• Garden
  • Thursday, May 11, 2017

    “Nothing is more wistful than the scent of lilac, nor more robust than its woody stalk, for we must remember that it is a tree as well as a flower, we must try not to forget this.” ~ Stevie Smith The sun is shining and it’s calm–a beautiful spring morning. It’s hard to believe we’re under a weather […]

  • Seasons
  • Wednesday, May 10, 2017

    “This gardener’s rule applies to youth and age, When young sow wild oats, but when old grow sage.” ~ Henry James Byron The Farmer’s Almanac is predicting a hotter than normal summer for this area. Of course it also says we should be enjoying near-normal temperatures and below-normal precipitation right now which isn’t happening so, while […]

  • Inspirational
  • Tuesday, May 9, 2017

    “Wait on the Lord” is a constant refrain in the Psalms, and it is a necessary word, for God often keeps us waiting. He is not in such a hurry as we are, and it is not his way to give more light on the future than we need for action in the present, or […]

  • Photography
  • Monday, May 8, 2017

    “Well,” said Pooh, “what I like best,” and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called.” ~ A.A. Milne, […]

  • Photography
  • Sunday, May 7, 2017

    “None can have a healthy love for flowers unless he loves the wild ones.” ~ Forbes Watson This is another one of the tiny wildflower blossoms Gerry brought home the other day. Like the one I shared yesterday, this tiny flower is no more than a half-inch long. Today’s the day of the giant community […]

  • Fun
  • Saturday, May 6, 2017

    “It is frightfully difficult to know much about the fairies, and almost the only thing for certain is that there are fairies wherever there are children.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens These tiny wild flowers, each blossom a half-inch in length at best, look like lanterns in a fairy garden, don’t you […]

  • Life
  • Friday, May 5, 2017

    “Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.” ~  Mary Oliver Yesterday, I spent a good part of the day in solitude and silence and regained my footing. It was, serendipitously, the warmest day of the year so far and I was able to enjoy time outdoors tending my potager garden and […]

  • Life
  • Thursday, May 4, 2017

    “There is no doubt that solitude is a challenge and to maintain balance within it a precarious business. But I must not forget that, for me, being with people or even with one beloved person for any length of time without solitude is even worse. I lose my center. I feel dispersed, scattered, in pieces. […]