it's that time of year

it's that time of year

a middle tennessee garden blog

finding beauty in the natural things around us makes for one happy self and a lovely life. ~marmee

dash home farm, leiper's fork, tennessee

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

more garden wonders!

i can not get enough of this flower. it is about 6 feet tall now and it looks like my friend the hummingbird is taken with it as well.
i was able to capture this as the sun was coming up. this lovely humming bird decided to sit(seconds, mind you) awhile on a nearby branch.




this little fellow dragonfly looks a little worn but was enjoying sunning himself until i got too close.
there is something magical about an orange winged being flitting and fluttering about in ones garden. voila! he lit on a freshly watered wildflower. how wonderful!




i love coneflowers, they are big, lushious, reseed themselves, attract butterflies, bees, and when they go to seed they feed the goldfinch.

the single beauty of an unfurling flower! what more could one want to view.

dualing bees , i think the sunflowers face is big enough for the both of them.

wispy, purple, waving in the wind beauty that attracts butterflies and hummingbirds, this is a must have in the garden.




9 comments:

flydragon said...

Great tour through your garden today!! Love hummingbirds and you did a great job of catching it in flight.

Meems said...

Oooooh... how I wish I had some hummingbirds. Last year I saw a couple (literally two) but never got a photo. This year I haven't seen a single one.

All the flowers are so pretty. I'm so glad you are having such fun with your wildflowers. This is a great time of year to enjoy all that work from the springtime in the garden.

GreenJeans said...

Love those hummingbird pics!! I don't see them very often here in Florida. I saw one in June but that's all I've seen this year. Of course, I didn't have the camera handy. Maybe next time!! :)

marmee said...

flydragon- i love hummingbirds too that add that little something extra.
meems- i am so glad i had my camera at hand so now you can enjoy mine. it has been cool enough to just sit, watch and relish the work done earlier!
greenjeans- thanks for coming by. i am blessed to have been sitting there with my camera.

garden girl said...

Great shots Marmee. Your cosmos are beautiful. Wish they'd bloom in the shade.

Roses and Lilacs said...

I enjoyed looking at your hummer and butterflies. Your photos had a dreamy quality I really like.
Marnie

marmee said...

thank you garden girl. do you mostly have shade?

r&l,
i was using my son's little powershot digital, just trying something new. i was so glad to have the hummingbird as a visitor.

Sara G said...

Great pictures! Thanks for commenting on my blog
Take care

marmee said...

sara g
thanks for stopping by!