Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The Maple Hill Hop 36

Welcome to 
The Maple Hill Hop,
where we share what's happening outside our doors.

Maple Hill Hop

 With the veggie garden all but asleep,
we focus on the lovely gift of blooms that enjoy the sweltering summer heat.

 This is the gloriosa daisy
and it's magnificent.

 What a vision they are in the morning
when the birds are singing and it's the perfect time for a stroll
through the garden.
This stunner is one of the best attractors 
of bees and butterflies alike.

 These petite beacons of cheer
grace the footpath out back.
With its drought tolerant nature,
the sporadic rain we've been getting is enough to keep it happy.

 As they waken in the early hours,
the petals unfurl like the unleashing of a ribbon on a gift.

An abundance of color is added to any spot in the garden.
What a welcoming sight.

The blooms should stick around for the entire summer
and return next year to this gardener's delight. 
Cutting the flowers to enjoy inside
only encourages it to repeat the process.

So glad they are back in our garden.

What's going on outside where you are?