Tough but pretty. That’s what I like in a plant. There’s no tougher than the black-eyed Susan and narrow leaved echinacea. These have been watered only twice during the hottest of July temps (101). Originally only 6 or 7 plants were grown from seed, and each year these go to seed and new plants appear.… Continue reading Natives are gorgeous in pink and yellow.
Today life seems evermore a rushing river. You start days in a rush to get a mornings work in before the hunger and the lull of siesta calls. Our days end with ever louder traffic. Unbeknownst to us, they raise the speed limit and our quiet corner of the world is gone. Rush hour keeps… Continue reading Why zen
I’m listening to the song Society sung by Eddie Vedder and written by Jerry Hannan… And when you think more than you want Your thoughts begin to bleed. Society you’re a crazy breed. I hope you’re not lonely without me. Society… have mercy on me, I hope you’re not angry if I disagree …… Continue reading Society without me
Creating a beautiful photograph is a mystery to me. The funny thing is when I look at my photographs I never see what it was that intrigued me in the actual scene. Funny thing is, it’s the same with how you view life. I’m working again and again to understand how to first take an… Continue reading It’s all in your point of view
Every Saturday in summer starts the same. Over morning coffee I browse gardening magazines seeing colorful, calming gardens. I picture my beds filled in with plans made during winter. In the shade, wonderful white flowers and healthy green leaves brighten a dark spot. On the patio, a comfy daybed under an umbrella beckons a lazy… Continue reading After very enriching trip with dear friend, my creativity is renewed. And there are chores to be done.
endemic (∃) adj. Prevalent in or peculiar to a particular locality adj. Ecology Native to or confined to a certain region. n. Ecology An endemic plant of animal. Our little red headed bird with a pretty yellow chest was here a bit ago. And the hummingbirds are back. I hope the neighbor has really taken… Continue reading The garden is alive with natives
Man the older I get. I’ve wasted two and a half hours of my morning looking for earphones. Really, is that the best use of my time? I wander all over never quite organized. Having a greenhouse that keeps all of my seed stuff in one place would be awesome. Right now my incubators are… Continue reading Spring clean is not just for the garden beds.
I would think a garden by it’s nature is a story. It’s a thought you can touch. Perhaps it’s what’s missing. That is what I said probably a week ago. After a few days of letting this kind of thing sink in, I do have a story. It’s mine. I was just thinking about how… Continue reading Does my garden need a story ?