Friday, May 30, 2008

Hardy Red Amaryllis/Hippeastrum × johnsonii

Even after being moved, these are getting better each year.

Happy Birthday auger from Lee Valley Tools makes quick work of planting seedlings, bulbs, and such.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Laden with rainwater, my peonies usually get bent to the ground. I cut them for indoor bouquets to enjoy them longer. 

Saturday, May 24, 2008


are the loveliest flowering vines.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


are blooming everywhere.

In Memory

Monday, May 19, 2008


They are not blooming yet. I had to mark them so lawn maintenance would not mow them down. 


Saturday, May 17, 2008

Calico Oranda

Miranda the oranda is our new pet.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Wild Turkey

One lone turkey may mean there is a nest nearby.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


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Tuesday, May 13, 2008


pictured is actually a lot deeper purple.

Sunday, May 11, 2008


Mother's Day

photo courtesy of Roger Black

Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body.    Elizabeth Stone

Roger is painfree and functional and cooked my breakfast this morning. Life is good.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Foxglove Spires

This foxglove seeded itself.

Friday, May 9, 2008


Even at night it's quite a delight.

Ummm! Spinach and bacon quiche! Let's eat.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Monday, May 5, 2008


are great under deciduous trees for their large foliage isn't covered by leaves in fall as smaller leaved azaleas.

Lots of wild things to see when you live next to the woods. This time it was a bobcat that came through our yard. It wasn't much bigger than a house cat. I just watched instead of going for the camera.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Tall Bearded Iris

Each year 

a different  variety
blooms first.