Category: Flowering Shrubs

October Photo a Day 10.2.21

How appropriate that I would share a photograph of this beautiful rose on the anniversary of the birthday of my grandmother, Virginia! The small rose hips and the brilliant burgundy fall color of Rosa virginiana are very showy right now along Otter Cove in… Continue Reading “October Photo a Day 10.2.21”

Aunt Betty’s Pond

The second day of my time off work last week, I decided to ride my bike on some of the carriage roads in Acadia National Park. One of my favorite areas is the loop that surrounds Witch Hole Pond. Since that circular loop is… Continue Reading “Aunt Betty’s Pond”

Pleasant Pemetic

The Rhodora In May, when sea-winds pierced our solitudes,I found the fresh Rhodora in the woods,Spreading its leafless blooms in a damp nook,To please the desert and the sluggish brook.The purple petals fallen in the poolMade the black water with their beauty gay;Here might… Continue Reading “Pleasant Pemetic”

Acadia Awakening

Acadian Walk Rocky root-filled trail Winds through the silent forest Peace infuses the air. ~Lynn Thomas Amber I’m back! It’s been three weeks since I once again landed on Mount Desert Island for my summer gig in Acadia National Park. It’s been a busy… Continue Reading “Acadia Awakening”

Snow Magnolia

Shivering blossom Under a snowy blanket Longing for sunshine. ~ Lynn Thomas Amber I believe a more appropriate common name for the Star Magnolia should be Snow Magnolia! Here in the north where this magnolia reaches its hardiness limit, the opening blossoms often endure… Continue Reading “Snow Magnolia”

Trip Down Memory Lane Part I

My love affair with Longwood Gardens began in infancy. For the first 11 years of my life, I was fortunate to live right on the grounds of this renowned public garden in Kennett Square, PA. It was my backyard playground. Many happy hours were… Continue Reading “Trip Down Memory Lane Part I”

Falling Leaves and Lingering Color

“Every leaf speaks bliss to me – fluttering from the autumn tree.” – Emily Bronte Walking along my Vermont gravel road the other day, I was focused on the leaves that had fallen to the ground lining the shoulder of the road and carpeting… Continue Reading “Falling Leaves and Lingering Color”

Photo of the Day 7.3.20 Picket Fence Rose

Our bedroom window faces the front of the house and the patio garden.  This morning as I gazed out the window, I noticed this new rugosa rose blossom starting to unfurl and cascade over the picket fence.  I immediately starting thinking about how I… Continue Reading “Photo of the Day 7.3.20 Picket Fence Rose”

Vermont Summer Series 5.26.20

The month of May has been unusually dry, sunny and warm here in Vermont.  I’m not complaining since my body is used to the heat of the Southwest!  I’ve spent the past several days engrossed in completing an intensive weeding of my front garden… Continue Reading “Vermont Summer Series 5.26.20”

Photo of the Day 4.16.20

We embarked a road trip today along some back country dirt roads in and around the town of Sonoita.  At one point, we found ourselves at a dead end and proceeded down a U.S. Forest Service road.  (Noticed an awesome boondocking spot off the… Continue Reading “Photo of the Day 4.16.20”