Our crape myrtles begin blooming during summer an continue to do so through the fall. I photographed a few of their very first blossoms a couple of days ago. The flowers are gorgeous.
The sunflowers planted in our garden are doing well. None of them have opened yet, but they will do so soon. Although the colorful red sunflower in this photo still immature, it is already beautiful.
We a rain shower this early this morning. It freshened everything up for the rest of the day. When I went outside rain droplets were still hanging from many tree leaves and some fruit. I thought the droplets made this fig look so fresh.
I found this tree fungus growing on one of our dog wood trees. It blended in with the bark well, considering how much this type of fungus stands out on other varieties of trees.
The sun was shining on the bark of this cherry tree when I photographed it yesterday morning. The light coming in created a cool effect. It almost looks like a rainforest!
This tiny apple is just beginning to ripen. You can see a little touch of red on the top. I photographed this one on one of our smaller apple trees we planted a couple of years back. It takes new trees a while to start producing. Hopefully we’ll have a crop this year.
I captured this dandelion growing in the shade of our backyard hedge. It looks so bright and radiant with that beautiful yellow in contrast with the dark shade of the hedge. That blurred yellow spot in the background is a second dandelion.
As I was walking around the lawn yesterday, I discovered this beautiful wildflower growing near our pine trees. I’ve never seen a flower like this before. Its shape closely resembles a star!
Our honey suckle vine is now producing brilliant red flowers. The ruby throat humming birds and the bees love them. The bunch in the photo above will open soon.
Last year, we planted several vines of morning glories. We noticed a small morning glory vine creeping up our chain link fence a little while back, but only this morning did we notice this magnificent purple morning glory in its splendor. I’m hoping the vine will continue to produce flowers.
Clover takes over our yard during spring. This one had managed to climb higher than all the grass down below it. I hope it survives the lawnmower!
We saw some gorgeous rhododendrons during our trip to the Blue Ridge Parkway this May. These were showing off their beauty on top of one of mountains we drove over during our trip.
I thought the Pink Ladies Slippers we spotted during our trip to the Blue Ridge Parkway this May looked beautiful, and a little funny.
There’re orchids, and this is the first orchid picture I’ve published on my blog.
I stayed on the lookout for Yellow Ladies Slippers, (they look similar to Pink Ladies Slippers but instead of pink they are yellow) but I couldn’t find any. I saw lots of other beautiful vegetation though.
I spotted many of these tiny purplish blueish wildflowers growing on the sides of hiking trails and roads during our trip to The Blue Ridge Parkway this May. They are easy to spot because the grow in large groups and clusters.
I captured these beautiful yellow wildflowers during our visit to the Blue Ridge Parkway this May. As you can see, they were the only yellow thing around.