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…

Where are the cardinals, sparrows and doves?

Our bird feeders come out in late Autumn each year and are put away again in the Spring, specifically to keep visitors like this one from destroying the feeders and throwing the pieces into the woods… The feeders are filled now, and the bears are resting somewhere for the Winter, but many of the birds…

Pocket of Joy: Begonia

I love the term “pocket of joy.” I first heard it on a Netflix reality show when one of the main stars, speaking of his difficult growing-up years, also spoke of the pockets of joy that sustained him through those difficult times. We’ve had a difficult two weeks. My husband had another stroke, what we…

Festival of Leaves, 2019 – Week 3 – Sourwood

Here comes the red! Our large Sourwood tree isn’t changing yet, but the smaller volunteer ones are turning red. And the weather has become much cooler. And we’ve had a little rain. It’s finally beginning to feel like autumn. Again this autumn, Dawn at The Day After is hosting the weekly Festival of Leaves challenge. You can see…

Abandoned

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…

Festival of Leaves, 2019 – Week 1 – Red Maple

Again this autumn, Dawn at The Day After is hosting the weekly Festival of Leaves challenge. She lives in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, and unlike here in Georgia, the leaves there are beginning to change colors nicely. There’s not much going on here. We are having one of the hottest Septembers on record, and the rainfall has…

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)