RED Moon and gladiolus.

Last night I was returning from Saadi’s home and I saw the biggest, reddest moon ever. I had never seen a red moon before. So I took my camera and went out, and do you know what? I just couldn’t capture the beauty. I was getting a thick red stripe across the sky. Tried in several different angles. You can see here what I mean. There were a couple of trees in the area, but i have taken better pictures of the moon before.



The garden is resplendent with the colors of the gladiolus. So vibrant and so beautiful.  The dahlias and the glads are vying with each other it seems. I think this may be the last hurrah before summer ends. Enjoy the blooms.




This Glad above, starts off as a green bloom and then matures into a most beautiful yellow. I love it.




And finally the majestic purple.


Pretty , no?

About Zakiah

I write poetry and some fiction, have a book that was published in 2012. . . Stray Thoughts/Winged Words. I have four grandchildren, ages 16 and half to almost 16 months. I love the ocean, and grew up along the Indian Ocean in South India. I am a retired physician. Don't know much else to say. Thanks for reading. That has been my profile for so many years. My daughter Saadia a great poet and story teller, has two sons; the oldest grandson is now 21 years old, doing architectural engineering at Missouri S&T in Rolla MO. His younger brother is almost 16 and taking driving lessons seriously and is in High School. The other two grandsons, children of my son Sayeed, are 9 and 5. I have recently published another book titled Gulistan, A home of Flowers. It has stories and memories of my childhood and of a distant land which I still consider as my HOME., even though I have lived here in the US for more than fifty years. Hope to see you on my blog.
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9 Responses to RED Moon and gladiolus.

  1. jstnotherday says:

    Wow! Fascinating photo’s of the moon. I know just what you mean. I’ve tried to capture the beauty of the moon on many occasions. Never successfully.
    I love, love, your gardens!

  2. mrswrangler says:

    Beautiful all around

  3. slmret says:

    The flowers are magnificent. The two moon shots look a bit like skulls to me — lol ! When I get a shot like that of the moon, I first look at the surface of the lens, then make sure the lens is tight on the camera body. If those don’t work, I don’t know what to do — but I rarely get good shots of the moon in any case.

  4. whyzat says:

    I need a tripod to get decent moon pics. Those glads are beautiful! I had so many Japanese beetles this year, that many of my flowers were riddled with holes! Stupid beetles!

  5. The only thing missing from your garden is a mango tree (ok…. it probably won’t survive the winters). But seriously, all your flowers are so beautiful. I’m sure your mood improves as you walk around your garden and admire nature’s beauty.

  6. Masood says:

    Moons are hard to capture. Lovely flowers. But the only thing that stuck Alabeti was “summer ends”. Now I am depressed.

  7. murisopsis says:

    The blooms are so colorful! I am partial to the yellow with the red centers myself. The purple is striking and I can see how it captures the eye and the imagination!!

  8. Gorgeous! Smile-bringers! Love the vibrant colors!
    It’s always a wonder to see the changes in the moon. I stare at it a lot on night-sits or night-walks. Always a joy!
    Summer is flying by too quickly.
    But Autumn is always nice. So it’s all good. 🙂
    HUGS!!! 🙂

  9. JojoBean says:

    Your gladiolae are beautiful! The red moon too 🙂

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