Some Gifts from the Yard, Part 1

From early spring through late fall, our yard presents us with numerous gifts to please the eye and entertain the senses. We share many of these with passing strangers, many of whom have commented on the pleasure they receive from the view as they drive or walk past our yard. I thought I should share some of these a bit more widely.

The slope from the front door to the area below the den is an ever-changing mass of colors. Currently white daisies and foxgloves cheerfully fill part of the view, but the purple coneflowers are about to claim their place.

[Click on images below to enlarge them]

White daisies crowd the edge of the front path

Daisies

Daisies

while foxgloves decorate the basement wall.

Foxglove

Foxglove

The first purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) hides among the daisies on the front slope

Purple coneflower with daisies

Purple coneflower with daisies

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