Sunday, July 22, 2007

In the Garden

Gradually I am redoing each garden bed.
Replanting with plants that are native to my area.
I am adding a water feature for the birds and nectar and host plants for the butterflies.

I am writing and planning and learning.
I am looking for resting chairs too.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

On the deck

The sunflower seed that spilled from the bird feeding station sprouted.
The sunflowers bloomed and now are setting seeds.
The American Gold Finches feed on the sunflowers while I drink my tea.
Gardening with the birds is very easy.

Saturday, July 14, 2007


I framed a picture of a Buckeye Butterfly for my husband.
I bought two of these frames and mats.
They are 16x14 walnut frames.
They hold a 8x10 very nicely.
I think I will do a Tiger Swallowtail for my office.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

In the shadows

I have been sitting in the shadow of the front Maple tree.
I look at the French Lilac bed.
I think. I imagine. I write. I draw.
I am planning how to have four season interest here.
At the second hand shop I found an old bird bath.
It fit in with the French Lilacs and the miniature Crepe Myrtles.
Today I go in search of a vine for the bird bath and a herb.

Each growing spot will have a water feature, bird feeder and a herb.
Each will have shelter for the birds and something for the butterflies.
Each will have flowers in three seasons.

It is here I took out all the mums that died.
I think I will try Asters this time!