“Portrait of woman with infant,” ca. 1900, probably near Sydney, Australia, via Phillips Glass Plate Negative Collection, Powerhouse Museum Commons on flickr.
You don’t usually see such smiles in Victorian photos.
In the picture below, you can see a little more of the garden and admire the woman’s beautiful sleeves and collar.
Technically, because Kigali is a few degrees south of the equator, it is early summer here.
But – given that the temperature is almost always in the 70ºs or low 80ºs — it is more relevant that we are almost three months into the end-of-the-year rainy season.
In late October, I came back from five weeks in the U.S. to rampant growth in all the planting beds. Now, I need to wade in and do some serious cutting back all over.
To see what’s blooming for other garden bloggers, visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens here.
Department of Agriculture (National Mall side), Washington, D.C.
“Chair with tatted cover and tatting tools. Middlebury, Vermont,” July 1940, by Louise Rosskam, via Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
On this Bloom Day, I thought I would share some photos that I took this week of the remaining flowers and various seed heads in one of my favorite gardens in the city, the Smithsonian Institution’s Butterfly Habitat Garden.
(You can see more of the Butterfly Garden here.)
Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day is the 15th of every month. To see what’s blooming around other garden bloggers, visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens.