Friday, July 3, 2015

Texas Star

My Texas star hibiscus started with a seed from a friend.

It has survived more than ten winters and steamy summers.

 The glossy, true red petals add brilliance to the garden.

Monday, June 29, 2015

What's Blooming?

The morning light was golden when I stepped outside.

Sunday morning's rain brought my yellow rose mallow to bloom.

The contrast between the pale petals and the deep burgundy center is dramatic and striking.

I experimented with a smudge filter on this last image. 

I'm grateful for today's gift of beauty.