“If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?”

-Percy Bysshe Shelley


  • Room With a View

    Catching the Flowers Between Thunderstorms

    I took advantage of a break in the weather to snap a few photos of the iris blooming in the front yard. They are such a nice pop of color as they tower above the surrounding catmint. . .  and then I was chased back inside by the rain. Thankfully, I do not have a photo of my Saturday morning green bean replant in my nightgown, a jacket and mud boots. . . A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do.

  • Room With a View

    Don’t Pet the Dragonflies and Bumble Bees

    This beautiful little guy (or girl, I’m sure I don’t know the difference) showed up in our front flowerbed yesterday evening and decided to stay awhile. Wasn’t it nice for him to cooperate long enough for me to grab the camera. Of course, our son wanted to pet it. He wants to pet everything, except animals typically in need of petting. Just once, he would love to get his hands on a bumble bee. He says, “but they look so soft.” He has agreed not to go after the bees that frequent our catmint by the mailbox, but I know that someday one will stay put just long enough to send…

  • Saturday Sparks

    Saturday Sparks — Good Ol’ Garden Fences

    With the arrival of the gardening season, also comes my thoughts toward a better garden de-fence. We back to a couple hundred acres of timber full of all sorts of wildlife that appreciates our fresh veggies as much as we do. So each year, I always make grand plans for future fencing to protect our little garden from all sorts of pests; but as of yet, nothing but a simple chicken wire barricade has appeared. If you’re also on the hunt for a good ol’ garden fence, then today’s inspiration is just for you (and me). I hope these practical solutions give us both something about which to think. . .…