Summer Solstice 2011

It’s stormy in Minnesota on the first day of summer! I took advantage of a short break between rain showers and tornado warnings to visit my neighbor Iris who was working in her beautiful garden. I enjoyed a delightful walk through a botanical garden with a real expert! She is so passionate about her flowers and plants, it made the experience so much more enriching for me! I can’t wait to go back. The strong winds made the photo shoot really challenging but I managed to get a few good images.




Goatsbeard / Aruncus dioicus

Hover flies on Blue Eyed Grass / Sisyrinchium angustifolium

Hover flies on Blue Eyed Grass / Sisyrinchium angustifolium

Ornamental onion / Allium


Sedum kamtchaticum

Honeysuckle vine / Lonicera

Honeysuckle vine / Lonicera

White Tradescantia virginiana 'Snow Cap'

Purple bell flower of Clematis integrifolia

White, half opened, Baptisa alba

Japanese Painted Fern / Athyrium niponicum

Leaf of Solomon’s Seal / Polygonatum

‘Stitched’ leaf of Uvularia grandiflora

Leaves of Early Meadow rue / Thalictrum dioicum

Dew drops on Lady’s Mantle / Alchemilla mollis


Patterned leafs of Lamiastrum galeobdolon 'Herman's Pride'

Seed head on Prairie Smoke / Geum triflorum

11 thoughts on “Summer Solstice 2011

  1. They are all just gorgeous!! I recognise a few from my own garden. I should really get out and work too but the rain is coming yet again! You have inspired me to go take a little walk through it though.


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