Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Through The Garden Gate

 We are in for a week of HOT weather, the kind more suited to late summer days.
The songbirds have taken to their nests, they have been busily feathering and fluffing.
Schoolchildren are excited to close the books on another school year.
The Lightning Bugs have returned, twinkling their way through the darkness.
And the rhythm of life continues....



Sunday, May 19, 2019

Home Sweet Home


 " A person travels the whole world over
 in search of what he needs
   and returns home to find it. "
         ~George Moore

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Of Cottages And Tea

 James Sadler.." Ye Olde Ivy Cottage".
A new addition to my collection.
Quintessentially English.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Dark Skies And Planting

Our sunshine seems to have done a bunk,  hiding behind ominous dark clouds.
I'm spending the day weeding, and pulling, and planting and pottering.
May days are always hectic, and my "to-do" list is not getting any shorter;  so best-foot-forward and hopefully I'll have made a difference by the end of the day.
Hope your day is a sunny one !



Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Golden Meadows

Drive along any country road in Middle Tennessee during the month of May, and you can't help but notice the fields are covered in yellow flowers.
The Meadow Buttercup ( Ranunculus acris ) is gathered for it's annual parade, it's bright, waxy petals, waving in the spring breezes for all who care to enjoy.




Monday, May 6, 2019

Simple Pleasures

Strawberry season has arrived here in Middle Tennessee.
Handpick your own, or buy by the basketful.
When I was a young girl, I was allergic to fresh strawberries.
Thank goodness, I outgrew that sensitivity.


Wednesday, May 1, 2019

May Garden

 "'Tis like the birthday of the world,
When earth was born in bloom;
The light is made of many dyes,
The air is all perfume:
There's crimson buds, and white and blue,
The very rainbow showers
Have turned to blossoms where they fell,
And sown the earth with flowers."
-  Thomas Hood