Georgia sky

29 05 2011

I shot this landscape last August when I was visiting my friend Carmen in South Carolina. We were visiting her sister-in-law and nephew and his wife on their farm in Commerce, Georgia.

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Name that flower!

28 01 2011

I photographed this lovely plant in August when Carmen and I visited the Atlanta Botanical Garden. I couldn’t find an identification label, so I have no idea what it is and I hadn’t seen it before. Any of you plantaholics out there want to give this challenge a whirl?

IDENTIFICATION UPDATE: Fellow blogger and landscape designer extraordinaire John Black suggested it is Clematis armandii. I took a look at various sources on the web and he’s right! (Thanks, John) John is principal of Verdance Fine Garden Design in Palo Alta, CA. His work has been featured on HGTV’s Landscape Smart and Landscaper’s Challenge series. I interviewed John back in May 2010 about what it takes to be a landscape designer. Read his insightful, witty and inspirational answers here.

Check out his wonderful blog too: http://www.averdantlife.com/

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White Ginger Lily (Hedychium coronarium)

18 08 2010

White Ginger Lily, native to India, is a tropical perennial and related to culinary ginger. Photographed at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, 8.15.2010

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Skipper butterfly on White Ginger Lily

18 08 2010

Unidentified type of Skipper butterfly on the very fragrant White Ginger Lily (Hedychium coronarium). Photographed at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, 8.15.2010

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Water lily leaves

18 08 2010

Photographed in the lily pond outside the Dorothy Chapman Fuqua Conservatory at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, 8.15.2010

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Black and Yellow Garden Spider (Argiope aurantia)

18 08 2010

This beautiful spider, Argiope aurantia, is commonly known as the Black and Yellow Garden Spider, Writing Spider, Banana Spider or Corn Spider. This common orb web spider (orb means the web is spun in a circle) is a female. Females are about an inch and a half long; males are about 3/4 inch long. And despite their menacing size and appearance, they are considered harmless to humans. Click here to learn more about this spider and how it builds its web to catch prey. Photographed at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, 8.15.2010

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Passion Flower (Passiflora caerulea)

18 08 2010

Photographed at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, 8.15.2010

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