Day lily bloom shows a bright yellow throt with dark peach colored outer petals

Great Flower and Garden Photos With A Camera Phone, Six on Saturday 7-28-18

Not every picture speaks a thousand words, but once in a while you capture something…

Photo of purple mushroom

The Color Purple in Home and Garden

If you are looking for a special accent color, whether in paint, fabric, or flowers, consider shades of purple. From lilac to eggplant, there’s a purple for just about everything.

the Crystal Mill is built log cabin-style.

The Crystal Mill, Crystal, Colorado

Built in 1892-93, it was not a “mill” in the traditional sense, but generated compressed air which was used by the Sheep Mountain Tunnel and Mining Company.

Sweetshrub "Aphrodite" has large cerise blooms that smell like apples

Summer Garden Heats Up (Six on Saturday, 6-30-18)

One of the best shows so far has been a one year-old sweetshrub that I sensibly protected with deer net.  It has been sending out these beautiful cerise blooms on last year’s growth.

A brick path, set on the diagonal. leads through leafy green plant borders

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens: Finding Diagonal Lines

If you have a chance, visit this magnificent manor.  This is one home and garden tour worth your time.

A brick wall stretches to the garden gate

The Long Way

The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Lines Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, April 2009. ? © 2018…

Awakening from a Seed Coat Slumber

The young seedling needs no nutrients at the beginning of its life, as the nutrition contained within the seed provides enough energy for the plant to begin growing.

paper cutout hands hold a circle colored blue and green to resemble the Earth

Crafts for the Non-crafty: An Earth Day Craft that Says We Care about Our Planet!

Kids see themselves as the future stewards of our planet, and take that responsibility seriously.

Ice Cream Equals Happiness

Assateague is the home of the famous Chincoteague ponies. Equally famous, in our family anyway, is the Island Creamery on Maddox Boulevard. 

A misty view of the Pacific from the Main Trail to the Hillside Trail

Hillside Trail and Muir Woods National Monument

If you are a hiker of modest ability, continue on the Main Trail a couple of miles, and you will leave the crowds behind.

The Sun Also Rises: Capturing a Sun Rise Is a Challenge

What I love most about Hemingway’s works are his characters.They seem real, yet so eccentric;  almost stereotypes.