In Aunt Betty’s Garden

Aunt Betty in Minnesota has a terrific garden. ¬†Beautifully balanced between shade and sun, all surrounded by that lush, deep green northern grass that southern lawns can’t grow. It is a lovely refuge from everything stressful.

Garden butterfly
Butterfly in Betty's garden.
White hydrangea, backlit
"Pure" is the only word that describes the light shining through this white hydrangea.
Orange flowers
These orange flowers stood out among the green in the shade garden.
Grandpa Ott morning glory closeup
The rich violet velvet of this Grandpa Ott morning glory trumpet, contrasted with its white throat, makes it seem to radiate its own light in the morning.
Orb spider
This slender orb spider rests in its web strung between black-eyed susans.
Hosta leaf
A hosta leaf captures a shadow in the afternoon light of a late summer day.

Line. Texture. Movement.

Sunday was a wonderful day for photography, not to mention black fly and mosquito bites.  Certainly a case of the more you look, the more you find.

Delicate lacework in dragonfly wing
It's hard to believe a structure this delicate-looking can withstand the speed and pressures of sustained flight.
Contours of weathered root.
The upturned root end of this oak tree shows as many folds as the earth that once supported it.
Seed head curves back on itself in a loop.
Weed seedhead with tiny flowers curls back on itself in a spiral, ever so gently shaken by the wind.