Today I stand happy to have my Dad here, home from Florida for the season. And my dear Mom, too. They came over for Sunday supper, a backyard barbque. Dad is more mobile these days, using his scooter. Jeff built movable ramps for him to navigate all the steps, indoors and out. He was happy, and even told several of him classic jokes…..none repeatable here.
This morning, I received a camera lesson from my husband….then wandered around the garden practicing. The aruncus is blooming right now. The pictures don’t really tell its whole story, its about 5 feet tall. I really can’t think of a larger true perennial. Oh wait, yes I can….lemon poppy plume….will have to feature that crazy plant later in the season. Oh yes, then there’s the joepye weed that grows to amazing size too. So here are my own images after learning how to adjust fstops, shutter speed, and ISO on the digital camera. I’m not totally convinced any of this(in my hands) is better than autofocus, but his images are so clear and good that I want to give it a try.
Goatsbeard, just opening
Almost in full bloom:
Standing in my garden, appreciating the wonders of creation. that is where you will find me most Sundays throughout the summer. I will do more of this, featuring whatever is amazing, interesting and beautiful growing on this little plot of land that I tend.
Where I Stand Sunday is an ongoing photo essay examining the different places I spend my life standing. Too often we take for granted the everyday places we spend our lives walking on. The ground we tread on has its own stories to tell. Join Lynn Krawczyk of Fibra artysta and I in celebrating each Sunday in this way. Let Lynn know, so she can link to your site on her blog.