I love my late summer garden. Especially at twilight when colors ripen, crickets vibrate at a high pitch and bees and ladybugs are still hard at work. A hummingbird also finds early evening a fine time to sip nectar from the sage. Work is mostly finished for the day and since it’s Friday – mostly for this week. My eclectic garden is small yet packed with color and texture and I’m proud to say – in a highly populated deer and ground-hog habitat. Thank the Goddess for all the sages, both annual and perennial.
But in order to really admire the abundant yet tiny blooms, I like to rub my nose and elbows with the honey-bees, moths, ladybugs, butterflies and even aphids. Most tolerate my intrusion with very good humor – i.e. they ignore me. So I am able to photograph close-up.
I cannot live without the blues, blue and more blue.
As well as apricot, and pink, raspberry and tangerine …
Aubergine has a lovely dark spot in my heart and garden.
Check out the golden aphids (and the ladybug devouring them) on the stems of the orange-crimson annual:
And my statue “Garden Grace” herself ~
a summer garden
ag ~ August 2013