Monday, July 21, 2014

Evening Sky in Western North Carolina

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I went to the archives for this photo of the evening sky in the western North Carolina.  We were visiting with my son and his family back in July, 2009, when I snapped this photo.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Rose of the Week: Gemini

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This is another in the series featuring a rose from our yard.

I think I can safely say that Gemini is one of our favorite roses.  It’s along the driveway near the garage, where we can enjoy it each time we pass.  I’m not sure, but I suspect this rose got the name ‘Gemini’ because of its beautiful color and delightful fragrance.  These twin attributes make this a marvelous rose.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Moon Over the Glade

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I keep trying, without a great deal of success, to get a decent picture of the moon.  It seems to be a hit-or-miss affair, but I consider this photo, from my archives, a hit.  I like both the color of the moon and the fact that if you look closely you can make out some of the craters on the surface.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Rose of the Week: Moonstone

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Moonstone is another of our container roses.  We’ve had it for several years, and we always enjoy its blossoms, which are mostly white but with pink edges.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Rose of the Week: Strike It Rich

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Strike It Rich was one of the first roses we planted in our ‘big’ rose bed.  It doesn’t have much of a fragrance, but it does have this beautiful golden yellow color that gives this rose its name.  We always look forward to seeing this rose in bloom throughout the summer.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Cantina Iris

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I think that about the only thing more beautiful than the blossom of a flower is the blossom of a flower with raindrops on it.  Our Cantina iris has petals with subtle colors in them which the raindrops seem to enhance.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Rose of the Week: Bewitched

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Someone in the house said that we could never have too many pink roses.  I'm glad she feels that way, because I think some of our pink roses are beautiful.  Bewitched is an All-America Rose with a gorgeous color and form.  It also has a nice fragrance.  I think Bewitched even looks good after a shower.