FOTD – May 20 – Azaleas by the Mumford Dam Of our two azaleas, one died during the long drought and the other is alive. We’ve had a couple of late freezes and it budded, but failed to bloom. But, azaleas… Read More ›
Flower of the day
FOTD – May 19 – Succulents Really, both my cacti are succulents too, but the jade tree and the aloe are the real deal. The aloe was forgotten and unwatered for almost four months. When I found it, it looked dead…. Read More ›
FIRES AND BOUQUET
FOTD – May 17- Fire and bouquet It looked so good today and I had a camera next to me. The sun was shining, even though there is (are you West Coast people ready?) a red alert. For fires. Massachusetts… Read More ›
THE MOTHER’S DAY BOUQUET
FOTD – May 15- Mother’s Day Bouquet Usually it’s Garry who brings me my Mother’s Day bouquet, but today it was Owen’s turn. It’s actually two smaller bouquets. It’s hard to get exactly what you want the day before Mother’s Day…. Read More ›
MORE LILACS AND PLAYING WITH NEURAL FILTERS ON PHOTOSHOP
FOTD – May 12 – Adventuring with neural filters I am surprisingly unadventurous in photography. I do what I know how to do and rarely try out new stuff. I used to, but I seem to be getting busier every… Read More ›
CMMC: May – Imperial Purple I’m not sure how “imperial” these purple flowers are, but they are a very rich purple. Imperial enough for me! This was a great day for flowers. It was time to “summer-ize” our deck. We… Read More ›
WHAT’S GROWING OUT THERE?
FOTD – May 9 – As the garden grows What isn’t showing are the lilacs. It’s time to plant new lilacs in a sunny place. The ones we have are 20-feet tall and shaded. They only bloom at the very top… Read More ›
FOTD – May 8 – Solomon’s Seal It looks like Lily of the Valley and for good reason. Solomon’s Seal is a close relative of Lily of the Valley and was originally part of the same genus (Convallaria, now Liliaceae) along… Read More ›
YEARS OF DAFFODILS
FOTD – May 6 – Daffodil Daffodils through the years. They always grow in the same spot right by the old tractor. Some years there are more of them. This year there were a lot and it was the first year… Read More ›
Sunflowers – May 5th A joyous Cinco de Mayo to one and all. The brightest flowers of all are sunflowers, and they greet you too.
A ROSE IS A ROSE
FOTD – April 28 – ROSES The lilies and the roses live happily together in the vase in the living room. I love this color. It’s deep orange, but its color changed depending on the way the light hits it.
TWO PINK LILIES
FOTD – April 27 – Two Pink Lilies Somehow I failed to notice -there are two pink lilies in the bouquet. I could make excuses but none of them make sense. For some reason, I focused on one and didn’t see… Read More ›
THE PINK LILY
FOTD – April 26 – PINK LILY It was a bud when Garry brought home the bouquet, but it has since bloomed. Finally, a lily that isn’t white! This one is blushing a beautiful shade of pink.
THE EASTER LILY
FOTD – April 24 – EASTER LILY It bloomed very quickly and it has had a beautiful week. Now, it is fading fast.
NEW BOUQUET FOR A NEW WEEK
FOTD – April 23 – THE NEW BOUQUET Garry brought this home for me and it took the place of the one that had been there since his birthday. Oddly, they look almost the same. As do the photographs. This… Read More ›
WILDING THE YARD
FOTD – April 22 – WILDING It’s good for the environment and it’s a whole lot easier to maintain. It makes the birds and the woodchucks happy. It entices the deer to come and chow down on the hydrangeas —… Read More ›
THE BRIGHTEST YELLOW
FOTD – April 21 – TULIPS AND DANDELIONS I took the camera down to the garden this afternoon. I saw yesterday that our back lawn is covered with those nameless little purple flowers as well as maybe a few thousand… Read More ›
ORCHIDS & A LILY
FOTD – April 20 – Purple Orchids and a White Lily The orchids bloom on, though the lily is passing faster than I expected. It might have been the hot days we had. We don’t have air conditioning in that… Read More ›
EARLY BLOOMING FOR THE OAKS
FOTD – April 17 – AND THE OAK TREES ARE READY TO LEAF Yesterday, the oaks were bare. Today by afternoon, they were covered with baby leaves. This is at least a full month earlier than I’ve seen leaves of… Read More ›
THE LEAVES ON THE TREES IN APRIL
FOTD – April 16 – As the leaves bloom on the trees … It’s early and it’s a bit odd. A lot of trees are not blooming now. They ought to be. But we had this really warm winter and a… Read More ›