A little Autumn color

“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.” Emily Bronte

A hint of Autumn

We may be in the dog days of summer, but leaves on the maple tree are already beginning to show a hint of the cooler weather to come.

Calla lily

Only one bloom this year, and like so many plants in my garden it didn’t bloom at all last year. Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day

After the rains

Blooming today after several days of off-and-on rain in Northeast Georgia…

White azaleas

“White… is not a mere absence of colour; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black… God paints in many colours; but He never paints so gorgeously, I had almost said so gaudily, as when He paints in white.” (Gilbert K. Chesterton) Linked to Cee’s Flower of the…

Pocket of joy: Colorful trees of Spring

The trees in the pasture in Kellum Valley always are gorgeous in the Autumn, but they also are lovely in the Spring. I love the term “pocket of joy.” I first heard it on a Netflix reality show when one of the main stars, speaking of his difficult growing-up years, also spoke of the pockets of joy…

Through the woods

As Spring approaches, the afternoon sunlight through the trees is changing. Here are three views through the woods, taken from my front porch. If you look closely at the first photo you can see the roof and chimney of my neighbor’s house. She is an amazing artist, and the house was once a railroad station….


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…


Just over a week ago I received my second dose of the Moderna Covid vaccine, and I realize how fortunate I am to have received it already. Each of the 50 states here in the U.S. sets its own guidelines as to who can receive the vaccine. Vaccine supplies are limited, and my state is…