Honestly I have a lot of local travel stories still in the queue – all backed up and waiting to be shared. But the garden called me so I lingered there taking time to smell the roses and watch the bees among the herbs.… Continue Reading “Roses and Herbs and Bees in The Garden”
The clematis continues to climb high in the sky but its beauty is not in its fragrance. For that you must look closer to the ground – to the cool colors in the herb garden – especially the lavender. And the sweetest scent comes… Continue Reading “Today’s Fragrance in the Garden”
After being missing in action for most of April, the rain returned to the Pacific Northwest and was welcomed by all. I took a walk in the garden admiring the raindrops on the Lady’s Mantle the Chives and the budding Clematis. It won’t be… Continue Reading “Ambling in the Rainy Day Garden”
As long as I’ve had a garden it has included Lady’s Mantle. Not for its flowers, tiny and yellow, appearing like clouds atop its stems. Not for its fragrance – there is none – or its medicinal uses – there are many. I grow… Continue Reading “Lady’s Mantle with the Dew”
I used to have a nice patch of catmint growing next to the fence, a bit ratty looking at times but loved by both kitties. One day, after a zealous weeding frenzy, my husband asked me to come out and take a look at… Continue Reading “The Kitties and the Catnip”
Cats After waking up all groggy and sleepy-eyed I ended up in my office with my morning coffee for a quiet time. Tiger joined me and appreciated having the prime real estate to himself since Benji was outside. He asked for nothing more than a little love… Continue Reading “Happy Monday from Cats and Trails and Garden Tales”
I woke up this morning to the sound of another torrential downpour and after much consideration over a steaming latte decided I would not be deterred. There would be enough breaks in the rain and places to shelter; I would proceed with plans to work in the… Continue Reading “Working in the Garden on a Rainy Morning”
Is there any plant so cheerful or faithful as the herb? I stepped outside this evening when the rain was falling lightly and found my herbs all aglow..