After a stormy start to this week, the past few days have been spectacular. Mid 70s, very low humidity (rare!), sunny with a little breeze. This is as good as it gets here, so I’m taking advantage by staying outside as much as possible. I’ve worked a little, sat a lot, and thanked the Lord … Continue reading Six on Saturday: Almost Too Perfect
There are several sources of sweetness in the air right now. I love the scent of all of these, but their pollen can trigger allergies too. There's always a catch, isn't there? The top photo is honeysuckle, growing along the roadsides everywhere. The migrating hummingbirds have been enjoying its nectar for a couple of weeks. … Continue reading Six On Saturday: Sweet May
Today’s post is short and sweet. Between thunderstorms and well, life, I’ve been planting my recent purchases. I can catch you up on some of that next week. The garden is in transition between spring and summer flowering shrubs and perennials. Buds are everywhere. The promises of May look very good. This one collage will … Continue reading SIX ON SATURDAY: Just Buds
If you remember my post from last month on our Gulf Coast’s Six Seasons, it won’t surprise you that we are transitioning from spring into American Summer. I feel sorry for those of you who are still getting snow, but I’ll envy your wonderful summers when we’re sweltering in a four-month sauna that doesn’t let … Continue reading Six On Saturday April 10, 2021
What better way could I choose to spend some time than strolling around the pathways of a lovely garden? That is exactly what I did this week when I went down to Bellingrath Gardens in deepest Lower Alabama. Seeing the beauty of a place like this feeds my soul. I’ll stick with the required six … Continue reading SIX ON SATURDAY: Bellingrath Gardens
Early yesterday morning Shep and I stepped out into the backyard and were startled by sight and sounds of a large flock of small birds flying around the side of our house. As my Australian Shepherd ran toward the backdoor, I turned the corner to see what was causing the commotion. A single mockingbird was … Continue reading One Mockingbird Against the World
I would love to say, “Welcome to my poteger,” but in good conscience, this little plot of ground isn’t worthy of that name. However, it does have a classical combination of vegetables, herbs, and flowers. I can’t call it an English cottage garden or Colonial kitchen garden. But it is convenient and close to the … Continue reading Six on Saturday: Salad, Anyone?