Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Wednesday Vignette: Sunrise or Sunset?

Each week, Anna at Flutter & Hum hosts a presentation of images that caught the attention of participating bloggers.  I took a photograph of a scene from my bedroom window across our front garden just after sunrise this morning, meaning to post it in connection with this meme.  For a variety of reasons, I didn't get to it until this evening.

Photograph taken from my bedroom window (My windows are cleaner than I realized!)


The light from the east lit up the garden.  Touches of orange and red warm an area otherwise dominated by green.  One plant, Agastache 'Sunset', ties the whole scene together.

Photograph taken from the garden itself


I hope you'll check out the images Anna and other gardeners found compelling at Flutter & Hum.


All material © 2012-2015 by Kris Peterson for Late to the Garden Party

16 comments:

  1. Just beautiful, Kris! Those warm reds weaving through those lit up, leafy textures - I love it! What is that tree with the burgundy bark? It's incredible...

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    1. The tree is an Arbutus 'Marina'. I was lucky enough to inherit 5 of them with the house.

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  2. That's such a beautiful scene! It must be nice to wake up to that. Lighting seems to be the theme this week. Mine is a sunset shot.

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    1. The angle of the light and that Agastache just seemed perfect this past week.

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  3. Wow! You've made quite a lovely view. Do you spring from your bed every morning just to look out the window? I would!

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    1. It's funny but I don't usually look off across the garden so much as focus of the tree directly outside the bedroom window, which serves as a perch for a hummingbird feeding on the nearby Cuphea almost every morning.

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  4. What a lovely scene - and to know that you have pretty much created it all during the worst drought in living memory must be very satisfying!

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    1. Close-up, you can see the holes left by the challenges posed by the summer heat and water restrictions but, from a distance, I have to admit the area looks good!

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  5. It could be a lush English garden!

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    1. I think that's what struck me when I paid attention to the view from the window, Jessica - it looks far more lush (at least from a distance) than the rest of my garden. The shade on that side of the house helps a lot!

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  6. My eye is drawn to the lovely bed of Gaillardias, so lush and full of blooms, and a nice low height. They are one of the plants I'm trying to have more of in my garden, Tokajer is too tall but appreciated, I will try pinching it back some next year but also want to grow a shorter variety. I also sowed Goblin but none seemed to bloom this year. All your plants make a nice vignette together, Kris.

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    1. 'Goblin' is a nice, short Gaillardia, Hannah, although I think the somewhat taller 'Arizona Sun' is a bit tougher. I'm on the look-out for new varieties of Gaillardia myself as they've proven themselves so resilient here.

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  7. How nice that you can get such a beautiful vignette simply taking a shot across the garden... :) I hadn't realized there were five Arbutus trees on your property - I really love the deep red bark! Must try some Gaillardia (you have me convinced!)...

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    1. I was lucky to inherit those Arbutus with the house and garden. Sadly, one of the Arbutus, never healthy, looks to be on its last legs - I'm going to have an arborist check it out. The rest are in good shape, though.

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  8. Absolutely enchanting (and yes! Your windows are VERY clean - good job considering the dusty conditions you must be enduring with the drought, etc. ). I'm happy you took the opportunity to step back and enjoy the view overall rather than focusing (as we gardeners typically do) on what you aren't seeing in the gaps created by weather stresses. Lovely and you have every right to be both pleased and proud!

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    1. I'd sorry to say that I usually do focus on the gaps (like those dead Cuphea 'Strybing Sunset' you can't see in the photo, which almost certainly aren't coming back).

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