Tuesday, August 9, 2016


We have had a very green year in 2016 around here. Adequate rainfall had a lot to do with it.

On a short trip to Virginia wine country outside Charlottesville we found a beautiful redbud outside our AirBnB (the very nice Gum Tree Lodge).

Redbud Leaves

We took a stroll around a large nursery nearby. They had a big inventory of just about everything, but what caught my eye were the poppies growing wild.

Wild Poppies

Back home the rain, a maturing garden and who-knows-what-else has us marveling at blossoms and pruning like never before. The flowering bush image in the previous post came from our front yard. We've also had a bumper crop of cone flowers (echinacea).

Cone Flowers (Echinacea)
I've updated my greeting card collection with some of these and other new images. Head over to the Greeting Card page to have a look.


  1. Your flower photographs are a spa for my eyes. Thank you, Dean.

  2. I'm glad you like them, Rick, thanks.