Hosta Garden – April 28th


I snapped this photo on Saturday, the days was beautiful and bright. Love the greens of this garden, so stunning and bright.

Have a blessed day!

Flowers by Night – July 16th


It’s quiet here, the rain has stopped and now I settle in for a very peaceful night of sleep. To dream about gardens full of flowers and buzzing bees and butterflies a plenty. Hopefully I will not be startled awake by crashing thunder and bright flashes of lightening. Wherever you are I hope you are blessed with a peaceful night of sleep or a peaceful start to your day.

To The Sun From A Flower – May 30th

It was a beautiful day here, up until the point that the heavens opened up. Now we are inundated with water, and flash flood warnings have been issued. I did at least get to enjoy taking some lovely photos before the rain came though. They are truly doing some lovely things in the Masters Garden.


A little poem for a rainy evening here in Southwest Missouri.

From Belgium:
To The Sun From A Flower by Guido Gezelle
translated by Jethro Bithell

O Sun, when I stand in my green leaves,
With my petals full of dew,
And you fare forth in your splendor,
My blossoming heart looks to you.

When, on the red dawn throning,
The world at your feet you view,
Forget not the little flower
That waits and watches for you.


It’s always so much fun to sit and enjoy a good book of poetry, especially one filled with such good poems. The current book is Favorite Poems Old And New selected by Helen Ferris, published in 1957 and bought at the Library sales for $1! I do so love a good bargain.



I think my next read will be Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan. I do so love the classics of literature. Just the way they are written is so much different then modern literature.



Have a blessed evening!

To The Lady-Bird – May 24th


To The Lady-Bird by unknown

Lady-bird! Lady-bird! Fly away home;
The field-mouse is gone to her nest,
The daisies have shut up their sleepy red eyes,
And the birds and bees are at rest.

Lady-bird! Lady-bird! Fly away home;
The glow-worm is lighting her lamp,
The dew’s falling fast, and your fine speckled wings
Will flag with the close-clinging damp.

Lady-bird! Lady-bird! Fly away home;
The fairy-bells tinkle afar;
Make haste, or they’ll catch you and harness you fast
With a cobweb to Oberon’s car.





Peonies, A Series #3 – May 24th


It’s Friday! And I have 10 days off of work, yes! I have so many plans, trips to Kansas City, to rural Missouri and maybe Branson.

I do want to say to all of you out there who have served for our freedom, Happy Memorial Day!!

Have a blessed weekend everyone! May it be filled with joy and BBQ or a braai, for all my South African friends!





The Wasp – May 23rd


The Wasp by William Sharp

When the ripe pears droop heavily,
The yellow wasp hums loud and long
His hot and drowsy autumn song:
A yellow flame he seems to be,
When darting suddenly from high
He lights where fallen peaches lie.

Yellow and black-this tiny thing’s
A tiger-soul on elfin wings.


Peonies, A Series #3 – May 22th


More peonies. I have to say that after a really cold and yucky winter, it is so nice to see the entire botanical garden in bloom and beautiful. It is actually the 100th anniversary of parks in our little town and the celebrations have begun. They had a party last weekend and the theme was 1913, they had games and rides and food – all at 1913 prices. It was so much fun.


I am getting really excited about the Memorial Day holiday, I have several days off in the row and I am going to Kansas City! It should be so much fun, I plan on visiting so many things while I am there, like Powell Gardens and a bunch of antique stores, yay!




Have a blessed day!

Bees – May 21th


How Doth The Little Busy Bee
from Against Idleness and Mischief by Isaac Watts

How doth the little busy bee
Improve each shining hour
And gather honey all the day
From every passing flower!

How skillfully she builds her cell;
How neat she spreads the wax!
And labours hard to store it well
With the sweet fond she makes.