The winter weather continues. 15 degrees and snowy. We have been having a bird party. (Hint: click on the photos. They will load with more zoom and vivid detail.) Continue reading January 18, 2014.
More cold and more snow today. The Council Brass Frog is gloating. Cold and Snow! His friends were wrong, he was right and he knows it. (They might argue that point, but they won’t bother. They were just saying that the earliest signs of spring were popping up during the brief thaw. They know its winter. There is no point in arguing with Frog.) “Mint.” … Continue reading January 17, 2014
Winter came back furiously. We’re right back down to 20 degrees with a dusting of fresh snow. Grey, cold, midwinter with nary a hint of spring. Just look at the rhododendron! And compare that to what it looked like just a few days ago as the temperature approached 50 degrees. Continue reading January 15, 2014
The Plants Yarrow heard it. Yarrow heard Turtle say that they should move the oregano all to the west side and he heard the others agree with that. Yarrow has just enough greenery up top to be able to hear the Council but still enough energy stored in his roots to easily get back down below. Yarrow races down the tunnel and into the Pub. … Continue reading January 14, 2014
The thaw progresses rapidly. Nearly 50 today- 60 degrees warmer than it was exactly one week ago. The Council As you might imagine, this sudden change in the weather has prompted a discussion of spring with the Council. Passions are running high among the members today. Maybe it’s the feeling of spring in the air or maybe it’s just that Brass Frog is being ridiculous. … Continue reading January 13, 2014
The thaw progresses quickly. Temperatures into the 40s today as the snow recedes before our very eyes. The garden critters are not meeting in Council today. They are just cruising around with the Referee, checking things out. Well, they themselves aren’t cruising around. Not the statues. Thats crazy. Their little spirits are cruising around with him. Who knows how it happens? Must be a wireless … Continue reading January 12, 2014
The council is in session. Mary presides. Mary always presides. It is inconceivable that anyone but Mary would preside. Stone Bunny has a lot to say. Stone Bunny is passionate about the garden. She has been around the longest and always looks forward to the future. Gnome is more reticent but just as passionate. He is older than Stone Bunny but new to this garden. … Continue reading January 11, 2014
Here we are – In Jim’s Garden. How about a few pictures of a couple of acres in Indiana? The garden changes so through the year. Observe: Today. A foot of snow on the ground. Coming out of the deep freeze, we are beginning to melt. Such a fine thing – melting. Almost as much fun as freezing. It was 15 below on Monday – … Continue reading January 9, 2014