Monthly Archives: April 2014

Spring Chores

Like many of you, spring has called me to do other things, mostly yard work. Initially, I tried to keep my pace on WordPress, but soon realized it was impossible, unless I wanted to forfeit sleep. (Not a good option!) … Continue reading

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Spring Beauty

Scilla siberica ‘Spring Beauty’

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Pieces of Sky

Cerulean sky reflected in the river.

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Easter Egg Hunt

Many years ago, soon after I moved to town, I joined a quilting group comprised mostly of older women. One of those women was Thelma French. She was vivacious and fun loving, with a rough, gravelly voice and a mischievous … Continue reading

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Bloodroot

After the snow melts, one of the first wildflowers to emerge is Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis). Native to the eastern U.S. and Canada, it grows in woodlands and moist areas. Its name comes from its reddish-orange sap, which will stain and … Continue reading

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Monarch Update

I recently posted on the plight of the Monarch butterfly and things we can do to help. Mary Holland shared an awesome website that uses citizen science to track northward migrations of not just Monarchs, but other migrants as well. … Continue reading

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Froggy Love

Two days ago, I posted on the frogs in our garden pond. Yesterday, we had five wood frog males competing for one female in our little pool. At one point, I worried they would drown her – poor thing! Froggy … Continue reading

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Wood Frogs

Wood frogs (Lithobates sylvaticus) have found their way to my little garden pond next to the front steps. There is still snow in the yard, but they are announcing spring is here. To hear their mating call, click here. They … Continue reading

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Soft

A beautiful soft pink tulip at the bulb show. I neglected to get the cultivar name (possibly Darwin Tulip ‘Ollioules’), but I think its color is lovely!

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Life out of balance

koyaanisqatsi (coy-on-iss-COT-see) Hopi Life out of balance. The fast paced harried world of heart pounding intensity that we inhabit often reflects a deep sense of loss and confusion. As individuals we can easily become distracted by the various roads or … Continue reading

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