Late Summer in the Garden

I think late summer is my favorite time in the garden. So many of my favorite flowers really come into their own in late summer. The yard is filled with color and happy pollinators. Finches land on the zinnias. I love to just sit…

Last Week of Summer…First Week of School

I went for a walk by myself yesterday. “By myself” meaning without the dogs. It felt strange…even a bit lonely. And I had to ask myself, “when did that happen? When did I become a ‘dog person’?” It was certainly easier to take pictures…

Garden Visitors

August is the big month for flowers in my garden…which means it’s also the big month for pollinators. I’ve been thrilled this year to see so many bees and butterflies, and I get a kick out of just sitting on the porch, watching everything…

A Snake in the Garden and a Cat on the Couch

Ugh. Can you see the snake in the photo above? Right there under the pot. That’s his little head poking out. He’s not very large, but he was large enough to startle me ¬†this past week when I was picking cherry tomatoes. I think…

Technicolor Garden

In the eighties, Lois Ehlert wrote and illustrated a children’s book that talked about how she and her mother “planted a rainbow” every year. They planted bulbs. They planted seeds. They planted seedlings from the garden center, and all with the intent¬†of reproducing every…