Flower Hill Farm Summer Gardens
Summer spreads across the land and gardens with robust forms and fragrances. Swaths of flowering shrubs and plants sing out in a chorus of colors to attract their pollinators. Birds help out the flora by picking off various caterpillars and other leaf chomping critters. The problem is, I do love some of those caterpillars that will never become butterflies. Sigh. The days are warm and ripe for birds harvesting for their broods. Luckily, butterflies lay hundreds of eggs so there are more of them to feed the less prolific passerines. Tapestries of blooms are bathed in light inspiring creativity in various mediums. I find the gardens offer hundreds of moments worth capturing in photography and painting. Here I am presenting a number of images I capture, while walking around the gardens at different times of day. Most of these flowers are left to unfurl naturally as food for the many bees and butterflies and other insects and arachnids that visit.
Early Summer Blooms