glassy walk in the woods

Took a walk in the woods on Christmas eve and took lots of pictures.             Advertisements

Ice Storm!

For the Solstice we got a lot of ice and lost power. I’ll post a few photos here, but don’t have much time to write–we’re running errands and want to get home before dark!     The worst is over for now. We still plan on having our traditional Christmas Eve caroling party, even if…

Decorating continues…

Why are there cats in nearly every picture I take? And why are they always so relaxed looking? Here is the tree just after I finished decorating, with Mr Fluff snoozing nearby. He didn’t lift a whisker to help me. Norman and Tater were equally lazy while I unpacked and hung the ornaments. Tater tried…

Catalog season starts early this year

I thought that catalogs arrived in January, but we already got the Jonny’s and Fedco seed catalogs, and yesterday the Bluestone Perennial catalog arrived. I enjoyed looking through the Bluestone catalog–I am thinking about planting some ilex, winterberry, bushes next Spring. They are native, and pretty, and good for birds. In the Fedco book I…

the promised photos and more foggy trees

So, here are pictures of those geese (ducks?) and the frog garden ornaments I got from Jeanne. These are painted metal, no marks indicating where they are made. One is much more detailed than the other. I thought of naming them Quick and Quack. Here is the frog:David thinks it’s a rain chime–the rain falls…

Winter garden down time

I like gardening in the north, where we get an enforced season of rest from weeding, planting, even admiring. There’s time for dreaming and planning, but doing nothing, not even reading or thinking about gardening, can make a good break. That doesn’t mean not enjoying the outdoors, however. This morning was foggy, everything looked ghostly…