Left Over

Last spring, our Clematis covered the top of a large Boxwood shrub at the corner of the front porch. After it bloomed in the summer I never cut it back, and by autumn the Boxwood was covered with seed heads. They are still there, left over from that earlier season, and about to be enveloped…


Our neighbors at the end of the lane moved out several weeks ago. We had no idea they were going, and now the house sits empty and rather forlorn. It doesn’t appear to be on the market for sale or for rent, and the grass has grown quite high in spite of the lack of…

Sweet Autumn Clematis

Every year I look forward to the blooming of the Sweet Autumn Clematis, the vine my grandmother called Country Clematis. It twines itself around the posts and porch rails on the corner of our front porch, spreads onto other shrubs, and emits a lovely fragrance. The small delicate flowers open in August and bloom into…

Everyone deserves a little sunshine

“Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life. And everyone deserves a little sunshine.” (Jeffrey Glassberg)

Last of the summer roses

“Do not watch the petals fall from the rose with sadness. Know that, like life, things sometimes must fade, before they can bloom again.“ (Anonymous)

Calla Lilies

This is the first year I’ve ever purchased potted calla lilies for the back deck. I hope they make the transition into the garden at the end of summer. Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day.

“The eldest daughter of light…”

“Yellow is the eldest daughter of light.” ~Charles Blanc YELLOW LANTANA “I really just want to be warm yellow light that pours over everyone I love.” ~Conor Oberst Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day