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Swarovski Crystal Lady's Mantle

by Cliff Sharples (chief cultivator)

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Close up of a Huechera leaf crowned in morning dew
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Morning dew and newly formed lady's mantle leaves created a stunning display this morning!

Early Morning Garden

Since my twin boys thought it would be fun to get me up at 5:15am this morning, I wrangled them on a garden tour as the sun was rising. While sending them on "go fetch" missions, I stalked around with my camera and came across nature's artistry with one of her favorite mediums - morning dew. Newly formed  leaves, with their fuzzy, water repellent leaves, made the perfect canvas for encrusting each leaf in a perfect crown of crystal clear jewels. A perfect moment... until I showed Tuck & Jones who found greater pleasure in smashing the water beads onto each other!

 

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garden tour, leaves, texture, dew, morning, Lady's mantel

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Absolutely gorgeous photos!
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Loni commented on 05/19/10
Those are fantastic photos! Nature bling indeed!
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gardengirl commented on 05/17/10
AWESOME PICTURES!!!!! NATURE IS SO BEAUTIFUL.
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TERRAHBELL commented on 05/17/10
that is some serious garden BLING!
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dig the dirt editor commented on 05/13/10

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