite things to do. Here's a few of his flowers I found inspiring.
I love how the plants & trees are recessed behind this gorgeous sunflower...it adds an interesting setting for the background of the picture ...yet doesn't take away from the focal of the sunflower. He has several of these tall smiling sun worshipers.... all started from seed.
Sunflowers lift their smiling faces toward the sun and turn to follow it...isn't that amazing?
The summertime days in Pacifica are usually cooler & sometimes foggy, so all of his flowers this year are "late bloomers". But I know they just waited for me to come here for my vacation, so I could drink my tea on the patio and admire their colors & scents.
It's amazing to me that all of his garden plants & flowers are planted in pots. He likes to re-arrange them and move them about......according to color, height, size...sure works well. This cluster tea rose is bursting with blooms and has lots of new buds. Since shades of pinks are one of my favorite colors, I thought of quilts and what wonderful inspiration Mother Nature provides for all of us. Now..if I could just capture the different shades in fabrics............sigh!
Such treasures I'm finding today!
I hope you find some treasures of your own today!