Charlie, these are just some random things that I see during the days when I wander around.
Hope you like some of them.
I just wanted you to see what interests me in the garden.
These are the last days of Autumn.
You know, I almost never photograph a butterfly.
I don’t pay much attention to them.
I think it must be because I was always nearsighted and couldn’t really see them well.
This lone fellow hung around the porch flowers for so long that I got the camera
and snapped him from the doorway.
This was the last of the Trumpet Vine blossoms for this year.
There weren’t as many blossoms this time since
I allowed the vine to grow inside the pergola where it wants to grow!
Instead of on the top where it blooms profusely.
It has lasted for several months.
Now, it is collecting the falling leaves.
I always leave the dead Bromeliad blossoms on the plants for months
Because I like them almost as much as I like the live ones.
I saw this leaf under one of the umbrella bushes
And was struck by the faint green that remained
as if it were reluctant to give up its color.
And, of course, the wonderful orchid that you and Mom gave me at Mother’s Day.
When it stopped blooming, I set it in the pergola and forgot it.
One morning, when I walked out on the porch to drink my coffee,
I saw a white blur in the pergola.
To my absolute delight, I discovered that it was the orchid.
And it was blooming again!
Ah, Charlie, life is filled with wonders.
You only have to learn to “see”.