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Posts tagged “garden

A Bali God

bali god

This week has been crazy. Too many things happening at once. Don’t ask. I need to spend some time meditating. Thanks for your anticipated concern.

Goodbye Batman, Hello Pinky Winky

So, the last couple of days have proven my geek-ness, what with both of them being Batman centered.  This morning I went out to water the flowers and the early morning light of the sun was catching the Pinky Winky Hydrangeas just right, so I snapped a few photos.

In less than 24 hours, I’ve gone from superhero geek to flower garden geek.  I still can’t shake the geek, but at least I’m not too narrowly focused.

At least something’s growing in the back yard besides weeds.

These are my wife’s day lilies.We recently tore up a huge section of the backyard and made a flower bed.  We planted a Katsura tree, a few “pinky winky” hydrangeas (there’s a name that makes me feel manly), euonymous shrubs, dianthus flowers and day lilies.  It’s really quite pretty, that island of color and life in the sea of weeds that surround it.  It really looks like the rest of the yard is out to get our brand new flower bed.

My wife’s favorite flowers are lilies, so she was ecstatic when these flowered so early after having been planted in the ground.  I think they’re quite pretty.  What do you think?



I was looking at the tulips in my front yard and this line by Gerard Manley Hopkins “sprang” to mind:

Nothing is so beautiful as Spring—
When weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush
Thrush’s eggs look little low heavens, and thrush
Through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring
The ear, it strikes like lightning to hear him sing.


Hopkins was brilliant.  He could write amazing, inspirational lines expounding on the beauty of nature, and then descend into depressing, loathsome words running himself well into the ground for being less than a worm on a cosmic scale.  I love this guy.

Pentax K20D; Pentax M SMC 50mm; f1.7; ISO 100; 1/250 sec.