Tuesday, October 14, 2014

My Hot Pink Mandevilla






















If the sun comes out, tomorrow I will take a full view photograph of this Mandevilla growing in my backyard. She exceeded all of my expectations in that the first two I tried to grow over the last couple of summers didn't do so well. One never flowered and the other barely flowered. I brought this one back to New York from my friend's home in Virginia with her suggestion that I only keep Miss Pretty outside during the day & bring her in every night until the weather turned markedly warmer. As you can see, it worked - not to mention she is still going strong two weeks into October! Her hot pink color is so intense, she proved to be quite the challenge to photograph.
Here she is posing with Priscilla back in early May.

Monday, October 13, 2014

View From the Top





























I love the Ferris Wheel and every year when the Columbus Day Fair comes to Farmingdale, I make sure to take a ride on it.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Last Night's Magic Hour





























If you look carefully, you can see a blanket of grey sky hanging over Farmingdale. Somehow a sliver of sun large enough to make a difference, escaped from underneath it all to create this magical light effect.

Monday, September 29, 2014

The Mandevilla in All its Glory


As of last week, Autumn is officially here but you'd never know it with yesterday's 80 degree temperatures. Check out these scenes from Farmingdale State College Teaching Garden.



Friday, September 26, 2014

Favorite Autumn Flowers


These pretty things are still going strong in my backyard garden. I will miss them when they are gone.