When I walk around my gardens I take in the overall view, a splash of color here, great textures and shapes of leaves branches and flowers over there, the height and grace of grass moving in a breeze in the distance, but then the artist in me, sends me on a tour to take a closer look, to get down and really look into and at the plants.
Hosta leaves are a never ending delight to the eye, showing off their colors and shapes. You would swear someone had taken a brush loaded with green and embellished the leaves.
A newly planted succulent, with stunning lime green leaves edged in red, glows brightly, as it decorates an old stump.
An iris in bud, is a thing of beauty indeed. From the shape and form of the buds to the different shades of green and purple.
Mother hen without her chicks, is full and luscious, inviting me to come and look deep into her, to recognize how the edges of her leaves are saw toothed and tipped with this brilliant color.
Total eye candy, need I say more?
Columbine in their intricate beauty, call for closer inspection.I love the way the one little flower is surrounded by buds on their long stems, forming an intricate and interesting arrangement.