As the season starts to turn, it seems to happen at a snail’s pace…literally. It’s like the orchestra tuning to find that perfect pitch. Things seems to unfold in starts and fits, and we keep saying…”just wait.” And then, after an almost unbearable pause…the symphony begins. Every tree is dressed in leaves and blossoms, and every sleepy plant and creature awakens. When I am away during the week, I miss the Memorial Garden. This weekend, the return took my breath […]
Categories: Gardening, Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue • Tags: Garden Golden Retriever, Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue, Homeward Bound Memorial Garden Sacramento, Nature Photography, Parrot Tulips, Spring Garden
I am an accidental gardener. Come to think of it, I’m an accidental everything: gardener, photographer, blogger, and rescue supporter. These were not planned; I was just drawn to them and happened upon people who graciously showed me the way. A fellow blogger, Helen Johnstone of the Patient Gardener’s Weblog, shared a new book: the “First Ladies of Gardening.” Normally, a title like that would put me straight off. But I admire Helen’s blog, so I ordered it. And I’m […]
Categories: Gardening, Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue • Tags: Dog Photography, dog rescue, First Ladies of Gardening, Homeward Bound Memorial Garden Sacramento, iceland poppy, Iris, Margery Fish, Redbud, Spring Garden, White Lilac
“Spring comes: the flowers learn their colored shapes.” ~ Maria Konopnicka The colored shapes of the spring flowers in the WPA Garden in Sacramento are so special…I had to share some here.
“She turned to the sunlight And shook her yellow head, And whispered to her neighbor: “Winter is dead.” ~ A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young With a brief, but welcome rain this week, followed by unseasonably warm temperatures, the garden truly came to life. I should stop saying “unseasonably warm” and just get accustomed to it. Those who don’t believe in climate change surely are not gardeners. Sarah is back; returned from a year of hard labor on the […]
Categories: Gardening, Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue • Tags: Borage, Ceanothus, Homeward Bound Memorial Garden Sacramento, iceland poppy, Iris, Killdeer Bird, Robin, Rosebud, Spring Garden, Tulips