I don't like to use words like "magnificent" in reference to my own garden, but sometimes other descriptions just don't fit. Yesterday I had one of those moments where I thought "wow, this is really pretty!".
Perhaps it was the delightfully cool and sunny weather, or the fact that we had just gotten back from a great little hike around a local conservation area and I was in a particularly good mood, but seeing the backlit papyrus and everything else in the front garden, well...
...I just couldn't help but say it was magnificent! (and still is)
Here's a shot with the foreground plants of the walkway...
...but that papyrus in the background still draws my eye (eventually).
From a slightly different angle, as passers by might see from the sidewalk:
I wonder if they enjoy this as much as I do, or are they thinking that it's an overgrown mess?
The sunlight was a bit too bright for a great photo, but when you get up close you can start seeing the Rudbeckia triloba, that sea of yellow around the corner!
Cooler temperatures all week means that I can get outdoors and get some things done in the garden, so I'll be seeing these views much more than I have been, and I'm so happy about that!