Friday, March 30, 2012

earth hour

start prepping now to turn off the lights tomorrow night from 8:30-9:30pm: it's earth hour 2012, and the energy saved in that sixty minutes will be...alot!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

cherry blossom

the cherry blossom festival started yesterday, but the summer-time spring weather may foil the blooms longevity, so hurry down to take a peek.
if you dont think its worth it, you are wrong: its like the biggest, sweetest puff of smoke ever! 
after your trist, vote on your favorite variety. when push comes to shove, i choose the kwanzan.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

spring flowers

the groundhog was right and now spring is in full swing in the nation's capital! a morning walk through the city revealed the season's delightful blooms
 between the cracks in the sidewalk...
and along side the road.
the smell of jonquils perfumed the air.
some crocus pushed through,
and the hyacinths stood out.
there was an unbelievable magnolia grandiflora, who's blooms have not been browned by a frost this year.
this star magnolia shined!
when we turned the corner, we discovered a lovely decaying garden wall and urn.
otto took a minute to take it all in.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

wheat grass

they rotate the fields near my cabin in virginia: soy beans are followed with corn which is followed by wheat grass. 

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


a winter walk is punctuated by neon pops of color...
 moss is growing in the most beautiful ways...
wrapping some things up...
and carpeting small places.

Friday, March 2, 2012

home and garden

we have had a some rain this week and thunderstorms are expected tonight and tomorrow, so the garden is soggy, and i wont be working in it. i could use some fresh ideas, so off to the home and garden show! the season kicks off this weekend and it seems like every town has one, so go check it out!