A closeup of my Tall Lavender Garden Phlox, P. paniculata.
It looks amazing beside my Grandmothers Fushia Peony that is in bud.
Having a bit of fun shooting in the rain… my dark purple bearded Iris is shimmering on Forsythia Hill.
My first Iris to bloom on Forsythia Hill. This is one of four purple Iris varieties that I have in my yard and it is the fanciest Bearded.
Its bloom has already almost faded away - wow - in under a week.
At least one more week of cold temperatures in Charlottesville, Virginia. Tomorrow it will be 20 degrees below normal for this time of year!
I’m glad the little Purple Crocus is in bloom to remind me Spring IS around the corner.
My favorite Daylily in my garden. I had to dig through my piles of garden notes to finally track down the name… Zambia.
I might not have the most organized notes but I do know that somewhere in there it is recorded.
Wouldn’t it be fun 100 years from now for someone to take interest in such notes, matching them up with the remnants in my garden… kinda like Thomas Jefferson’s garden - yeah right!
Mod Dog at recent Pet Expo.
Funky Tie Dye Poodle belongs to a vet practice that gives discounted services to those in need - GOOD FOR THEM!
Mauve Cosmos in our wildflower area are blooming like crazy on Forsythia Hill in Charlottesville, Virginia. I’m dreading frost or freeze that will zap them.
Enjoying the last flowers of the year.
Lovely Purple Asters melting down a hillside in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia.
Noticed on way to Recycle Center.
Vintage 1940’s Audubon Bird Print of Purple Finches.
For sale in my shop, ForsythiaHill.etsy.com. It is paired with the Painted Bunting.
This lovely Red-Spotted Purple Butterfly (Limenitis arthemis astyanax) was hanging around our front door mat.
My husband was toying around with my camera - great shot for his first close-up.
He is putting me to shame.
Purple Echinacea and Red Admiral Butterfly. Echinacea is a must have Butterfly attractant plant. They love it!
I also found a little Assassin Bug on it… COOL.
Even though my Iris has bloomed out - they are hard to forget. I’m glad I snapped this fleeting shot a few weeks ago.
Two varieties, my Grandmothers old fashioned Pale Purple Bearded and the stately Deep Purple Siberian.
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