Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Spring Fever

The house as seen from the neighbors' azalea hedge

It seems so strange and wonderful--miraculous--to me that my yard used to look like this . . . and that soon it will again. For me, part of the appeal of gardening is that it turns the passage of time into something not just frightening but beautiful and good and exciting. Gardening gives me so much to look forward to--fiddleheads forming and silverbells blooming and wrens making nests in my fern baskets. . . .

My Rev d'Or rose

Purple coneflowers

Cutleaf coneflowers

More cutleaf coneflowers

Our foster kitten Jelly in the cool green grass

Surrounded by bear paw and dog fennel


  1. Hi Leslie...Beautiful pics of your flowers. I can see by your creative photos you've got the knack for photography. Antique roses are my favorites...they are so unneedy, and I love their connection to the past. I look forward to watching you chronicle the changes in your home. What a wonderful chance to bring life to an old home from the past...lots of old memories and many more future memories ahead of you. Enjoy the upcoming rose show, and I hope you find all the ones you're looking for. I could definitely get into trouble there...as it's hard for me to resist pretty flowers. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a great day!

  2. Thank you, Susan! I am so excited to meet a fellow old rose enthusiast! I was really happy to find your blog. We seem to have similar tastes!