Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Garden Days

No rain in the forecast for the next week or two, the watering can and hose are lugged around the garden every day, it's becoming tiresome.
I 'spect we shouldn't complain, since our neighbors to the north, are experiencing far worse things than rain-less days, tornadoes have left behind devastating damage, and loss of life.
We have a flying squirrel down in the woods, the first we've seen in many years, it's taken up residence in one of the bird houses, so hopefully there are plans to hang around and grow it's little family.
The deer have been sticking close to the water trough, I'm certain there is a new fawn or two close by.
Almost June.....where do the weeks go...




Friday, May 24, 2019


Incredible blue skies and sunshine today. Lots of the stuff, it surely feels like we are in the midst of summer with this 92 degree heat.
We have our little great-granddaughter today, so after a few short walks around the garden, it's going to be a day of porch-sitting, and lots of hugs and kisses.
I'm glowing.....

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.