"The wonder is that we can see these trees, and not wonder more." --Ralph Waldo Emerson "When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world." --John Muir
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Monday, December 23, 2013
Thursday, August 08, 2013
Friday, July 26, 2013
These were my black currant bushes two days ago. I like to pick a handful to put in my oatmeal for breakfast. I didn't pick any yesterday, as it was pouring rain in the morning. So this morning I went out, and disturbed a blackbird amongst the foliage. I looked at my bushes, and there was not one currant left!! The birds have eaten every single one.
Hmmm.. the gooseberries are still there, I wonder how they taste in oatmeal? I'll pick a handful and see :)
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Rosa De Meaux
Rosa De Meaux, a rose I received by mistake, as I wanted the White De Meaux. It took 3 years to produce about 3 blooms, and seeing they were pink, at first I was disappointed, and stuck them in a pot around the corner so I wouldn't have to look at them. This summer, I discovered them blooming away beautifully, and they looked so cute, tiny little roses with teeny little leaves, like a little pixie bush. I put them right by the back door, so I could admire them all day! How could I have been disappointed by these, I adore tiny little flowers.
Monday, July 08, 2013
freeing the street trees
During my early morning walk, I became aware of all the street trees, held captive by those rubber things they put on young trees.
These trees are now 9 years old, and they seem a bit stunted. I took a cutting from this willow when it was first planted, and mine is three times the size of this one.
So I went back out with clippers, accompanied by my cat Tinkerbelle.
And freed about 50 trees along the street.
I am sure they are much happier now!
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
Friday, June 28, 2013
Monday, May 13, 2013
May flowers and nature
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
getting a bit warmer
I saw swallows a couple days ago.. meaning the weather should turn a bit warmer soon. It's been a very cold beginning of the year so far, looking forward to a bit of sunshine and warmth.
Here's my son's cat Dib, following me around the garden, posing nicely behind the celandine in the peppermint woods.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Friday, December 21, 2012
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
before and after
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Daisies and Hawthorn
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Cherry, Mickey and Pippin
the swallows are back!
I was out planting 3 blueberry bushes today, when I heard the happy song of a swallow! I searched the sky, but didn't spot him. I've been scanning the evening sky daily for about a week now.. the swallows are late this year. Very happy to have them back. I'm sure to see and hear many more over the next several days.