Monday, August 3, 2009

Mish Mash Monday 8-3-09

It's beginning to look a lot like...Fall?? So it seems here. The spiders are beginning to build their webs in earnest. I love the way this one looks like gossamer with dew on it and the rainbow of color that slides across one side. We have had so much rain that the old table top in the garden is sprouting fungus. It has three types on it. This one is the most colorful.
I just love the bloom of this begonia.
I really grow these big leaved begonias for their interesting shapes and markings. Sometimes I am gifted with some blooms.
This planter has turned out quite pretty. With the begonia, persian shield and petunias together.
The window box is full now too. The caladiums are growing like crazy. I love the way they fill up the kitchen window. When you look at them from inside they look like stained glass.
I hope you all have a great week.

14 comments:

Roses and Lilacs said...

I would be happy with just the leaves on the begonia--beautiful. My caladiums are very small this year. Wonder if it's the cold nights. Some times the temps are getting down to 50. Good sleeping weather;)
Marnie

Barb said...

Such varied growing things and such beautiful patterns and colors. That spider sure was diligent - I don't know if I've ever seen such a matted web!

Frances said...

Hi Lisa, so the spiders have been busy like it's fall up your way too? I went outside to get what looked like a piece of newspaper that had blown onto the boxwood hedge at the top of the hill and was surprised when it turned out to be a similar gossamer weaving as your first lovely shot. The orange fungus on the table is so colorful! But don't eat it! HA Your images are especially beautiful, does that mean the light is softening? Hooray! Well of course it also means you are go great photographer. :-)
Frances

arythrina said...

I have one rex begonia that pops out the same crazy flowers - they're unfortunately often hidden by the leaves, but so cool if you go hunting for them!
I just caught my first toad lily bloom here in Bloomington, the very first hint of autumn...

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

Your fungus reminds me of shredded cheese for burritos. I've never seen that one before. Beautiful Begonia!

Debra Kay said...

I love the orange fungus-we only have brown or white here....maybe green, but always thought that was algae of some sort.

Carol said...

What a find ... that spider web or is it a community of spiders weaving in unison? Wonderful photos!

beckie said...

Lisa, I have noticed a lot of spider webs in the garden, but none as big as the one you have. I always hate it when they start as it makes the garden look messy. :) Your Rex begonias are beautiful and blooms-yippee! In the planter they really add texture. The caladiums have done well for me this year too. I would imagine they do look great from your window. I like the way light almost shines through them.

Marvin said...

Fantastic shot of the spider web. Our July was much milder than normal, but the weather seems to be turning hot again in August before finally giving us fall.

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

I love the wonderful foliage of those begonia, and the fungus on the table is pretty darn cool, too. Even though the temps are warming a bit, it does seem like fall is near here, too (and I guess it really is!).

cyndy said...

I had to call the DH to come take a look at your beautiful healthy caladiums!

The spider web is lovely! Nice photo of it too :-)

Fall is certainly coming...I have a few indicator plants...and they are "indicating!" (my goldenrod is one of them)

Cicero Sings said...

That web really is amazing. So much work that can so easily be destroyed by a clumsy foot or paw or hoof.

LostRoses said...

Stained glass - I love the imagery! You have some lovely plants, and a wicked nasty spider web! Gotta love the fungus though.

SandyCarlson said...

This summer has brought some strange surprises. I guess the spiders aren't taking any chances. Good on 'em. That fungus is a wonderful color. Flowers on the table, kind of!