One of my succulents has bloomed like she does every year at this time. Screaming bright blossoms that rise on stems above dusty little propellers. I've been watching it every morning this week. Walking past it. Admiring.
I like a plant that rests quietly for 11 months out of the year, not
saying much, just blending into the background of the garden. Then in late July a soundless fireworks display. Perfect. That's the propeller plant.
I took a little stroll through the garden when I got home from school. Puttering around, squatting, bending over, acting as my own tripod.
On Monday evening I watched hypnotized as a spider built her web in a high corner of the pergola out back. It took her over an hour to weave all the complex parts together. During the day she hunkers down near the web, then at night she comes out onto the web and begins her repairs. She's out there tonight under the light of the moon. Fascinating. Better than my best Turkish movie.
This week I started Season 1 of In Treatment and Mad Men. Win, win. All the way around. Almost better than Miss Spider out back. Almost.
My husband, JS and I so enjoyed In-Treatment season 1 – those characters sparked so much conversation! Have been waiting & waiting for season 2 to be available. . . enjoy! And your flower shots are just beautiful!
Susie LaFond says
Hey Miss Mary Ann, your photos as always, are gorgeous!!!!! And Mad Men, oh my, oh my…I dig this show. It’s my era and amost object in the Draper household was owned by my parents. It is like going back in time…you are in for some kind of ride, and if you think season 1 is good, 2 and 3 are even better. Tomorrow I will be sitting and watching season 4 with a cocktail in hand. Rule 1 for watching Mad Men is that one must have a martini of one’s choice nearby. Hope you are enjoying your weekend.
Lisa Hoffman says
What???? I thought that Mad Men doesn’t start til tomorrow!!!!
did I miss it????
(nice plants too…..)
Linda Starr says
beautiful photos, I had a succulent like that once, something so great about their fleshy leaves.
May we see Miss Spider? If they make their way into the house, I always take them outside to live another day… Of course if we had big old bugs like in Texas, I’m not sure what would happen…
Mary Ann Moss says
my camera stats are in the sidebar – scroll down a bit… see, just there on the right
Ditto the camera question. I love these images.
do you mind me asking what kind of camera you use? you photos are so glorious esp. the macro …
The flowers are gorgeous I love the white one in particular
Debbie L says
Your pictures are gorgeous! I LOVE In Treatment!! Cant wait for another season to come out on Netflix.
The photos are incredible! I think I could just sit and look at the flowers all day. I’m so flower-less up here in the high desert. I don’t have a green thumb!
susan w says
Before i scrolled down to text, when I could only see the top third of the bloom, I though you were going to describe some kind of confection or tiny cake. Fondant sculptors, take note!
Ooooooh, what a gorgeous indigo bloom!!!!!