Tag Archives: nature
Years ago my friend Bonnie pulled up a sucker from a tree in her yard and gave it to me because I was admiring its beautiful colours. We planted it by our pond. Bonnie is gone now but her tree … Continue reading
Kate and Anna have gone to the big chicken coop in the sky after being taken out for dinner by a bobcat. Sorry to see them go. They were good layers and debugged the whole orchard.
Mushrooms magically appear where nothing seems to grow now white umbrellas circle round then disappear like snow. ©Sharron R. McMillan Excerpt from ‘The Woods Are Staged For Winter’
Grinning at us as we notice, oops missed one. All the rest are tucked into dry spots for the winter but this one thinks it’s special. It is special, an amazing colour that has bloomed faithfully since Mother’s Day when … Continue reading
My Christmas Cactus is blooming for Thanksgiving! Half of it is loaded with blooms. I wonder if the other half will still bloom for Christmas. Such a bright spot on dull mornings.
It’s that glow, the indescribable golden colour dancing in small holes of wood stove door like sunrise through peepholes and the harmony of crackling wood with rain drops on the metal roof makes me sigh almost bursts my heart with … Continue reading
Herb Robert Geranium robertianum Geranium family. Natural. Herb to 1’ high, strong-scented. An introduced species on the coast. Stems: red, weak covered with sticky hairs, joints swollen. sprawling plant. Leaves: three-parted, each division further parted. Light green, purple edged. Turn … Continue reading
Early Spring: Gnarled, dried out roots, planted deeply in rich soil, watered, watched for that first tip to emerge. Mid Spring: Purple tinged, green spears magically push up and up. Summer: Cut, steam and feast, splashed with lemon, dipped in … Continue reading
Two little goldfish swimming in the sun, along came two raccoons and then there were none.