To my wayward gardeners (one excused for her good work with the dogs)… I understand your spring fever, but while you are away, the weeds grow wild and tall. The garden and I carry on without you – because a garden doesn’t make itself. The roses have been fed their poo tea and the narcissus tied back. The paths have been freshly laid. The weeds have been are being pulled and the beds mulched. And the new entry has been […]
Categories: Gardening, Nature, Nature Photography • Tags: California Poppy, Ceanothus, Cherry Blossom, Garden in Spring, Golden Retriever Garden, Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Memorial Garden, Lavatera, Lilac, Nature Photography, Rosebud
They call it a Pineapple Express. An atmospheric river. A once in twenty-five year event. We call it water. And lots of it. This was the river just a year ago: This year, Winter announced itself, first with a hard frost, and now, rain. Lots and lots of rain. After five years of drought, the water is welcome – but the height of our rivers and streams is downright scary. This is a warm storm off the Pacific, so the […]
I took a little breather last week for a girls’ weekend in Sedona, Arizona. It is beautiful country – magical, really. Its towering sandstone formations glow red and orange against breathtaking sunrises and sunsets. At night, the stars fill the blackened sky. But gardening in that dark red, desert clay? While I think I’ll pass on that challenge, what blooms from the desert appears even more beautiful for the hardships it has triumphed over – not unlike one of our […]
Categories: Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue, Nature, Photography • Tags: Desert Flowers, dog rescue, Gardens Golden Retrievers, Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue, Nature Photography, Sedona, Sedona Sunrise
I’ve been gone for a bit. More on that later. I left the creatures in charge of the garden. I should have been clearer in my instructions. Dear Praying Mantis, you are not to eat your fellow guardians!