WeekendCoffeeShare: The Garden of the Pines

If we were having coffee I would tell you that last week I posted doors on Thursday Doors from Pinehurst and Southern Pines, NC. Of course there are many lovely doors there, but I could not pass up a walk through the gardens either.  I wanted to share those photos with you today. I can…

Thursday Doors: Pinehurst, North Carolina

It has been a whirlwind of travel for me over the past several months! Have you missed me? Well I’m back with lots to talk about and places to see! First, lets get a relaxing game of golf in! Let’s see, that would best be played at Course #2 at the famous Pinehurst Golf Club,…

Jo’s Monday Walk: Savannah, Georgia

It’s summer and we must have a  see of Savannah and all it has to offer! What is it about Savannah? Is it the Savannah River that draws our attention? Or the old warehouses to explore along the waterfront? Or the riverboats and cobblestoned streets? I think it is the Spanish moss hanging from the…

Color Your World in Shocking Pink!

When I think of the South and flowers, the first thing that comes to mind is the flowering shrub, the azaleas. Wow do they pack a punch of color! Have you ever watched the Augusta National Golf Tournament? The entire course is blanketed in azaleas! This year there is concern that the azaleas may be…

IPhriday in the Garden

It’s beautiful today, the high is going to be 74 degrees! My cherry tree in the garden is starting to bloom! I worked at uprighting Billy the Goat, again…….He keeps falling over with the winds or else he is trying to escape the garden. I may have to tie him to the fence.  Don’t worry…

How Could There Possibly Be More Blue?

Just when you think you have seen every shade of blue, there is more blue! I like blue flowers in my garden and blue pots. So I thought we’d start off with pots of blue. I hope I have shown Blue Green, Pacific Blue and Cerulean for the Color Your World Crayola Challenge! And like the…

IPhriday: Do I Have a Fainting Goat?

  I have a goat named Billy in my garden. Billy moves around in the garden from place to place. He loves the phlox when they are in bloom. Lately, he has had a terrible problem! He keeps fainting and I find him in the oddest of places! Today he had fainted by the back…

WeekendCoffeeShare, Spring Has Sprung!

If we were having coffee this morning, I’d tell you the cottage painting is completed and everything looks pretty spiffy!  Don’t you think so too? All done before spring! Well official Spring that is. Now I am really ready for spring, although I think we may skip spring, like we skipped winter, and just go…

Flower of the Day: Sweet Peas

  I am enchanted with sweet peas! I think they are a must in every cottage garden, hopefully that includes mine! They are so delicate looking, with the curly-cue tendrils, and their fragrance is heavenly! I became enchanted with them when I kept seeing them in the English gardens. I bought the sweet pea holders…

Flower of the Day: Hellebores

Hellebores are my favorite winter/early spring flower! They are also called the Winter Rose, Christmas Rose and Lenten Rose, although they are not related to the rose family. I love this plant because it looks so good in my Woodland Garden, and blooms so early and then has an attractive leathery foliage the rest of…

Flower of the Day, February 11, 2017

Here is a very unusual flower! I think it may be one of a kind! I found it in a flower garden in New Orleans! This is just one of the flowers to be added to Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge.

Wildlife in the Desert Garden and More

Yesterday was Part One of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and today I want to show you some of the animals here and some more of the desert scenery! Stay on the path!  Remember 85% of this museum is outdoors! After moving to Tucson in 1944, William H. Carr founded the museum in 1952 with his…

The Desert Garden: A Garden With Free Sunscreen

Have you ever been in a garden that offered free sunscreen in the restrooms? Or where sightings and encounters with wild animals could occur? Or where lightning occurs during the summer monsoon season and you must seek indoor shelter? These are some of the safety precautions offered during the visit to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum…

Color Your World: Gold in the Desert

These animals were seen in the Arizona-Sonora Desert Outdoor Museum in Tucson, Arizona. The world is painted in every shade of GOLD here! Color your World  is a 4 month long daily blogging challenge event. Each day has a new color theme based on a crayon color in Crayola’s box of 120 crayons. The challenge…

Color Your World: Tumblein’ Tumbleweed

This is the Southwest’s version of a botanical garden! More to come! Don’t step off the path! Color your World  is a 4 month long daily blogging challenge event. Each day has a new color theme based on a crayon color in Crayola’s box of 120 crayons. The challenge runs January 1, 2017 to April…