A fallen Silver Maple leaf stands out from the deck boards and fallen Manitoba Maple leaves. No, I did not arrange this.
For us, the first half of May has been significantly colder than the historical norm, which has slowed down springs’ arrival. Then we had a month’s worth of rain in five days. As of Tuesday spring finally seems to be here to stay, which means that our redbud tree is bursting with colour!
The brilliance and loveliness of a hibiscus bloom brings colour and light to a December day.
These leaves added colour and cheer to a dull, grey, damp, chill stroll.
This hibiscus flower adds brilliant colour to our wonderfully shady deck.
The different colours and textures of a wheat field in morning sun, and a bush in shadow, contrast wonderfully.
Our hibiscus saw fit to bloom, adding lovely and colourful cheer to our living room.
It’s good and important to look around, to find beauty in your surroundings no matter the season. Beauty can be found even in a dry winter – subtle differences in the shades of brown, tan, and grey become more prominent.
Having said that there is nothing wrong with anticipating this summers’ colours. This photo of last years’ dianthus is something to admire, and look forward to.
An overcast, grey, almost gloomy day ended with a pleasant splash of colour, low in the western sky.
Falls’ palette has begun its artistry. Brushing this bush is only one of many artworks to come.