Monday, July 9, 2012

A Walk Through the Backyard Garden in June

Video and photos shot in June 2012, and in years past

 Our Backyard explodes with blooms during June. Early on, the last of the Rhododendrons – then the Celandine Poppies open, some seeded in places totally unexpected. Last year in June the poppies bloomed with the Campion in the farthest bed near the woods. This year, they bloomed across the yard with the daylilies. We always put in some Vinca because we like the perky little pink, red, violet, and purple fellows. They also reseed themselves so that we count on the offspring from last years’ plants reappearing later in the summer. Several different varieties of daylilies beginning with the original British imports brought by the colonists reappear at various times, some carrying over into July. All of this accompanied by the sounds of birds, and the little water feature we put in next to the porch steps. Rogers and Hammerstein’s Carrousel Lyrics have it right – “June is busting out all over.”

Of Course, "Carrousel" is a bit more exuberant than the video I've made. Instead, I wanted to convey the peace and contentment I feel when walking through our garden, and I've succeeded.

1 comment:

Betsy Grant said...

Wonderful videos! Love that gymnopedie - originally for piano of course, but I think I like the sound of the water even more!