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We celebrate Birth and Life. We avert our eyes from Death and Dying. We see life in Kodachrome. We see Death in monochrome.  After the recent freeze, I went into the garden on a mission to study death and dying in the plant life there. I made many photographs of what I saw. I want to share the death of the Staghorn here. After the frost, The Staghorn anchor leaves changed from tender green… Read More

  Those of you who remember the Carolina Trumpet Vine And my love-hate relationship with her Will know what to expect From my latest love I was fascinated by the images of Lemony Shots’ Clematis So, when I saw this lovely at the garden center I brought her home The Clematis will live in a large pot Since the garden is too shady for her liking Oh, by the way… Miss Trumpet… Read More

I was photographing a split in She Devil Red’s leaf (The orange stripe on the leaf above) When I noticed the odd colors on the display So, I shined her up a bit Usually, I delete photos that have odd color casts that I can’t remove But, I started to play with these, and I kind of liked them The last photo is the baby Elephant Ear sitting next to the other… Read More

The sun was shining.  It was warm. I headed off to the garden center To find plants for the Garden Bones Lilies and Hibiscus and Ferns What I bought was a Coral Cactus Grown by Costa Farms In Florida The directions said to water her infrequently Keep her in bright light Suitable for a desk I wondered whose desk is in high-noon-desert light? She’s sitting on the porch ledge against the screen… Read More

My image of Holland is drawn from childhood It features Windmills Woolly Sheep Wooden Shoes And Tulips The woolly sheep image comes from old Delft pottery designs I have an old Delft wall plaque with a figure herding A drove of wonderful woolly sheep Which has nothing much to do with tulips ◊ Those of you who remember my adventure with the Christmas Tulips Won’t be surprised that these tulips captured my imagination…. Read More

The Polar Vortex came On the heels of the murderous Frost And wrapped the Garden in ice Black Ice The Fans made a sound like rustling parchment When the wind shifted Cracked ice crashed onto fans below Each leaf encased in its own glass coffin Shiny Black Ice Transformed the leaves Into stiff caricatures of themselves Dead Pygmy Palm leaves And live ones too Froze in a robotic dance Cardboard Palm leaves… Read More

We celebrate Birth and Life. We avert our eyes from Death and Dying. We see life in Kodachrome. We see Death in monochrome.  After the recent freeze, I went into the garden on a mission to study death and dying in the plant life there. I made many photographs of what I saw. I want to share the death of the Staghorn here. After the frost, The Staghorn anchor leaves changed from tender green… Read More

Hello, Friends!  I missed the entire month of April.  This post just sat there waiting for me to finish it.  I started the post to share my Iris with you.  I declare, I must have zillions of photographs of the Iris now.  I never paid the slightest attention to the old-fashioned iris.  I never really liked them.  My daughter included these plants in the landscape plan for this house primarily because of… Read More

Early this morning, I saw a pair of courting doves sitting on the fence outside my screened porch.  Stealthy hunter that I am, I sneaked out behind the pergola where I could get a bead on them with the camera.  Of course, they saw me in my bright pink robe and sailed away.  I only got one quick shot of them from my hiding place. When I looked down, I discovered a… Read More

Tea With Miss Lucy Anole Mr. Anole made a surprise appearance in his new coat yesterday.  A green one instead of the brown one he was wearing when we met.  He heard that he was being photographed, I am fairly certain.  I told him he looked dapper in it.  I noticed a bit of pink blush spread under his chin as he agreed that green really is his best color.  He could… Read More