I was going to skip Six on Saturday today. The garden is bedraggled as the beauties of summer are fading. Looking around the yard, I see a liminal phase that could be identified as entering a time of rest or the chaos of deteriorating glory. But this morning, I went out back with Shep around … Continue reading SIX ON SATURDAY: On Second Thought
For over fifty years, I have spent a lot of my life in service to the Lord. I’m rather proud of my efforts and accomplishments. And therein lies the problem. I’m at a stage where I’m not as active as I used to be for various reasons. After all, I’m knocking on Seventy’s door. But … Continue reading Parts of My Life
Take a walk with me today. As I show you my very wet, subtropical garden, you’ll notice the overgrown shrubs and plants that have been thriving this summer. The top photo highlights gingers covering a camellia and some azaleas. Of course, they’ll die back after the first frost, but for now, I love the layered … Continue reading SIX ON SATURDAY: It’s a Jungle Out There!
Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven--for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little." And he said to her, "Your sins are forgiven." -Luke 7: 47-48 One of my long-time friends was laid to rest last week. It's still hard to believe she's gone because her death … Continue reading She Loved Much
In my early gardening efforts, I didn’t appreciate what caladiums could do in the garden. I thought they were boring. But over the last few years, oh wow! I’m still learning, as I am with everything in life, but I’m loving the variety that they bring. In my Zone 8 garden, these tropicals usually come … Continue reading Six or Seven on Saturday: Caladiums
Besides showing spectacular flowers, some of my fellow Twitter gardeners come up with some clever ideas. One who goes by @AlbertSnail (aka Sophie) presented a new hashtag in early January, #1PlaceIn12Months. Participants could choose one spot and take a picture to post on social media each month in 2022. I thought it was a great … Continue reading Six On Saturday: One Place in Twelve Months Part 1
I’ve had that song (see blog title) in my head all week. It’s from the old Broadway musical Carousel. It had some good Rodgers and Hammerstein tunes but a terrible storyline and unsympathetic characters. It just goes to show that you shouldn’t throw the baby out with the bathwater. I worked in the garden several … Continue reading Six On Saturday: “June is Bustin’ Out All Over.”