Melissa Fischer. wild in Michigan. naturalist

In gardens, beauty is a by-product. The main business is sex and death. ~Sam Llewelyn

there’s always time to run through a field

clematis, geranium, yarrow, salvia

clematis, lily, geranium




a male Rose-breasted Grosbeak

In gardens, beauty is a by-product. The main business is sex and death. ~Sam Llewelyn


16 responses

  1. It looks as though you have some fine weather, where I am we are drowning!! The British Summer strikes again. Your images have brought some joy.

    June 12, 2012 at 7:22 am

    • melissakoski

      We could use a week or two of your “British Summer” we’re so dry! I enjoy every minute of our long sunny summer days. Joy is a wonderful thing, thanks.

      June 12, 2012 at 9:29 pm

  2. Great, gorgeous, colorful photos, Melissa. Really, really good. You have learned so much in your class. :-)

    June 12, 2012 at 7:44 am

    • melissakoski

      Thanks Bob. It’s been too busy to stray but a few feet out the front door so I’m glad the garden is lovely! (:

      June 12, 2012 at 9:30 pm

  3. Vibrant and fresh… just what I needed on a gloomy Tuesday morning!

    June 12, 2012 at 8:39 am

    • melissakoski

      Tori, I hope you got a nap on your gloomy day. (:

      June 12, 2012 at 9:31 pm

  4. louisva

    Wonderful photos as usual, Lisa. My fav is the first. I love the simplicity of the field and it looks like a scene in “farm country” Virginia.

    June 12, 2012 at 9:44 am

    • melissakoski

      That’s my favorite too Louis. Its a few blocks from my house and I did have to pull over and run through it. It was too full of beauty not to. (:

      June 12, 2012 at 9:32 pm

  5. Really like the coneflower shots :)

    June 12, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    • melissakoski

      Thanks! All the insects love them too. They’re a great shade of orange.

      June 12, 2012 at 9:34 pm

  6. las flores son simplemente maravillosas, mi hermana hermosa!
    una colorida fiesta para ojos del hombre viejo!

    June 12, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    • melissakoski

      Gracias, querido hermano, querida! Me alegro de que usted está usando el español antes de que el gran movimiento de Belice. Es un momento brillante y colorido en Michigan. Es la luz desde las 5am hasta las 10pm! (¿tienes esos largos días de verano en el gran estado de Texas?)

      June 12, 2012 at 9:39 pm

  7. Meredith Barnes

    Hello!! I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award…Your photos are beautiful :)

    June 13, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    • louisva

      Hello Merideth, I am louisva (see my comment above) and I just wanted to say “HI” since we are neighbors in the big scheme of things. I live SE of Richmond in Prince George County – between Hopewell and Surry County. The nearest landmark is the old Brandon Plantation.

      June 14, 2012 at 9:46 am

      • Meredith Barnes

        Hi there! It’s great to meet folks who are local here in this big blog world :)

        June 15, 2012 at 11:16 am

  8. Nandini

    Beautiful photos, Melissa! Loved the colors. :)

    June 14, 2012 at 5:27 am


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