I was going through old(er) photos of mine taken in 2009, and I put together a lovely collection of summertime photos from our garden (even if I do say so myself). Look, I know it’s not summer now. It’s winter (sort of). Each season has its purpose and is beautiful in its own way. Should we get some snowfall or at least some frost, I’ll probably be out there taking photos that you’ll be able to see here. So I could have scheduled this post to publish sometime in May, or I could let you see these photos now, and let you dream of this next summer, which I hope is going to be a beautiful one for all of us. (Unless you’re in the Southern hemisphere, in which case you’ve already got your summer. Isn’t it weird how that works out?) Enjoy the photos, there are 82 of them!
An iridescent fly suns itself on a grape leaf. Medias, Romania.
Mitzi, exploring the yard, at 2 1/2 months of age.
An iridescent beetle perched on parsley leaves.
Ripening sour cherries in our garden
The vivid orange and gold colors of a squash flower. A honeybee happens to be pollinating this one. Medias, Romania.
Historic district, Mediaș, Romania
Trixie, exploring the yard, at 2 1/2 months of age.
The unusual blossom of a small, soft, hairy flower with a deep-brown interior
The delicate blossoms of a climbing rose bush open up in the soft morning light. Medias, Romania.
Small, deep-blue blossoms of a forget-me-not flower. Medias, Romania.
One of my favorite flowers
A raspberry ripens on the vine. Medias, Romania.
Trixie, resting on a stone ledge on a hot summer day.
Tiny white flowers with stringy white petals. Medias, Romania.
An iridescent beetle suns itself on a parsley leaf. Medias, Romania.
These photos were taken with the following cameras: Canon EOS 5D, Olympus Camedia C-770 UZ and Canon EOS Rebel XTi. For the Canon cameras, I used the following lenses: EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro, EF 50mm f/1.4, and the EF 24-105mm f/4L.
Canon EF 24-105mm f4L IS USM Lens
Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM Lens
Canon EF 100mm f2.8 Macro USM Lens