Very small wildflowers that were growing on my property. Unfortunately, they’re gone now after mowing in the front and some clean-up behind the house. “I’m going to give you a handful of wildflowers so, each petal that falls will remind you that the earth breathes, and the moon rises.” (Carolyn Riker)

Clematis in the Carolina Jessamine

I love to see this every year. The volunteer Clematis blooms at the same time as the Carolina Jessamine. This may be the last year I get to see this, however, as I plan to put the property on the market soon.

Afternoon visitor

Sitting here just now, reading blog posts in my WordPress Reader, I had a visitor. This sweet little bird continues to come to the window in the back door to see what’s going on inside.

I stand with the #TennesseeThree

Yesterday the racist Republican-led legislature of the State of Tennessee voted to expel three Democratic state legislators for mounting a gun reform protest in the House chamber. This came only ten days after a shooter killed six people, three children and three adults, in a school in Nashville, the state capital. The House expelled Rep….


Blooming through a crack in the concrete

Blooming for the first time in several years

The Dogwood photos I posted a few days ago were taken 30 miles away from my home, at the property I inherited when my father died. But today, I saw that the small Dogwood on my own property, which hasn’t bloomed at all in several years, is now in bloom. Linked to Cee’s Flower of…

For Ukraine

Ever since the full-scale war began in Ukraine, my prayers and my heart have been with Ukraine, President Zelenskyy, and the Ukrainian people. I’m just a 70-year-old grandmother with a little Ukrainian ancestry, living in the rural south in the U.S., and there’s not much I can do except give my heart and prayers. But…