Chez Leonardo

I really must say, ’twas a lovely May For we seized the chance to travel in France. So don’t you go feeling sorry for me, Cause I’m just home from les villes fleuris… I also went to Germany too. There’s so very much to share with you, But I’ll stick with the subject of the blog today And show the gardens of Clos Lucé…. Are … Continue reading Chez Leonardo

Optimism

I’m an optimist, yes I am. I’m an optimist and I give a damn. I think the election all went wrong. I think we’re singing a terrible song. But what can I do, what can I say? To help the hate and fear go away? I could scream, yell, and say “boo.” But that’s no help to me or you. Now we must resist the … Continue reading Optimism

Here and Now

Why garden?  Why seed, plant, mulch, water, and tend? Perhaps it is for the opportunity to enjoy momentary beauty.  The instantaneous scenes which we see in the here and now, enriched by our efforts to create beauty about our homes. After a summer of only only sharing my very best pictures, I share with you this evening you the here and now. Today.  Just Now! … Continue reading Here and Now

Table Manners

I’m really quite keen to be a nice dude I hate to be seen as having been rude. But the light last night – my God it was right! Overwhelmed by the sight, I gave up the fight. The camera came out while sharing our meal Good graces I flout, I guess I’m a heel. But wait till you see the pictures I caught I … Continue reading Table Manners

The Great American Weed Garden

I bet you’ve heard of English Cottage Gardens.  Or Japanese Water Gardens.  Perhaps you are familiar with Les Jardins Français. But have you heard about the new gardening rage springing from the heart of America? Introducing…. The Great American Weed Garden. Utterly unplanned yet perfectly blended… A study in form and structure… Mother Nature’s shapes and colors… Blending in brilliant harmony. Yes, my friends.  The Great American Weed Garden is truly … Continue reading The Great American Weed Garden