Petunias, hanging basket. I love the smell of these annuals, and their velvet-like texture.
Squash blossom—vegetable garden (also known as the Ponderosa, lol.) Can't remember what variety they will be!
Ferns—elephant variety. These are about 4 feet tall in the shade garden right next to the Hydrangea posted earlier this week.
Hostas—shot from the ground as these flowers always hang downwards.
Common Day Lily—I can't help but take photos of these. They're almost 6 feet tall and very prolific. I have hundreds of them blooming right now.
B O N U S P H O T O S : )
Created from the Sixteen concept, this is my idea of a contemporary Cadillac Series 75, the Formal Sedan, or limousine. I've used several 'old-school' Cadillac cues for this chop, such as the rear fender skirts, the 'halo' vinyl roof, the letter-spaced Cadillac nameplate on the rear quarters, and the full-length side chrome molding. Manhattan skyline superimposed in background signaling the privileged class and captains of industry that once were driven in behemoths like this. Chop done at least 4 years ago, hence the low-resolution and small size. If I did a Seventy Five Limousine today, I would have the doors next to each other and the 'stretch' come behind the rear door, with a separate quarter window, like the factory Caddy limos of the fifties through the seventies. Not sure why I added this space behind the front doors for this chop, but I did, lol.
Also very much an 'old school' chop, this could be your grandfather's next Buick. Saving the Electra nameplate for a hybrid model, this chop from 3 years ago stretched the Lucerne into a full luxury sedan. I've referenced GM's severe notchback sedans of the late '70s and early 80s, which began with the '75 Cadillac Seville. Signaling it's top-of-the-line status, the Lucerne 225 sports quad Ventiports on each front fender. The '225' is, of course, referring back to the classic Buick "Deuce and a Quarter" of yore. How I wish we could get back to this front-axle-to-steering wheel proportion of grand old rear-wheel-drive automobiles. I don't remember which city skyline I added in this rendering—maybe Boston?