Saturday, June 01, 2013

Campanules

In keeping with the wet weather we've been having, here are some rain-soaked campanules (bellflowers) in our yard. These are planted in our vrai faux puits (the real fake well) out back. They're doing well (pun intended) this year.

Raindrops on bellflowers, no whiskers on kittens.

The reason, I think, is that it's been cold and wet enough that the mint, which is also planted in the well, is coming in very slowly. That allows the campanule to grow and not be crowded out by the otherwise aggressive mint.

11 comments:

  1. Wow. Blown away by the sheer vibrancy of the colour.

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  2. They're such lovely little blooms and you've captured it beautifully Walt.
    BTW - Callie looked lovely in the shot yesterday, I didn't have a chance to comment.

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  3. go check out my yellow bellflowers on my 5/30 post.

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  4. Another one of your amazing photos. The flowers look so fresh (and why shouldn't they be with the rain you've had).

    Walt, you never miss a pun.

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  5. Have a lovely celebration!

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  6. I agree with Carolyn. Love the photograph.

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  7. Wow, you're getting lots of use of that excellent zoom lens. This is another fantastic photo.

    Congrats on the 30 years "of love and friendship", as Nadege commented on Ken's blog :) Hope that fabulous-looking lunch was great.

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  8. That's a stunner of a picture. I could see that being reproduced as a watercolor.

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  9. Campanula's are one of my favorite perennials and this purple one is the color I prefer. Your photos are truly amazing, Walt! Sometime, you might entreat us with several shots so we can see the ones you thought were second- or third-rate. It might be fun to guess which one you would choose (because I'm guessing you capture many to end up with these winners each day).

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  10. It is hard to imagine anything outgrowing mint .

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