If I Were a Butterfly

Retro post alert! As Autumn barrels towards Winter and the flowers put on their final pre-frost display, I’m remembering my favorite moment of gardening this summer. Back when the Stump Garden looked like this: Sunday morning, June 28th, Firefox and I were in the garden when she – ever alert – notices a few new butterflies. Then a few more. Then a whole flock. Capturing … Continue reading If I Were a Butterfly

The Dog Days Derby

Jenny looks at her friends with an expression of utter disbelief. “Oh My God!” She says. “I can’t believe I missed it.” “You missed it?” Asks her friend Julie, incredulously. “She missed it.” Deadpans Jane. Jenny looks from one face to the other and grimaces, the right side of her mouth curling, lending her a pained expression. “So.” She says, “I gotta know. Just tell … Continue reading The Dog Days Derby


A lucky guy goes on a trip To exotic scenes, his mind may flip But lucky for him, though he got to roam This lucky guy got to come home. And luckier still, it is truly the case That his lucky home is a wonderful place But luckiest of all, he loves to weed For the gardens right now, that’s what they need. It is … Continue reading Home

The Independence Day Dash – The Race

It’s finally time to race. The parties are over, the hype is blown out, and the betting windows are closing. The flowers are in the gate. CHACONG! They are off. We are underway here at the Independence Day Dash. Bee Balm establishes herself in the lead. Gloriosa Daisy is caught in the pack. C’mon Gloriosa. This is a DASH, dude! There is no time to … Continue reading The Independence Day Dash – The Race