Saturday, June 28, 2008

Bee Magnet

About ten years ago I bought these little spike dracaena-like plants as fillers for a container planting. Much to my surprise they survived through the winter. I put them in the containers flanking the stairs along with geraniums. Well, they out grew the geraniums and now they look like palms. They are not unique in Seattle, I see them everywhere. This is the first year for one of ours to bloom. It looks sort of like a 3 foot flocked Christmas tree coming out of the top or the palm at an angle. Looks rather Dr. Seussville to me. The bees are all abuzz around it, especially in the morning.



This time I think I finally put the macro feature on my camera to good use. This tiny orchid-like flower is one of many that waves from thin stems of the ginger groundcover in my woodland garden.




These airy mushrooms stand tall in the cool mornings then they flop as the sun warms the lawn. They look a bit like they are turned inside out.

10 comments:

Hootin' Anni said...

That orchid-like flower is so very fascinating and beautiful too! And the mushroom/toadstool photo is amazing! I picture little gnomes and fairies flitting around your yard.

My GTS is shared, hope you can find time to stop in for a visit.

farmingfriends said...

What a great photo of the mushroom.
Sara from farmingfriends

Muum said...

love your mini orchid. Never fails to amaze me, the diversity that is out there!

mirage2g said...

Th mushroom is cute, is it edible?

THe mini orchid is so nice too, I forgot to post my GTS yesterday lol, id do it next week! have a nice one!

mirage2g said...

btw, thans for your visit to my photo hunt post. you should see my other blog too where im keeping the fan fotos: http://viennadaily.blogspot.com/

Shady Gardener said...

What a beautiful orchid-like flower! I have a wild ginger plant that has flowers that hide under the leaves in the early Spring.

Aiyana said...

You have captured some great shots with your macro setting. I use it all the time, but really need to get new, more powerful lense to really go macro. I'm always amazed at the wonderful details one may never see otherwise.
Aiyana

Bengbeng said...

I totally forgot all abt GTS. never mnd i will do it next week :) I read all yr recent posts n i and i find I love yr nature pics . the mushroom pic in the latest especially impresses me.

Mercedes said...

Dr. Seussville-love it! Very interesting plant! That mushroom really caught my eye! You have some interesting plants and flowers!

Eve said...

That is a great closeup shot of the orchid!
I love mushrooms and the different ways they can look, never ceases to amaze me. I paint a little and they are one of my favorite things to paint.