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…

Monday Memories: Warren Dunes in the snow, late 1970s

Located along the shore of Lake Michigan in southwestern Michigan, Warren Dunes State Park was a favorite place to visit in the summer because of its beach along the lake. We went there often when we lived in South Bend, IN which is about 35 miles away. However, we also liked to visit in the…

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…

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)