I’m traveling this week with my boyfriend to Pennsylvania, staying in the house where he grew up while his parents are away in Colorado. They had a beautiful sunroom added on to their house several years ago, where his mom’s plants bathe happily under big, bright windows. It’s a lovely […]
There is a beautiful, secret place hidden behind Smithsonian Castle in Washington. Though all the surrounding gardens are lovely, the Moongate Garden pictured above was a true treasure for me to visit. It is arranged on such symmetrical, visually pleasing lines, and filled with perfectly placed trees, shrubs and flowers, that it […]
I got the feeling that today was the end. The last day of relative warmth, of feeling heat in the sunshine, of hearing the buzz of a bee in the yard at noontime. I vowed to get out and make the most of it. Moulting apparently done, I let my chickens out of their […]
Most people who come to my house love all the trees. I do too. The yard is full of maples, oaks and black locusts. They are like old friends and I’m proud many of them have stood for so long. Practically speaking, they also shade the house from the harsh […]
To me, it’s just dreamy inside this iris. I love how the soft lavender, blue and cream colors contrast with their stronger versions, and how bold it is in its invitation to be pollinated. Who could resist that golden caterpillar-like tongue? It just looks too delicious to pass up!
Frankly, I’m surprised Georgia O’Keefe didn’t paint more of them…
This was the view in my old and overgrown apple orchard a few years ago. Yesterday it rained here, then snowed, and lastly hailed. Maybe it was more like May when the photo above was taken, but that sure feels a lot further away now. I woke up this morning to an icy sheet […]