A Study in Silver – Iced Birch on Wordless Wednesday

  • Post published:12/10/2014
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Poetry doesn't have much good to say about ice - but here it creates a study in silver. I am glad to sit by the cheerful fire and admire the  beauty of the ice through the window. For more Wordlessness this Wednesday click here. You still have a chance to enter the Give Away of Rochelle Greayer's Cultivating Garden Style: Inspired ideas and practical advice to unleash your garden personality by leaving a comment here. Rochelle combines creative…

Stone, Water, Earth and Sky – A Woodland Walk

  • Post published:12/03/2014
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The moss on the piazza in front of  the house begins to turn lush and green as we begin the walk into winter. I  went on a woodland walk  to see if I could find any more moss to photograph, but I found much more. I found moss on one side of the road and on the other, wetter, side of the road. I found moss on a rotting log, I also saw a rivulet running cheerfully through…

Cold and Ice on Wordless Wednesday

  • Post published:11/19/2014
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By the time we had ice on the trees and landscape we had already had our first snowfall - one and a half inches of the white stuff. But that weather all felt like a heat wave. This morning the temperature was a record breaking 16 degrees! AND the Farmer's Almanac predicts a  much colder winter in our part of the world!  The firewood is almost all stacked. For more (almost) Wordlessness this Wednesday click here.

Surprises on Wordless Wednesday

  • Post published:11/12/2014
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This pot of pansies was all but forgotten until the sun shone on it this afternoon. This large clump of chrysanthemums is still blooming so energetically that it refuses to be forgotten. For more Wordlessnes this Wednesday click here.

The View from the Bedroom Window

  • Post published:02/12/2014
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This view from the bedroom window, taken on Sunday has not changed much in the last few days. Temperatures have stayed very cold;  minus 2 degrees this morning. Occasional snow showers and the frigid temperatures have kept the snow pristine and amazingly sparkly. Big storm predicted for tomorrow. We'll be prepared, but we'll see. For more Wordlessness this Wednesday click here.  

Slow But Sure Progress in the Garden

  • Post published:01/08/2014
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Slow but sure is the gardener's motto when plants first go in. This is the beginning of the Daylily Bank in the Spring of 2009. We decided on this  solution to a bank that was hard to mow. At my time of life five years pass in the blink of an eye. This succeeded beyond my dreams, with daylilies added row by row for four years. For more (almost) Wordlessness this Wednesday click here.  

Christmas Trees Thirty Times Over

  • Post published:12/18/2013
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Christmas trees were the hit of the Christmas party held by the Greenfield Garden Club.  We have the best meetings and parties! Our hostess has dozens (I lost track) of themed Christmas trees as well as the big gorgeous fabulously ornamented tree in the living room. I cannot show them all here. A shoe tree! Our hostess is a mistress of every type of needlework including quilting. Admittedly a faux feather tree, but a style all its own.…

Tea Party in the Garden on Wordless Wednesday

  • Post published:12/11/2013
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Behold this Tea Party in the Garden. My husband has been taking a drawing class at Greenfield Community College this semester, a gift to himself to celebrate his semi-retirement.  I have occasionally given him a hard time, but he holds no grudge and painted my fantasy of a Garden Tea Party. Not quite finished yet. Of course, before there is a tea party there must be tea, which begins  with the tea plant Camellia chinensis. Pastels, both. He's…

View from the Bedroom – November 2013

  • Post published:12/04/2013
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  The View from the Bedroom is a new attempt to capture the passing of the seasons. Another dusting of snow which will disappear quickly. For more Wordlessness this Wednesday click here.

The Weather Outside is Frightful

  • Post published:11/12/2013
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The weather outside is frightful 29 degrees, breeze and clouds. Have to get the firewood in out of the snow. The birch is weeping golden tears. The holly  with its scarlet berries doesn't mind the wind and snow. For more Wordlessness this Wednesday click here.