Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Pusy Willow time

One of my fondest memories is when my friend showed me the Pussy Willow that grew in his family's back yard. We were in Elementary school and ever since I was in love with these soft silver buds. 
My first sign of spring, along with "Robins"

It won't be long now  

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Frozen Landscapes by Kilian Schonberger

Spring arrives later this month. ( The calendar spring )

Which actually means we'll have another two month's of winter to get through here in Michigan.

We have been teased with a couple of rather pleasant days, sunshine ,warm air, and melting snow.

Then it snows again and we're back into winter.

So in the meantime we'll enjoy these Photo's by  Kilian Schonberger of frozen landscapes in Germany 

Sunday, February 11, 2018

The parking break is on

Gardening? just a far off dream here in Michigan. and that's fine with me, we all need a break

A lot of gardeners like to spend the winter month's looking over seed catalogs, planning the garden

counting down the days till spring when they can get back into the soil.

Not me, spring will get here when it get's here. 

Iv'e learned just because the calendar says spring, does not mean it's really spring

Mother Nature decides when it's spring, and so do I

I don't start seeds in little peat pots on my window sills trying to get a jump start on the season.

Let someone else bother with that

I purchase transplants (a spoiled Gardener, maybe)

I do enjoy my winter containers with their coats of snow,

Especially at night

Shoveling is almost a daily ritual.

I do long to be back in the garden, but for now this is my garden, and my reality.

It's like the engine is still running but the parking brake is still on

and that's fine with me.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Noble thuong

Winter can be such a bleak time in the garden. Here's a glance at some plants that could be a solution,
Artist Noble Thuong's acrylic sculptures 

Monday, January 22, 2018

Birds, berries, and branches

Dressed for the holidays, and for winter in berries, branches, and a few red birds.