CMMC – May Alphabet any word with an “I” There may not be an “I” in team, but this month, there’s an “I” in May.
AZALEA BY THE DAM
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 ›
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 ›
5 Things that distract you from blogging (other than work, family or housework) I’ve been blogging for more than 11-years — closing on 12 — and for most of that time, I was so absorbed in blogging, everything else was… 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 ›
LIFE IN BLOOM
FOTD – May 14- Life in bloom Flowers are blooming inside and out. Two big orchids are blooming, two more are thinking about it and sending up shoots that I think will be buds. One more is considering the possibilities… 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 ›
Truthful Tuesday 9th May I’m pretty sure a day wouldn’t do it for me. I’d need at least a week. Maybe more like a month. Fixing everything that’s wrong with the planet could take a bit of planning and implementation. So,… 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.
CMMC May Close Up or Macro Tra la, it’s May, the lusty month of May … And it being a lusty month and a great month for births, our backyard is filled with newly fledged birds. So I have for you… Read More ›
THE CHANGING SEASONS, APRIL ’23
The Changing Seasons, April 2023 April is the changeover month — winter as it begins, spring when it ends. If you are waiting for flowers and trees to bloom, May will be the month. First up, flowers. Outside, violets, dandelions,… Read More ›
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.