this week’s bouquet

As the garden winds down, every week I think this will be my last bouquet.  We haven’t had a frost yet, and the trees are still unseasonably green, but the temps have turned noticeably colder, which seems to have intensified the color in these flowers. In truth, this bouquet looks more like spring than fall.  The roses look lovelier now than in the heat of … Continue reading this week’s bouquet

holding tight to summer

I did some dead heading in the zinnia garden last evening.  It is hard to watch the precious blooms losing color and going to seed. They are looking tired and worn, falling over from wind and rain.  The leaves have lost some color, looking very faded, and covered with a powdery mildew. Although smaller, they are still loaded with new buds, and dead heading will … Continue reading holding tight to summer

this week’s bouquet

I swear, nothing gets more simple than this week’s bouquet.  It required no time, no thought, and no effort.  And that’s really quite a good thing, because that is all I had the energy for.   I found this gathering of leaves while walking the dog this afternoon, and they were stunning against the green, wet grass.  It’s been a couple dreary, wet days, which … Continue reading this week’s bouquet

springfield finds

This was my first find at Springfield, or maybe I should say my first purchase.  It’s not difficult to find things there you love, but need and price usually factor into whether it becomes a purchase or not. Now I can’t say I needed this item and looking back, it was more than I should have paid.  But this lady’s husband made this tray from … Continue reading springfield finds

remembering old and new pets

I was weeding in the garden the other day around this chicken statue that is covered with catmint, and I couldn’t help but think back on days, not that long ago, when I had chickens that roamed in this garden. They were each unique, ornery, and so entertaining. But underneath this pile of rocks that the statue sits on, is buried my dearly beloved cat, … Continue reading remembering old and new pets

fall on the porch

I bought this little metal stand years ago at my neighbor’s yard sale for $3.  It came with votive cups for candles, but I have used it over the years with a variety of items.  In the summer, I’ve put little peat pots in it with faux succulents, and at Christmas time, it holds Christmas ornaments very nicely.  It even holds cupcakes perfectly for entertaining.  … Continue reading fall on the porch