Wednesday, May 14, 2014

2014, Day 134 - Tails

The columbines are starting to flower and they looks nice although the native varieties are not quite there yet.  I have an appreciation for and an aversion to non-native plants.  Last year I completely re-landscaped my entire front yard.  It was a disjointed grouping of plants that was poorly planned by a number of different hands before I moved in.  It was shady and provided decent privacy but it was a mess.  So the old stairs were removed and new ones were poured.  During that time I had the entire front yard removed and when the stairs were completed we added twenty thousand pounds of boulders and smaller rocks as our foundation.  Then, with the help of a native only nursery, the whole thing was planned out and planted.  Now it is a vibrant area visited by all kinds of wildlife that are attracted to the flora and to the water the boulders hold.  So while I love non-native plants for their beauty I love native plants for the same reason and because they make my home attractive to all kinds of wildlife as well.

Fuji X-T1, Fujinon 60/f2.4R
60mm, f4, 1/200 sec @ 200 ISO

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