I love winter, but I know that many (maybe most) people don’t. So for those of you longing for Spring, it’s beginning to emerge…

December Azaleas

It’s cold here in the Deep South. This morning it was 30 degrees Fahrenheit (-1 Celsius), and it didn’t get out of the 30s all day. There is ice in the bird bath, and we had snow flurries last night. But my azaleas are blooming. The azaleas always bloom in the Spring, and for the…

Pitiful gardens

We have four raised beds on our property in which we’ve planted vegetables in the past. However, this year I had other plans, and the neighbors asked if they could plant a vegetable garden in our raised beds and then share the produce with us. A great idea, and they worked hard on their garden,…

Country Clematis

It’s one of my favorites. I wait for its blooms every year… Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day

Shades of blue

I’ve enjoyed the varying shades of color on our large hydrangea bush this year. All but one of the blooms have faded, and now there is one solitary bright blue bloom left. Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day

Trumpet Vine

My husband planted a trumpet vine by our old shed many years ago. I don’t remember ever seeing it bloom until this year. So far it has had three blooms, one after the other, with each bloom waiting to open until the previous bloom has died. Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day.


“A flower does not use words to announce its arrival to the world; it just blooms.”  Matshona Dhliwayo Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day.


A tiny flower with a strange name, Pipsissewa is an herb that has been used in folk medicine to treat a number of conditions ranging from infections, to anxiety, and even cancer. It can be used externally to treat sores and blisters, and its extracts are used as flavoring in foods and beverages. Pipsissewa grows…