Weekly Photo Challenge: TEXTURES

The theme of this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is TEXTURES.

I saw this old fence up in the mountains of North Carolina. I think it does a good job of demonstrating the different textures of three varieties of lichens against the warn patina of the weathered wood of the old fence.

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An End of Month Walk in the Garden

This seems to be crape myrtle time in my garden. I have ten of them in this small space, and they are providing wonderful color just now.

Most of the crape myrtles are shedding their bark at this time of year, but ‘Osage’ always shines as it reveals this beautiful new color. It will eventually fade to gray but will keep this color for many months.

A few other flowers are in bloom now; you have to look closely because it is hard for them to compete with the crape myrtle.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: SATISFACTION

The theme of this week's WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is SATISFACTION.

At the beach my son-in-law fixed a grand old Southern Coastal Shrimp Boil.

Now that is pure satisfaction: shrimp, corn, sausage, potatoes. Let's eat!!!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: UNUSUAL

The theme of this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is UNUSUAL.

This is ‘Gwenda,’ one of my favorite azaleas. It has the unusual characteristic of producing flowers of a different color on the same plant. It is a sporadic event across Gwenda azaleas, and sometimes shows up as a multicolored blossom. Regardless of the cause, it is, to my mind, a beautiful plant. If only the deer didn’t like it so much.

Gwenda azalea

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Weekly Photo Challenge: COLLAGE

The theme of this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is COLLAGE.

From my local supermarket here is a colorful collage of peppers:

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Weekly Photo Challenge: BRIDGE

The theme of this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge is BRIDGE.

This huge stone makes a perfect rustic bridge over a flowing stream in a Charlotte garden:

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In a Vase on Monday: Spikeys

A heavy rain over the weekend resulted in one of my glads being broken at mid stem. I am taking advantage of that “tragedy” to start a vase for this Monday. Another gladiola is nearing its natural end but still beautiful, so we put the two together for this week’s In a (spikey) Vase on Monday.

The glads are both unidentified, purchased in bulk, and not expected to over-winter, but here they are, and they have added a nice bit of color to the garden.

Please visit Cathy at  Rambling in the Garden  to see her lovely vase this week and those of others who are participating in this fun meme.

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