Yesterday morning I woke up to a winter wonderland. This morning, I watched as more snow came down. In between, we also saw some sleet, rain, and freezing rain. Welcome to North Carolina. I’m not a big fan of wintry precipitation. But I do believe fresh-fallen snow is just about one of the most magical … More View From the Back Door
Hi there, it’s been a while. I feel like my blog posts get fewer and further between. I don’t like that! I enjoy blogging, sharing my little part of the world. I also enjoy reading blogs. Luckily, I have been mostly keeping up with that. I don’t like to speed through the blogs I follow, … More Mushrooms, Deadlines, and Other Facts of Life
“Our place is part of what we are.” Gary Snyder I’m reading ‘The Practice of the Wild’ by Gary Snyder. It’s been on my list for some years now, and in my very large TBR (and ever-growing) stack. His words are making me think about our landscapes and how they help shape the narratives of … More A Sense of Place
It’s a busy time of year for everyone: spring gardening, spring cleaning, graduations, end-of-year award ceremonies, holiday travel, and a whole lot of other happenings. My photo of article in Midtown magazine. Photo of bee on flower by Matt Williams. I’ve been busy working on several upcoming article assignments, and that’s the reason for my … More All The Buzz About Bees
Wibble Wobble Wibble Wobble Wordless Wednesday… Almost Wordless. You can hear my husband talking in the background. He says, “You go on, buddy. Not today.” We had just thwarted the menacing plans of a large Red-tailed Hawk looming overhead.
It’s Spring here in North Carolina! One of my favorite plants, the peony, is coming into bloom. (You do remember that my favorite plant is like my favorite child, right? It’s always the one that’s standing right in front of me at the time I’m asked 🙂) All peonies are beautiful regardless of species or … More In the Garden: Peonies and Ants
Wordless Wednesday. No words, just pure eye candy for all of us gardeners and those who love beautiful flowers. Enjoy! #WordlessWednesday … More So Many Hellebores, So Little Time
Video of Galanthus Nivalis Bottom and Featured Image Galanthus gracilis All taken in my North Carolina garden, February 2018.
As a child, I fell head over heels in love with the moon. I’ve yet to recover. Last night, as I stood outside in the cold air, neck craned so I could see the fullness of her beauty, I whispered: Do you love me as much as I love you? She whispered back through the … More Full Moon Affair
I am re-reading Rilke. This poem, ‘Onto a Vast Plain,’ always resonates with me, especially in Autumn. The leaves have changed their colors and the trees are ever shedding them. Letting go, knowing they once served a purpose. Letting go, knowing soon enough the light will be back and will bring the season’s colorful new … More Reading Rilke in Autumn