Saturday, July 23, 2022


Summer days are slowly waning.
Thankfully we've been graced with rainfall this past week, the flowers and humans are grateful.
The deer have been drinking nightly from the birdbaths, a little respite from their daily trek to the nearby pond.
I'm looking forward to cooler days, as with so many others.



Thursday, July 14, 2022

Bloom Where You Are Planted

The Rose of Sharon (Althea hibiscus syriacus) has bloomed it's heart out for close to a month now.

These are the hardiest of bushes, withstanding heat, drought, and even a barrage of Japanese beetles this year.
This particular bush was a volunteer, a single seed or two carried by the wind or possibly a bird.
It is also a second generation plant, the original bush belonging to my husband's mother who shared it's propagated beauty from her garden to ours.
Oftentimes they are considered an invasive plant, because they tend to spread so easily, but not to this gardener, we enjoy those endless blooms throughout the months of July and August, year after year.

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Gone But Not Forgotten


My handsome Oliver has been gone two years today, I miss him with a passion. 
Rest easy my sweet boy.


Sunday, July 10, 2022

Donkey Love

My daughter's little farm is home to four miniature donkeys and one regular sized donkey, J.D.

J.D. is in his late twenties, his age is approximate, we think he could be older since he was a rescue from a local farmer.
He's the King of the Castle, his girls adore him.....

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

The Dog Days Of Summer

Dog Days defines a time period or event that is very hot or stagnant, or marked by dull lack of progress. The name comes from the ancient belief that Sirius, also called the Dog Star, was somehow responsible for the hot weather.

Either way, we seem to have hit that mark.

As with most of the country we are under a heat advisory for the next week, 97 degrees and 115 degrees plus with the humidity factor figured in.
If you can avoid staying outside especially for long periods of time, then it is best to do so.

Even the birds have taken to their nests...……