Monday, July 19, 2021
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Sunday, May 23, 2021
While my wife was having chemotherapy our eldest son did a great job of keeping me distracted. I was showing him what I had planted in the kitchen garden when this little Anna's Hummingbird fed on the pendulous flowers of this clump of Cerinth growing along the fence of the old chicken yard. She was completely unafraid of us standing less than a foot away and didn't mind us snapping photo after photo.
Thursday, May 20, 2021
It is peony season here at the moment and like Camelia season it is over with in a hurry. MeMa picks as many as she can and brings them in the house where our unpredictable weather will not play a roll in shortening their already short bloom period. Peonies are one flower that can be picked while in a tight bud, brought into the house and in a few days they bloom and make a lovely display.
|Tree Peony "Boreas"|
|The main view out the sunroom|
|We have 18 trees in the gardens, but one of my very favorites is this golden chain.|
|My Holden Clough Iris |
|Very patriotic looking Basket that our eldest son gave MeMa for Mothers Day|
|Just planted this window box on the kitchen window|
|By the end of the day we are all exhausted, even Miss Roxy. It's a lot of work being cute.|
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
When I drew back the curtains this morning there was a group of dog walkers standing out front with cell phones pointed my way. One of them gave a wave as I stepped back into the shadow of the parlor. They were taking photos of the old Mt Fuji Cherry tree that is in its height of bloom and others were taking photos of the Monkey Puzzle tree. They were all happily talking and comparing photos while their dogs looked for something more to pee on.