“A garden is not a place: it is a passage, a passion. We don’t know where we’re going; to pass through is enough; to pass through is to remain.” ~ Octavio Paz I am never alone in the garden. When all have left and I have it to myself, I am still surrounded by the memories of all that remain.
“In the spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six different kinds of weather inside of four and twenty hours.” ~ Mark Twain Friday, I played hooky for a few hours and snuck out to the garden. Within minutes, I was peeling off layers like an onion and thinking it was time to move the winter clothes into storage. A week of mid-70’s in early February gets me dreaming about planting spring annuals, but I have wised up a bit […]
Categories: Gardening, Homeward Bound Memorial Garden, Nature Photography • Tags: Ceanothus, Early Spring Flowers, Garden in Spring, Gardens Golden Retrievers, Hellebore, Loddon Lily, Love in a Mist, Quince Blossom, Spring
Everybody in the pool! The dog days of summer are upon us. We’re getting a taste this weekend of what promises to be a long hot summer. In the morning, everyone is busy trying to get in their work, play – and tussles before the heat calls for a long, lazy nap. The good news: as the thermometer brushes 100-degrees, the searing sun kills the black spot fungus spores that have invaded our roses. Never before have we been faced […]
Categories: Dog Rescue, Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue, Nature Photography • Tags: Dog Days of Summer, Dragonfly, Garden Photography, Golden Retrievers at Play, Hummingbirds Fighting, Love in a Mist, Nature Photography, Summer Garden