Thursday, July 22, 2010

Special Treat - Rosie's Flowers And An Outer Banks Summer Thunderstorm.

Please join Rosie for yet another walk
through her hot, humid garden.
This is my Peruvian daffodil.
Golden Celebration rose.
Celosia.
Ruellia is in the foreground with the purple petunia-like flowers. Delicate Russian sage in flower behind it. You can dig up sections of the ruellia and transplant it and it will take and spread. Dies back in the winter and comes back strong in the spring. I took the next picture right after leaving the cool, air-conditioned comfort of my house and venturing into 90 + degree heat.
My lens fogged up.
I wanted to show you my zucchini plants. They're beautiful.
And here are my squash plants. Gosh. It's hot out here.
Shamrocks, oxalis, laurentia, and the shiny, glittery rock Mr. Hawthorne brought back from his family farm in Yadkinville.
My tamarix/tamarisk, aka salt cedar,
is in flower now.
The bumblebees really like this plant.
Spider at home in my rosemary. Don't know what kind. Zzzadig?
Another critter in the blooms of my tamarix.
Dahlia.
Zinnias.
Coral glad.
Yellow marigold.
Here's my Christmas poinsettia. It's doubled in size since I planted it here about 2 months ago. Now for the fun part: an Outer Banks storm.
This is looking westward towards the mainland. And this is where we get most of our storms.
I love the changing clouds.
This is going to be an intense storm.
I love these colors.
And here it comes:
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The next day, I found my hummingbird feeder in my gutter ...
... and a few flattened sunflowers under my mimosa.

5 comments:

Fuat Gencal said...

Hepsi birbirinden muhteşem resimler. Paylaşımınız için teşekkürler.

Saygılar.

Kathy said...

I love Fuat's comment. My thoughts exactly. How come we didn't get any storm? We're still crackly dry.

DH said...

I also have to agree with Fuat. poor sunflowers!

Rosie Hawthorne said...

Yeah, what Fuat said.

zzzadig said...

Argiope aurantia, the Garden Spider. The zig zags in the web are from where it took up slack first from the right, and then from the left. You really need to watch one do this, it's fascinating. They also can shoot their web over six feet. We know this because we kept one in the house, and she was always splatting us from a distance.

My Tamarix (probably the only one in this town) blooms about every two weeks. It loves water, and blooms in appreciation.

Peruvian Lilies..sigh.