It’s been a while since I’ve taken pictures up there. I got so bored being stuck with that same spot over and over again in the Spring. But the dear husband has become obsessed with creating a garden up there. Before, the only thing that ever thrived was the succulent the previous owners had left and that just does its thing. The clematis just survived. Every so often, it would flower and then just die. But then, it would perk up again and grow new leaves. Phoenix plant. And the neighbor’s plants are doing okay. They must come over and care for them every so often. (They should have been back on their roof but well, lockdown and all means that their rooftop isn’t done yet.)
But M decided to give it another shot. We don’t have water or electricity up there. He rigged a box to collect rainwater. Then he added a little solar powered pump to distribute the water to the plants. And he bought plants. My only request was that the plants be good for the bees and butterflies.
It hasn’t been long yet so who knows how the garden will fare but I thought it deserved some pictures. I used my macro lens alone at first. Do not ask me what these plants are.
As you can see, I went up there in full sunlight. I love the strong shadows it creates on the plants.
This is where I added the extension tube and got closer. The first two are from a teeny tiny plant.
Oh, and this is a clematis leaf. I’d never noticed the pattern on it before. Love it.
Next, I’m going to try to take myself back on those early morning Prospect Park walks. The colors should be starting to change soon and I don’t want to miss out…