It was summertime, deep into July. I heard this haunting melody and was captivated. I wondered if we had a visitor from another world. With some help from a good friend I discovered it was the Swainson’s Thrush, a visitor in our woods for only a few months. The call is heard in the early morning and late evening, just when the sun in making … Continue reading Swainson’s Thrush
Our cat is a true horticulturist. He loves plants. Whether it’s the smell or the texture, Pearly everlasting, or Anaphalis margaritacea, is completely irresistible to Sprite. He rolled in it, sniffed it, rubbed it and was blissfully happy to be part of this lovely native plant. Who knew that nature has created another catnip? I see it blooming now in the ditches on the side of … Continue reading Pearly Everlasting
Fifty is a big number for me this year. It all started in 1964 in New York. Everyone was so excited for me, or maybe the World’s Fair? But I arrived and now it’s fifty years later. I’ve been thinking a lot about my new number. The number 50. It’s kind of fun being around for 5 decades, watching the changes within and without. Feeling … Continue reading My Top Fifty
Last week the blossoms were just opening on the Snowbell tree, or Styrax japonica. The bees were humming through the air, the sun was sparkling….it was a glorious day! I was so excited to immerse myself in in the world of the snowbell tree, so I tried to capture the moment with this video. My novice video-taking skills leave much to be desired, but … Continue reading Snowbell Song
It all started as a small idea. This blog was like a seed. Small, yet full of potential. Someone at work mentioned blogging and I thought….’could that be me?….could I become a blogger?…could I create a blog?’ I remember actually checking a book out of the library about blogging and discussing it over lunch with my friend Rachel. Two things I remember from the book were … Continue reading Blogiversary 3 Years!