summer

ICE CREAM!

Fandango’s Provocative Question #171 In a nice break from all the recent bad news, today question is about (are you ready?) ice cream. It’s summertime, after all. What could be more “on point” than summer’s favorite treat? What is your favorite… Read More ›

DAYLILIES

FOTD – June 20 – Daylilies Usually, we get a big burst of daylilies all popping open on the same day. This year, we are getting a slow stream of lilies. One, then another three. Today another five. What is strange… Read More ›

A VALLEY SUMMER

SUM-SUM-SUMMERTIME Dark green boughs heavy with leaves means deep summer in the valley. We are a wonderland of trees. We had two sunny days, but today, it rained. Tomorrow they are promising more sun. Here’s hoping they got it right…. Read More ›

WHY SO LAZY DAISY?

FOTD – June 4 – BLACK-EYED SUSAN Coming this summer, my favorite late wild summer flowers — the Black-eyed Susan. Are these daisies or asters? I always assumed they are wild daisies. And the answer? Well, really — both. Rudbeckia hirta,… Read More ›