Category Archives: Gardening

Post nubila Phoebus

…a latin phrase which means After clouds, sun. At last! A warm day today. I was aching to be outside doing some garden clean up, but my neck and arms are still stiff from going to the gym two days ago (I am such a wimp!) and besides that I was really wanting to spend […]

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Cheering myself up

What to do when outside, it looks like this… Plan for the future!

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Falling

I sat outside in the sun today chatting with a friend and while I did, I noticed a very tired looking sunflower. I always think they look like weary women after a long day. Head down, hair hanging in their faces, arms limp. That is me at the end of my day. But, I suppose […]

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passionate affair with an inanimate object

succulents. sssssssssucculent fleshy exotic gorgeous ssssssucculicious

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injuries, gardens, and true love

Today is Sunday. A week ago today I stupidly wrecked on my bike. I am still feeling it. In two weeks there is this ride I’m planning to do in Logan, where I will be riding 60 miles. I can’t even tell you how excited I am to do this, but my knee situation has […]

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nearly

nearly bloomed nearly lilacs nearly peaches nearly unfurled nearly tulips nearly done

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from today.

It was a fairly nice morning for early March, so I decided to get some work done outside. I don’t trim my perennials in the fall, because every year around this time without fail, I get an itch to be in the garden, and leaving the trimming gives me something to do when it’s too […]

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Say Hello to my little friends

I am not a good person. But, I think the fact that I take such good care of the little birds that visit my yard makes up for it in some way. They are well fed. I provide water. And bathing opportunities. Look at them all! They are so glad that I live here. After […]

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Lessons in nature, or The Parable of the Santolina

  I bought a lovely, new patio pot to put in my garden beside a path. It’s a deep, emerald green, and it’s finish makes it appear wet. It gives a cool, refreshed feel to the otherwise dry flagstone of the path it lives by. I had big plans for this pot. It was to […]

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A walking tour

Just before it rained, the light was soft and low. It made everything so green! Vibrant, saturated green. So I grabbed my camera and took a walk. This is the first thing you see as you enter the gate to the back. Around the corner, is my herb garden. Something is eating my basil again. […]

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Testing. Is this thing on?

I’ve been giving myself a break. I sometimes pressure myself to post regularly and then I start to resent the blog, so I decided that instead of getting rid of it altogether, I would make it a stress-free, post when I like, pleasure cruise. Also, I took down the self portraits. Did you notice? I […]

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I’m thinking it’s a she because of the pink.

These succulents in my bathroom window have been stagnant all winter long. They’ve stayed small and tidy on the window sill. Just barely spilling over the edge of their container. This morning I noticed that one of them has bloomed and stretched her neck as high as she needed to in order to reach the […]

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Here’s this

Tulips in progress.   Daffodils just before dark.

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PS. They bloomed.

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Forcing Nature

SIXTY DEGREES! Did you go outside today? Short sleeves today, no jacket, boys barefoot, windows open, sunroof open, working in my back yard!   I cut some branches to force the blooms. Do you know how to do this already? Well just in case you don’t:   You can do it with just about any […]

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