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Sunday, November 5, 2017

november flowers


We have had three or four light frosts so far this year.
One end of the marigold bed has a few frizzled blossoms.
Today is November 5th.
This is the 7th month the flowers 
in front of my house have been blooming.
I live in Maine!


I am going to bring my pink geraniums today.
They will live downstairs,
 in the window by the furnace until spring.
I bought the original pinks three years ago. 
Each spring, I start new plants from clippings.
You will see them again.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

autumn haiku - weather


if the woolly bear theory is right, we will have a mild winter




morning walk
the squawking of jays
a woolly bear

Saturday, September 23, 2017

autumn colors haiku

I have never seen so many asters as we have in Maine this fall,
especially the deep purple New England asters.
I have grown them in my garden,
but
asters really look best in the wild.


along the dump road
purple and pink asters grow
scarlet maples flare

Sunday, September 10, 2017

damsels and dragons haiku


autumn wildflowers
a flurry of meadowhawks
the full harvest moon




along the path
purple damselflies hover~
paper birch

Thursday, August 31, 2017

out and about soon


hi friends,
i haven't been on much this month
and i haven't taken many photos lately
that is going to change soon

i had a knee replacement 10 days ago
 i am doing very well
can't wait to get out outdoors with my camera

this shot of fleabane 
was taken last fall 
i love the wild ones!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

summer memory


this is a photo taken 
of my old garden 
when I lived in the country
my brother in law
made my garden tower
many years ago
i painted it antique blue
but loved it even more
when it was weathered,
and covered in lichen
the field behind the garden
was full of wildflowers
some natural, and some
added by me over the years
when I lived there, 
i had a winding path leading 
from the garden into
the woods
the dark at the top of 
the photo is the edge of the woods
i don't miss my old house
i do miss the garden and the field!