Tennessee Volunteers

Although it is in fact ALMOST football time in Tennessee, I am not talking about THOSE Volunteers!  No, I am talking about the ones that appeared in my garden this summer. Last year I planted zinnias for the first time ever.  I didn’t know anything about them,...

Cultivating My Garden

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.  ~ Cicero I can’t believe I’ve never come across this quotation before today, but I’m beginning to believe it.  Certainly few things give me as much pleasure as do reading and working...

A Work in Progress

Every morning, when I get home from driving William to school, I get out of my car, start, walking toward the house, and then stop and stand staring like an idiot at my garden.  My neighbors probably think I’m crazy (actually, they already have plenty of other...

In the Garden Part II

Mima loved to garden.  There were flowerbeds everywhere–at the road, next to the carport, around the tree, right in front of the front porch, by the back porch.  She did all her own gardening right up until she had her first stroke. As a child, I didn’t...

In the Garden

I’m tired and still have work to do this evening, so I’m going to begin a two-parter:  mostly pictures of my garden today, and then a post about gardening tomorrow.  I hadn’t seriously gardened in a long time–years, really–but this year I...
Essence de Mai

Essence de Mai

Doesn’t that sound like a good name for a perfume?  Too bad God doesn’t put the ones he designs into bottles.  This one is available only in May, usually in the early morning or late evening hours.  The air is cool and the smell outdoors is like nothing...

Enjoy this blog? Please spread the word :)

Follow by Email