Pitiful gardens

We have four raised beds on our property in which we’ve planted vegetables in the past. However, this year I had other plans, and the neighbors asked if they could plant a vegetable garden in our raised beds and then share the produce with us. A great idea, and they worked hard on their garden,…

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

We’ve seen very few butterflies this season, and when I have seen them I haven’t had a camera with me. Today, however, I was able to capture the one butterfly that was on the buddleia. It was a brown Eastern Tiger Swallowtail… “Butterflies are nature’s angels.They remind us what a gift it is to be…

Luna on the lamppost

Luna moths can sometimes be seen here during the late summer, and this Luna spent two days on our lamppost before disappearing altogether. Also known as the giant silk moth, it is found only in North America. This one is a male and can be identified as such by its feather-like antennae.

Sharks & Sunsets

Originally posted on Sweet Peach:
This summer has served up some new experiences for my family, and shark fishing just so happens to be one of them. On our last family trip to the Gulf Coast of Florida, my husband and son tried their luck at landing a shark. Our first night there, I had…

Country Clematis

It’s one of my favorites. I wait for its blooms every year… Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day

Changing leaves

Leaves are beginning to change colors. Maybe Autumn is on the way…

From the Mountains to the Sea!

Originally posted on Sweet Peach:
After a fabulous weekend in the mountains, we returned home for less than 12 hours. We washed clothes, re-packed, and loaded the car again for our next adventure…Sun, sand, seafood, and shark fishing! We turned lemons into lemonade with a last minute family beach trip, before school was set to…

My 8th blogging anniversary

WordPress recently reminded me that I created my blog site eight years ago. My first post was on August 1, 2012 and was an account, illustrated with photos, of why I live in the woods. Today I have 1130 WordPress followers and several hundred more followers by email and on social media, and I have had…

Shades of blue

I’ve enjoyed the varying shades of color on our large hydrangea bush this year. All but one of the blooms have faded, and now there is one solitary bright blue bloom left. Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day