Hello Spring!

Took a walk along the creek, with the camera, this morning before the sun rose so far overhead that colors and shadows were lost. I was looking for beauty in the decaying world that surrounds Contentment Cottage—looking for God's hand in the natural flora and fauna that remains, even in the midst of disrepair and … Continue reading Hello Spring!

dancing daffys

I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o'er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. _Dorothy Wordsworth, The Grasmere Journal - Thursday 15 April 1802 Spring has arrived in Central California, … Continue reading dancing daffys

a rose garland

A rosebud set with little wilful thorns, And sweet as English air could make her. Alfred, Lord Tennyson This morning I wanted to share my bouquet of Gemini Roses gracing our breakfast table with you. So lovely. Such a special treat to have Dick bring them fresh from the garden -- a treat that will happen almost daily … Continue reading a rose garland

how’s it growing?

Half way through February ...spring in full swing ...our garden remodel is coming along beautifully. February is being...well February! Today is cool, with huge puffy clouds sailing over the garden. Wednesday was cold, rainy, windy and reminiscent of winter. Monday it was 70°...and so it goes.  But the garden is growing, it might be said … Continue reading how’s it growing?