Saturday, December 28, 2013
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Hey Friends, I've been out ruffling feathers today, and I wanted to share my lucky shot with you! There was one big, blue, "angry bird" flying around our lovely lake this afternoon. Great Blue Herons will actually growl at the paparazzi. Until next time, let's keep on shining. :-)
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Lately, I was lucky enough to get a striking green "Water Witch," and a lovely azure "Hobgoblin Fly" to pose for a photo shoot. Here are the local spooks:
I do hope all of the "Water Witches," "Hobgoblin Flies" and "Devil's Needles" will stay around to decorate my garden for Halloween! Should they cause any mischief, I still have my blue glass bottles out in the garden turned upside down on garden stakes to catch any misbehaving spirits (according to old garden lore).
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Sunday, August 11, 2013
I recently took a trip to the Lake Tahoe area where I snapped this photo of an enchanting cottage and garden (this was in South Lake Tahoe just across the California border from Nevada). This fabulous garden seemed well established with many glorious perennials in purples and reds. I've decided garden fairies are certainly living here. Do you see them? I think mine have migrated for the summer to get away from the heat, and this is probably where they can be found. :-)
Until next time, let's keep on shining!
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Just wanted to chitchat a bit about the lovely gardening day I had. Being a morning person, I woke up bright and early. This habit annoys the "night owls" in the house. :-) During daylily season, I always take a quick look at the main daylily garden right away. Surprises await me! We've had very cool nights lately. Just for the record, Southern daylilies do not like cool nights. There they stood this morning! The daylilies were huddled together in the main bed with petals folded tightly. I hoped they wouldn't pout the day away! While I was waiting on the lilies to quit huddling, I cooked a batch of hummingbird nectar, and "escorted" the crazy neighborhood cat out of the garden three times (he hasn't figured out this garden is for the birds). I guess you're wondering what I mean by "escort." Well, with this stubborn feline, it means chase to the back of the garden and through the thicket, and/or sprinkle/blast with the hose (yes, I said it). He can't be reasoned with any other way. Anyway, back to the daylilies, the sun did shine upon them, and the main daylily bed was one big, beautiful blast of color by 10:00 a.m. with daylilies dancing and waving in the breeze. Here are a few photos from my day in the garden if you have a moment:
|'Spacecoast Ojo Rojo'|
|'Spacecoast Mulberry Motif''|
|Inherited ... I call it 'Lemon Spider'|