Thursday, November 22

Happy Thanksgiving 2018

A lovely song from John McCutcheon- enjoy! 

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day everyone!

Saturday, November 17

Flower of the Week is Amaryllis

Autumn Leaves in Maine

We have snow on the ground now, but last week this is what my yard looked like. We had a couple windy days when leaves rained down on the house and yard. The cats enjoyed watching nature's show.

Saturday, November 10

Flower of the Week is Flanders Poppy

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
    Between the crosses, row on row,
  That mark our place; and in the sky
  The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead.   Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
  Loved and were loved, and now we lie
      In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
  The torch; be yours to hold it high.
  If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
      In Flanders fields.

~John McCrae

Saturday, November 3

Flower of the Week is Carnation

The carnation's symbolism changes depending on the color.  Pink symbolizes a mother's love. Light red is friendship.

What to do when it is just too Darn hot to Garden?

It has been a very hot summer everywhere. From what I have been told it is normal to get 100 plus days from the months here from  May to Oct...