This little cherub sits and sleeps all day in my neighbour's garden. He is a bit of a local attraction. Many people stop and talk in front of him (usually in soft tones so as not to disturb him) or nod to him as they walk by. I haven't yet seen anyone just walk by... Continue Reading →
How Does Your Garden Grow?
Gardens are so like people. This is a little snapshot from my friend, Gina's, garden. She has the most beautiful white roses growing side by side with herbs like rosemary and basil; ferns next to lavender; yellow daisies with marjoram and mint; citrus bushes with Italian parsley and dill. It is busy and eclectic just... Continue Reading →
All I’ve Got’s This Sunny Afternoon.
A dragonfly hovers above the birdbath, skimming in a flurry of silver and aquamarine. Such compact elegance. I've never researched it but to hover in midair like that must take a lot of effort. Those wings which turn gauzy with the sun must move at over a hundred beats a minute. The water churns slightly,... Continue Reading →