Afternoon Sunshine

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I just happened to look out the back window yesterday afternoon and saw this scene, so I went and grabbed my camera and took this picture. I love the way the sun in lighting up the Red Pygmy Japanese maple as well as the smaller Red Dragon on the left and the Bloodgood on the right. The fountain drops add an extra element of delight to me. The Native Bleeding Heart can be seen blooming on the middle left under the Leucothoe, which is just about to start to bloom. This is a shot of the heart of the Sanctuary and these maples are really growing fast now. I’m so excited by all of this… Wow… 🙂

Happy Spring!

Steve

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24 responses to this post.

  1. Peachy keen! LoL 🙂 Love the smooth color blend! Happy Easter to y’awl!

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  2. Posted by Cedar on April 20, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    Beautiful!

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  3. Hi Steve, I Liked both the post and the garden… Beautifil surroundings, it seems like a sort Of poetic garden, sending you my Best wishes, Aquileana 🙂

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  4. Oh this is beautiful, especially opening the photo to full size and seeing the drops of the fountain like jewels. Wonderful lush leaves and colours.

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    • Thank you Jane. I wasn’t sure I could capture the drops of light from the fountain but it turned out well. Things are definitely growing again now and it’s getting very full and lush as you note. It’s a beautiful time of year…
      Cheers,
      Steve

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  5. Beautiful Steve! I love how you captured the fountain…..the water looks like crystals of a chandelier. A little jewelery for the garden! 🙂 The Red Pygmy is gorgeous! I’m forever watching the sunlight in the garden, too. The garden changes so much during the day…..morning is my favorite here, with the cool shadows falling across the garden. Lovely picture, thanks for sharing it.

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    • I love your image of a chandelier for the fountain Annie. It does seem like jewelry doesn’t it? I really love the different times of day too. The way the sun and shadows play with each other all day is just amazing and fascinating to me. I like different times in different parts of the garden. It changes so much with the changing light. I’m glad you liked the photo. Purely lucky timing on my part… 🙂
      Thanks for your visit,
      Steve

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  6. Posted by Crooked Tracks on April 21, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Looks like a peaceful place.

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  7. WOW is exactly right! I am excited and excited for you. You truly have created a sanctuary!

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    • Thank you. It’s so cool the way excitement breeds more excitement when you see the plants start to grow isn’t it? What a lovely time of year this is… 🙂
      Steve

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  8. Steve, what a lovely view of the garden! I just can’t believe how fast the “springing” happened. Enchanting…

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    • I was lucky to get his shot of the center of the garden. It’s really the heart of it and it shows. I’m so pleased with how fast things are coming into leaf now. Amazing… 🙂
      Peace,
      Steve

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  9. Hello Steve and Happy weekend . Just dropping by to tell you that I have nominated you for a great four award. Check out the nomination here (scroll down the page):

    http://aquileana.wordpress.com/2014/04/26/mythology-charon-ancient-greek-god-of-the-underworld/

    Congratulations and best wishes,
    Aquileana 🙂

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    • Hello and Happy Weekend to you as well. Thank you for this incredible nomination. These are all new awards to me and I’m very grateful for your inclusion of me in your nominations. I have several others to do so it might take me awhile but I’ll get to them soon. Thank you so much once again.
      Best wishes to you, 🙂
      Steve

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      • You totally deserve them.

        Happy to came across your blog, dear Steve…

        I hope that you do the nomination process…

        You will enjoy it and it is also a good way to connect with other blogmates.

        Enjoy your weekend and we´ll keep in touch,
        Aquileana 😉

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        • Thank you so much Aquileana. I’m happy to have come across your blog too. It’s truly fascinating to me. I will do the process, but it’ll take me some time to catch up. I’m a bit overwhelmed by 6 other awards right now but I’ll get to them all. It is a good thing to do and I’ve met a lot of fine people thru the award system. Thank you for thinking of me for this.
          Thank you for your visit and for your kindness,
          Steve 🙂

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  10. Oh steve how could of missed this beautiful post + you are right that is a nature in all her glory. I have been down under with the flu running through our home + now just dealing with getting everything in that I got behind with being sick. I have not been at my computer much, so I don’ t even know if I’ll post this week. But on the mend and will return + trying to visit my blogger friends. What a delight to stop by and find your yard putting on a show for all to see:-) simply beautiful, oh what an oasis!

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    • I’m sorry to hear you’ve been sick Robbie. I’m glad you’re on the mend now and soon able to do the things you want to be doing. I’m sure your garden and seedlings miss you! I’m glad you liked this shot. It was pure chance to get it but the sun was just right to see so much. It’s a beautiful time here now. I hope your potager garden is looking like Spring is coming in now too. Let’s hope it’s better than winter was this year, eh?
      Take good care of yourself! 🙂
      Cheers,
      Steve

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  11. geez, I can’t even write it effected my brain:-) read between the lines with this out of synch gardener:-)

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