IN THE FIELD: Something Unexpected

I know I have been obsessing lately about my neighbors’ wildflower garden across the street from our property. Until autumn, the only colors we see here in the woods are the rich and varying shades of green in the leaves with the muted grays and dark brown tree trunks. The sudden splash of color has been a welcome visual surprise.

Because of the orientation of our home and the 60 foot tall beech, maple and oak trees, we get a limited amount of direct sun. So we are restricted to mostly shade loving plants. We now have a splendid view of sun loving plants that our neighbor was so kind to plant, since this part of his property faces the sun.

On the foggy and misty morning I took this photograph, the flowers really stood out against the green foliage. It was a perfect opportunity capture the eye candy across the road.

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  1. May 21, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    I like the way the greens look so vivid and saturated. Great photo, David.

    • May 22, 2012 at 8:59 am

      Thanks Bob, I think the saturation was due to the fog and misty rain. It was pretty wet out yet bright at the same time.

      • May 22, 2012 at 9:47 am

        Yes, fog and misty rain do make for saturated colors. It makes them vivid and adds snap to any photo taken in those conditions.

      • May 22, 2012 at 9:47 am

        Yes, fog and misty rain do make for saturated colors. It makes them vivid and adds snap to any photo taken in those conditions.

  2. May 21, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Magnificent colours for you to see.

    • May 22, 2012 at 8:59 am

      It truly is…and there are even more blooms since I took the photo on Sunday!

  3. May 21, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Wonderful photo, David! I agree with Bob’s comments, the greens are so lush. Like you said, it does provide an awesome backdrop to all those beautiful wild flowers.

    • May 22, 2012 at 9:01 am

      Thanks Gracie, funny thing is…we get to see this all day long, yet our neighbor can only see it if he comes down the driveway to leave for work. We are really lucky to this view!

  4. May 21, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    I’m envious of all the wildflower photo opportunities you have so close to home!

    • May 22, 2012 at 9:06 am

      Close to home is almost an understatement! The wildflowers are probably about 80 feet from the front door! I think I’ll head over there when the rain eases up a bit!

  5. May 21, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    What a great neighbour, I do recall your previous posts. Beautiful sight to behold indeed!

    • May 22, 2012 at 9:07 am

      I know…isn’t it the coolest that he would do that for us. I don’t know if he realizes the view we have…truly wonderful!

      • May 22, 2012 at 11:07 am

        maybe you could share your view with him-am sure he’d appreciate it.

  6. May 21, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Amazing and so beautiful… Your neighbour is so nice, so thoughtful. Thank you dear David, I can almost imagine how beautiful the view with all trees and plants… Love, nia

    • May 22, 2012 at 9:08 am

      Oh it really is! I will have to show more photos as they change over the season. It really filled in overnight!

  7. May 22, 2012 at 3:37 am

    What a lovely band of brightness! Wildflower gardens are so beautiful and attract so much wildlife.

    • May 22, 2012 at 9:11 am

      You are so right…since I took this shot and about 40 others on Sunday, I would say the amount of blooms has tripled! I need to get out the wide angle to capture the expanse…when the rain eases a bit!

  8. May 23, 2012 at 1:12 am

    That is really a wonderful view!

    • May 23, 2012 at 8:39 am

      And this in only about 1/4 of what is there!! I will have to see I a wide angle shot will show the whole display!

  9. May 25, 2012 at 6:51 am

    Great post 🙂 This is my favourite view when I cycle to work through the park 🙂 I love when little and fragile flowers peek from the bed of green grass 🙂 It makes me want to lie in that grass and count the clouds 🙂

  10. May 25, 2012 at 8:36 am

    Thanks Kristina, ya know…I wanted to do the same thing except it was a bit on the wet side. I’ll wait till the sun comes out again!!

  11. May 26, 2012 at 1:19 am

    Beautiful photo. It so reminds me of my childhood in England, when my sister and I used to go wandering through the the meadows filled with daisies, clover, and buttercups. It was quite safe to do so in those days. 😉

  12. May 26, 2012 at 7:31 am

    Thanks…it is a sight to see! Yes I remember those days too! Parents had no worries except if we were late for dinner!

  13. May 28, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    What a nice splash of white against the vivid green! It turned out well

    • May 29, 2012 at 8:20 am

      You should see it now!! The yellow daisy like flowers have just exploded and are the dominant color in the flower patch!

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