Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Pink and Gold and Azure

He dreamt that he was walking in drifts of soft, pale-colored stuff, shreds and threads of pink and gold and azure, and felt a foolish pleasure...
                                                                           ~Ursula K. Le Guin, The Farthest Shore




Ah, pink and gold and azure. The phrase stopped me in my reading tracks and I went off into a dream of my own. What beautiful words, and they described exactly what I had been planting out in the front yard. All the sweaty hours were suddenly worth the time spent digging and hoeing and mixing and shoveling. Pink and gold and azure...
Crape Myrtle



Geranium

Gold something--actually, I think this is yellow bells, also called yellow trumpet flower (not the vine, it's a shrub), Tecoma stans


Glorious sky blue plumbago

7 comments:

thesouthernlady64 said...

They are all just beautiful. I plant things in my yard and then when they come up the next year, I don't remember what they are. I know what you mean about all the sweatin putting them in, too!

Kate said...

Wonderful! You supported the quote beautifully with your flowers. The work that you did resulted in lovely photographs.

becky said...

How nice to enjoy the fruits of your labor! I dream of one day having a home in which I can plant things & "nest." Have a wonderful day, Clair!

Aimee said...

they look beautiful! I love the color of the Geraniums. I love you! thank you for all your wonderful posts

Sandy ~~~ said...

Pretty darn pretty! Good pics too!

Deb said...

Beautiful colors, beautiful words. What more could you ask for?!

Quiet Paths said...

Wish I could see these in person. Fantastic! These are all: I'm happiest in the sun" flowers, I take it!