A bouquet of flowers, Mix with freshly mowed lawns And a little pine; Warming soil so earthy And all that’s waking up, Mixed with rain washed air: Spring wears such amazing perfume!
The wind may blow; It might snow some more, But it doesn’t matter: March is at the door. Flowers blossom; The warmth we adore; Wake up and be happy: March is at the door. Days grow longer; There’s plenty in store For Spring and then summer; March is at the door!
Ah, the weather is warming and spring fever is setting in! Time to think about yards and gardens. In the past several years, I have reconsidered my approach, especially in terms of what I try to get rid of and what I might leave. One lesson in this was my discovery that honey bees likeContinue reading “EDIBLE”
Just when you think you’ve had enough; The cold gets you down; Trudging through snow seems so rough, Out come lovely heralds of Spring: Some of them blooming While others start to sing. Just about the time you give in To endless Winter, All around you will begin To awaken and give new birth SoContinue reading “HERALDS OF SPRING”
When I was growing up, we used to get bulb catalogs right about now. Yes, in the middle of winter, while the snow is blowing into drifts outside and gardening is the least likely activity of the day! But oh, the flowers! Page after page of beauty in every shape, size and color. Now isContinue reading “OH, THE FLOWERS!”
My front yard used to be known as the neighborhood weed patch. The year after I moved into this place, I turned it into a garden, so I call it my “yarden.” This year, we had just the right mix of warm weather and spring rain, so the yarden really flourished. Umm, that includesContinue reading “A BEE FRIENDLY PLACE”
Hollyhocks, Standing tall; Regal, Flamboyant; Happiness on a stalk; Lovely hollyhocks.
In Fall it’s time to put to bed All tender flowers And gently spread A blanket of mulch To keep them warm; While the icy winds blow The world hardens, the ice and snow Turns everything white, Quiet and cold; And people bask in firelight. Beneath the winter snow there lies A world of creatures,Continue reading “SAFE RETREAT”