Friday, July 16, 2010

Backyard pics

All of the yard is looking so nice this year, but here is where I spend most of my time. It is shady and cool under the patio all day. The yard itself gets hot sunlight at various times, but overall is mostly shady. The flowers have thrived in pots this year, and even a hosta is about to bloom.  Some of this photos I took at noon and the light is much too bright.  Others I took just before sunset and things are quite shady.  It's hard to get good balanced light in this area.  I'll try and get shots of the rest of the yard soon.


Jacqui Binford-Bell said...

Beautiful. What is that huge leafed plant?

Actually taking pictures on a cloudy day can produce the best images of flowers. It reduces the shadows.

Becky Stauffer said...

Those are hostas which the deer ate completely to the ground last year, but which came back and thrived this year thanks to deer repellent. One of them is about to bloom. I've never been able to grow hostas until I converted that enclosed room addition into the covered patio. Now I sit out there every morning and evening and just soak up the beauty.

I'll watch for a cloudy day and see if I can get some good shots around the yard. We've had a lot of sun and today we hit 102 f.