It takes a village…

The photo above was taken by a man from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan while out on a nature walk.  His camera lens captured this Mother Goose watching over "47" goslings.  Knowing that these could not possibly all belong to her, he assumed that she was taking care of the all the goslings while her gaggle of geese… Continue reading It takes a village…

Leaving the nest…

As most regions begin the process of reopening businesses and public places after the pandemic lockdown, is it time for individuals to step through their front doors back into the real world? During the past three months, we've all had more than enough time at home to contemplate what our own futures would look like.… Continue reading Leaving the nest…

Lilacs…

The name "lilac" (Syringa Vulgaris) comes from the Persian word meaning bluish.  Purple lilacs considered the symbol of first love, are called the queen of shrubs. The photo (left) is part of a series taken by Carla Coulson, a professional photographer who has done a series of similar photos of young women carrying massive bundles… Continue reading Lilacs…

Scissor Hands…

    Some of you will remember the fantasy movie, "Edward Scissorhands" from the early 1990s.  Although this post has nothing to do with the movie, the one thing I remember about the storyline was the whimsical topiaries that Edward created with his scissor hands.     This is the entry to the home of… Continue reading Scissor Hands…

Hedging…your beds…

Hedges, both practical and ornamental have been part of landscapes (around the world) for centuries.  They were originally used to create borders around private property and cultivated fields, to protect from prevailing winds, and then as an integral element in garden design. There are many options for hedging shrubs or trees.  Often what determines what… Continue reading Hedging…your beds…

The Waiting Game…

Experienced gardeners know that Nature works on her own schedule.  Impatient gardeners (like me), think we can manipulate our gardens to run on our timelines, and often we find out the hard way, that we don't possess magical powers.  Waiting for the weather to warm up, the wind to die down, the frosty overnight temperatures… Continue reading The Waiting Game…

Mother’s Day

This will be the first Mother's Day that I will not have my mom here to celebrate with.  Her birthday was always close to or on Mother's day...this year she would have been celebrating her 90th birthday. It doesn't matter how old you are, there is always that person in your life who you can… Continue reading Mother’s Day

Social Distancing…

Social and distance are two words with opposite meanings that usually don't get mentioned in the same sentence. I know social distancing was a phrase completely foreign to my personal lexicon! As the weeks go by, I'm sure you are like me, you're missing your old lifestyle, your friends, your family, and your freedom to move about… Continue reading Social Distancing…

Simple Pleasures…

If the past two months have taught us anything, I hope we now realize that we shouldn't put off doing the things we've talked about doing or more importantly dreamed about.  We've never really known what may be around the corner, but this situation is teaching us not to wait around to find out. By… Continue reading Simple Pleasures…