too much too little

light like everything else can be too much or too little.  too little and many things are lost in shadow and cannot be seen.  similarly too much and they get lost in the glare.  and then there is that happy middle ground where the lighting brings the truth of the image.

11-026 Thais x Cameroons

11-037 Talon x Smoke Scream) x Gail Braunstein

11-037 Talon x Smoke Scream) x Gail Braunstein

12-017 10-036 Trahlyta x Black Plush x Desert Icicle

12-017 10-036 Trahlyta x Black Plush x Desert Icicle

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a melting day

there are traces of snow and slush.  the temperature drifts back above freezing.  and the calendar gets ready to wander into december.  winter does not come until the 21st of the month.  images of the flowers of last summer remain.  there is a yellow and pink flower with green showing on both the front and back of the petals.  there are flowers that do many things not expected.  we just need to watch for the revelation…

14-014 12-0702-001 Lola Branham x Gail Braunstein ) x Venus of Willendorf

14-132 11-058 Nutmeg Elf x (Little Rainbow x Talon) x 13-0718-001 ? WTP x Smoke Scream

14-109-B Dark Counterpoint x Scandinavia

14-021 Dark Counterpoint x Purple Satellite

12-017 10-036 Trahlyta x Black Plush x Desert Icicle

here we go

well that came quick enough.  it appears that i have been using the previous classic editor.  and along comes gutenberg and thrusts me into the ‘new’ classic editor.  or i could just upgrade to gutenberg and just learn one new editor.  kinda like the garden, there are the old favorites and i don’t want to change until i am ready or until i am forced to change.  well at least it is not fighting me tooth and nail to work in lower case.  now to see what sorts of magic wands are required to keep minimal changes to the finished page.  

I am waiting til closer to the normal time to publish.  preview is looking like a normal page about to be published.  some things are in slightly different places.  normally i am able to put all of the images into a single add media.  today each image had to go into an individual box.  different themes may present other issues.  right now the only thing i am looking for is the spell checker.

14-047 10-022 pygmy plum x flying carpet ) x Poultry In Motion
14-047 10-022 pygmy plum x flying carpet ) x Poultry In Motion
14-110 Sky Captain x 11-082 Webster Seedling x (09-009 South Seas x Highland Pinched Fingers)
14-157 Dark Counterpoint x Skinwalker
14-157-B Dark Counterpoint x Skinwalker
Teddy Bears Picnic

puzzling

going through these pictures gives me time to assemble some of the pieces of the puzzle.  not the whole picture.  just enough to sort it out some.  make some sense of what has been found and what yet might be discovered.  so sorting pictures and seed and planning a few new plants will be the winter garden.  now back to those pictures of last summer…

14-013-C 12-052 Smoke Scream x Purple Satellite ) x Venus of Willendorf

14-063 11-082 Webster Seedling x (09-009 South Seas x Highland Pinched Fingers) x Lullaby Of Birdland)

14-079 12-110 Anna Mel(NR) x Coburg Preview) x (B110-A Tet Skinwalker) x Morticia) x Apatosaurus

14-091 Open Hearth tet x Black Plush tet

14-123-C 10-073 Smoke Scream x Cerulean Star) x 12-0619-004 black plush x trahlyta) x Wind Frills sib to Eyed seedling

14-126 10-120 Wild One x Autumn Minaret x Sally Sue

14-126 10-120 Wild One x Autumn Minaret x Sally Sue

snow

that white stuff landed last night.  not too much.  the grass is covered and what fell on the pavement turned to slush and froze.  the forecast is more snow tomorrow and then back to rain.  time to look at hybridizer listings of their new plants and to size them up with what is growing here.  time to lay some plans for this garden for next summer.  there is all winter to consider the additions.  and all next summer and coming years to sort out the final details of what crosses to make.  now for some blooms from last summer.  the images are from july 8.

11-1107-B Bejeweled x Model In Red

not jack sprat

crastinating

even though i have been crastinating most of my life i am still only an ameturecrastinator.  and i fear will never be a procrastinator.  or this may only be hyperbole purely for the purpose of frustrating the digital spellchecker.  that in itself is certainly more than enough reason for this ramble.  now to dress it up with a bit of flowers…

10-068 Bark At Me x Autumn Minaret

12-020 10-039 x SLY SUE12-020 10-039 x SLY SUE yellow

Mildred Mitchell

grey areas

two of these flowers have what i will take poetic license and call grey.  not quite purple and not quite blue.  whether more of that shade can be induced to drift in depends on what is in the winds.  and that is the kind of optimism that every gardener who saves seeds and plants dreams must have…

10-058 Prague Spring x Fol de Rol

18-0812-001 VF kid brown x Charon The Ferryman

18-0812-001 VF kid brown x Charon The Ferryman