The Long and the Short of It

Do you ever look at photos on other blogs and think: “I wonder what’s around that corner’?  I catch myself doing it all the time.  What’s behind the house just outside of  view?  Where is the wheelbarrow in relation to the garden?  Is that what I think it is?!?

Of course it’s none of my business, but that doesn’t stop my curious mind from traveling along the path.  The solution is simple.  I’ll  buy a private jet so I can travel around the world, meeting all my fellow bloggers. I’ll  deliver in-person hugs, and then, when I finally let go, hours of tea-drinking and a Q & A will ensue. When I arrive home, I’ll know the long and short of it.

Sadly, no room in the budget for my private jet fantasy. It’s fun to dream though.

Today I took photos with both the long and the short view. Closeups are usually more interesting, but seeing the origins of that closeup can also be fun.

fringe flower

Burgundy Fringe Flower (Loropetalum)

This beauty grows along the back fence under the Pittosporum. It gives a lovely splash of color from a distance, and continues to delight up close. Those fringe-like flowers look like fairy garden pom poms in the making.

burgundy fringe flower

The closeup

I wrote about the intoxicating scent of the Daphne a few weeks ago. It’s still covered with tiny flowers, but the fragrance seems to be fading. I think it’s pretty both near and far.


Daphne in the garden

Daphne up close

Daphne up close

These low-growing plants hug the patio near the outdoor table. Purple and white look so pretty together and the Alyssum smells like honey. I love sitting out there in the summer.

bellflower and alyssum

Bell-flower and Alyssum



Mighty Mouse belongs to a neighbor, but he spends all of his ‘spare’ time at our place.

mouse closeup with grass

Tasty garden morsels

kitty with grass

Kitty nibbles on the grass

And that is the long and short of it.

How about you? Are you curious about life outside of the edges?