Monday, May 31, 2010

Outside: spring leaves

Some late spring leaves for a change of scenery...

I was out photographing the first irises to bloom, and saw the light hitting the leaves.


This is the rose bush, the only one in the yard. Miraculously, it has not yet been chewed into oblivion by those pesky Japanese beetles.


And this is the smoke bush. When the leaves emerge they're red, and then purple, and then become green. It's kind of like autumn in reverse.


9 comments:

Frannie said...

Lovely photos. Love the simplicity of your first photo. Smoke bush, sounds like an interesting plant, especially since the color changes.
Have a wonderful day.
kindly,
frannie

Lara Lewis said...

lovely! it's like stained glass...

CherylK said...

You and Mother Nature sure do have a good thing going there!!

cabin + cub said...

oh so lush and green! i am getting excited, since I am finally going to work on my garden today! great inspiring photos! ;)

Angie said...

The colours in the smoke bush are beautiful, lovely photographs!

slommler said...

Such lovely photographs! The colors are awesome. Thanks
Hugs
SueAnn

carolina mountains said...

Great images of simple things. Thank you for your kind words of sympathy....

flossy-p said...

Pretty. Our yard is in full Autumn mode. Crunchy leaves and all.

Hilary said...

That first photo is wonderful. The iris leaf is so brilliantly green when illuminated like that. The smoke plant sounds and looks lovely. Great shots!