Today's flora has a little fauna in it - I was peering down at these delicate blue flowers when I saw a sheen... It was hard to capture in the wind, but there's something so cool about seeing insects interacting with the environment.

I spy a fly

Beauty in the details. It helps put things in perspective.

Another mystery plant! I love these tiny flowers that from afar almost look fluffy. Before blooming (below) the whole stem really has a lovely shape too.

tiny flowers


And.... that's all I've got today!

I don't know what these are, but they are so cheerful and the bees seem to love them! There've been a lot more bees in the neighbourhood this year so far, a good sign for sure. 


I went to chop the flower shoots off the hostas tonight, as the flowers have mostly had it and are making a real mess, when bzzzz... a bumble bee came bumbling along for some more nectar and pollen. I then realized that even though the flowers looked finished for the season, the bees were still harvesting! Shoot, I felt so bad for jumping the gun!

This was the photo I was taking when the attack happened...


I looooove these. I remember trying to grow them one summer in Saskatoon, but I don't think they lasted very long. I wish I could remember what they're called (anyone know? verdict is in c/o my mom: moss roses or Portulaca grandiflora). Someone in the neighbourhood has some very nice ones growing.


Let's be honest: I have a lot of favourite plants. But one of my favouritest of favourites is the dahlia. Not only are they pretty, but they are fascinating! There is an endless variety of shapes and colours, thanks to them being a plant that is easily crossbred. And some of them are so geometric looking, it's hard to believe they are even real! Go science!

This photo is (as per the self-imposed rules of my 365 project) a new one...


Saw these when we were out today, no idea what they are, but they were super pretty! Short and sweet tonight. xo

Not sure what these are!

Holy moly, today really got away from me! Luckily I have super pretty mutating roses to show you! They used to be white. This spring the new leaves were red (they're not anymore) and the roses were super dark red! Now they've settled into redish pink, the bush is LOADED with roses, and they smell absolutely glorious.

Lovely roses, wish you could smell them!

Aren't nasturtiums amazing? They are one plant I just can't get enough of. The leaves are amazing, the flowers are beautiful, and you can eat them all! AND if you're really lucky... they attract hummingbirds!!! Can't wait for these little guys to grow and bloom...

Nasturtium leaves

Photo day! We bough some mystery lilies from my ballet teacher's plant sale last year, and it turned out there was a couple varieties in the clump (I think there are actually three separate plants). One is a single petal version, and another appears to actually be a double in the same colour - it's really pretty when it's in full bloom!


Bright like the sun, have a good one!


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