Golden Gingko – Fallen in Fall

  • Post published:10/30/2013
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Heavy frost on Monday. 21 degrees yesterday! The gingkos are unleafed all at once. As is their wont. For more Wordlessness this Wednesday click here.

Krishna Amid the Autumnal Sumac

  • Post published:10/09/2013
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Krishna is the eighth incarnation of the Hindu god Vishnu. He is often shown with his flute with which he seduces milk maids, but my Krishna's flute has been lost to the ages. He is no less seductive. For more Wordlessness this Wednesday click here.

Geese on Their Way to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

  • Post published:09/18/2013
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These geese were crossing the street, against the light, in their hurry to look at the newly redesigned and planted Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum's Monks Garden. No luck yesterday. The Museum was closed, but the Monks garden is officially open today - a magical woodland stroll garden. Michael Van Valkenburgh, and his associates, are geniuses. For more Wordlessness this Wednesday click here.

Phoenix by Xu Bing – in detail at Mass MoCA

  • Post published:08/14/2013
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PHOENIX by Xu Bing is on display at the Mass Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, Massachussetts. It is very difficult to photograph the whole with a little point and hope camera. But the details of the construction debris that comprise these two magnificent birds can be appreciated. The Phoenix is a mythical immortal bird that rises from its own ashes. Xu Bing's Phoenixes. which will eventually fly in Beijing , symbolize the rise from greed and corruption…

Wood Chips – O frabjous day!

  • Post published:08/07/2013
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Wood chips from Asplundh before I even finished my first cup of coffee.  I need them to lay over cardboard on my garden paths. I can never have too many wood chips. I think I might even get a second delivery today! For more (almost) Wordlessness this Wednesday click here.  

Sometimes You Have to Show Off on Wordless Wednesday

  • Post published:07/17/2013
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Sometimes you have to show off your pleasure and delight. Wordless Wednesday is the perfect opportunity. Grandson Rory has been visiting. He may be taller and have new skills - driving! But the general attitude doesn't change at all. Pretty nice gate, don't you think? For more (almost) Wordlessness this Wednesday click here.

Wildlife at the End of the Road – Wordless Wednesday

  • Post published:06/19/2013
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Over the years many kinds of wildlife have passed by the End of the Road. This white peacock visited for a couple of years, but we think he finally met his fate. Weasels can fit through the tiniest holes in the hen house, but we caught this one. Lots of frogs and toads this year. This porcupine was happy to bask in the winter sun outside the hen house. The most recent visitor was a  young moose. He…

Bloom Day May 15, 2013

Last spring was early and hot and on Bloom Day there was a lot of bloom. Things are moving slowly this Bloom Day. This is an  area of my lawn reduction project. Waldsteinia has spread over the past three years and I'm underplanted with daffodils. Waldsteinia is a beautiful plant and it is just coming into bloom. It is not  any kind of strawberry plant. These miniature daffodils are some of the daffs growing amid the barren strawberry Some daffodils…

Tiny New Seedlings on Wordless Wednesday

  • Post published:03/27/2013
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I planted seeds on March 22 and now on March 27 the mesclun and lettuce seedlings have sprouted. Look close.  The heat mat helps a lot.  It almost feels like  spring. For more Wordlessness this Wednesday click here.