Category Archives: Plants

My heart goes out to the flood victims

I ache for the flood victims, their families, and the land. I lived in Texas for many years and have great memories from that part of the world.  I didn’t live close to the coast, but in Austin, San Antonio, and Big Spring so I don’t know too much about the Houston and Corpus Christi…

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Rain Drops Keep Falling On My Head

Raindrops keep falling on my head And just like the guy whose feet are too big for his bed Nothin’ seems to fit Those raindrops are falling on my head, they keep falling… Burt Bacharach recorded that song in 1969. By that time I was 19 going on “Einstein,” I’m pretty sure I knew all…

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Wet!

Rain! The bane and the pain of the baseball game! OMG…a rhyme. Well, maybe not. But it’s been wet here, for days. And although my camera is supposedly resistant to rain, I am not. I can literally see myself rusting. My wife says they are age spots but I think they’re really rust. I will try…

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Garden Shop Walkabout

The hummingbirds need flowers and so off we went to the garden shop. Of course we were not alone. After all, this is the first Friday after a week of nice weather and most of the garden shops have finally gotten in their full shipments. I can’t remember what type of flowers we bought but…

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Longwood

Yesterday, when the outside air temperature was 25F, I went to the Longwood Gardens at 9:00 a.m. when they opened their doors.  I’d never been before and was in a Barbara Southworth workshop. It was really quite amazing. Actually, quite a lot more than quite…perhaps absolutely. The grounds went on and on but I was…

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