My interpretation of the word “Illumination” when applied to my garden – linked up to Donna’s “Word for Wednesday“.

Illumination

I see different things at different times of day. At night I see the fairy lights in the tree lighting up parts of the garden that is pleasing to my eye, a few up-lights highlight the Bird Bath Bed and warm outdoor lights on the back patio highlight the back garden in a way that makes it a great space to while away the time with friends over a glass of wine (or two!).

In the morning I see the first rays of the sun kiss the dew laden foliage and buds and by mid afternoon (I’ve learnt!) its no good attempting to take photographs. Although my eye loves the vibrant colours of the flowers and leaves at noon, much like my ageing visage looks in bright sunlight, the camera doesn’t lie and the beautiful blooms and plants look washed out and tired.

But then at dusk it all comes alive again with the suns softer rays casting delightful light onto my beloved garden and everything looks beautiful and most pleasing to my eye…

Light dancing on JasmineThe light dancing on Jasmine

Bright light on FestucaBright light on Festuca

Harsh light not great for bloomsHarsh light not great for blooms

Light brightens a dark and gloomy cornerLight brightens a dark and gloomy corner

Perfect light enhances the colour of someLight enhances the colours of some

… and no light is better for others... and no light is better for others

A “lucky shot” grass is IlluminatedA "lucky shot" grass is Illuminated

Kissed by dew and morning lightKissed by dew and morning light

Donna of Garden Walk Garden Talk is hosting a new meme called Word for Wednesday. Each Wednesday a new word is defined. This week it is illumination. Join and see other inspiring gardens full of light.

Next weeks “Word for Wednesday” is Repose. Any Ideas?

Happy Gardening
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