Tag: garden

Winter solstice

Winter solstice

Rather than snow on the shortest day, our ornamental cherry is covered in lichen. It’s great not having snow, but the lichen is not a …

 

Garden of earthly delight

Garden of earthly delight

We are very happy with our lemon tree – perhaps more accurately, we are very happy with the lemons on our lemon tree. We’ve been …

 

Garden fresh

Garden fresh

When I was a kid my Dad created a highly productive vegetable garden. It was beautiful, but, sadly, we thought it was so mundane that …

 

Thinking, outside

Thinking, outside

I’d rather like one dollar for every time I’ve heard someone say, “thinking outside the box” as some sort of catch-all for thinking at all. …

 

Ephemera

Ephemera

So beautiful. Early morning sun sparkling on the countless spider webs stranding across the graceful parsley umbrels. The seeds are maturing and already the replacement …

 

Better than gold

Better than gold

Fresh new potatoes lovingly dug from my father-in-law’s garden. Fresh mint from our garden. Rinsed in beautiful (and bountiful) sparkling tap water. Gently simmered in …

 

331 – Early birds

331 – Early birds

High drama on the back lawn early this morning. A hen blackbird had somehow managed to land a rather large earthworm. And like the rest …

 

292 – The thin edge

292 – The thin edge

Spring winds      Hoping the flowers burst Out in laughter — Basho I’m trying to not get excited or perhaps even to be interested in the bursting …

 

265 – Happy Birthday

265 – Happy Birthday

Today we did the whole family thing. Tomorrow, Marica’s mother, Danica, turns 80, and because you don’t turn 80 every day we decided to stretch …

 

259 – At the centre of the universe

259 – At the centre of the universe

This morning the garden was all a-sprinkly with exquisite droplets. I’m sure if we had tiny hummingbird tongues we could sip from each pure oasis …