Monday, April 07, 2014

New workstation, out of the office, and back to the garden. Fully how that happens.

Sunday, April 06, 2014

It's getting to look a lot like spring time, that's my favorite time of year...

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Some friends from the Goodwill Outlet. I got carried away with restringing the deer, and now he is  Liberace the deer.  We need to move Frosty to make the baby deer show up more, but, to quote Jim, "there is a golf club up his ass, holding him upright."                                                                              

Monday, September 30, 2013

Danny and ET, watching tv together tonight.  I think they have the same expression.  ET helped with 9th grade homework and took a walk, so it was time to chill.  According to Dan, the puppy prefers BBC America's Top Gear, and Sponge Bob, everything else he "is just kind of looking at, not really watching.

Monday, September 09, 2013

Rest well, Tigerlily. You were a much loved kitty for 16 years. She is in the secret garden now, near her little patch of catnip...I will miss her knowing where the catnip should be every spring, and staring at the empty space with so much longing and expectation. I can see the indent in the middle of her plant, where she used to sit in the middle of catnip all afternoon, before strolling over tothe pond to stare at the fish and have a cool drink. She really did have a wonderful kitty life. The boys are heartbroken, and Danny started his first day of high school today, but these are life lessons and we are there for them. I did tell Clementine that she has to take over as the boss cat now. She is the youngest, but the only one with leadership potential, imo.
She was named after the Natalie Merchant album Tigerlily, which I will play for her today (well, ok, I had a chicken name after Ophelia also).

Monday, August 19, 2013

Susan Kjellsen Photography: Jim and Deanna Anniversary &emdash; Susan Kjellsen Photography: Jim and Deanna Anniversary &emdash;
A lady who stopped by to see the garden turned out to be a pro photographer, and came back to take pics for our 27th anniversary.   Thanks so much, Susan!  pics from

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Bouquet in the secret garden today.

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

flowers from the garden tonight...pinks and purples, mostly. They smell good, I may just keep them for myself. :)

Saturday, August 03, 2013

August 3rd was a pretty evening in 2013.


Jim making something broken and ugly new again.  Love this man so very much.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Ghost flowers after the rain tonight.

Monday, July 29, 2013

lilies of summer and Jim and his teapots.

Orienpet hybrid.

Anastacia lily, seven feet tall. 

Jim working on another idea...blurry sneak shot.
Jim's teapot waterfall.

Have a seat with the lilies.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

July and the party is in full swing.

June gone by...

June 2013

I always say that putting together the garden each year is like a wedding, with the planning and invitations. That being said, I think June is the height of the ceremony, and the early roses and delphiniums the honored guests.  Now, further into July, we are getting ready for the party in August...When the dance of dahlias and sunflowers starts.   Soon thereafter, everyone will have had to much nitrogen and sunshine to drink, and the usual suspects will become seedy and crawl into the wrong beds.  Until them, I am hosting this party, with the moon bride and sol groom merging closer and closer,  till they separate again with the next Solstice.