Monday, July 5, 2010

The garden supervisor

I went out yesterday morning to capture a few shots of water (yes, really, in Austin in July) on the garden.

I didn't realize until I was outside that I had some supervisory assistance!

Dakota sat and watched me until she couldn't see me any more. I'm not sure if she was wishing she could come outside, or if she was just thinking in her little pea-brain, "What in the world is that alpha-dog-woman doing now?"

Don't you sometimes wonder what they're thinking? I was even wondering about the squirrel who stopped in his tracks on the way up the tree when he saw me watching him through the window.

It was lush and green and moist in the garden this weekend after our several inches of welcome rain last week.
The drops on the Caladiums look like puddles on an abstract painting.
And, like most things, the droplets were dwarfed by the huge blooms of the Moy Grande Hibiscus.

And the moisture helped me see this huge spider web that spanned about 5 feet -- from a tall coneflower plant to a neighboring tree. Couldn't see anymore when I got far enough away to get the whole thing in the shot, but clearly the spider had lured in some lunch.

The rains gave everything in the garden a huge boost -- so welcome since I am leaving before the chickens are up on Thursday morning -- heading to Buffalo for Buffa10, our annual garden bloggers meet-up. I'm so excited to visit with friends from across the country and meet new ones, while touring amazing gardens.

Will I see you there?


Jean said...

I tell you, I'm so jealous of the rain you all have had. I guess it came from the hurricane?? Well, I know how nice it is to have, so I'm glad you got it.

Will see you soon in Buffalo. I'm also getting up before the chickens for my flight on Thursday. Maybe I'll see you in the airport!

katina said...

my mom's dog watches us from the door in the kitchen...funny, she's not supposed to be in the kitchen. It's like she thinks that the glass door is like a 2-way mirror, she can see us, but we can't see her.

Pam/Digging said...

Yes, you know you will see me there. Looking forward to the fun!

Diana said...

I'll be there at 5:45 - meet you @ Continental check-in!

Linda/patchwork said...

Looking forward to hearing the stories and seeing all those photos.

Have fun in Buffalo.


Jeffrey said...

nice shots.

I like your hibiscus with dew on it and smells good like fresh from shower. I guess you have a good camera and a professional photographer.

I have a hibiscus that I bought online at and its same as what you have I guess need to take photos as well... Thanks again.