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
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
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) wednesday, wordless wednesday, nature notes, wordless wednesday, wild & wonderful, outdoor wednesday, project alicia, wordless or wordfull, create with joy, tina’s ww
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
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) wednesday, wordless wednesday, nature notes, wordless wednesday, wild & wonderful, outdoor wednesday, project alicia, wordless or wordfull