saturday morning in the garden

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I’m posting these two photos first because they baffle me, and crack me up. The photos were taken about four feet apart. Why in the world are these¬†flowers’ petals down and those¬†flowers’ petals out? Nature is crazy, and flowers never cease to amaze me.

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It was just me yesterday morning. F and I collapsed in my bed while reading books Friday night and left half the lights blazing. I sort of woke up when E and M arrived home around 11 pm after a full day at Six Flags. The next thing I remember was the warning message from the smoke detectors speaking loudly around 4 am. My own alarm went off at six, and when I woke up I honestly had no idea where anyone was sleeping. The whole night was a giant blur.

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I thought about rolling over and skipping the walk, but I knew I’d regret it. I brushed my teeth, threw on a baseball cap and headed out the door.

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Worth it.

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I photographed a lot of animals, but only two really worked. It was so quiet this morning that the animals were out everywhere. Another thing I love about the early hours.

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I’m sort of giddy when the Japanese iris bloom around the zigzag bridge. It took a few minutes to get a clear shot without any other photographers, but it was worth the wait. It’s always a stunning sight.

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The shift from spring flowers to summer plantings is almost done. The sun is higher and hotter, steamy this morning, even before eight. Summer is here, it’s finally here. What a way to celebrate.

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One Response to saturday morning in the garden

  1. Hello Kristin, i love your garden. It is looking so beautiful. Nature is looking crazy and flowers are smiling. I love to enjoy in the garden. You have shared such an awesome blog. Thanks for sharing your blog with us.

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