Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Weeb and I went for a scooter ride / walk around our complex and stopped to take some flower photos along the way. I have no idea what any of these are.

I think this last shot is Rhododendron again (I took a photo of the same type of plant a few days ago, at my folks' place). Weeb make me take the picture. I don't especially care for them. This bush was certainly humming with bees though. I swear I felt vibration with the hum when I leaned it for the shot!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


I love my parents' garden. Forget Me Nots will always be one of my favorite flower. And I love the delicate differences between flowers, even on the same stem. Cornflower blue, white, light purple; such a lovely combination of colors. And the middle bits, sometimes yellow, sometimes white; so beautiful!

Monday, May 9, 2011


Weeb, Wonko and I got a lovely hanging basket for my mom for Mother's Day. It had lovely little white flowers in it, as well as some red ones. I've no idea what any of it is. But I know what I like.

These are the red flowers that are also in the hanging basket. Wonko and Weeb bought the same kind of hanging basket for me for Mother's Day. It's not hanging as much as propped up on a cinder block; a beacon of awesome in our otherwise nasty back yard.

These are in my folks' back garden. Are they Blue Bells? They look like they should be called Blue Bells.

Also in my folks' back garden. I was testing to see if I could get a decent shot with mostly salmon colored flowers as the subject. I'm not thrilled, but it's better than I thought I'd get. I think these are Rhododendrons, though I'm willing to bet money that my father or one of you out there will know better!


In my parents' garden again and got some photos of Bleeding Hearts. I do love these.

Sunday, May 8, 2011


On Mother's Day, Weeb and I had tea with Grandma. We had REAL tea and posh little cucumber sandwiches, which Grandma prepared especially for Weeb. Weeb had wanted to have a REAL princess tea with Grandma for Mother's Day, you see (complete with her princess tea set). And Grandma is pretty awesome about hosting awesome teas, even when they are in her honor.

REAL tea, princess tea (water, which Willow poured, repeatedly, and we drank, repeatedly), cucumber sandwiches with carrot garnish and grape tomatoes.

Tiny little cucumber sandwiches, fit for a princess. Posh or what, eh?

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


I don't mind dandelions, especially because they turn into lovely dandelion puffs! I've heard them called dandelion clocks, too. And thanks to a blogging cohort of mine, who took an AWESOME dandelion puff shot a week or two ago, I have been anxiously awaiting puff time so I can try out the macro setting on my camera.

These shots are not adjusted at all, aside from size and adding names to the photos.

Hm... it kinda loses something in the 72ppi reduction.

Yet somehow, this one is still pretty awesome!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

RIGHT NOW - MAY 1, 2011

willette's right now

Your assignment, should you choose to accept it, is to take a photo of 'right now'.


Weeb has an enormous fascination with dandelions, at the moment. Most grassy places around here are littered with them right now. I don't mind them; they're actually quite pretty. However, I would rather my offspring cease from her daily habit of picking a hundred from the school field to bring home.

These yellow weeds are currently blooming all over our back yard. I've been noticing how they open to match the sun, during the day, and close up when it gets dark. I hadn't realised they did that before.

A friend in the blog world posted some amazing photos of dandelion puffs, and though I haven't seen any here yet, there must be some nearby because I saw a couple of puffy seeds float into our water table while I was taking pictures of our dandelions.

I've no idea what these are, but they are very tiny weeds with the prettiest little white flower. I have nothing in my flower beds, but the entire back yard is littered with such pretty weeds.

I've no idea what these little purple flowers are, other than they are more very pretty weeds currently blooming in the back yard. I should just dig this stuff up and put them into my planting pots - I'd save a fortune on flowers this year!

What is the difference between a flower and a weed? I've no idea, except that my flowers croak easily and the weeds come back, faithfully, every single year and are wicked hard to get rid of.