Tag: Fresh Cut Fridays

Celebrating the Camellia

Blooming in winter and early spring when other flowers are still sleeping~ Camellias provide a punch of cheery & unexpected color when the landscape is barren. So I’m celebrating the Camellia~ which satisfies my craving for flowers in the garden this time of year ~ The Gardener’s Prayer O Lord, grant that in some way…

Thinking Spring

The calendar says February, but a few sunny & mild days with temperatures in the 60’s has me Thinking Spring~  Anticipating Spring’s arrival~ I’m enjoying some tabletop gardening~ with the warm weather having whet my appetite for. . . Spring Bulbs. . .  Blooms. . . Butterflies. . . Birds. . .  And Bees~ In addition to the…

Dining with Butterflies

I’m dining with the butterflies~ enjoying this book~ with its beautiful illustrations by Maria Sibylla Merian (1647–1717), German-born naturalist and artist. At a time when few women were educated or literate, and rarely travelled, Maria Sibylla Merian was a pioneer, and made history with her studies of insects in Surinam. Trained as a copperplate engraver and…

Our Life in Gardens

Our Life in Gardens **** by Joe Eck & Wayne Winterrowd An Edible Book Review inspired by Jain at Food for Thought, a delicious blog for readers with an appetite for the written word.  “Plants, like words in poetry, observe Eck and Winterrowd, are both beautiful in themselves and also for the associations they trail behind, the histories they have in the…