The stars of the earth

Wildflowers “What a desolate place would be a world without a flower!  It would be a face without a smile, a feast without a welcome.  Are not flowers the stars of the earth, and are not our stars the flowers of the heaven.” –  A.J. Balfour (I know I’ve used this quote before, but I…

Thirty Miles = Two Weeks

It’s interesting how a distance of only thirty miles can mean a difference of about two weeks in the blossoming of trees and blooming of flowers.  At my father’s house today I took these photos with my phone.  It will be about two more weeks before we see these blooms at our house, thirty miles…

Weeds and Wildflowers

Weeds and wildflowers of autumn   A weed is no more than a flower in disguise, Which is seen through at once, if love give a man eyes.      (James Russell Lowell)  

What I Found On My Walk Down the Road: Hearts-a-bustin’

I’d never heard of or seen this wildflower until about a week ago, but apparently it can be found throughout the southern and eastern U.S. and as far north as eastern Canada.  We first saw it growing alongside our gravel road, and recently I took a walk to get a closer look. Known also as Bursting…

Allow Yourself to Grow

“Like wildflowers; you must allow yourself to grow in all the places people never thought you would.” E.V. I think this is a lovely quote.  But who is E.V. ?   Does anyone know?    

A Wild Turkey, Wildflowers and a Distressed St. Francis

Last week while it was still quite chilly and rainy, we happened to look out a back window and see a lone wild turkey making its way through the yard and into the woods.  We’ve had  flocks of them before, but this one was alone.   Today dawned bright and clear, and a short walk…