Soft moss a downy pillow makes, and green leaves spread a tent,
Where faerie fold may rest and sleep until their night is spent.
The bluebird sings a lullaby, the firefly gives a light,
The twinkling stars are candles bright, Sleep, Faeries all, Goodnight.
---Elizabeth T. Dillingham "A Faery Song"

Friday, September 24, 2010

"Extra Crispy" is only a good thing at KFC

Well I've been experiencing the September drought as many other bloggers all across the south.  If Mr. Weatherman is not on an acid trip then we shall see much cooler/seasonal temps after today...and RAIN.  I was pleasantly surprised by a few things that have managed to produce a bloom despite the unhospitable conditions.  Let me share with you....






I'm ashamed to do any broad views of the garden so you'll just have to be satisfied with my "spots" of beauty.  I bought some pumpkins today so I can get together something pretty on my porch entry.  Then there's always the mums and pansies....come on FALL!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Aunt Lorene's Garden

Every year in September we go to Glen's aunt Lorene's house for a huge dinner after the McGlamery cemetery decoration.  Aunt Lorene is a long time gardener in her mid 80's who hasn't slowed down!  When Glen and I first married she was so generous to me.  She divided beautiful white peonies with me that had been her mother's which stand on each side of my white arch today.  I also have hosta, a  lilac bush, vinca vine, red leaf canna and some elephant's ear she gave me.  While everyone is catching up on family talk I usually sneak away and see what's going on in Lorene's garden.  Would you like to come?

Finally a picture of the lady herself..on the move of course!