Friday, June 25, 2010

Petals and Planes

The Violas I mentioned in the previous post are blooming much more now that they are planted out. I hope they will self sow and spread!

Here are details of flowers in the butterfly garden including Bee Balm

and Ox-eye Daisies.

Here is a picture taken from in the butterfly garden, facing the veggie garden. You can see some color in the veggie garden now that the zinnias and cosmos are beginning to flower there.

This is one time of year I spend a little less time staring at the ground and plants in my yard and look up more. The air show is across the Bay, but we can see (and hear!) some of the demonstrations from our yard. Today, I snapped the following pictures of what I think are the USAF Thunderbirds. There were a couple of even tighter formations I saw before going to get the camera.

Straight up.


And straight down! Yikes! It is amazing how fast they are flying and it is hard to track them with the camera.

I'll be keeping an eye on the sky all weekend, for sure!


2paw said...

Wow, the Flying Aces(!!) are spectacular, aren't they???!!!

knitseashore said...

Do you have trouble with the mold on your Bee Balm? I'd like to get some for my garden, but I think when I had it before that it had the powdery mildew. Maybe it depends on the variety?