Sunday, June 17, 2007
I discovered this hummingbird sipping nectar from my agapanthus plants. When I saw me, he retreated to the foliage of the liquid amber tree. He is really camouflaged.
The trick to this photo was to set my camera to the highest resolution, use the zoom and then crop and zoom in photoshop! Otherwise, you would never have been able to see this fellow, I was so far away!
Well, with so many artichokes on my plant, it was inevitable that some would flower before they were eaten. I didn't expect something so beautiful. And with the blooming of this flower, the light bulb went off. The artichoke is a member of the thistle family. Hmmm. Never realized it before.
at 12:44 PM
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
These starts are the beginning of my favorite pole beans--the runner bean. These beans have been in the ground about two weeks. I have had problems in the past with slugs and snails eating the newly emerging seeds. This year, however, no problem at all! Yeah.