Outside the shop

In terms of weather, 2014 has been a glorious year–so far. A frigid winter with plenty of snow eased into the warmth of spring, which was followed by a summer more typical of northern Vermont than south-central Indiana.

Here are some of my favorite moments in the shop garden.

(For those who may wonder, I am the gardener.)

Winter

Dusk on a December evening, 2013 (OK, this is cheating slightly)

Dusk on a snowy evening in December 2013

Sky through catalpa branches

Sky through catalpa branches

Joey looking at the neighbor's barn

Joey looking at the neighbor’s barn in February

Spring

Shortened view of main bed

Siberian iris and peonies

Chives contribute to this blue-green haze

Chives, geraniums, and Siberian iris contribute to this blue-green haze

A blue cloud of nepeta in bloom

Clouds of blue nepeta in bloom

 Summer

An extraordinary high-pressure sky in mid-July

An extraordinary high-pressure sky in mid-July

Echinacea in July

Echinacea in July

Clash of the zinnias

Clash of the zinnias

Louis under the old persimmon tree

Louis under the old persimmon tree

Spider web made visible by dew on the morning of August 15

Spider web made visible by dew on the morning of August 15

8 a.m. sky on August 15th

Exuberant dill

Exuberant dill

White marigolds, purple zinnias, blue verbena bonariensis, and little golden marigolds

White marigolds, purple zinnias, blue verbena bonariensis, and little golden marigolds

One of the first sunflowers

The hill at my house, August 15

Ironweed

Fall

Bench

Lichen-covered bench under the slowly dying persimmon tree

Hayfield with tall grass

Zinnia

Yellow chair

Marigolds

Pears 2_better

Pears at sunset

 

 

 

 

 

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