Milestones for Our Miracle Boy

Originally posted on Believing for Ben:
? “Remember to celebrate milestones as you prepare for the road ahead.”     (Nelson Mandela) And boom! Just like that our miracle boy has turned 9, has just completed his first state-mandated round of end-of-grade standardized testing in school, and by the end of this week will have completed…

In our woodland garden: Antique pink roses

The antique pink roses on the rosebush by the road finally bloomed, and they are lovely pale shades of pink. “The rose is a rose from the time it is a seed to the time it dies. Within it, at all times, it contains its whole potential. It seems to be constantly in the process…

Blackberry Winter

Blackberry Winter is a term used in the American South to describe a cold snap in late Spring that coincides with the blooming of blackberry bushes. Sometimes we barely notice it, just a couple of days of cold weather amongst the warmth. But we know it has come and gone when the blackberries begin to…

In our woodland garden: Irises

“What in your life is calling you, When all the noise is silenced, The meetings adjourned… The lists laid aside, And the Wild Iris blooms By itself In the dark forest… What still pulls on your soul?”  (Rumi)      

In our woodland garden: Trillium

Trillium flowers face downward, so my photos this year are largely of the underside of the blooms.  Last year, in trying to position one for a better photo, I damaged it.  I didn’t want a repeat performance this Spring.  The state of Georgia where I live has more trillium species than anywhere else in the…

At the feeder: Indigo Buntings

It’s been four years since the Indigo Buntings have been seen passing through on their northward migration.  For the past two days they’ve been at the feeder, and I’ve enjoyed watching and photographing them through the kitchen window.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Bridges

Bridges of Northeast Georgia   Bridge over Town Creek   Over Tallulah Gorge   Bridge over Chickamauga Creek   Stovall Mill Covered Bridge “We build too many walls and not enough bridges.”Isaac Newton See more bridges or join the fun here.

In our woodland garden: Azaleas

“Look around at the azaleas making fuchsia star bursts in spring; look at a full moon hanging silver in a black sky on a cold night. And realize that life is glorious, and that you have no business taking it for granted.“(Anna Quindlen)