Monday, July 18, 2011

A Week Has Whisked Away

A week since I last posted!  Stories and ideas have run about in my head--a result of trying to finish a family history project [not finished!] in between the demands of harvesting and putting up produce.
Odd segments of days and nights pop out with clarity---for the most part, the days were a repetition of hot and humid weather that left my brain feeling muffled.
The sunflowers are enjoying the heat.  The ones in the rear of the bed are towering. 
Today I found that one had crashed down.

I have to look up the name of this wildflower--again.  Bovey Belle kindly identified it for me last summer.
I used to remember this sort of thing.

Daisies, fresh before the heat of the day exhausts them.

Queen Anne's lace--to me one of the most beautiful and intricate of common wildlings.

I spotted this oddly branched goldenrod from a distance.
The dense bit in the middle looked like a bird's nest until I got closer.

This photo was an instant favorite.  I looked back at the tobacco barn awash in a field of Queen Anne's Lace that danced gently in an early morning breeze.
I remember as a child the sensation of lying down in a stand of uncut hay to gaze up at the sky--or flopping face down, supported by elbows to look at the grass roots.
I balanced on one knee to take this shot--there is a slight rise up to the barn, emphasized by the angle of the photo. I almost think I could paint it.


  1. That's a lovely photo of the tobacco barn - I know what you mean about the weeks whisking away, it hapens to me as well:)

  2. I dont know how you have time to blog are so industrious. Love all the flora shots and I agree that the last would make an amazing painting ... maybe in the style of Monet.

  3. I think it's Common Centaury MM. A case of pure synchronicity - have it as my header at the moment!!

  4. Where does the time go? I really think you should try to paint the barn in the meadow, it's beautiful.

  5. I just love that barn shot. It just makes me feel good. A feeling of peace and joy.

    Hope this week is a good one for you.


  6. I second Bovey Belle`s name of Common Centaury for the pink, star-like flower. We have a patch of it in flower in a corner of a resting paddock.

    This year, the seasons seem to have turned so quickly. I hope you can find the time to paint your historic tobacco barn. The Queen Anne`s Lace is so delicate. Lovely to see a meadow full of it!

  7. I wonder if your 'Queen Anne's lace' is what we call cow parsley, it looks similar.
    I love photo's taken looking through the grass. lovely.

  8. I also love the photo of the tobacco barn,your Queen Anne's lace is so pretty.Lots of love Jill xx

  9. It's a great photo and would be nice framed as an enlargement.....