“Lonely Harvest” from Family Constellation by Margaret S. Mullins
A Friday ritual.
A single photo – no words – capturing a single moment from the week.
A simple, special extraordinary moment.
A moment to pause, savor and remember.
Participating with the SouleMama blog.
The winter gardens lie in a blanket of white
The Juncos enjoy the tiny seeds left behind by the last of summer’s weeds.
Seed catalogs… the stuff that dreams are made of… arrive.
We struggle to balance lofty ambitions and the certainty of time constraints.
Our dear blog-friend, Ann, is contributing to the new Dobies of Devon Gardening Companion – “words, images and ideas to inspire keen gardeners – young, old and ‘in-between”. You might join us there. With Ann’s contributions, it promises to be informative and entertaining.
The old-fashioned iris plants are just beginning to bloom in the garden. We are enjoying them so much! Iris flowers have been one of our favorites since we were little girls. Each bloom is so delicate, so unique.
The chive plants have also started blooming. We will take the opportunity to make chive vinegar this weekend. It’s one of our favorite ingredient for salad dressings.
The lavender plants should begin blooming soon. So it’s time to enjoy the purple in the garden and savor every moment of spring!
The past couple weeks we have been entertained by praying mantis in our dyer’s garden. Pictured above on one of the cosmos plants is the smaller of the two.
They are truly fascinating to watch and have proven to be very distracting.
According to the Insecta Inspecta they are the “only insect that turn from side to side in a full 180-degree angle”. They are very aware of everything around them and turn their head to follow your movement.
This mornng the smaller one is seeking shelter from the rain under one of large sunflower leaves, a very creative umbrella.
Now we better get ‘un-distracted’ and get to work. Joe is coming to shear the lambs today!