From a distance the hibiscus appears to be white.
Up close the true colors are revealed and they are too beautiful to be missed.
I believe this is one of the biggest rewards of blogging... taking the time to capture the moments and appreciating the beauty of those moments.
Prior to blogging I took very few pictures of the garden and if I did take them, it was a distance shot of the entire plant which didn't do much to capture the true beauty of each individual blossom.
My goodness, I was missing a lot.
Nature really is amazing.
I brought the camera with me this morning as I made my way around the garden.
Thought I would share what's blooming here on this last day of June.
The crape myrtles are just coming into bloom.
So pretty against the blue sky this morning.
The pink calla lilies are coming up white this year and...
this one wasn't planted... at least not by me : -)...
and look what color it is.
Nature also keep us on our toes. Our best laid plans can be changed at any time it seems. While I didn't particularly want a lily growing here, it's just too pretty to remove, so here it will stay.
I think calla lilies are so elegant.
Prior to getting married, I had a picture of a bride torn from a magazine. She held a bouquet of white calla lilies and I thought that was perfection for a bridal bouquet. When my own wedding came along I ended up with artificial flowers which my mom insisted were much more practical. Go figure.
Tomatoes and more tomatoes.
This year we bought the biggest tomato plants we could find.
They cost more up front, but are already paying off with an early yield. We've already had at least a half dozen and several more are ready to be picked. Not bad for two plants. We also planted a pear tomato plant which has begun producing.
Of course you can't have tomatoes without basil.
I started my basil from seed in the house this year.
I had four plants originally, but two have disappeared.
There one day, gone the next.
Just another garden mystery, I guess.
Anything mysterious happening in your garden?