Read more about the article A fine, soft day
Hellebore, feather, daphne leaves and bud, poppy seed pods, dietes seed pods, dried bottlebrush buds

A fine, soft day

Today is what the Irish call a "fine, soft day". In May of 1998, we took our mountain bikes to Ireland, flying into Shannon, then two buses, first to Limerick…

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Read more about the article Woke up, got out of bed…
Abalone, seed beads, evergreen clematis flowers , shells, daffodil stamens, ribes sanguineum leaves

Woke up, got out of bed…

Abalone, seed beads, evergreen clematis flowers , shells, daffodil stamens, ribes sanguineum leaves Woke up, got out of bed, let the cats out, and did all the early morning activities,…

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Read more about the article More hellobore beauty
Hellebores, ribes sanguinium flower buds, pires Japonica buds, bottlebrush flower buds, and a shell

More hellobore beauty

Hellebores, ribes sanguineum flower buds, pires Japonica buds, bottlebrush flower buds, and a shell Can't resist more hellebore beauty. These stunners continue to thrive in their new spot. Does anyone…

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Read more about the article Hellebores rock
Hellebores flowers and petals, silk tassel tree buds, bay leaves, sea urchin spines

Hellebores rock

Hellebores rock. Their exquisite flowers bloom in winter, they thrive in shade, and are very hardy. Have you ever had to move plants for their own protection? A month ago…

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Read more about the article Early bloomers
Bottlebrush flower buds, evergreen clematis flowers, wild radish flowers and petals, Japanese maple twigs, smoky topaz

Early bloomers

My 'Stripey' auricla is the first to bloom, the others don't even have flower buds on them, so I consider it an early bloomer. I know from my gardening experience…

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