Goodbye Winter Critters

Winter   Yields to Spring.  The forest floor comes alive. The garden flowers emerge.  Striving…  Blooming…   This is it.  The moment is at hand!  Spring is springing before our very eyes. It’s exciting.  It’s awesome.  Everyone is ready for Spring!  But I must take a moment to say goodbye…  Goodbye to the scene.  Goodbye to the party.  Goodbye to the back yard full of critters. … Continue reading Goodbye Winter Critters

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