“The flower that you hold in your hands was born today and already it is as old as you are.” ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwi I don’t know where the summer went; the time passed so quickly. We leave soon for our annual Labor Day camping trip – a week on the ocean and river where the salmon run. It seems like summer arrived just yesterday and it’s gone in the blink of an eye […]
Need a smile? I try not to make you all work too hard, but for the dog lovers among us, may I suggest you take a little journey across the blogosphere to the official Homeward Bound blog? Check it out here…I think you’ll enjoy. 🙂
Orange is a warm and happy color – more intense than Yellow and less aggressive than Red. In color meanings, it is positively associated with gregarious, exuberant, youthful, adventurous, and creative. A little Orange energizes. Too much orange can feel overly flamboyant, loud and crass. Orange in nature is associated with heat, fire, sunsets and sunrises, and of course, autumn. In crystals, Orange is a power and healing color. It stimulates appetite as well as enthusiasm and creativity. To Native […]
Every year I prepare for our annual ocean camping trip over Labor Day weekend. It’s how I know that Fall is near. The Memorial Garden seems to sense it too…earlier this year. The Obedient Plant in Ina’s Cottage Garden is making an appearance. Maria’s Sunflowers are showcasing shades of gold and red. The grapes are sun-kissed ripe and wonderfully sweet, and the Sedum has flowered. The tiny drifts planted last spring have sprouted a new fountain…and its guest. And the […]
“The evening light was like honey in the trees” ~ John Ashbery My visit to the garden was late on Saturday. Instead of gardening, I joined the team running the dogs in late afternoon to give a couple of devoted volunteers a well-earned day off. By the time I made it to the garden, it was bathed in a golden wash and the shadows were long. Monarchs danced, Dragonflies perched, and bees were finishing their day collecting pollen from the […]
Monarch Butterflies are doing dances all through the butterfly bed in the Homeward Bound Memorial Garden. We have created a haven for them with Butterfly Bush, Milkweed, Lantana, Verbena and a host of others. As long as they stay still, I can pretty much capture them. In flight – not so much. I was able to capture the dance of this rare specimen, however. Quite the ballet – don’t you think? Take a bow, Dee Dee! Such a cutie.
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