In the Dark Garden….

In the Dark Garden….

In the Dark Garden… I’m thinking the garden is a whole different place when the night creatures come around in comparison to how I see it by daylight. I’m thinking of wide-eyed cats in moving along the perimeter of the fence, small mice emerging from...
Beak to Beak…

Beak to Beak…

This morning, just before 7 AM, a pair of Cardinals sat side by side at the top of the bird feeder. Bright male turned his head and gave what looked like a kiss to his demure partner on his right. A few moments later, she  turned to him and did the same. Pure charm...
“Baby I’m the Bottom, You’re the Top!”

“Baby I’m the Bottom, You’re the Top!”

In keeping with what seems to be musical themes, this week I offer a line from Cole Porter. Nothing breaks me into song faster than Cole Porter music; it’s fun, witty with highly memorable tunes. If you’ve never seen the movie, “DeLovely” with Kevin Kline, take a peak...
The Grass is Greener…

The Grass is Greener…

Fred called the other day to say that he was worried about the coming cold temperatures and asked if he should cover his Paper Bush. We were lucky in that there was a bit of wind, which prevented frost from settling on buds and flowers. However, Fred also said he...
Oh the Yellow….

Oh the Yellow….

I’ve just returned from meeting my new grandson, Ian. What pure delight. Of course I tried hard to remember what my son, Nick, was like as a newborn in comparison. It’s easier being a grandparent, I can say that much. I remember being a very anxious new...
Truth be Told…

Truth be Told…

I have a confession: I’ve killed a lot of plants in my garden career. Some by accident and some in just straight-up, Lady Macbeth-style: out, out, dammed plant. No, I did not yet strike that Viburnum from the garden set, at least not yet, and I do thank several...
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