Thursday, July 31, 2008

Mesmerizing Moon Snail



During a walk on the beach today we discovered a mesmerizing moon snail. Lewis moon snails, polinices lewisii, are large predatory snails which feed on clams by drilling holes into their shells to secure a meal. It was interesting to watch this large specimen, plowing into the sand with surprising strength and speed. After watching for a few minutes we let him go about his business on the shore.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Echinacea

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Here are the various stages of echinacea blooming in the garden today. I love the spiked immature blooms as much as the full mature ones.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Rainy Day Barberry And Daylilies



Brer Rabbit's Baby







I really enjoy taking pictures of my blooms after a rain. Everything feels so fresh and clean. The water droplets seem to enhance the colors and add a bit of sparkle.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Golden Tentacles

Tentacled daylilies are becoming more popular these days. The tissue on the outer part of the petals and and sometimes sepals extends to form tiny tentacles and teeth which often glisten in the sun. These daylilies have a very primitive look which I find very appealing.Here are some of the golden tentacled daylilies blooming in my garden today:


Golden Tentacles

Poet's Reverie

On The Fringe

Golden Tentacles and Poet's Reverie hanging out together, for a dramatic effect.

Poet's Reverie, reaching skywards.


When I first saw tentacled daylilies, they didn't initially appeal to me. The more time I've spent with them, the more I've grown to love them. They look like they belong in some tropical paradise, and here they are growing in my little own maritime garden:).

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Delightful Daylilies.

Here are some of the daylilies blooming this week in my garden. I'm so pleased with their beautiful blooms and garden presence. Mississippi Blues

Ultimate Fantasy

Country Bumpkin

Arctic Lace

Victorian Lace

Golden Tentacles

Pink Ambrosia

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Monday, July 21, 2008

A Day Of Flowers And Sand At Caribou Beach

I consider myself very fortunate to live in such a beautiful place. After a day of dabbing pollen in the garden, we were off to one of the local beaches~ Caribou Beach, a 15 minute drive from home.


Coming upon the beach is a spectacular sight.caribou beach
caribou beach
caribou beach
Large wild rose bushes grow profusely near the beach.
wild rose
wild rose
The sand is so interesting.I wonder who walked this way.footprint
Seaweed and hermit crabs add additional interest.

And what's a day at the beach without burying your toes in the sand?
A young seagull.
Young seagull checking out the sandcastle:).
When we got home I felt compelled to snap a few more photos in the garden.



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Can't beat the maritimes:).