Category Archives: Floral

Bee feasting on nectar in a red hollyhock blossom

Flowers and Sunshine

Flowers in my garden make me happy, happy, happy. What made you happy today?   Blessings,    


Seeds of Hope

  The story is reaching its conclusion.   The show began in the warm days of summer.   Bright little leaves were followed by more, larger and laced with purple. It would be worth growing the purple hyacinth bean in the garden just for the leaf’s pleasant heart-shaped outline … Read More


Watercolor Memories

  Minutes. Hours. Days.  They trickle away like water through my fingers.  As I experience them the moments seem full, busy, and even meaningful, but when I turn to look back upon them I do not see them as crisp and clearly defined in my mind, but instead most of them have become a blur.  … Read More


U. S. Botanic Garden

The U. S. Botanic Garden  is the oldest continually operating botanic garden in the United States.  Home to almost 10,000 living specimens, some of them over 165 years old, there was plenty to feast my eyes on during my recent visit.  Here are just a few … Read More


and the things of Earth will grow strangely dim…

Turn your eyes upon Jesus Look full in His wonderful face   and the things of Earth will grow strangely dim in the light of His Glory and Grace.      Blessings,  


My Little Bit of Eden

Sometimes dreams do come true.  No, I didn’t win the lottery.  That one probably won’t come true since I don’t buy lottery tickets.  But a little gardening dream of mine has become reality. I ran across this 2002 Wayside Gardens catalog in a stash of … Read More


Time Marches On

The hay bales in the field next to my grandmother’s house that provided hours of fun for the grandchildren on Thanksgiving day are mostly gone.  Only a few bales remained Easter weekend, and the space were they once were was covered instead with beautiful bluebonnets in … Read More


April in Bloom

It’s that lovely time of year when Earth springs to life, and for about a week we have spring in West Texas.   Weekend temperatures reaching the upper nineties reminded me that summer is lurking just around the corner, but for now I am content to enjoy each fleeting … Read More


Finding the Forgotten

  Ever tuck something away for safe keeping only to forget about it for a time?  It could be spring bulbs popping up in unexpected corners of the garden.  A photograph of a long-forgotten event. A twenty dollar bill in a hidden purse pocket.  A special scripture that speaks to your heart.  … Read More

Grape Hyacinths-Muscari

Turf Wars

I’m a garden gal, not a lawn lady, so little by little over the years I have managed to turn various patches of turf into flower beds.  I have my eye on a few more spots, and these little gems are my first sneaky step toward … Read More