Silent Sunday


About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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37 Responses to Silent Sunday

  1. M E Cheshier says:

    Wow, what a beautiful pic! I love everything about it!

  2. Lovely picture ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. W.H. SIM says:

    lovely shot, Eliza!

  4. wspines says:

    I love this picture. Jewel weed is a delightful plant, so useful for lots of things.

  5. Maria F. says:

    I like those droplets of morning dew, beautiful!

  6. ladygrace33 says:

    Love how the orange stand out among the green.

  7. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature says:

    Ooooooooo! Good one! Beautiful!

  8. Robin says:

    Ooooo! Spotted jewelweed! It’s so appropriately named, especially with dew or rain drops to decorate it. Touch-me-not suits it too. Someone once asked me to send her some jewelweed seeds and those little pods kept exploding when I touched them. Doh!

    Beautiful image. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Eliza Waters says:

      LOL – I can imagine you trying to capture them while the boinged all over the place! I still find popping them just as entertaining as I did when I was a kid. Thanks for the chuckle, Robin!

  9. Robbie says:

    beautiful + I love a silent sunday:-)

  10. So beautiful and fresh. It is appreciated in the silence. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Kathy Sturr says:

    A true “Jewel”! I read that Jewelweed is an important plant food for migrating hummingbirds. It does take over my garden but I have to say that the hummingbirds never pass up a jewel. This is a beauty of a shot.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Kathy! I would expect that hummers depend on this ubiquitous native leading up to and during migration. From the moment they open in late summer, they are one of the most visited plants around here. Bumblebees love them, too.

  12. This is a breathtaking shot. What camera do you use?

  13. dorannrule says:

    Absolutely beautiful shot Eliza! I never heard of jewelweed but I wish I had some now. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Dor. Jewelweed is ubiquitous around here to the point where it can make a nuisance of itself in the garden. I yank it out by the fistful in spring. Yet still there are thousands in the wilder areas of my yard. A favorite of hummers and bumblebees! I’m surprised you don’t have it there as it is native throughout the US & Canada except in the SW and Rockies. There is a pale yellow (and nearly white variation) species that is quite lovely that I introduced from a spot 1/2 mile away and it has spread happily along with the orange. It is loved by children because the seeds pop when you touch them. We called them by their other common name as kids – touch-me-not.

  14. Val Boyko says:

    Beautifully captured!!

  15. A beautiful capture of the raindrops, and the radiant coloring of the flower even on a wet, grey day! This one deserves to be on a note card ๐Ÿ˜‰

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