Monday, April 14, 2014

Silence and Sound

So, it appears there was a hitch in my last post...
My comment box disappeared!

After much searching on the internet
And swearing at the computer
My wonderful husband
Fixed the problem

Let there be sound!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Return of Spring - And Me!

I have resurfaced!
And with Spring around the corner, the timing is perfect.

Thank you, everyone, for your concern, questions and good wishes.
The good karma you sent, definitely helped.

Our family has been through a lot since last June but I'm happy to say both of my daughters are finally home and that is all that matters.

When your life falls apart, one good thing is that you get to put it back together differently than before.

I have found the last ten months exhausting. I have less time to spend online and will not be able to put as much energy into visits, comments and my own posts, as I used to.

I still have my garden and couldn't stop (even if I tried) from taking pictures of its beauty. I will post photos whenever I can. One of my daughters is taking a Photoshop course with me and I will be trying out some of my new skills on the pictures I post.

I have been, and will continue to visit and enjoy your blogs and photos. I hope you can pop by every now and then to take a peek at my little spot on this amazing and brilliant planet.

Thanks again and I hope you all have a serene summer.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Down, But Not Out

A summer spent pacing the corridors of the hospital,
No time for the garden or the computer.

Two of my children battling serious illnesses...
Makes me want to close my eyes and weep.

I hang on to the strength of family and friends,
I remember the past and reach for the future,
I cherish each ray of light.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Day After Day

Day after day

The lily unfurls new petals

And greets the sun

With petals of charm

And colours of joy

Content to exist

In her resilient way

For just one day

Reminding me

All ends have beginnings

All beginnings have ends

Let the lily

Be our teacher

Give each day

All you've got

Be open

Be joyous

Have faith


Know that today will end

As tomorrow begins

Be grateful

For each day

Day after day

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Crazy In Love

Crazy in love
In love with crazy :)

I can't help it...  I love my crazy-looking monarda!

Whether they're dancing out to greet me with a sideways smile

Or trying to scare me with their bright red tentacles

They always tip their Mad-Hatter hats
in my direction

Sometimes I get a surprise "hat-in-a-hat!"

They are more Halloween...

Than Halloween itself
(Mr. Hitchcock would be proud :)

They gather in my garden
in unplanned drifting clusters

But infatuated as I am
I only have eyes (and camera) for one at a time

My first love was Mr. Red
But lately...

This fuscia-purpley one has caught my eye

Unless -

I see this candy-pink fluffy creature

Which is a stunning hot-pink before it fully opens

And now there is a new temptress in my garden 

Monarda Bradburiana is her name
(I could fall for her too)

Oh, what the heck
I'll be crazy in love
with them all!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Fairy's Tutu

The fairies are dancing

How nimbly they bound

They flit over grass tops
They touch not the ground

Their skirts are bright purple

Made of flutter and frou

Fairy ballerinas
In their flower tutus


Inspired by the poem: The Fairy Dance
By: Carolina Eliza Scott