more from Grandma’s garden

i am amazed at the beauty that my Grandma has been able to produce for years in such rocky soil. it would have been wondrous to see what she could have done with good soil. she told me that when she first started her garden here back in the 70’s – she worked and worked to clear the rocks out of the first 4-6″ of dirt. but the rocks just keep rising to the surface. my uncle says they must be affected less by gravity, since they are always rising to the surface.

i said “grandma, there are some flowers out there that look like crocuses, what are they?” she responded, “they are winter crocuses”.

sharing with mosaic monday & color me weekly & you capture-flowers

old fashioned flowers

as for marigolds, poppies, hollyhocks and valorous sunflowers, we shall never have a garden without them, both for their own sake, and for the sake of old-fashioned folks, who used to love them. ~ henry ward beecher

old fashioned flowers and a visiting spider

sharing with flower art friday

the difference a month makes

time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away. ~ marcus aurelius

the picture on the left was taken 7/13, the one on the right 8/11

hoping to share with ~ wordless (almost) wednesdaywordless wednesdaynature noteswordless wednesdaywild & wonderfuloutdoor wednesdayproject alicia, wordless or wordfullcreate with joytina’s ww

cherries

when i sound the fairy call, gather here in silent meeting

chin to knee on the orchard wall, cooled with dew and cherries eating

merry, merry, take a cherry, mine are sounder, mine are rounder

mine are sweeter for the eater, when the dews fall, and you’ll be fairies all

~ emily dickinson

let’s set sail

i find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: to reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor. ~ marjorie holmes

hoping to share with ~ wordless (almost) wednesdaywordless wednesdaynature noteswordless wednesdaywild & wonderfuloutdoor wednesdayproject alicia, wordless or wordfull