A garden for a gardener is a reflection
Seating area in the lower gardens
A reflection of who they are
Potting Shed in July
Each bed is a piece of a puzzle once completed mirrors the gardener’s soul
Standing stone and hosta Whirlwind
A piece of planned chaos – a piece of chromatic flora – a piece of neutral shades
Outside the back door
Rain Garden behind home
Come, walk the garden paths and meet me
The labyrinth garden
Looking down on lower gardens
Deer sculpture on way to lower gardens
Hosta Herifu and the pyramid
I love discovering new and unique things in the gardens. An insect viewed from a different perspective or a non-traditional flower.
Winter offers an entirely new perspective challenge. Void of the rainbow of colors and abundance of life found in other seasons, winter’s gifts must be sought out.
I wait for the cold to envelope the land and snow and ice to fall.
When warming air collides with subfreezing temperatures, magic happens.
An alternate view of the world can be found at
Tootlepedal’s Blog A look at life in the borders.
Across a vast ocean he too looks for unique and unusual. Take a moment to take a bike ride with him
via his post Slow Progress
RESOLution – resolve “ firm determination to do something”
re SOLUTION – solution “ the act of solving or explaining a problem”
I’ve never been one to make a resolution. I’ve always believed if one wants to change an aspect of their life you do it whatever day or time it is. Something I resolved to do on a long past day and time was to appreciate the world around me.
Those I love
Our oldest daughter’s wedding officiated by her father. Our younger daughter was matron of honor.
And the those I fear
Common Garter Snake
The smallest of creatures
Pennsylvania native bee
Pennsylvania native bee on Echinacea flower
The tallest of buildings
Each day presents me with a gift
I only need a moment of time to find it
a series of photographs of ice crystals on the stream behind our home
A magical find
January 1st, 2018
I’ve walked past this farm more than a hundred times…
During those early walks when I looked inside the abandoned barn I could clearly see chairs and broken piping
Now all I see is the Earth taking back what was once hers.
I watch as the barn is slowly being consumed by vines of grape and poison ivy
and wonder how long it will be until this place is no longer exists even in memories…
A ribbon of water only inches deep separates a quaffed garden from Gaia’s wild unkempt landscape. Hidden amongst logs, within towering trees and in secluded glens her children live out their lives often unseen by human eyes. But today the veil was lifted and for a moment in time I was invited in…
AS A GARDEN AGES – LIFE INCREASES
The labyrinth in summer
WHAT BEGAN AS A FEW PLANTS HAS TRANSFORMED INTO AN OASIS
Newest pollinator native plant garden
Twelve years ago this did not exist. It was a grass slope up to the steps. What will the pollinator garden look like in twelve years?
A REFUGE FOR ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL
Native bee on our native Echinacea
TAKE A MOMENT, LOOK CLOSELY AT A FLOWER, LOOK TO THE TREES …
Sweat bee on native Turk’s Cap lily
The last time I shared the life of the gardens nighttime temperatures were below freezing and there was snow on the ground.
Now windows are opened both day and night while the cacophony of bird songs overwhelm one’s sense of hearing.
Babies are born, flowers grow and vegetables harvested.
The gardens are another year older as are its inhabitants …
Juvenile Grey Squirrel
Eastern Cottontail rabbit