Awesome neighbor June's front step, displaying a grouping of mini gourds and pumpkins, including a "blue cheese" variety in the back left. This is my favorite type of pumpkin, featuring a pale greenish-blue exterior with deep ribs and a low, squat shape. Rounding out the display are pottery and glass shards we find around Pink Garden's yard whenever we dig in the gardens. The huge slabs of granite used as steps date back to the early 1700s, the oldest section of the house. Click to enlarge all photos.
This is a very subtle photograph, but enlarged, I find it absolutely beautiful. This is a variety of cedar near my friend Nikki's condo. The berries are a very pale blue, almost lavender. They're very similar to Juniper berries, but I don't think Junipers grow this large. The tree is at least 30 feet tall. The bits of bright blue sky at the top really bring out the colors of the berries at the bottom.
The Hummingbird Gate to the vegetable garden, Oct 10, 2010. While the last of our "real" Hummers seem to have flitted away, on their way to Mexico for the winter, our gate still beckons. Beyond it you'll see the newest morning glories to flower and the taller zinnias and cosmos in the "way back." The Audubon bird house is empty right now, too.