Sunday, April 26, 2015

April Rain

"The April Rain
Comes slanting down in fitful showers,
Then from the furrow shoots the grain,
And banks are fledged with nestling flowers;
And in grey shawl and woodland bowers
The cuckoo through the April rain
Calls once again."

-  Mathilde Blind, April Rain   

Wednesday, July 17, 2013


"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur
of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time."
~ John Lubbock

"Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability."
~Sam Keen

Saturday, May 25, 2013

A Garden Shed

It was just a weathered garden shed,
In the shadow of a tree,
With faded boards and sagging door,
But a wonderment to me.
Inside upon the wooden floor,
Were garden tools and things,
The smell of leaves when they are dry,
Such memories they do bring.
days when I was but a child,
We'd visit Uncle George,
And he would give me Blackjack Gum,
A friendship we would forge.
And just outside his garden shed,
Was a fish pond with a bridge,
I'd love to relive all those days,
Oh, the things I wouldn't give!
That time has passed, I'm older now,
But this one thing I know,
I'll cherish all those childhood days,
As my dark hair turns to snow.

by David Ronald Bruce Pekrul 



Sunday, April 28, 2013

When April Steps Aside For May

"When April steps aside for May,
Like diamonds all the rain-drops glisten;
Fresh violets open every day:
To some new bird each hour we listen."

-  Lucy Larcom

A  trip to Pete's Herbs in Johns Island., South Carolina.

Friday, March 1, 2013


 “Johnny-Jump-Up” can refer to violets or pansies
. A “Johnny Jump Up” is also a European wildflower
 called Heartease. Heartease can also be used as an herb.

 I found these Johnny Jump Ups growing wild on the
 empty lot next door. They were free. How nice is that?

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Garden Image



 Marjolein Bastin

 Bee Hive~pinterest

 Secret Life of Bees


 Spring Social

"Each leaf,
each blade of grass
vies for attention.
Even weeds
carry tiny blossoms
to astonish us."
- Marianne Poloskey, Sunday in Spring