Monday, August 13, 2012

Can't Take My Eyes Off of You

Contrast is what does it.  Or is it the lack of ornament?  No matter, this is the stunner in my August garden.  A very simply set geranium.

No pretense

Sun exposure forces the leaves into chartreuse and emerald. Blossoms show fluorescent red-orange. The whole picture catches the eye and holds one spell-bound. Appreciating this magnificent creation is the task that tickles in the Things I get to do today.
Pure and simple

Wisely placed, this sweetheart, a slipped gift from my sister, grows where it is visible from our evening lounge and chiminea hideout.  Our eyes remain fixed.


  1. I love Geraniums, and grew some pink ones this year, and I am going to try to "winter" them. They are so pretty.

    1. These in the photos were wintered as slips in my sister's kitchen window. What a lovely gift for me! Long live Geraniums! The flowers are edible.

  2. Thanks for linking to Tea In The Garden!