Golden Hour

I went out to feed my fish this morning, the garden looks so peaceful in the early morning hour.  I didn’t have time to take picture, but couldn’t resist and here are a few snap shots of my garden this morning.

Snow peas



Sweet Basil


All photos were taken with Canon T2i, and EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens.


  1. Everything is doing so good! My fave is the beautiful white gardenia. I remember this one from childhood; I can still remember the smell… Thank you so much for taking the time to make and post your pics!

    • Hi cissy, I’m glad you enjoyed the post and the gardenia is one of my favorite flowers. We were heading out to camping that morning and I’m glad I had a few minutes to spare. 🙂

  2. The light in the morning (and evening!) is fabulous for photographing! You got some pure “gold” here 🙂

    • Hi Truels, I do love golden hour, and prefer morning over evening to photograph my garden. I guess I’m a morning person. 🙂

  3. Very nice. Just found this out recently about your Maximilian sunflower:

    ‘The plant reproduces by seed and by vegetative sprouting from the rhizome. The thick rhizome is edible and provided a food similar to the Jerusalem artichoke for Native American groups such as the Sioux.’

    I’ll dig mine up and try it sometime:))

    • Hi PaNoy, I didn’t get to save the seed last year and was surprised to see them again this year. I think I’ll pass on eating the rhizome and will enjoy the blooming flowers instead. 🙂

  4. It looks perfectly peaceful out there.

    I am surprise to see the mums are still blooming. We only see that in autumn. And love the gardenia… makes me feel like I’m on cloud nine.

    • Hi cn, I was surprised to see the mums also and I think that the early Spring has a lot to do with it blooming early. This is the same bush as the one that bloomed in the Fall of last year.

      It is very peaceful in the morning, and the aroma of the gardenia does smell heavenly. 🙂

  5. You have a gorgeous garden! It must take a lot of work, but it’s well worth it, being able to see those beautiful plants and flowers everyday.

    • Thanks tdblue. I do love to garden, and the hard work is well worth it seeing the plants grow and not to mention being able to pick fresh herbs and vegetables from your own backyard.

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