Garden Wonder

I typically spend a fair amount of time taking photographs, but this summer I seem to have lost some of that motivation. My morning field trips to marsh, beach, or the river, have more or less evaporated. I still wake early in the morning, but have had no desire to head out to take pictures.

This morning, after more than a week of high temperatures, morning, noon, and night, it was a delight to wake to cool temperatures again. Yesterday’s downpours had cleared the air and drenched the greenery. They apparently also reinvigorated me. After my coffee and morning notebook time, I stepped outside, camera in hand, to see how my gardens were faring.

How can I forget how easy it is to fall into wonder with the world right outside my door?

18 thoughts on “Garden Wonder

  1. Amanda Potts says:

    Ooh – I’m glad the rain and cooler temperatures reinvigorated you: the photographs are lovely. Sometimes I feel like the flowers are kind of waiting for us to notice them. I know they’re not, of course, but WOW, your photos could convince us otherwise. (That second one – the blue starburst- that. is. gorgeous.)

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  2. These photos are stunning. Have you read the picture book Wonder Walkers? Your post made me think of it!

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  3. Denise Krebs says:

    Oh, Molly, these photos are gorgeous! There is something so amazing about water on flowers! I’m so glad you had good weather and got out with your camera.

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  4. Oh my goodness!! Those pictures are magnificent! Now, what kinds of flowers are the second and third pictures? Those are easily my favorite! Thank you for sharing your slice and your talent with us! ❤

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  5. kd0602 says:

    Molly–your photos reinvigorated me! What a lovely array of blooms in your garden. Wishing you more morning of photo inspiration! (That you can share with the rest of us!)

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    • mbhmaine says:

      Thanks, Kim. I’m hoping to get out a bit more before school starts. I think I’m going to plan a few early morning excursions to ensure that I do! Hope you’re enjoying your summer.


  6. cvarsalona says:

    Molly, I am glad that the photographer inside you stepped outside to bring nature’s peace in the garden to us. There is something glorious about capturing the beauty of nature. I shall reflect on your visuals as I try to fall asleep.

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  7. Debbie Lynn says:

    I thought of you (and your photo taking walks) last night when I was walking with a heat index of 105…You see, I’ve been in a funk thanks to this wicked heat and humidity in Texas with no inspiration to photograph, draw, or paint. …So while walking, I thought, I need to pop over to look at some of your photos, and here they are-beautiful, as always! And I am encouraged knowing I’m not the only one beaten down by the heat. Today, I will venture out with my camera in hand! 🙂

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    • mbhmaine says:

      I’m so glad that you popped over! Your comment was such a welcome one as I’ve been going back into the land of blah, discouraged, etc. You words were a welcome antidote to that slippery slope. How nice to know that we hold each other up in unknown ways. I hope to see some of your photography soon and wish you some cooler weather!

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  8. Terje says:

    It’s soul-filling to be able to see the beauty and wonder of nature again and again in the plants you have seen so many times before.

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  9. NYOCW says:

    Holy-moly spectacular! So stunning! Thank you for these gorgeous images. I have not walked yet today (too hot…), but I feel like I just vicariously walked.


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