Sunday, 11 May 2008
Mother's Day photos
An anthurium lily basks in the shade of the mango tree
My son took these shots of my mom's yard today, then he and I went off to attend an art exhibition at the Creative Arts Centre in St. Augustine. One of his friends who's a student there was exhibiting, and we had a lovely afternoon watching paintings, sculptures and dramatic costume presentations. Richard and his surfboard even featured in one of his friend's paintings. As we stood there admiring it (she's good, and I'm not saying that just because...) strangers would look at the painting, then at my son, then back again. Then they'd approach him and say: That's you! - at which point my son would try to look mystified while the rest of us (the girl's parents, her brother and I) burst into laughter. It was a lovely way to spend the afternoon.
The tomatoes are fantastic this year, huge and plentiful
She has chives planted everywhere
My brother brought her some dahlia tubers from Florida and she planted them in pots. This is the first flower to open.
An oncidium, the bee orchid
Another orchid by the back step. Don't know the name of this one.
The julie mangoes are coming along...
Marigolds, known locally as stinking susie, growing wild near the front wall.
Impatiens drooping in the afternoon heat
Lettuce, with water grass competing for space
Bee in cosmos
This makes a great ground cover and is virtually unkillable. The small purple flowers are the icing on the bush.