© Rita Jacques 2020. Succulent flowers. My patio, Windsor, Ontario.
I don’t believe Hell to be full of flames. Nope. Being a gardener, I think it’s full of slugs and snails. Don’t get me wrong. I try hard to love all of God’s creatures. But I think it would be easier for me to love some of them from afar. Like away from my garden!… Continue reading Little Garden Critters!
Monarch on a purple echinacea. Praying mantis–I think!–on a purple echinacea. Fly on the same flower. Spiderweb now on the same flower! © Rita Jacques 2020 My backyard. Windsor, Ontario.
Tiger lilies! © Rita Jacques 2020 My backyard, Windsor, Ontario.
Portulacas! © Rita Jacques 2020 My backyard. Windsor, Ontario.
I have only one blanket flower plant and every year most of the blooms are misshapen. It always makes me aware of how incredible Mother Nature is to have most other flowers bloom perfectly. In any case, I look forward to seeing how each blanket flower turns out. I love how each is “perfectly” unique!… Continue reading Thousand Word Thursdays #178
Columbine! © Rita Jacques 2020. My garden. Windsor, Ontario.
While photographing the irises in my garden, I often thought of van Gogh. The great artist painted flowers—including irises—while in isolation at a monastery/asylum. He referred to painting as the lightning rod for his illness. And, likewise, photography and gardening have kept me grounded during this pandemic. Have you found your own lightning rod? Let… Continue reading Sanity Saved by Irises!
Blossoms on trees are a part of spring we all love. You may be surprised at how quickly they appear. And, should a severe storm take place–disappear! In the beginning, new growth on the apple tree’s branches burst forth. The leaves had been damaged from a hard-hitting frost. Four days later, buds were plentiful. Three… Continue reading Apple Blossoms!
Gardeners are odd people. According to non-gardeners, anyways. But, what do they know? Gardeners consider themselves driven, nature-loving and caring people. Let me give you an example or two. Non-gardeners will shake their heads like I’m indeed odd. Yet, I believe the gardeners will give me an understanding nod. About two weeks ago, I realized… Continue reading Because I’m A Gardener…